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Old 07-23-2011, 12:17 AM   #166
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:25 AM   #167
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You can hold it in your left hand and 'swipe' rather than tap the left hand side of the page (right to left for forward advance and the reverse for backward). I'm not sure if this is a documented feature or not... I discovered it by accident and it works well by simply swiping my left thumb accross the page. Hope this helps!
this is mentioned in the help book. I am left handed and I find that this would really make my reading pleasure better. I somehow haven't got the knack for swiping yet....only accidentally worked for me once. I am noticing the lag sometimes in turning pages and then all of a sudden will do two. I have the latest software installed.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:00 AM   #168
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As for PDFs I actually like what I've seen so far and this is why I am considering buying. I read a lot of technical PDFs that are often really shitty when it comes to embedding text. Three columns and the embedded test is the first line for each columns, then the second line for each column Figures and tables get lost. Font size changes in the embedding. Total crap documents. So I like how the Kobo Touch shows me the document as is, lets me go landscape, zoom into a column and lets me navigate with tap and drag.

This being said, I did need to read a PDF document with decent embedded text and I had a Nook Touch here for two days. It was absolutely awesome to have it reflow to an epub style ebook.

So here's what I'd like to see. Keep your current PDF reader as default. But put a reflow option in its menu. This would be the best of both worlds.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:31 PM   #169
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haven't got the knack for swiping yet....only accidentally worked for me once. I am noticing the lag sometimes in turning pages and then all of a sudden will do two. I have the latest software installed.
This happened to me as well until I kept in mind that the screen was divided into three columns. The surest way for it to work is to swipe from one column to another. Often times, I swiped vertically or not far enough.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:05 PM   #170
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Hi Mercador,

For your other request, do you mean an English > French dictionary or French > French dictionary?
I may not be mercador but until mercador responds, let me ask:

are there any preliminary plans to increase the dictionary function of the touch?

Esp. seeing as it is to be, ultimately, a fairly international (or at least west european) marketed product,
will kobo be including something comparable to sony's multiple translation dictionaries?

will kobo further, be including translation dictionaries (or definition dictionaries) for languages beyond western europe? (russian, chinese, hindi, etc).

will kobo include these dictionaries on the standard device or will it be segregated by markets? (germany gets a german translation and/or definition dictionary, france, and maybe quebec, get french...).

Will kobo open up the format for the encrypted dictionary database and program or contract with publishers or authors, to allow either a kobo contracted commercial dictionary for sale in the kobo store that will run as an app or to allow individuals to create their own free dictionaries, based on need?

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Old 07-26-2011, 04:50 AM   #171
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I would like to see the save Highlights function to work on Non-Kobo EPUB books.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:59 PM   #172
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  • Italics/Bold/Hyperlink bugs with rendering/interaction of side-loaded content.
  • No more page markings in the margins for side-loaded content.
  • Highlighting should work for both Kobo and side-loaded content.
  • Dictionary lookup should work for both Kobo and side-loaded content.
  • Shelf/Collection Support. Preferably in a way friendly to side-loaded content such that I may not have to create all the collections myself (tags in the eBook to auto-add them to shelves, perhaps?).
  • Notes attached to a highlight (this is very useful for reminding me why I highlighted a section of text).
  • I like the title/chapter title display for Kobo content, I'd like to see this on both side-loaded and Kobo content, but I'd prefer to see a page count for the whole book. The page count within the chapter should be configurable, as some of us care more about book progress and less about chapter progress.
  • It'd be nice to support the cover meta tag to grab the cover image. The nook uses this for sideloaded content to bypass having to render the cover page and hope it looks right, and just grab the raw image directly. Seems to make processing of new content a lot faster as well. Maybe revert to existing behavior if it isn't present.
  • EDIT: Bigger screensaver with the book cover. The percentage read and "Sleep Mode" text are a bit invasive and don't really add much to the experience. I'd be happy with the cover taking up most/all of the screen with an overlay (a la Nook) telling you how to wake your device.
So, looks like after 1.9.7, this is where my list stands. Not too shabby. Not entirely sure I want to repurchase one just yet, although the only ones that are really holding me back are #3 and #5 at this point. #8 would be a really nice to have, and seems like it might be easy enough to implement.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:03 PM   #173
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I am an avid Android device user. Although I have been reading these forums for a long time, I have never posted here before. I just sold my Nook Color for various reasons, the biggest being that I prefer e-ink.

I think having a news app on the Kobo Touch such as Pulse (http://www.pulse.me/) or similar functionality would be a HUGE plus. I am surprised no one has mentioned this request. For me the most critical general features that an e-reader should have are as follows:

(1) The ability to read e-books
(2) The ability to read news stories


In my opinion email, Facebook, Twitter, browsing, texting, etc. are all secondary to the ability to read books and news. Those features would be great pluses, but they get into features which are typical of a tablet or smartphone.

Thanks for the great forum and all of the support the Kobo devs are bringing to the community.

EDIT: After more research I noticed that you can get newspapers on the KT which most people here probably know. I'm wondering why you're limited to paid newspapers and can't get free news like with other apps available on other devices. So I guess that means you're stuck with Calibre for newsprint.

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Old 07-26-2011, 11:28 PM   #174
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1. Folders and Sub Folders for Organization
2. Ability upon power up to go straight back to the book and page I was on previously when I shut down.

Sorry if these have been addressed already, I don't have time to read the whole thread.

Perhaps someone can update the original post with a "updates requested so far" or something.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:59 PM   #175
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  • Collections / Shelves / Whatever
  • Configurable touch-sensitive areas. If I'm reading the Touch in my left hand, it is a ROYAL pain to turn pages. It would be nice if it was user-selectable between the way it is now and something else. i.e. Top third goes "back", middle is the same, bottom third goes "forward." The only reason I bought the Touch is because I'm in Canada and it's too much of a pain to get the Nook, or I would have gotten that because of this.
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:23 PM   #176
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I would like to be able to :

- search for text within the ebook (it is rather surprising that this feature is missing, actually); and

- zoom in on illustrations in the ebook. I am currently reading a book with a lot of maps and it's nearly impossible to make them out.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:07 PM   #177
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Twitter connectivity would be wonderful. I quit FB a year ago but would still like a way to share my Reading Life stuff with my twitter followers (Good reads would also be a great fit here...having a way to update my Good Reads progress info from my touch...)

Otherwise...each new update has brought more and more functionality that has me going "hmm - that's a great addition" so thanks for being so tuned into your audience, Kobo!
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:29 PM   #178
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Some of download progress indication please.

I've used the browser several times to download epubs from calibre content server and web sites, and all I do is wait a few minutes, then hope that IF the cover appears on my "home" screen that it's really done. This is kind of important to me as I normally have mine in airplane mode to conserve batt, so I turn on airplane mode as soon as the book looks done purely through guessing that it is.

Google+ ... just torpedo the facebook junk...
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- zoom in on illustrations in the ebook. I am currently reading a book with a lot of maps and it's nearly impossible to make them out.
+1

I do love books with maps
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:46 PM   #180
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I would like to be able to :

- search for text within the ebook (it is rather surprising that this feature is missing, actually); and

- zoom in on illustrations in the ebook. I am currently reading a book with a lot of maps and it's nearly impossible to make them out.
+1 on both of these!
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