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Old 10-15-2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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Is there an ereader for Windows that works with epub (or something I can easily convert from epub), has a reasonable page size and a black background that fills the screen? Most readers have controls or other distractions or expand the text to full screen if the app is expanded to full screen.

Microsoft's reader has the appearance I want, but only reads books in its lit format

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Old 10-16-2011, 10:57 PM   #2
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Is there an ereader for Windows that works with epub (or something I can easily convert from epub), has a reasonable page size and a black background that fills the screen? Most readers have controls or other distractions or expand the text to full screen if the app is expanded to full screen.
The epub viewer in the Sony Reader Library has a plain black background when expanded to full screen.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:10 PM   #3
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On my machine, the Sony Reader has a light bluish gray background, which is fine. It either displays one page very wide, which I find hard to read, or two pages, which is preferable. I'm mainly looking for not overly wide pages with no distracting background.

I can't figure a way to use the keyboard to go to the next page - I seem to need to click either at the bottom or the right with the mouse to advance pages.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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I can't figure a way to use the keyboard to go to the next page - I seem to need to click either at the bottom or the right with the mouse to advance pages.
The left - right - up - down - pgDN - pgUP - Home - End keys work for me (Sony Reader Library ver 3.2).
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:34 PM   #5
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I downloaded Sony Reader from http://ebookstore.sony.com/download/ which links
http://info.update.sony.net/DR001/RE...rInstaller.exe

Mine says version 1.1. Left and right keys work, but up, down, pgUp and pgDn do nothing.
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I downloaded Sony Reader from http://ebookstore.sony.com/download/ which links
http://info.update.sony.net/DR001/RE...rInstaller.exe

Mine says version 1.1. Left and right keys work, but up, down, pgUp and pgDn do nothing.
Mine says 3.3 but it works the similar to yours. Only the 4 separate arrow keys work. If the window is made smaller than a page the up/down arrow keys will scroll and then change the page while the left/right always change pages. If the window is bigger than the screen size then they behave the same and change pages. If the window is zoomed full size the the page floats at the same size inside the window. If the zoom button inside the application is tapped then the window is zoomed full size but the reading window is also zoomed to fit the screen, maintain aspect ratio so the text is made larger permitting you to decrease its size if you wish. Of course the mouse also works. the scroll bar on the mouse behaves like the up/down arrow keys making it a good way to change pages.


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Old 10-24-2011, 02:09 PM   #7
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Is there an ereader for Windows that works with epub (or something I can easily convert from epub), has a reasonable page size and a black background that fills the screen? Most readers have controls or other distractions or expand the text to full screen if the app is expanded to full screen.

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I've got a question for you. I too love the black background format on the MS Reader. Which windows are you using. I only ask because I'm trying to figure out[before trying to install it and having my new computer...hiccup] whether my new Win7 machine will accept the slightly older version of MS Reader I have without crashing my new machine..which I'd find...disturbing.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:03 PM   #8
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I'm using Windows XP.

FWIW, I've come to like the Sony Reader for epub. Although the background is not black, it is plain and not distracting.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:54 AM   #9
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I'm not sure if you can get quite that "floating page" effect, but I found FBReader to be by far the most configurable for Windows. I haven't worked with it in a while, but I would be surprised if you couldn't get pretty close to what you're seeking.
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FBReader is highly configurable. Unfortunately, I can't get it to display left justified text, at least not on the first book I tried. Despite changing every formatting option I could find to left, it's showing center justified.
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I haven't used FBReader in a while so I can't point you anywhere specific, but maybe you have it set to let publisher defaults override your settings, and that book happens to default as center justified.
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I've explicitly set it to left justify. Settings - Format - Alignment - many setttings

I'll add that Sony Reader displays the book correctly.

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FBReader is highly configurable. Unfortunately, I can't get it to display left justified text, at least not on the first book I tried. Despite changing every formatting option I could find to left, it's showing center justified.
This is likely a bug in FBReader. I sometimes see ePub's and MOBI's that appear to be well formatted (e.g. display ok in other reader apps) but show up centered in FBReader.
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