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Old 10-19-2012, 12:05 AM   #316
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Ordered. Damn. I'm so impulsive. :-)

Thanks again for the tip.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:20 AM   #317
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:08 AM   #318
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Very very good deal indeed.
Dunno if it's the leather sleepcover or the plastic one.
Either case it's a bargain.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:02 AM   #319
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I'm getting one this afternoon. Exciting
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #320
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Since it says that the savings is about $46. and the cost of the actual reader is the same as at Kobo I was thinking that it had to be the $39. cover? I think they would have mentioned it though if it was leather so not holding out hope.

I am hoping to change my opinion of Kobo after getting this gadget since I want to shop in Canada but Kobo disappointed in the past.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:04 AM   #321
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The Kobo Glo does seem awfully attractive, however, I feel spoilt with my PRS-650 with PRS+. I was wondering about the following, I've tried searching for hours looking for answers but either I can't form the right search terms or I haven't looked hard enough.

So, I was wondering if...
  1. Does the Kobo Glo support some sort of userStyle.css that I can edit? I have a hundred or so eBooks that I manually edited their CSS's to match my PRS+'s userStyle.css and it'll be a hassle to edit them again. Changes like default margins and hard-coding fonts.
  2. I love screen real estate and my PRS-650's status bar is very small, only 20 or so pixels high. Looking at various reviews, I've noticed that the book title and bottom black status bars seem very thick and take up a lot of unnecessary space. I was wondering if you can turn them off or at least make them smaller?
If there could be definitive answers to these questions that'll be much appreciated!
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:19 AM   #322
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[LIST=1][*]Does the Kobo Glo support some sort of userStyle.css that I can edit? I have a hundred or so eBooks that I manually edited their CSS's to match my PRS+'s userStyle.css and it'll be a hassle to edit them again. Changes like default margins and hard-coding fonts.
No, but there is a font customisation dialog. That can select the font, size, margins and line spacing. It doesn't override the ones specified in the book
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When reading a book, the bottom bar is always there. It can show the current page. It an also be turned black or white. The advantage of the black seems to be that the lighting along the bottom is a little uneven. Using the black bar there hides this a bit. The Kindle Paperwhite has the same problem.

The top bar depends on the book type. A sideloaded epub does not have the top bar at all. A Kobo epub (or kepub) does have the top bar all the time.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:05 PM   #323
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Ok Glo's are available in stores here as of today and I bought mine

I've figured out pretty much everything, wifi, light, on-screen functions etc ...

But one thing I can't figure yet. I installed the PC software to manage my library from my PC as I did with my Sony reader back then.
First thing I notice is how books to buy spring at you and you can't miss them but, I can't find NOWHERE on my PC software a button to LOAD the books I already have on my computer on to my Kobo ...
So how do I do that ?
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:11 PM   #324
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I load books using Calibre. I hope it is as easy with the Glo
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:12 PM   #325
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When I had my first Kobo (when they first came out) Chapters were really good at switching for you if you had a faulty device. I wonder if they are as accommodating now that Kobo is not really associated with them any more?
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:17 PM   #326
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But I don't use Calibre. But there is nowhere on the PC software an "add files" or something, so how do I add books I already have ?
or do I just drag and drop them on the root directory of the Glo when connected to my PC ?

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But I don't use Calibre. But there is nowhere on the PC software an "add files" or something, so how do I add books I already have ?
or do I just drag and drop them on the root directory of the Glo when connected to my PC ?
Drag-and-drop will certainly work. Though I will add that you get extra bells & whistles if you transfer using Calibre
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But one thing I can't figure yet. I installed the PC software to manage my library from my PC as I did with my Sony reader back then.
First thing I notice is how books to buy spring at you and you can't miss them but, I can't find NOWHERE on my PC software a button to LOAD the books I already have on my computer on to my Kobo ...
So how do I do that ?
The Kobo desktop software isn't really for managing your library. It certainly doesn't manage books that you did not buy from Kobo. The Desktop software is useful for syncing your Glo or buying books from kobo. But you can also sync your Glo via wifi, and you can buy kobo books from the kobobooks.com site. So there aren't many people that actually use the desktop software.

Calibre works really well to manage your library though.

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Yes, very easy.

There's a guide here http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=193184 that will help you setup calibre to manage your book shelves as well, and some other fun useful things (like titles of books showing their series and series #).
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Thanks Mrs. Often. I will give that a try.
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Ok the drag and drop in the root directory did the trick. Just have to wonder what the PC software is for since it does not manage the books you already have on your computer. So I guess it's just to manage books you buy ...

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Drag-and-drop will certainly work. Though I will add that you get extra bells & whistles if you transfer using Calibre
Ok bear with me here, why would I want to synch my Glo ? I mean I drag and drop books from my computer when connected to it with the USB cable. Synchronizing with what and why ?

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The Desktop software is useful for syncing your Glo or buying books from kobo.
Anyways, all in all I am (so far) VERY happy with my new Kobo Glo, no freezes, no crazy pixels or whatever issues some talked about. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

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