Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle > Kindle Developer's Corner

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-14-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
lopan24
Junior Member
lopan24 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 1
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: K3
Question Removing/Hiding Percentage or entire Progress Bar

Hello

I am looking for a way to hide the percentage (of pages read) that is shown at the bottom left of my screen when I am reading a book. Or if necessary the entire progress bar with the percentage.

Right now my kindle is not jail broken and fully updated as far as FW is concerned (as far as I can tell). But I am willing to do whatever it takes in order to do this.

I can not seem to find a solution, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
lopan24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
grizedale
NEXUS 7
grizedale shares his or her toysgrizedale shares his or her toysgrizedale shares his or her toysgrizedale shares his or her toysgrizedale shares his or her toysgrizedale shares his or her toysgrizedale shares his or her toysgrizedale shares his or her toysgrizedale shares his or her toysgrizedale shares his or her toysgrizedale shares his or her toys
 
Posts: 166
Karma: 5628
Join Date: May 2010
Location: UK, County Durham
Device: NEXUS 7 & PW2
Quote:
Originally Posted by lopan24 View Post
Hello

I am looking for a way to hide the percentage (of pages read) that is shown at the bottom left of my screen when I am reading a book. Or if necessary the entire progress bar with the percentage.

Right now my kindle is not jail broken and fully updated as far as FW is concerned (as far as I can tell). But I am willing to do whatever it takes in order to do this.

I can not seem to find a solution, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
I have been requesting this from Amazon from day one, have not found a way to do this yet, here's hoping...
grizedale is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 01-06-2012, 09:45 AM   #3
henriquemaia
Enthusiast
henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.
 
Posts: 47
Karma: 9304
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: kobo glo, kindle 3
Have anyone found recently a way of removing the reading progress bar? I really wanted a way of hiding it, since I find it defeating in longer books.
henriquemaia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
muness
Member
muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.
 
Posts: 23
Karma: 58052
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Columbus, OH
Device: Aura HD, Story HD, Sony PRS-350 (previous: Kindle Keyboard, PRS-505)
Quote:
Originally Posted by henriquemaia View Post
Have anyone found recently a way of removing the reading progress bar? I really wanted a way of hiding it, since I find it defeating in longer books.
Full instructions at:

http://bit.ly/KAxgTZ
muness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 05:03 PM   #5
henriquemaia
Enthusiast
henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.henriquemaia can eat soup with a fork.
 
Posts: 47
Karma: 9304
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: kobo glo, kindle 3
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by muness View Post
Full instructions at:

http://bit.ly/KAxgTZ
Thanks for pointing at this solution. I have already installed it and I'm quite happy with the results (though not perfect, they're perfectly suitable as is).

Great work, btw.
henriquemaia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 12:42 AM   #6
muness
Member
muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.muness beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.
 
Posts: 23
Karma: 58052
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Columbus, OH
Device: Aura HD, Story HD, Sony PRS-350 (previous: Kindle Keyboard, PRS-505)
Quote:
Originally Posted by henriquemaia View Post
Thanks for pointing at this solution. I have already installed it and I'm quite happy with the results (though not perfect, they're perfectly suitable as is).

Great work, btw.
Thanks for the kind words. Glad it worked for you.
muness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 05:03 AM   #7
fedex
Junior Member
fedex began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 1
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2013
Device: Kindle 4
Is it possible to get this working on the Kindle 4?

My device has a jailbreak, but Launchpad isn't working on Kindle 4. Otherwise i installed Kite and put the progRem.sh in the K:\kite\ondrop\progRem on the Kindle 4. Nothing happends. Can you help me muness?
fedex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #8
sinan
Enthusiast
sinan has read War And Peace ... all of itsinan has read War And Peace ... all of itsinan has read War And Peace ... all of itsinan has read War And Peace ... all of itsinan has read War And Peace ... all of itsinan has read War And Peace ... all of itsinan has read War And Peace ... all of itsinan has read War And Peace ... all of itsinan has read War And Peace ... all of itsinan has read War And Peace ... all of itsinan has read War And Peace ... all of it
 
sinan's Avatar
 
Posts: 27
Karma: 66906
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Conn. USA
Device: Kindle 3, Kindle PW
For a simple solution via Kual extension:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2673912

