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Old 06-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #46
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Thank you Peter

Tis really different . .. Is it quite intuitive? Can you make your own tiles?
No. The tiles are predefined and appear based on what you have done. For instance, if you go to Shelves and Manage, then a tile will appear for that shelf on the home page. Likewise, if you open the browser, a tile for it will appear.

Tiles you don't want there, you can do a long tap on and select the remove from home page option.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:43 PM   #47
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I'm with you, and I won't say "different," I'll say "ugly." I thought the full size cover display was bad before in sleep mode with the banner across the top... little did I know they could manage to make it worse.

Looks like I'll be skipping another firmware update.
Ooops - misread your post.

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Its funny; loosing a line or two of content from the screen does not bother me at all. Just means maybe a few extra page turns in going through a book.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:45 PM   #49
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No. The tiles are predefined and appear based on what you have done. For instance, if you go to Shelves and Manage, then a tile will appear for that shelf on the home page. Likewise, if you open the browser, a tile for it will appear.

Tiles you don't want there, you can do a long tap on and select the remove from home page option.
So what advantages are there for this type of screen over the old version?
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:47 PM   #50
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Three attached; the home page and two showing sleep mode with one having full screen covers selected, and the other showing non full screen images.
You have got to be kidding. I would much rather have the banner across the top then that crappy Sleeping square. I don't under stand why they cannot just make a tiny banner in the lower right or left corner to indicate sleep or power off mode. This is just another example of the Kobo Programmers ignoring the common sense requests from the users!

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You have got to be kidding. I would much rather have the banner across the top then that crappy Sleeping square. I don't under stand why they cannot just make a tiny banner in the lower right or left corner to indicate sleep or power off mode. This is just another example of the Kobo Programmers ignoring the common sense requests from the users!

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Thanks Peter T for posting the images... it is much appreciated.
Oooh - just spotted that square . . . tis rather unattractive . .
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:50 PM   #52
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You have got to be kidding. I would much rather have the banner across the top then that crappy Sleeping square. I don't under stand why they cannot just make a tiny banner in the lower right or left corner to indicate sleep or power off mode. This is just another example of the Kobo Programmers ignoring the common sense requests from the users!

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Thanks Peter T for posting the images... it is much appreciated.
Or better yet, give us an option to completely turn off their sleep banner or box or whatever they think up next for it so we just see the book cover only. I already posted how ugly I think it is.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #53
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So what advantages are there for this type of screen over the old version?
One-click access to the things you do most often, perhaps? E.g. favourite shelves. Plus current book not disappearing from Home screen just because you downloaded 5 or more new books.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:57 PM   #54
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No. The tiles are predefined and appear based on what you have done. For instance, if you go to Shelves and Manage, then a tile will appear for that shelf on the home page. Likewise, if you open the browser, a tile for it will appear.

Tiles you don't want there, you can do a long tap on and select the remove from home page option.
If you remove a tile, can you get it back later? How?
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:58 PM   #55
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So what advantages are there for this type of screen over the old version?
If you accidently open a book you can dismiss the tile. I can be OCD, so I would sometimes go through the 5 books to get what I wanted back on the homescreen.....
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I'm not Peter, but I can tell you it is gone from epubs only. I actually like them, so I am glad that I have a format that has titles.
I just wish there was an option to turn them on or off. Then we could both be happy.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:00 PM   #57
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I have no idea why this question is being ignored, so I'm going to ask again because an answer would be very helpful.

Is the wasted screen space at the bottom of the screen still wasted or has that been fixed?
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Or better yet, give us an option to completely turn off their sleep banner or box or whatever they think up next for it so we just see the book cover only. I already posted how ugly I think it is.
Again, another user option denied the customer. If they insist on displaying the info, a tiny 1/4" x 1" in the lower corner would be adequate. I, too, would like a cover-only sleep option.
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Plus current book not disappearing from Home screen just because you downloaded 5 or more new books.
Thanks Jackie

Like the sound of this bit . .
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If you remove a tile, can you get it back later? How?
use whatever you dismissed again. ie, re-open the book or the browser.

this doesn't work for the "# of new books added" tile

or the shelves tile...you have to "manage" the shelf for it to show up (ie add a book to that shelf)

award tiles probably wouldn't show up unless you keep dismissing until they reappear.
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