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View Poll Results: Firmware 2.6.1 Pass or Fail
1. Total failure 11 8.87%
2. 6 4.84%
3. 7 5.65%
4. 4 3.23%
5. 4 3.23%
Neutral. Neither Pass or Fail. 24 19.35%
6. 12 9.68%
7. 13 10.48%
8. 30 24.19%
9. 7 5.65%
10. Huge success 100% Pass 6 4.84%
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:06 AM   #46
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Definitely.


Pinning tiles would be nice. I can already ban them forever if I want to, but, pinning them isn't as easy.

Hmm, actually, that would work, but it wouldn't be practical.
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Also be able to unpin too when the whim struck
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:40 AM   #47
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And that's why it wouldn't be practical. I have a database trigger that automatically dismisses tiles. I have it set so the Sync tile never shows up. I could probably come up with a different trigger that kept a tile on the home screen. But, to remove it later would mean changing or deleting the trigger. That is why it isn't very practical.

And before you ask, creating the dismiss trigger is in the beta version of my Kobo Utilities plugin for calibre. I'll be releasing that version properly tomorrow.
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And that's why it wouldn't be practical. I have a database trigger that automatically dismisses tiles. I have it set so the Sync tile never shows up. I could probably come up with a different trigger that kept a tile on the home screen. But, to remove it later would mean changing or deleting the trigger. That is why it isn't very practical.
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And before you ask, creating the dismiss trigger is in the beta version of my Kobo Utilities plugin for calibre. I'll be releasing that version properly tomorrow.
Wasn't going to - honest, *crosses heart*
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:09 AM   #49
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I'm quite happy with the new firmware. Only got the update like two days ago, but I like the new home screen and haven't encountered any new bugs. Let's hope it stays that way
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:27 AM   #51
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The new home screen is the only reason I updated my Glo, and I love it. I would like to do away with the sync tile. Don't know why they have that there when there are other ways to sync.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #52
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If they got rid of that ugly box on sleep screen, I would be reasonably happy.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:58 AM   #53
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The new home screen is the only reason I updated my Glo, and I love it. I would like to do away with the sync tile. Don't know why they have that there when there are other ways to sync.
I you are using calibre, my Kobo Utilities plugin has a way to get rid of it. And prevent it coming back. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=215339 for details.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:36 AM   #54
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I you are using calibre, my Kobo Utilities plugin has a way to get rid of it. And prevent it coming back. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=215339 for details.
Can you point me to which post in particular describes configuring the utility for this function?

Never mind, I figured it out. Fantastic!

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Old 06-19-2013, 03:54 PM   #55
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I'm pretty happy with 2.6.1 Really like the new home screen and the free space at the top where the title was in 2.5.2 makes the page look more balanced in my opinion.

I don't have the sleep screen set to full screen so don't have to look at the ugly, ugly status box, what were Kobo thinking!

The only negative for me is the extra taps that are needed to change the backlight brightness, but that's hardly a deal breaker - just a minor annoyance.

So for me it gets an 8/10.

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Old 06-19-2013, 06:02 PM   #56
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I you are using calibre, my Kobo Utilities plugin has a way to get rid of it. And prevent it coming back. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=215339 for details.
how does it prevent it coming back? i mean, i used it to remove it, but anytime I sync, it of course comes back and I have to use your utility to remove it again.

not complaining just curious what you mean.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:15 PM   #57
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If you use the option to create a Database Trigger on the Dismiss Tiles from Home screen menu.

What this does it create some database magic, that every time an entry is added to the database table that controls what is on the home screen, the entry is updated to make it non displayable.

When you create the trigger, it uses the current options you have selected in Tile Types.
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If you use the option to create a Database Trigger on the Dismiss Tiles from Home screen menu.

What this does it create some database magic, that every time an entry is added to the database table that controls what is on the home screen, the entry is updated to make it non displayable.

When you create the trigger, it uses the current options you have selected in Tile Types.
Okay, I think I get it. I will try that next time I have my glo attached!

Thanks for explaining
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Can you point me to which post in particular describes configuring the utility for this function?

Never mind, I figured it out. Fantastic!
I'm glad you did, because I couldn't remember where it was described.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:39 AM   #60
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First firmware I have actually rolled back from (had previsouly skipped 2.5.2) Decided that whilst 2.6.1 is sleek and seems to perform well I don't like the way the light adjustment works (extra click and in the middle of the screen) Also don't like losing the black bar at the bottom and the wasted header space so have rolled back to 2.5.1. I actually think that 2.4 has less bugs tham 2.5.1 but I think the light can dim a bit more in 2.5.1 than 2.4 which suits me.
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