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Old 03-14-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Getting rid of Reading Life

I bought the VOX for my wife, (computer illiterate) so she wouldn't need to turn on the light in the middle of the night and keep me awake, but she wouldn't use it because the act of turning the page would often bring up the Face Book app. Neither of us are the least bit interested in discussing our reading with anyone on Face Book, or keeping track of how many pages we have read.

How do I get rid of the connections to these intrusive features?

Lol, I did a search and it led me back to this post. Endless loops: the bane of my computer life.

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Old 03-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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doesn't happen to me, but I wonder if turning off wifi would stop it.

maybe try tapping the screen in different spots and that won't bring up facebook.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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You can't completely get rid of Reading Life, but in the Kobo reader settings, be sure to uncheck the items in Social Settings (people reading book icon) and uncheck the appropriate boxes in Notifications (flag icon). Unfortunately, you still can't stop the Reading Life "curtain" from coming down if you swipe a page down from too high up.

As for reading at night, the night mode even with the brightness turned down to minimum is still hard on the eyes and lights up the room at night. You should download and install Screen Filter to be able to further dim the screen. Since Kobo increased the minimum brightness available in one of the updates, I find Screen Filter is hardly enough. I use Aldiko for a reader, which has its own brightness control that goes a lot lower than Kobo's. The Aldiko reader also has more useful features than Kobo's.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
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Thanks, oldyellr. It is a tribute to you that my Firefox dictionary now recognizes you.

In any case, I can find neither the Social Settings icon or the flag icon.

I'm not concerned about the brightness of the screen, it is the brightness of the light at the head of our bed that bothers me. I just want Hanne to use the reader, which she won't do if it acts in the least like she doesn't think it should. (The world in general doesn't live up to her standards. This was an endearing trait when we began out life together, but has become grating on the senses after 35+ years.)
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:31 PM   #5
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In any case, I can find neither the Social Settings icon or the flag icon.
Press the Library icon on your home screen.
Press the Menu (middle) button on the Vox
Press Settings (gear) on the menu that comes up
Now you see some icons on the left of your screen as I described.
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I'm not concerned about the brightness of the screen, it is the brightness of the light at the head of our bed that bothers me.
I forgot to mention the lighted buttons. I have my Vox in a case and slide a piece of white paper about 3/4" x 3-3/4" down over the buttons. It dims them down to where my screen is and they still work.
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Lol, I did a search and it led me back to this post. Endless loops: the bane of my computer life.
HAHAHAHA! I can't TELL you the number of times I've tried to research solutions to problems, only to find my OWN posts asking the questions as search results.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:24 PM   #7
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Now you see some icons on the left of your screen as I described.
As the short, dishevelled length of convoluted hemp rope said:

"I'm a frayed knot."


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