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Old 11-04-2012, 02:54 PM   #931
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Sure, I am not against it.

I do not know Qt, so I do not know how difficult it would be and if it is possible at all.

But, what could be done is possibility to remove/add < > and/or page slider and modify number of tools in toolbar according to given setup. It is 4 combinations (just toolbar, TB+< >, TB + slider, TB + slider + < >). If nothing, more could be done (because of possible limitations by Qt) at least more tools could be placed on toolbar and so higher possibility that there is the one needed.

Instead of user definable toolbar (which might be rather difficult to programm) self learning toolbar could be made (if Qt allows it). Toolbar would show last n used tools and their placement would be according to frequcency of usage (e.g. the most often used the most left, the least used the most right).

It would have to be tested in real life, but it seems to me it could work quite well. There would be last n used tools. If the tool is not there, one has to go to normal menu, but since then it will be on toolbar. And also the placement of icons should not float too much as it is used on usage statistics.

If the freeze/unfreeze function would be added, one could temporarily prevent toolbar from selflearning by selecting freeze. Reconfiguring toolbar might be done when unfreeze is selected.

But anyway. Current toolbar is a big step towards good workflow.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #932
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Hi,

Thanks a lot for the new updated software.

I have just one question. I have tried to follow the instructions given by Booxtor, but I am not able to read a document in a two-column format. I have tried all the possible combinations and with the keys > and < I always move toe the next and the previous pages. The viewport never goes through the columns of the document.

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Old 11-04-2012, 03:42 PM   #933
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I guess that if < > moves you to the next/prev page then your view port is equal or bigger than page size. Then there is no reason (and no way) to pan the columns of page.

If you want to have a benefit of multi-column feature, you must zoom in so that viewport shows only part of the page.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:56 AM   #934
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... but I am not able to read a document in a two-column format....

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My observation: When you use the reader in the landscape mode and zoom OUT with ebub files you get automatically two columns.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:12 AM   #935
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Hi,

Thanks a lot for the new updated software.

I have just one question. I have tried to follow the instructions given by Booxtor, but I am not able to read a document in a two-column format. I have tried all the possible combinations and with the keys > and < I always move toe the next and the previous pages. The viewport never goes through the columns of the document.

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Hi,
Just confirm the paper mode.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:08 AM   #936
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Onyx Boox M92 - firmware 1.8 20121101 issues

Hi everybody!
I'm an italian reader and this is my first post in this forum. I have bought my device, Onyx Boox M92, from Booxtor's store and first of all, I want to say thank you very much to him for his efforts to improve firmware functionality.
I read your posts from a while but now i decided to contribute with my reader experience.
I found some issues that are not been mentioned before, concerning new pdf reader with firmware 1.8 20121101, I'm going to explain it:

- With "annotation bar" mode, after select/enable sketch function, page-up and page-down function don't work and you have to tap the "free hand" icon on the bar to make that possible... moreover you must do the same thing on every page change.. very annoying! But also when in "free hand" mode" internal links in the document aren't detected and doesn't work anymore.

- After you have underlined and/or sketched your document ( you don't have any chance to change pen tip size) you MUST close your document regulary before power off the device from power button otherwise you LOSE all document's modifications... the same if it going in auto-shutdown mode (olds firmware doesn't have this issue)... very dangerous!

I hope this issues can be addressed asap.Thank you.

But now, a little help, I'm not been able to find any updated and good "english to italian" dictionary compatible with the stardict version of the reader, if anyone know where I can find it, even where to buy a commercial version, this will be very appreciated.

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:12 AM   #937
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Hi everybody!
I'm an italian reader and this is my first post in this forum. I have bought my device, Onyx Boox M92, from Booxtor's store and first of all, I want to say thank you very much to him for his efforts to improve firmware functionality.
I read your posts from a while but now i decided to contribute with my reader experience.
I found some issues that are not been mentioned before, concerning new pdf reader with firmware 1.8 20121101, I'm going to explain it: ....
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Hi, welcome aboard!
Thanks a lot for pointing to those issues. It will be fixed very soon.

Did you try this dictionary?

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:23 AM   #938
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Thanks a lot for pointing to those issues. It will be fixed very soon.

