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Old 11-07-2012, 06:10 PM   #16
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Other than possibly altering the brightness levels, a FW update cannot change the LEDs temperature. You get what you got. The temperature of an LED is based on the LED itself and whatever coating gets applied to it.
All right....I am thinking it was because I was looking at it outside with the sun setting. It seems normal, now. We were seeing pink shades, and yellow shades...I thought they had messed up my paperwhite with the update.

The fonts look the same to me...
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:49 PM   #17
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Thank you for the link! I updated. So nice to be able to remove the recommendations without disabling the store. Also, making it easier to access settings is so much nicer. The fonts do seem to look a little better too.
Are the fonts darker or bolder? What specific difference to the fonts?
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:00 PM   #18
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Usually the font updates apply only to the smallest sizes, since they are the ones that need it most (because thinner strokes have to be rendered more carefully). Probably anything over size 3 is unchanged. Wish I'd thought to take some screen captures before applying the update.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #19
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I am tickled pink over turning off the recommended section! Now I just need to pay up to get rid of the SO. Thanks for the heads up on the update!
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #20
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Am I imagining things, or did the update change the color temperature? Mine is different now.
Since day one, my PW screen has been changing. Most days it's uniform, some days I get pink spots. I posted about it - but it seems to be an isolated case, I don't see many people talking about screen spots 'coming and going'.

Today, after I updated, I looked at the screen and it was more pinkish than ever in the upper half. A clear split between the upper and lower halves.
After reading for about an hour, it's gone.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:07 PM   #21
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Since day one, my PW screen has been changing. Most days it's uniform, some days I get pink spots. I posted about it - but it seems to be an isolated case, I don't see many people talking about screen spots 'coming and going'.
How odd. My screen has looked exactly the same every day since I received it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:25 PM   #22
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The thing I especially don't like about the 'recommendations' is that they are not even interesting, and apparently have nothing to do with my reading preferences. So I've just stayed in List View all of this time. Now I can probably tolerate Cover View, though in general I'd rather see more items per page and List View is more compact (7 vs 6, or 8 vs 6 with no SO's).

What does Cover View look like without SO's? Is it just blank space down there?
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #23
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The thing I especially don't like about the 'recommendations' is that they are not even interesting, and apparently have nothing to do with my reading preferences. So I've just stayed in List View all of this time. Now I can probably tolerate Cover View, though in general I'd rather see more items per page and List View is more compact (7 vs 6, or 8 vs 6 with no SO's).

What does Cover View look like without SO's? Is it just blank space down there?
I got rid of SOs almost immediately, so I can't remember exactly. I think it shifted them all downward, but maybe not. You can be the judge.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:45 PM   #24
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Wow the upgrade sounds great! The only thing keeping me from trying a PW is the availability. I got a 5" tablet instead to play with. but I'm still watching and waiting to get one if everything works out.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #25
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What does Cover View look like without SO's? Is it just blank space down there?
Basically the row of recommendations becomes another row for your books as seen in 7hir7een's pic.

As for the fonts. The difference is very slight and mainly noticed when you use the smaller fonts. It looks slightly clearer and darker to me. Nothing worth doing cartwheels over, but I can notice it.
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I got rid of SOs almost immediately, so I can't remember exactly. I think it shifted them all downward, but maybe not. You can be the judge.
Yep, same stuff, just distribute the space evenly so it looks okay. They really can't make the thumbnails any smaller to fit more of them, I guess.
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Basically the row of recommendations becomes another row for your books as seen in 7hir7een's pic.
I was referring to the space occupied by the SO banner, not the 'recommendations' row, just to be clear. On List View the space can be re-used for an additional item. But on Cover View you just get...more space.
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I was referring to the space occupied by the SO banner, not the 'recommendations' row, just to be clear. On List View the space can be re-used for an additional item. But on Cover View you just get...more space.
Oops I see.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:15 PM   #29
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Basically the row of recommendations becomes another row for your books as seen in 7hir7een's pic.

As for the fonts. The difference is very slight and mainly noticed when you use the smaller fonts. It looks slightly clearer and darker to me. Nothing worth doing cartwheels over, but I can notice it.
Well that's a disappointment concerning the fonts. I read on 4 on the K4s and have to use 5 on the PW which is still smaller then the K4s 4 font setting. Due to the high res screen the fonts need to be much darker to compensate for the several layers (diffusion etc.) to increase contrast.......bummer.
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Thanks for the heads up.

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* Turn off Recommended Content in Home: You can now turn on or off recommended content from the Kindle Store on the Home screen.
* Smoother sample-to-book experience: When you buy the book after reading the sample, we will now automatically start the book at your last reading location in the sample and remove the sample from your Kindle.
* Easier access to Settings: When reading a book, you can now access Settings directly from the menu.
Love all those things.
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