Last edited by sinan; 11-02-2013 at 02:47 PM.
sinan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 05:17 AM   #9
zxczxc
Connoisseur
zxczxc can bend spoons with a thought.zxczxc can bend spoons with a thought.zxczxc can bend spoons with a thought.zxczxc can bend spoons with a thought.zxczxc can bend spoons with a thought.zxczxc can bend spoons with a thought.zxczxc can bend spoons with a thought.zxczxc can bend spoons with a thought.zxczxc can bend spoons with a thought.zxczxc can bend spoons with a thought.zxczxc can bend spoons with a thought.
 
Posts: 84
Karma: 134977
Join Date: Apr 2013
Device: PW
Quote:
Originally Posted by sinan View Post
For a simple solution via Kual extension:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2673912
fantastic! thanks

-edit. although it only covers it up, not removing it (and letting more words fill the screen), but still thanks
zxczxc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 08:36 AM   #10
Aeris
Developer's Corner Mascot
Aeris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aeris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aeris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aeris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aeris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aeris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aeris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aeris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aeris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aeris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aeris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Aeris's Avatar
 
Posts: 484
Karma: 1274186
Join Date: Sep 2013
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 5.3.4, Kindle Keyboard 3.4
Quote:
Originally Posted by sinan View Post
For a simple solution via Kual extension:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2673912
Wouldn't this drain the battery faster? infinite cycle with little usleep (1000)
Aeris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 11:12 AM   #11
twobob
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°){ʇlnɐɟ ƃǝs}Tır
twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
twobob's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,552
Karma: 6021142
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: uti gratia usura (Yao ying da ying; Mo ying da yieng)
Device: PW-WIFI|K5-3G+WIFI| K4|K3-3G|DXG|K2| Rooted Nook Touch
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aeris View Post
Wouldn't this drain the battery faster? infinite cycle with little usleep (1000)
true. but if the thing annoys you that much, that is a price you have to be willing to pay.
twobob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 12:41 PM   #12
twobob
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°){ʇlnɐɟ ƃǝs}Tır
twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
twobob's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,552
Karma: 6021142
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: uti gratia usura (Yao ying da ying; Mo ying da yieng)
Device: PW-WIFI|K5-3G+WIFI| K4|K3-3G|DXG|K2| Rooted Nook Touch
WARNING: This plugin will make Kindle touch FREEZE UP ENTIRELY... (still figuring out why)

in the interim:
Quote:
I ContentPanel:UserActionInfo: PageTurnAction=NextPageAction:
and
Quote:
I ContentPanel:UserActionInfo: PageTurnAction=PreviousPageAction:
are "greppable"/"awkable" in the showlog -f

perhaps that might be worth a look, but it's still a tradeoff... constant page updates or following an internal log... not sure what would be best.

Code:
tail -F /var/log/messages 2>/dev/null | exec /usr/bin/parselog | awk '/.*PageAction*./  {system("eips -d l=FFF,w=758,h=48 [-x 0 -y 977 -w 0] ")}  '
maybe... (untested as yet...) still figuring out why it kills the kindle touch

hmm... first thing that strikes me is that those [ and ] are to denote an optional parameter...


Quote:
to print strings: eips [row] [col] [-h] string
-h for highlighted text
to show image: eips -g|-b image_path [-w waveform -f -x xpos -y ypos -v]
-g for png, -b for bitmap
-w waveform can be gc16 gl16 or du, default is gc16
-f for full update, default is partial update
-x -y in units of pixels
-v for inverted picture
to paint a retangle on screen: eips -d l=a,w=b,h=c [-x xx -y yy -w wf]
a is gray level in hex, b is width, c is height, with optional xx yy location, waveform mode
eips -d l=a,w=b,h=c [-x xx -y yy -w wf]

means

eips -d l=a,w=b,h=c -x xx -y yy -w wf (with the last 3 being optional)

but that is not what is killing it.... (still checking)

Last edited by twobob; 11-04-2013 at 12:47 PM.
twobob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #13
twobob
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°){ʇlnɐɟ ƃǝs}Tır
twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
twobob's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,552
Karma: 6021142
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: uti gratia usura (Yao ying da ying; Mo ying da yieng)
Device: PW-WIFI|K5-3G+WIFI| K4|K3-3G|DXG|K2| Rooted Nook Touch
ah right...

