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Old 01-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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Issue with text

Hi when reading on my glow I notice that some lines of text are fainter that others, some lines are really bold. When I turn the page then fainter text will be in other locations, so its not a screen issue.

Is this just a limitation of the technology ? I have my font very small.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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I've seen someone report this on this forum before. Unfortunately I can't remember what the rest of the thread was (whether it had a solution or not). You might find the thread by searching the forum. I'll add the link if I find it later.

It's not a limitation of eInk. I've never seen it on my Kobo Touch and I only very rarely come across just a few fainter words on my Glo. Have you tried using a different font?
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no not tried another font. I am still reading the mobi that I brought across from the kindle I replaced, so maybe thats the issue. Will look at sticking an epub on it.
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I think the Glo does not officially support mobi any more (the Touch used to), but it does often work anyway. I don't think that's the cause of the faint font though.
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it may just be the lighting. its just annoying at times. I think I am looking for issues whilst I can still return to the store.
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it may just be the lighting. its just annoying at times. I think I am looking for issues whilst I can still return to the store.
Haha

Don't forget if your device has *real* issues you have a year's warranty.
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Ah look this thread is what I was remembering: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...9670&page=2#30
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Yeah, my minds still not made up between the kobo or another Kindle, I did swap my Kindle keyboard for the paperwhite, but after reading loads of bad things about the screen, I finally braved it and opened the kindle to find some bright dots on the screen. Thats when I decided to try the Glo, which I like, but noticing a few quirks such as battery going really well, had 31% left then next day it would not turn on as it needed charging :-(.
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Yeah, my minds still not made up between the kobo or another Kindle, I did swap my Kindle keyboard for the paperwhite, but after reading loads of bad things about the screen, I finally braved it and opened the kindle to find some bright dots on the screen. Thats when I decided to try the Glo, which I like, but noticing a few quirks such as battery going really well, had 31% left then next day it would not turn on as it needed charging :-(.
Ah I understand, so you're really still choosing between the options. A shame the Paperwhite had bright dots. And the Glo battery: don't forget it needs a couple of cycles (form completely empty, charge to completely full) for the battery meter to be calibrated. And then another few cycles to stretch the battery and get proper use out of it.

And your text problem: that thread I linked to seems to think it has to do with ghosting, and the thinner/lighter the font is that you're using to read, the worse the problem gets. You could:
- try a different font
- change the font settings (make the font thicker in the font's advanced menu)
- set the screen refresh to a lower number. It's set to refresh every 6 page turns, set it to 3 or so (or try them all), should help
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For me a more frequent screen refresh fixed this issue.
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How do you change the refresh setting on the Kindle PW by 3 of turns? I only see a toggle switch for refresh every page turn on/off?
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How do you change the refresh setting on the Kindle PW by 3 of turns? I only see a toggle switch for refresh every page turn on/off?
The question would be better asked in a Kindle forum but I remember seeing one post about a hack to allow setting the refresh rate to 3 instead of the default 6.

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