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Old 02-20-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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Kindle DX line spacing...

I have a first generation Kindle DX, which I love...but could love a lot more...

I recently altered the reader preferences file to allow left-justification, which (for me) greatly improves readability. And last night, while clumsily reaching for my DX, I hit some mysterious combination of buttons and the text switched to a double-space format. Oh. My. God. It was amazing, and completely revolutionized the reading experience, and was SO much easier on my eyes. The change persisted in every book, but there was still no line-spacing option in the "Aa" menu, and the minute I did a reset the line-spacing went back to the crowded default format. I can't replicate the glitch.

I have seen font hacks everywhere, but NOTHING to change line spacing. Does anyone have *any* idea how to make this happen? Any tricks? I never jailbreak anything, but the difference between single and double spacing was so awesome that I wouldn't hesitate to jailbreak and invalidate my warranty in a *heartbeat* if I could get doublespacing back.

Please...tell me...is anyone working on this? Any ideas?
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:45 PM   #2
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Maybe the K2-style shortcut Alt-shift-number to change line spacing? I think on the K2, the default spacing was alt-shift-3.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:49 PM   #3
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nope, doesn't work. I've been trying it frantically for 24 hours, but it turns out that the functionality is disabled in dx due to the missing number row.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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I think I found it. I can repeat the keystroke to make Kindle DX change the line spacing to double line again after restart kindle framework or reboot. Since I am not sure if the following is necessary for it to happen so I just let you know what I have in place:
( I have many stuff installed but I think these two are the most relevant. You can try without the following and let us know if it also works.)
1. launchpad
2. Mp3 in music folder

Press key without let go in the following order:

<shift> + <alt> + <space> + <Q> (which is <1>)

<Q> must be pressed after <space> in a relatively fast speed.

* It also works for Kindle 3 (keyboard)

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Here is my theory:
  1. I have mp3 in the music folder so when I press <alt> + <space> it will play/stop music.
  2. <shift> + <alt> + <Q> (<1>) to change line space doesn't work because it was consumed by other event receiver in Kindle framework.
  3. Somehow by pressing <alt> +<space> in between <shift>+<alt> and <Q> cause the Kindle framework to halt a little bit to process music playing function call and when you press <Q> at that moment make the keystroke to be able to trigger the line doubling function.

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