Quote:
[root@kindle root]# eips -d l=FFF,w=758,h=48 -x 0 -y 977
the x & y values are out of range for the smaller screens.

Thus exploding the kindle.

working on a fix.

I guess eips -d l=FFF,w=600,h=48 -x 0 -y 751 , I'll test it.

Last edited by twobob; 11-04-2013 at 01:00 PM.
twobob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 01:05 PM   #14
twobob
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°){ʇlnɐɟ ƃǝs}Tır
twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
twobob's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,552
Karma: 6021142
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: uti gratia usura (Yao ying da ying; Mo ying da yieng)
Device: PW-WIFI|K5-3G+WIFI| K4|K3-3G|DXG|K2| Rooted Nook Touch
okay. my showlog awk wangle works pretty tidily.

I'll repack this to detect the device next and release.
twobob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 01:49 PM   #15
twobob
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°){ʇlnɐɟ ƃǝs}Tır
twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twobob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
twobob's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,552
Karma: 6021142
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: uti gratia usura (Yao ying da ying; Mo ying da yieng)
Device: PW-WIFI|K5-3G+WIFI| K4|K3-3G|DXG|K2| Rooted Nook Touch
Post hideprogressbar.sh (all use cases - other than DX)

PHP Code:
#!/bin/sh

PLATFORM="$(cat /sys/devices/platform/mxc_epdc_fb/graphics/fb0/modes)"

echo $PLATFORM

if [ -"$PLATFORM"  ]; then
    
# it's probably something ancient
    

    
if [ ! -/proc/fiveway_wake   ] ; then

    
echo "k2 or something detected"

        
echo "" > /var/log/messagestail -/var/log/messages 2>/dev/null | \
        
awk '/.*PageAction*./ || /.*acxmgrd*./ || /.*NextPage*./ || /.*Reader*./ {system("/mnt/us/extensions/hideProgressBar/bin/wiperk2.sh &")}  '
        
exit 0


        
else
    echo 
"k3 or k4 or something detected"

        
echo "" > /var/log/messagestail -/var/log/messages 2>/dev/null | \
        
awk '/.*PageAction*./ || /.*acxmgrd*./ || /.*NextPage*./ || /.*Reader*./ {system("/mnt/us/extensions/hideProgressBar/bin/wiperk4.sh &")}  '
        
exit 0

    fi

fi

if [ -"$PLATFORM"  ]; then
    
if [ "$PLATFORM!= "${PLATFORM/758/}]; then

    
echo "PW detected"

    
echo "" > /var/log/messagestail -/var/log/messages 2>/dev/null exec /usr/bin/parselog | \
    
awk '/.*PageTurnAction*./ || /.*JunoExecutionManager*./  {system("eips -d l=FFF,w=758,h=48 -x 0 -y 977")}  '

    
else
    
# it's something else, probably older

    
echo "Non-PW detected"

    
echo "" > /var/log/messagestail -/var/log/messages 2>/dev/null exec /usr/bin/parselog | \
    
awk '/.*PageAction*./ || /.*acxmgrd*./ {system("eips -d l=FFF,w=600,h=40 -x 0 -y 760 ")}  '

    
fi
fi 


enjoy.

I /could/ expand this cover DX's... but I'm not sure it is an issue on DX?

Last edited by twobob; 11-04-2013 at 07:49 PM. Reason: its PageTurnAction on a PW - DUH. EDIT 2 added startup use-cases
twobob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Understanding the progress bar wanderr Amazon Kindle 3 03-12-2011 02:06 PM
Hacks Kindle Percentage Bar Hack 25.4% instead of 25% jeromedevine Amazon Kindle 12 02-21-2011 05:30 PM
iLiad Hiding menu bar in bottom of screen? sadkingbilly iRex 2 09-24-2010 06:39 AM
Progress Indicator for K2 Now Has a Percentage Also! Lilly Amazon Kindle 46 02-14-2009 11:22 PM
Progress bar problem orlincho Bookeen 4 07-03-2008 09:45 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:15 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.