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Old 12-31-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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What's the trick to the PW font-size shortcut?

Hi all, I've searched all over here and in the owners' guide but haven't seen this one:
If I swipe two fingers down my PW, I find a smaller font-choice window appears, like all the choice-type windows, but with just the font sizes and nothing else. I've looked for other tricks like this with no luck. Does anyone know if there's a list somewhere of useful hidden things like this?

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Old 12-31-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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On any page with text on it, use a two finger pinch movement on the screen (like the zoom pinch on an iPad)
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Haha. My 15 month old daughter brought that up on the screen yesterday. No matter what I did, I couldn't replicate what she had done
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:17 AM   #4
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Haha. My 15 month old daughter brought that up on the screen yesterday. No matter what I did, I couldn't replicate what she had done
I really would recommend reading - or at least glancing through - the User Guide. It is provided for a reason, and all this kind of stuff is in there.

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:42 AM   #5
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I really would recommend reading - or at least glancing through - the User Guide. It is provided for a reason, and all this kind of stuff is in there.
+1 Best advice ever. Except now you will struggle that people actually follow it. Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't that even part of the mini-howto when you turn on the PW for first time?
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:44 AM   #6
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+1 Best advice ever. Except now you will struggle that people actually follow it. Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't that even part of the mini-howto when you turn on the PW for first time?
Yes, I believe it was .
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:13 AM   #7
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I really would recommend reading - or at least glancing through - the User Guide. It is provided for a reason, and all this kind of stuff is in there.
Instruction manuals? Pah.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #8
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+1 Best advice ever. Except now you will struggle that people actually follow it. Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't that even part of the mini-howto when you turn on the PW for first time?
No it wasn't. I should know - I had to set up 8 Paperwhites. I did not even know about the pinch to zoom for font size until I gifted one to my sister and she just did it I always used to go through the menu at the top.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:52 AM   #9
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No it wasn't. I should know - I had to set up 8 Paperwhites. I did not even know about the pinch to zoom for font size until I gifted one to my sister and she just did it I always used to go through the menu at the top.
Ah ok, thank you. That is how memory works. Or doesn't. Maybe it just depends what other devices you use. And try it out hoping it might work.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:29 AM   #10
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speaking of shortcuts, the Kindle app for android has a feature where if you use two fingers and swipe up it increases brightness. Two finger swipe down decreases brightness.

I would LOVE to see this implemented in the paperwhite software to adjust the brightness.
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speaking of shortcuts, the Kindle app for android has a feature where if you use two fingers and swipe up it increases brightness. Two finger swipe down decreases brightness.

I would LOVE to see this implemented in the paperwhite software to adjust the brightness.
Ooh, that would be awesome!!
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:55 PM   #12
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Any more shortcuts for the Paperwhite? This might be common knowledge but if you tap in the top right hand corner, it quickly creates a bookmark for that page.
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Here's an undocumented one: Tap in the upper right hand corner and the lower left hand corner simultaneously to create a screenshot.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #15
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Here's an undocumented one: Tap in the upper right hand corner and the lower left hand corner simultaneously to create a screenshot.
I've tried this for a while and never get anything except inadvertent bookmarks and page turns. How can you tell if it works?

Anyone else with tricks like these?

Thanks, everyone!
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