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Old 03-23-2013, 07:59 PM   #31
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BugA does seem to be right. But swiping from left to right... takes you backward! I just thought it was going backward because I was tapping the left page back zone with my thumb. It seems counterintuitive to me to sweep right and go left, and vice versa, but in practice it's very easy to get accustomed to.

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Swiping from left to right turns the page back, and swiping from right to left turns page forward (as would be in real life).
That`s what I said =) It doesn`t seem counterintuitive to me, as that is the motion you would make to turn the page of a real book, I guess that was the logic they followed.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:37 AM   #32
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Do you have a PW? If swiping to turn pages does not work for you than it might be some problem with your device, you should contact the support. Directional swiping is very relevant and very functional on the PW, to turn pages you can either use directional swiping or well positioned tap =)
Another point is of course that swiping is the ONLY way to turn pages on the home screen! (Tapping simply opens a book.)
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:53 PM   #33
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Another point is of course that swiping is the ONLY way to turn pages on the home screen! (Tapping simply opens a book.)
That's true, too. Although if you tap the "page/page" indicator, you can enter a page manually to go to. That can be useful if you have a lot of books loaded and have an idea of where the one you want is.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:19 PM   #34
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That's true, too. Although if you tap the "page/page" indicator, you can enter a page manually to go to. That can be useful if you have a lot of books loaded and have an idea of where the one you want is.
Or, more usefully, you can go directly to a particular author or title, if you use author or title sort modes. Eg, I have my books sorted by author, and tapping the page indicator and entering "MAR" takes me to the start of my Ngaio Marsh books.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:14 PM   #35
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I got used to it right away. But I still miss the page turn buttons on my K3.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:25 PM   #36
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Do you have a PW? If swiping to turn pages does not work for you than it might be some problem with your device, you should contact the support. Directional swiping is very relevant and very functional on the PW, to turn pages you can either use directional swiping or well positioned tap =)

Quote from the Kindle PW user manual, bottom of page 7:

I stand corrected then. Obviously I didn't read the manual as well as I thought I had. My apologies & thank you for the info.
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No problem, I hope you`ll enjoy the newly discovered functionality, too =) I use simple tap most of the time, but sometimes I prefer to swipe just for fun
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For me? Quite a while. I was/am so used to having turn buttons on the side.

I catch myself still thumbing the bezel hoping it moves forward in the books...
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I kinda wish I could 'flip' the touch zones, as just tapping where my left thumb sits (I hold the PW mostly in my left hand ) just turns the page back, not forward. I 'swipe' with my thumb instead, but I would prefer to be able to tap it to turn....I still love the PW though for many reasons, and the swipe isn't make-or-break. I don't miss the physical buttons, but it would be nice, too....I just want it all!
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I stand corrected then. Obviously I didn't read the manual as well as I thought I had. My apologies & thank you for the info.
Purely as a matter of interest, how were you using the home page without swiping?
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:34 AM   #41
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Because I had begun getting used to touch screen devices in general, my immersion was immediate.

I too dislike the left-hand holding situation a little, but I tend to hold towards the bottom instead and then there's very little difference for me. I do personally like page turn buttons and I thought a home screen button made some sense, but in all honesty I've rarely thought about it since I started using the device.

The K3 was my favourite technological device and it brought me countless hours of reading happiness, but now with the PW I find that I'm under a similar spell.

Oh - and another thing. Love that screen.
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It didn't take me long, perhaps a day or two, to get in the habit of tapping to change pages but when I switch back and forth with my Kindle Basic it's a pain. I usually find myself tapping my Kindle Basic, less to change pages than to highlight a word to look up in the dictionary.
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I go between my K3 and PW (I take my K3 to work to catch up on blogs/newspapers in morning and at lunch and primarily use my PW for reading in bed at night), so I sometimes will reach for a page turn button that is not there or try to swipe when I should be pressing the button. I am okay with both and it's a good thing!
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Purely as a matter of interest, how were you using the home page without swiping?
Put only a few books on the device so it's only one page...
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Purely as a matter of interest, how were you using the home page without swiping?
Oh I knew it swiped to go through collection pages but I didn't think it swiped to turn the page while reading. No idea why.

I have a Sony which uses swipe and not tap to turn pages. I've found myself doing that occasionally while reading and just thought that it turned the page because I was in the particular tap zone. And I did read the manual when I first got it but either forgot or missed that part about swiping to turn pages.
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