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Old 10-17-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Question Remove title bar when reading?

Is it possible to remove the title bar when reading a book (e.g., the line at the top which includes the name of the book)? It seems a waste of valuable reading space - heck if I can't remember what book I am reading, and I can't tell from THE ACTUAL WORDS I AM READING, then why bother reading anything at all, if all books merge into the same mish-mash?

If it is not possible to get rid of the title bar, then perhaps Kobo will be kind enough to add an option to remove it in a future firmware release?
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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It is not shown for side-loaded epubs, so you could use that to work around it.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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It is not shown for side-loaded epubs, so you could use that to work around it.
Oh goody, that is probably what I will use anyway. Thanks!
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:50 PM   #4
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I don't like that header either. Granted, you sometimes get them in "real" books, but hardly ever in fiction... My eyes seem to always automatically drift to that header when I turn the page, as if it were the first line. Such a waste of time and eye movement and annoyance. And yes, therefore (among some other reasons) I use epubs instead of kepubs, even when I bought the book from Kobo.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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But why do Kobo treat one differently to the other? Hard to explain...presumably Kobo want kepubs to be the "premier" experience, but it has something daft like this.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:05 PM   #6
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Good question. I've no idea... Perhaps they don't quite get what users like... Or perhaps we're abnormal users and others do enjoy the kobo formatting? In any case, I don't understand why it can't be switched off. Same goes for the ugly page numbers per chapter... Stupid system in my opinion.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:47 PM   #7
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Can I ask you if I have understand well, please? (I do not speak english very well, I'm very sorry).

Do the Kobo Glo show the page in real full screen mode only with K-pub files? But with normal e-pub and other formats it show a ugly bar on the top?

If yes, can a normal epub be converted to K-pub to solve this issues?

Thanks for your help and your kindness friends!
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:54 PM   #8
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greens - treadlighty said it is the other way round:

"normal" epub file - no bar at the top
kepub files - bar at the top

If you buy a epub from Kobo it will be in your Kobo library on the Kobo web site, which means that if you sync the Glo it will download the book as a kepub to the Glo. You can stop this and manually download the book as a normal epub which you copy to the Glo (e.g., using Calibre). See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=194173 on how to stop automatic syncing of books in your Kobo library.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #9
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@greens:

Kepub = ugly bar at the top
Epub = no bar at the top

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@ShellShock: you won

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Old 10-18-2012, 05:33 PM   #10
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Really thank you friends! I hope that Kobo team will solve this issue in the next firmware updates.
Do you believe that they can read our threads? That would be a very fast way to understand what costumers are asking for, maybe (but I cannot know if it would be the best solution). Bye!
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:13 PM   #11
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They do read these forums, and yet I'm not sure removing this bar deserves to be a very high priority item...
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:43 AM   #12
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Greens, the "Bar" this thread is about is not a bug and it's not a "problem." The "bar" is actually only one small line of small text above the actual book page. The text is the title of the book I think, or the chapter title or something. You can see an example of it here:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget....9/dsc02708.jpg
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