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View Poll Results: Are you happy with your Kobo Touch?
Yep, I'm happy with my purchase. 128 79.50%
No way! I want another eReader. 3 1.86%
I will be with the right firmware update(s). 30 18.63%
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:54 PM   #76
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I'd be keen to know whether those (approximately 18%) who indicated that they would be happy with the right firmware update now consider that 1.9.11 did enough to make them happy?
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:01 PM   #77
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I'd be keen to know whether those (approximately 18%) who indicated that they would be happy with the right firmware update now consider that 1.9.11 did enough to make them happy?
Bookmarks man... I know lots of people were waiting for the search function, and I'm happy for them. But a device specially made to read books... needs bookmarks

Though I'm happy most of the bugs seem to be squashed.
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I'd be keen to know whether those (approximately 18%) who indicated that they would be happy with the right firmware update now consider that 1.9.11 did enough to make them happy?
I voted the "with the right firmware" option.
Since I have updated to 1.9.11 I've had no problems at all (so far).
I'm 90% happy with what my KT does atm.
Once I have the following features, I'll be 100% happy.

1: Multiple bookmarks per book.
2: Custom categories, libraries viewable on the KT itself.

I might not bother updating at all once I have those features, unless there was something special I thought would be good to have.
Or alternatively I would run future updates if stability issues became apparent again with the current Firmware (I noticed some people are having issues with the current firmware).
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:15 PM   #79
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I also voted "With the right firmware update".
So far, I am happiest with 1.9.11

This appears to be my perfect set up for portable e-reader yet.
I love being able to search for any book in my library, and being able to search within an open book.

I have seen other people indicate certain problems with SD card issues and other buggy behaviour - and I have not experienced them. I am not a technical enough person to know why this is so.

I think the KT will have reached perfection when we can name our own book categories and arrange libraries to our wishes. Also putting in the page number as opposed to my clutzy fingers sliding on the slide bar would be helpful.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:19 PM   #80
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I voted "with the right firmware update." As far as I'm concerned, the Touch needs only 3 fixes to be the perfect reader: multiple bookmarks per book, the ability to sort books into categories/folders, and most of all, FUNCTIONAL AND SEAMLESS page and bookmark syncing with iOS devices.
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The search function can also use lots of work.. People are so excited to see it finally here.... probably the only text search ever that doesn't have 'find next' or 'find previous.' No matter where you are in a codex, the search will only pull up a list of the first 100 instances of your term in the the book.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:22 PM   #82
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The search function can also use lots of work.. People are so excited to see it finally here.... probably the only text search ever that doesn't have 'find next' or 'find previous.' No matter where you are in a codex, the search will only pull up a list of the first 100 instances of your term in the the book.
We do have a find next / previous. There are arrows at the bottom of the screen when you search.
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We do have a find next / previous. There are arrows at the bottom of the screen when you search.
I'm sorry. I wasn't being clear. (well, actually, conveniently forgot the details). You can only scan within the first 100 instances of your search term from the start of the book, no matter where in the book you were when you initiated the search. Trying to find next past that point takes you back to the beginning. You can't search forward or backwards from your current position.

Edit: Still, my tone was unintentionally negative. It can be a very useful feature, I'm sure, and a huge improvement for Kobo reader software in general.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:07 PM   #84
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I was all set to come here and post how happy I was with the search functionality, but the limit of 100 results gives me pause. I'll have to see how it stacks up after some practical usage. Happy to see the cut off text fixed in 1.9.11.
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I was all set to come here and post how happy I was with the search functionality, but the limit of 100 results gives me pause. I'll have to see how it stacks up after some practical usage. Happy to see the cut off text fixed in 1.9.11.
Looking at this limitation and seeing if we can improve it without hurting performance. I'm sure we can. Stay tuned.
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Looking at this limitation and seeing if we can improve it without hurting performance. I'm sure we can. Stay tuned.
Given that there are only 6 results on a page (at least for the tests I did just now), all increasing the limit would do is increase the number of pages you have to slowly go through to find the exact reference you're looking for (and, frankly, if your search is so broad that you need more than 100 results, it should probably be narrowed ).

Perhaps a better solution would be three radio buttons: Search Entire Book, Search To Current Page, Search From Current Page (to end). [Searches also need page numbers attached to the listing so you can see where they actually are, and being able to delete old searches would be nice as well]
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I'm pleased enough to have bought another one just this weekend for the wife.
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you know, I'm pretty impressed. Despite the fact that Forums usually draw out people who have problems more than anything, only 2% are actually unhappy with their device to the point they'd want to drop it. That's not bad at all.
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There are a couple of bugs that really annoyed me, or a couple of missing features made me question why not... but I have experience in programming. I know that things become more and more complicated every day, and, as a result, it becomes almost impossible to be bug free, especially when new features are being added.
So for me, a big chunk of satisfaction of a product like this is based on how the company supports the device after releasing it. The devs are there to listen to the owners, the bugs get fixed, new features get coded, and the hardware is pretty good, so even if there are things that bug me, I'm still happy.
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I used to be fairly happy until 1.9.11, but now since it's pretty well borked(not seeing new content), it's pretty much made my KT useless.
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