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Old 08-18-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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scrolling pet peeve

So I have a pet peeve about moving about in the book list and menu items and books and web browsing. I wish that when you are at the top of the list and you press the up on the dpad it would select the last of the list and vice-versa. I hate having to hit the down 8+- times to get to opposite side.
Is there a key shortcut for this?
anyone else have this pet peeve?
This is about the only thing that I find annoying with the kindle... (I feel like I've betrayed my kindle and the kindle gods will strike me down )
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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Yes, I entirely agree with you about that! The cursor does "wrap around" when you highlight text on the main reading page; it's a bit annoying that it doesn't do so in the library.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:04 PM   #3
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isn't funny how what you want to select seems to always be at the opposite end of where you are?
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:07 PM   #4
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It drives me batty too. It does seem like I'm always on the opposite end of the list. I would love it if we could push a letter button and it would take us to the first item that starts with that letter.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
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This annoys me too. It seems so counter-intuitive that the kindle doesn't allow for the wrap-around behaviour.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:51 PM   #6
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So I have a pet peeve about moving about in the book list and menu items and books and web browsing. I wish that when you are at the top of the list and you press the up on the dpad it would select the last of the list and vice-versa. I hate having to hit the down 8+- times to get to opposite side.
Is there a key shortcut for this?
anyone else have this pet peeve?
I have been annoyed by this for quite some time. As Harry wrote, there are situations where the Kindle does wrap.

If you think that it is bad on a 6" screen, try to imagine what it is like on a kindle DX. I have had to make exactly enough collections to fill one page so that the book at the top of the list is at the top of the second page.
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This is about the only thing that I find annoying with the kindle... (I feel like I've betrayed my kindle and the kindle gods will strike me down )
Thanks for reading,
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There are similar problems. The "Prev Page" button should take you to the last page from the first page. The Periodicals collection is at the bottom of the last page, and the ability to put a saved periodical item in any other collection is specifically grayed out. Grrrr!

Also, the pop-up for GoTo... can only be traversed from end to beginning and I have to do multiple clicks every time I use it.

The Pocketbook 360 handles all of these except getting to the last page much much better than the Kindle, but even that is mitigated by the pb360 support of multiple levels of subdirectories.
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To get to books at the bottom of the page: press any letter key, then up. Getting to the last page of the list, maybe somebody else can help. (I've got ten pages! Help!)
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To get to books at the bottom of the page: press any letter key, then up. Getting to the last page of the list, maybe somebody else can help. (I've got ten pages! Help!)
wow! 2 keypresses is better than 9.
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To get to books at the bottom of the page: press any letter key, then up. Getting to the last page of the list, maybe somebody else can help. (I've got ten pages! Help!)
You know, I presume, that pressing any letter key, then <Enter>, will take you to books starting with that letter?
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:50 AM   #10
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Getting to the last page of the list, maybe somebody else can help. (I've got ten pages! Help!)
Type the page number, then press Enter.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:48 AM   #11
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I have been annoyed by this for quite some time. As Harry wrote, there are situations where the Kindle does wrap.

If you think that it is bad on a 6" screen, try to imagine what it is like on a kindle DX. I have had to make exactly enough collections to fill one page so that the book at the top of the list is at the top of the second page.
That's what I do too! I have 9 collections only and new items are on the top of the 2nd page...

Deja Moo and Mike L: OMG You are both awesome!

I've been limitting my collections because of this pet peeve... but now? the possibilities are endless!

The menu items are about the only thing now... but only for one entry. Anyone have ideas how to launch the web browser faster that by the menu?

Thanks for your tips!
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Type the page number, then press Enter.
This...is magical. Thank you for this handy tip.
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it's so simple and obvious that it's genius!
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You know, I presume, that pressing any letter key, then <Enter>, will take you to books starting with that letter?
When I try that, it takes me to books containing that letter in the text of the book.
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When I try that, it takes me to books containing that letter in the text of the book.
No. Typing a single letter from the home page will take you to books whose title (or author, depending on the current sort order) start with that letter. Typing more than one letter will indeed do a search within the book.

The Kindle actually tells you this itself. Type, say, the letter "F" in title sort order and it says, in the search box at the bottom of the screen "click to go to F titles". Similarly with authors in author sort mode. For obvious reasons, it doesn't work if you're in "most recent first" or "collections" sort order, because there is no "ordering" in those modes.
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