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Old 06-18-2011, 07:19 PM   #16
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I can't replicate those results either, Nigol. I went from 1.9.2 to 1.9.4.

Now... on a side note. I am wondering if anyone experiences very very very slight ghosting despite full screen refreshes? For instance, it is most noticable when in a book and returning to the home screen. On the greyer shades of book covers, text from the previous screen can be seen very faintly. Also, when entering the Books list from the home screen, even after a full refresh the old page can be seen very faintly on the white background.

It is so faint that I believe it must be the way that the technology works, although I didn't see this on the older Kobo (or so I don't think). I also don't think I saw this on a Kindle, although maybe I was mistaken.
I checked for ghosting and as you say when returning from the Home screen to a page with a lot of white space a 'ghost' of the main page can be seen. However, the ghost is very faint compared to those seen with the 1.9.2 firmware version and of course with a refresh setting of every page, disappears with the next page turn.

I checked for this problem on my Kobo original and it is not there BUT you are not taken directly back to the page you were reading. Another page with a quote is first displayed so there is a page fresh before being taken back to the book you were reading.

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Old 06-18-2011, 07:42 PM   #17
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I have the 1.9.4 version of the firmware but have not been able to replicate the results you report. I tried with two different books and when returning to the Home page the book I was reading was shown. I did have the 1.9.3 version before I got 1.9.4 and I wonder if this might account for the differences in outcome.

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I just looked into the database and think I know why I have this problem. When I did a factory reset yesterday it changed the date and the Time Zone. I added all the books. After that I found out that the time zone was not correct (changed it to 0 to -4). So after changing the time zone correctly the time changed also .

So the books I am reading have an older read time than the ones I just added before changing it. So not per say a bug, but it could be a fix that when you change the time zone it updates the database times accordingly.

So the problem should fix itself in a couple of hours.

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Old 06-19-2011, 02:24 AM   #18
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Can you try a factory reset and then try the upgrade again?
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i will try when i get home
i did a reset and it was on step 3/3 for 10 or so minutes the spinning status wheel moves for a second that freezes again. I closed the program and uninstalled it and redownloaded it


Edit

I downloaded the app again but the software part only lasted for 5 or so seconds so i don't think it gave me 1.9.3

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it said something went wrong during the syncing, i started it over

Edit

It managed to sync my books but it still says im at 1.9, evin if i cant get 1.9.3 i should still be able to get 1.9.2

i uninstalled the app again and redownloaded it and went to sync again it and it said

"oops, something went wrong, An error occurred while writing to your ereader please try syncing again"

edit, did 2 more factory resets and used a differnet usb port that sounded more secured when i plugged in the cord and synced my kobo and now iam at 1.9.4

im Loving the page refresh feature

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Old 06-19-2011, 10:37 AM   #19
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edit, did 2 more factory resets and used a differnet usb port that sounded more secured when i plugged in the cord and synced my kobo and now iam at 1.9.4

im Loving the page refresh feature
Glad you've arrived over here at 1.9.4!

The only way I could see the ghosting with 1.9.2 was bring the reader close up ... which is why it didn't bother me. I'm doubtful I'd have noticed it if it hadn't been discussed on this forum so much. However, it did present a "greyer" background and I could see a "whitening" on what I gather was the 6th refresh. It appears to me to be pretty eliminated now and the result is also a "whiter" screen all the time.

The page taps seem more reliable; the turns faster -- all performance seems peppier; and wifi tweaks appear to me to have been invoked for more reliable reconnection.

And it's very cool to see Kobo made its target of having the unit in Border US stores in time for Father's Day! (Happy US Release Anniversary, Kobo!)
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:58 PM   #20
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Just got my update as well. They've fixed the issue of the zoom in landscape view going staying where it was in the previous page. It's now going to the top left of the next page, which has made my reading a lot easier.

I tested the browser, and there didn't seem to be any changes. It still can't select options from dropdown menus, which is somewhat of a drag. What does a computer need to make dropdown selection possible btw?

