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Old 11-28-2007, 04:35 PM   #16
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Some things I have found handy (may have been discussed elsewhere):

Alt-B (automatically bookmarks page--for me faster than using scroll wheel)

Alt-"number" (allows faster navagation if you have several home pages. Rather than clicking 7 times to get to the 7th page of book listings, I would Alt-7. Way faster.)

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Alt-"number" (allows faster navagation if you have several home pages. Rather than clicking 7 times to get to the 7th page of book listings, I would Alt-7. Way faster.)
You don't need the Alt, just press the number.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:53 PM   #18
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You don't need the Alt, just press the number.
Oh wow really? For some reason that doesn't work for me. Hmmm....
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:56 PM   #19
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You don't need the Alt, just press the number.
I reset and now it works. Thanks!
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I reset and now it works. Thanks!
Excellent. Your experience prompted me to retry playing mp3s via the audible folder after a reset. I copied both a music file and another Economist recording (spoken word) to the Audible folder. The music file played but the Economist recording did not.

I looked at the mp3s to see what was different and the Economist recording is in mono. To see if that was the problem I edited the mp3 and created a fake stereo version of it (just duplicating the sound to both left and right channels) and sure enough, now the Kindle would play it.

Silly bug. They should play mono mp3s. I'll report it to them.
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:38 AM   #21
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If you scroll up one notch from the bottom and click, you will be able to use the Next/Previous page buttons to jump through the bookmarks in the ebook.

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Old 12-06-2007, 07:44 PM   #22
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This may seem like a no-brainer to some but I notice quite a few complaints on various sites about the kindle not staying in the case while reading. You can loop the elastic strap over the bottom right corner. Keeps it in place nicely. I fold it a tiny bit to keep it from bumping the font button.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:58 PM   #23
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In addition to the menu bar, which lets you page through the bookmarks, or pick a number [1, 2 ..., 9, 0] to go to that tenth of the book, there are two shortcuts to jump ahead and back: ALT-Next Page will jump ahead 5% of the book and ALT-Prev Page will jump back 5%.

Found the shortcuts listed on the Amazon site forums and tested them out.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:23 AM   #24
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Check out the features and shortcuts I discovered ("Bonus content" section of the post):
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:56 PM   #25
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Another useful feature on the Kindle: you can create hyperlinks in a Mobipocket file
That's how I created the Kindle download guide: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17465

Unfortunately, this doesn't work with oeb:redirect, you cannot create a link to another book on your device.
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anyone figure out way to edit the screen saver pictures? as in add more.
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Use picture viewer and then press Alt-Shift-0 on desired image to add it to user screensaver list.
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Use picture viewer and then press Alt-Shift-0 on desired image to add it to user screensaver list.
This works great if you are using your picture viewer. Just be aware that it will make only that pic your screen saver--it won't cycle through them.

To get back your regular default rotating screen saver pics, you just reset the Kindle.
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This works great if you are using your picture viewer. Just be aware that it will make only that pic your screen saver--it won't cycle through them.

To get back your regular default rotating screen saver pics, you just reset the Kindle.
Oh, goody! I'm going to use it to make a "property of" screen.
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