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Old 04-13-2012, 07:13 AM   #61
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Can someone confirm thath after update to 5.1.0. Text-to-Speach is working? I've updated my Kindle and tts not working for me. Tested on .mobi and .txt files. The option in menu is unhighlighted. But I've tried tts on Kindle's manual and it is working.
It's working for me, and it's working when I switched the display language, too. But when the display is in "landscape" mode, the text-to-speech option doesn't appear. Maybe that's your problem?
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:29 AM   #62
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It's working for me, and it's working when I switched the display language, too. But when the display is in "landscape" mode, the text-to-speech option doesn't appear. Maybe that's your problem?
Ok I've probably figured it out. Does your tts reading books in different language than english? Mine reading only english texts, it doesn't matter which localization I'm using. Funny thing, I wrote few english words, saved as .txt file and Kindle reads them. Same words in polish and tts are not working.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #63
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Also an appropriately formatted footnote will have a 'return' link to take you back to the original reference. On KT this is much more convenient than using the 'hidden' Back button, or even the physical back button on previous Kindles. One tap only. The only time Back is needed is when there is no return link (or you move off the page where the return link is and can no longer access it easily). If the book doesn't include such return links for footnotes, that's something to take up with the publisher. It is a standard ebook formatting practice, regardless of format, especially with the advent of touch screens.
Actually, tomsen, Amazon's Kindle publishing guidelines specifically recommend that back links are NOT provided. The "Back" button is the recommended way to get back from an endnote. That's the way that I do all my eBooks.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #64
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Actually, tomsen, Amazon's Kindle publishing guidelines specifically recommend that back links are NOT provided. The "Back" button is the recommended way to get back from an endnote. That's the way that I do all my eBooks.
I'm sure that was written way back when Kindles all had a dedicated Back button. I would definitely add a return link since most touch screen devices tend to universally use one. Amazon needs to update their terribly written publishing guides. The documentation they provide for KF8 is pathetic.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:31 PM   #65
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:00 PM   #66
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Can someone confirm thath after update to 5.1.0. Text-to-Speech is working? I've updated my Kindle and tts not working for me. Tested on .mobi and .txt files. The option in menu is unhighlighted. But I've tried tts on Kindle's manual and it is working.
Something similar happened to me, i have several scanned->OCR->EPUB->MOBI(through calibre) books/documents and TTS, wich was workinf pre-update, was disabled for (only) those. I think i figured out why, the metadata of the books was missing the language, after setting language to english (through calibre) TTS was enabled again.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:28 AM   #67
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Does anyone else have a problem with the KT not showing the book covers when you press the book title for about 2 seconds on the main screen? It worked perfectly in v5.04, but now I don't see the book covers, only a generic picture.

Due to geo restrictions, all my ebooks are bought from non-Amazon retailers. Could that be the reason?
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:54 AM   #68
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Does anyone else have a problem with the KT not showing the book covers when you press the book title for about 2 seconds on the main screen? It worked perfectly in v5.04, but now I don't see the book covers, only a generic picture.

Due to geo restrictions, all my ebooks are bought from non-Amazon retailers. Could that be the reason?
Yes! I noticed this today when I long-pressed the book title to "add to a colletion" and a generic cover appears, not the book's cover. Actually, the "generic" cover is one of the screensaver images. A step backward, IMHO. I also do not like the new font of the list of book titles. The home screen font and layout is an improvement, but I detest the font used to display titles within a colletion.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:05 AM   #69
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Hope they'll fix it in 5.1.1.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:11 AM   #70
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I've noted another improvement - I can now long press and archive personal documents (like instapaper deliveries) whereas before they didn't respond to presses at all.

Add full screen mode for comics and I'll be very happy.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:47 AM   #71
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I can now long press and archive personal documents (like instapaper deliveries) whereas before they didn't respond to presses at all.

this was really annoying.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:49 AM   #72
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This is the update I have been waiting for.
I have always requested being able to search on selected text as a supplement to X Ray.
It would be nice if they added Google but I guess it's a free 3G limitation they are concerned about.
I'm happy with Wikipedia.
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Yes! I noticed this today when I long-pressed the book title to "add to a colletion" and a generic cover appears, not the book's cover. Actually, the "generic" cover is one of the screensaver images.
For me, that happens about 20% of the time since I loaded the new firmware.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:12 PM   #74
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I am loving the new homescreen layout. Instead of

Star Wars: Fate of the Je...................Denning, Tr

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Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss
Troy Denning


I love finally being able to see the whole title. It makes the homescreen look much cleaner too.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:56 PM   #75
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Could someone do me a favor and take a screenshot of their Touch in landscape mode? I know how silly this request sounds but I would appreciate it.
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