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Old 10-30-2007, 10:32 PM   #1
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Standby wallpaper?

I do not know how feasible it is (probably not at all, as the power off procedure might be hardcoded in the firmware), but here is a hack I would like to see:

Instead of displaying a blank page at the power off (I mean "hot" power-off, not complete shutdown, of course), a selected picture is shown... voila, your Reader doubles as an e-frame!

I suppose that after the unit is activated again, it should go to a blank screen and only then display the proper page, to lose some of the ghosting. You lose one page switch, but for me it would be a small price to pay...

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Old 10-31-2007, 01:45 PM   #2
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It's an interesting idea, Jabberwock, I haven't the foggiest notion as to how doable it might be, but it's a very interesting idea.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:56 PM   #3
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I don't see why that shouldn't be possible with a complete shutdown as well. After all e-ink does maintain state without power.
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:45 PM   #4
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Oh I agree that the display can handle it, no problem. I'm not sure about how possible it would be to get the device to do it, is all.
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The XML files definitely don't have any control over that behavior. It'd require digging deeper into the firmware for that.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:01 PM   #6
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if somebody gets it working we'll need a "blank" wallpaper for airplane travel.

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