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Old 03-16-2012, 10:52 PM   #16
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Oh, and I honestly, really could not care LESS about being able to tell people on Facebook what I'm reading, let alone use my Kobo to do it. What a waste of development time and effort when other features are still pending.
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If I wanted to tell people on Facebook what I was reading, I could simply post about it - not that I want to or feel that other people would be interested. Didn't care about it before, don't care about it now.

Being able to opt out of the recommendations and stuff would be nice. Yes, I can hide it, but I just don't want advertising to take up space on my device. And there recommendations are so much rubbish that it will not make me buy one book.

I'd be much more inclined to buy books from Kobo if they would make my reading experience more comfortable. That would make me feel like a valued costumer which would make me want to support the company by purchasing books.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:30 PM   #17
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:34 PM   #18
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Hmm.. Seems you can only share kepubs to Facebook.. Doesn't have the option for normal epubs or PDFs.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:42 PM   #19
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Is it just me or does it seem the top doesn't have any margin anymore.. My text is freakishly close to the top of the screen.

Edit: After checking a few other normal epubs I have to conclude it is just the book I first looked at "The Vampire's Assistant", that I borrowed from the public library Overdrive system.

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Old 03-17-2012, 12:01 AM   #20
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On Windows 7, it downloads the update zip file to :

C:\Users\<user>\Local Settings\Kobo\Kobo Desktop Edition\kobo3-update-1.9.17.zip

This file is deleted when the eReader is finished being updated, so if you want a copy of it, copy the zip file while it is updating the eReader.

In fact, make a few copies, to ensure that the zip file is completely downloaded (it took me two copies to get the final version).
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:11 AM   #21
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Nothing there to tempt me into allowing advertising on my Touch or to allow it to connect to the 'Net and send detailed information on everything I do with the device to Google, so I'm staying at 1.9.14.
I am pretty sure that Kobo did use google tracking with older firmwares as well.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:54 AM   #22
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On Windows 7, it downloads the update zip file to :

C:\Users\<user>\Local Settings\Kobo\Kobo Desktop Edition\kobo3-update-1.9.17.zip

This file is deleted when the eReader is finished being updated, so if you want a copy of it, copy the zip file while it is updating the eReader.

In fact, make a few copies, to ensure that the zip file is completely downloaded (it took me two copies to get the final version).
May I ask you to upload it somewhere to share? Or does anybody know the URL where this can be downloaded from?
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:33 AM   #23
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May I ask you to upload it somewhere to share? Or does anybody know the URL where this can be downloaded from?
Sorry, I presume that it is copyrighted by the good people at Kobo.

And is very easy to get yourself. I had no problems, even without knowing where it was being downloaded to, or even if it was being downloaded to somewhere accessible.

And, someone will probably post the "official" link to the package on Kobo's site. I would have looked there for it, but couldn't find the thread/post with the link to 1.9.16 in it.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:37 AM   #24
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Is it just me or does it seem the top doesn't have any margin anymore.. My text is freakishly close to the top of the screen.
It's not just you. There is no top margin. And the bottom margin (above the PG. x of y) is very large.

This is for a sideloaded book, with no margins set in it (so it is using the Touch to set the margins).

And it is very annoying, as the top row is always in shadow from the rim of the screen at the top.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:22 AM   #25
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Sorry, I presume that it is copyrighted by the good people at Kobo.

And is very easy to get yourself. I had no problems, even without knowing where it was being downloaded to, or even if it was being downloaded to somewhere accessible.

And, someone will probably post the "official" link to the package on Kobo's site. I would have looked there for it, but couldn't find the thread/post with the link to 1.9.16 in it.
Here's a thread showing the link to the previous firmware - unfortunately renaming it to ...17.zip doesn't work.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...=145177&page=2

I have updated my reader to 1.9.17 but did not make a copy of the firmware. It would be nice to have a "backup", but the "downgrading-re-upgrading" to get it is too much hassle.
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Oh, and I honestly, really could not care LESS about being able to tell people on Facebook what I'm reading, let alone use my Kobo to do it. What a waste of development time and effort when other features are still pending.
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I was hoping for official collections support myself.
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Hmm.. Seems you can only share kepubs to Facebook.. Doesn't have the option for normal epubs or PDFs.
If you create a highlight or note in an ePUB you can post those to Facebook with whatever comment you wish to make. I haven't tried a PDF.
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