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Old 01-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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Kindle and Overdrive - how to use? Opening windows issue

This may have been discussed before - and if it has, I hope there is an answer that will make me happy I bought the old Kindle 3G with keyboard for my father.

My father tried going to the library to download/take out some books, but (and you can see this coming), the library website opens new tabs or windows and therefore does not allow the kindle browser to use it. I can get to the first page of the website (and I have tried 2 different library systems with this, one in Canada and one with a friend in the USA), but when I go to e-content or e-download, I get the ubiquitous error of "Cannot Open Windows" or something like that.
Is there a way to accomplish this using the Kindle 3G with keyboard? Is there a workaround? Am I forced to return this item and get the Kindle Fire or Touch ( I think I am past the return period, grrrr).
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This may have been discussed before - and if it has, I hope there is an answer that will make me happy I bought the old Kindle 3G with keyboard for my father.

My father tried going to the library to download/take out some books, but (and you can see this coming), the library website opens new tabs or windows and therefore does not allow the kindle browser to use it. I can get to the first page of the website (and I have tried 2 different library systems with this, one in Canada and one with a friend in the USA), but when I go to e-content or e-download, I get the ubiquitous error of "Cannot Open Windows" or something like that.
Is there a way to accomplish this using the Kindle 3G with keyboard? Is there a workaround? Am I forced to return this item and get the Kindle Fire or Touch ( I think I am past the return period, grrrr).
Thanks in advance.
I just read another forum what the poster above suggested.

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I can get the window from Amazon to open on my Kindle if I disable Javascript first. (Press menu and browser settings.) Once the window pops up and I click get for my Kindle, then I enable Javascript. Don't know if it's possible to do on a Touch.
The Kindle Fire will let you do this but it's a LCD Tablet. If you're looking for a EInk device that's let's you borrow straight from the library the Sony T1 has this feature without the work around.

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Old 01-04-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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Try typing in the exact adress to the page you are trying to open on the kindle. You could convert the books he wants into a kindle friendly format, but that is't always legal.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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Try typing in the exact adress to the page you are trying to open on the kindle. You could convert the books he wants into a kindle friendly format, but that is't always legal.
There's no need to convert the book because it's Kindle Format. when you check out a Kindle book there a link called Download for Kindle when you click on it, it opens in a new window and sends you to Amazon from there you select where you want to the book sent.

The problem is the Kindle 3 can't open a new window so you get stuck after checkout. I haven't tried the Javascript trick but I read it works. I may test it if I can find a book to checkout.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:43 PM   #6
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Tested! Turning off Javascript works!

All you do is pick your book then checkout like normal.
After checkout when you get to the Get For Kindle page disable JavaScript
Menu\Browser Settings\Disable JavaScript
Then reload the page or you'll get an error.
Now Click Get For Kindle and it will take you to Amazon's page
From there you can get your book sent to your K3.
Remember to re enable Javascript after you are done.

It's alot of typing and navigating but it works.
I would not want to do this on the K4's keyboard.

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Old 01-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #7
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(and I have tried 2 different library systems with this, one in Canada and one with a friend in the USA)

There's a library in Canada that allows Kindle lending?
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:35 PM   #8
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I have been using my computer to check out books at the library and send them to my kindle (keyboard version) over wifi. I just find it easier to browse the books on my computer. I am guessing this is not an option for your father?
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:27 PM   #9
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There's a library in Canada that allows Kindle lending?
USA only.
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