I really like that I can turn pages now with more confidence than I did previously. It was starting to mess with my head since I found myself unconsciously begging every time I tried to turn a page.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:11 PM   #21
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I am wondering if the same buggy version of ADE was used on the Kobo Touch. Do embedded fonts work is the font declaration is used in the body of the CSS?

body {
font-family: Charis;
margin-top: 0;
margin-bottom: 0;
margin-left: 0;
margin-right: 0;
widows: 0;
orphans: 0;
line-height: 1.1em
}

Obviously, the font family I've chosen may not be the one that goes with the embedded font. But, a lot of publishers use Charis and it's put in body to activate it.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:49 PM   #22
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I've installed the firmware update, and like others find page turning much more responsive. I was annoyed by the "fading" of some letters/words before the sixth page turn in the previous firmware, which now seems much better. (I've never really noticed "ghosting" so I can't comment on that.)

I just want to thank the Kobo folks for being so responsive. In a world where much is promised and often not delivered, it's great to see a company taking complaints and suggestions seriously and acting on them so quickly. I really enjoy the Kobo Touch, and am happy to have purchased from a company that cares about its customers' concerns.

Keep up the good work, Kobo. It is appreciated.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:01 PM   #23
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Yup! Super responsive page turns...especially when flipping through them fast. Now it is a rival of the Kindle 3 for page turn speed! Thanks Kobo for listening to customers and delivering on fixing the ghosting issue and speed. Now the rest of the features requested we can patiently wait for to ensure top notch implementation...I believe the day is coming when the Kobo will be at the top of the pack =)
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I have a brand new KT on its way to me. When it arrives, how do I ensure that I get the latest firmware upgrade?

Is it simply a case of downloading the new kobo desktop app and then plugging in the KT?
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:16 AM   #25
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Correct. During the initial setup stage you are prompted to install the new desktop and plug the Touch into the computer.
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I have a brand new KT on its way to me. When it arrives, how do I ensure that I get the latest firmware upgrade?

Is it simply a case of downloading the new kobo desktop app and then plugging in the KT?
I got a new Kobo Touch on the weekend for Father's day and really really like it.

The first thing it did after being plugged in the my PC with Kobo desktop already running was to download the latest firnware and it was updated in a few minutes.

Everything seems to work well.
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There will be directions, just follow them You don't have to download the desktop first. The instructions on your Kobo screen will be to go to the kobosetup.com with the Kobo attached via USB and go from there. Downloading the (right) desktop is part of the process.

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SUDUKO issues

has anyone completely finished the suduko game and won?

I finished the whole board correctly and could not a get a screen to say it was done correctly?

At any reate how does one on the KT get the game to acknowledge human mastery for instance, by saying congratulations you won? or if you got it wrong etc...

Anyone.. thats not to say I am not missing something.

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Another way of viewing Kobo's "responsiveness", is that they knowingly shipped fairly buggy software to get it out the door for Father's Day, and now they are playing catch-up...

I returned my KT, based on poor touch performance, general sluggishness, and horrid typography.

Can/will they fix all these problems? I don't know, but the Nook Touch doesn't seem to have them (aside from offal (sic) PDF support).
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Another way of viewing Kobo's "responsiveness", is that they knowingly shipped fairly buggy software to get it out the door for Father's Day, and now they are playing catch-up...

I returned my KT, based on poor touch performance, general sluggishness, and horrid typography.

Can/will they fix all these problems? I don't know, but the Nook Touch doesn't seem to have them (aside from offal (sic) PDF support).
The performance and sluggishness is now fixed while an option for page refresh intervals is now added. It is very quick now...this coming from someone who has used a K3. Although loading books is still a little slow, I can afford to wait the 4-8 seconds it takes to load a book. Waking from sleep on the other hand is almost instantaneous.

Typography is somewhat a preference. The Kobo looks more like a book whereas the K3 looks a little too bold and heavy to be a book. More options of course would be nice -- that way there is no arguing
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