Did you try this dictionary?
No I didn't. I try it and I'll reply.Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:43 PM   #939
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- With "annotation bar" mode, after select/enable sketch function, page-up and page-down function don't work and you have to tap the "free hand" icon on the bar to make that possible... moreover you must do the same thing on every page change.. very annoying!
Only with some PDF documents (original bought books)

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- After you have underlined and/or sketched your document ( you don't have any chance to change pen tip size) you MUST close your document regulary before power off the device from power button otherwise you LOSE all document's modifications... the same if it going in auto-shutdown mode (olds firmware doesn't have this issue)... very dangerous!
When "Startup Setting" is set on "start at home screen" mode in some pdf and no matter what the setting is in others pdf.

@Booxtor
I tryed your dict and it work for me, even if it's very simple and it doesn't have too much definitions. I'll try to find one more detailed.Thanks anyway.

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Two more problems I discovered... One is clearly a bug, the other may be a nutty feature

1. In certain documents, combination of higher zoom levels (ie 200%) and auto-crop results in blank page... Can't post the file (copyrighted), but here's the link - if you belong to the lucky few with access to Springer journals, you can test it.

2. Whenever I use auto-crop, viewing mode is switched to paper mode... Why cant be auto-crop used in page mode?
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:09 PM   #941
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Two more problems I discovered... One is clearly a bug, the other may be a nutty feature

1. In certain documents, combination of higher zoom levels (ie 200%) and auto-crop results in blank page... Can't post the file (copyrighted), but here's the link - if you belong to the lucky few with access to Springer journals, you can test it.
It is a known issue (similar to issue with archive.org pdfs). It has to do with insufficient memory of the screen. We are trying to find a solution, but it seem to be difficult one.


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2. Whenever I use auto-crop, viewing mode is switched to paper mode... Why cant be auto-crop used in page mode?
In page mode we actually have always either comic or paper mode. So if you just need to turn page and automatic crop of margins does not work for your document in a wanted way, you can use either manual margins settings or adjust a little bit the viewport with zooming tools (-). We are trying to prepare a new functionality of direction keys (joystick). we want to allow users to change functionality of direction keys quickly via settings (zooming, pan, or page turn).
If it works you can always go to the next page using joystick, even if the regular page turn buttons would just move the viewport within of the current page.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #942
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1. In certain documents, combination of higher zoom levels (ie 200%) and auto-crop results in blank page... Can't post the file (copyrighted), but here's the link - if you belong to the lucky few with access to Springer journals, you can test it.
I have this case, sometimes, with big zoom level, but if I change the page, it's OK.

@Booxtor, for me the new firmware is a good firmware, the device is very useful. The new configuration of the joystick is not a problem, it's only annoying with the cover opened : the '>' and '<' buttons are tiresome to reach.

a BIG THANKS ! for your help and support.

I don't forget the developers. They have made a good job.

Just 2 wishs for the new PDF reader. Some EPUB files are difficult to read with FBreader or Coolreader, I use de PDF reader. PDF reader could be a good reader of EPUB, I wish to set :
  1. the margins width
  2. the font, if possible

Some wishes for the next firmware. Thanks Booxtor

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Old 11-06-2012, 04:37 AM   #943
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Two more problems I discovered... One is clearly a bug, the other may be a nutty feature

1. In certain documents, combination of higher zoom levels (ie 200%) and auto-crop results in blank page... Can't post the file (copyrighted), but here's the link - if you belong to the lucky few with access to Springer journals, you can test it.

2. Whenever I use auto-crop, viewing mode is switched to paper mode... Why cant be auto-crop used in page mode?
Hi janek. I envoy you because you have no graphics in your documents (concerning the annotation problems)
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:24 PM   #944
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Hi all, just changed from the old 1.6 to the new 1.8 firmware. And WOW, this is a nice upgade. Perhaps, it is only because I did not use the onyx for quite some time now, but it feels faster in building up the screen. I do like the new pdf reader, although I still have to use it somewhat more to judge it really. Anyway, just wanted to say thank you, the new firmware has made my onyx much more useful to me.

Am I the only one who thinks that the screen feels faster and less "flashy" when building up? Does the file explorer have a little updated UI too? Looks more polished (even though it's only details).
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:10 PM   #945
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Am I the only one who thinks that the screen feels faster and less "flashy" when building up?
I have the same feeling.
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