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Old 05-07-2008, 05:34 PM   #31
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Hmm, then isn't it kind of strange to have a goto page function? *confused* I figured if they have a goto page function, then they would eventually implement a way to determine page numbers.

Oh well, it just would have been helpful, not like it's something I need. Besides, if it's true the update allows for faster page flipping, then that should help some. And so long as they've fixed the bookmarking issue it shouldn't be an issue.

Anyhow, I've never read mobipocket before (it's not very compatible with my mac, which is the only device I tend to use for reading e-books). I'm new to all this, and my Cybook hasn't arrived for me to try it out.

I'm just surprised since all the other readers have some form of page number. I didn't think it would be all that hard to configure page numbers or at least a percentage on the progress bar. But as I've mentioned I'm new to all this. Even if they never add page numbers, that won't stop me from wishing for them.

Why are page numbers not supported by mobipocket format?
Everybody talks about page flipping being faster - I haven't noticed any change. Nor have I noticed any real improvement on the "Gee I pressed but the navigation control doesn't make the page flip" problem. And I'm a rather heavy-handed page-flip-presser because of the problem. (I'm not near as heavy-handed on my Axim x51v.)

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Old 05-07-2008, 05:37 PM   #32
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Page numbers have been discussed ad naseum in numerous threads spread around this forum. Might I suggest you review this thread:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...t=page+numbers

or this one:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...t=page+numbers

You can set an option to see a progress bar at the bottom of the page that will give you a relative view on where your are in the book.
Oh, I haven't come across those threads, thanks. I didn't mean to start a discussion about it, just said it's something I would eventually like to see.

Sorry for bringing it up.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:44 PM   #33
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Oh, I haven't come across those threads, thanks. I didn't mean to start a discussion about it, just said it's something I would eventually like to see.

Sorry for bringing it up.
No worries.

But, you might want to check this thread about the threads that never end... http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22453

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Old 05-07-2008, 05:54 PM   #34
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No worries.

But, you might want to check this thread about the threads that never end... http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22453

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Heh, it's hard being new. I guess I need to LURK MOAR.

Ooh, that list is useful. *bookmarks it*
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Heh, it's hard being new. I guess I need to LURK MOAR.

Ooh, that list is useful. *bookmarks it*
Once again, no worries. Anyway, alot of people like to re-hash those topics... so they will reply to them.

My biggest "Welcome to the Forum" to you!




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Old 05-07-2008, 06:02 PM   #36
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Once again, no worries. Anyway, alot of people like to re-hash those topics... so they will reply to them.

My biggest "Welcome to the Forum" to you!




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LOL. I have noticed that on certain topics, actually. I suppose people like to waffle on about things just for the heck of it. But hey, I suppose that's good for newbies like me.

Thanks. I found this forum very helpful in my decision to invest an e-book reader. I'm sure it will be even more helpful once I actually have my Gen3 in hand.

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Old 05-07-2008, 06:28 PM   #37
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I hope you enjoy your Gen3. One thing i like with my 505 is finishing a book and still having another to reader after that.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:41 PM   #38
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The menu navigation seems to be faster but that was the only difference I noticed. So as they said in the interview a while ago and what I guessed, mainly a bug fix release and some of the bugs was fixed in the unofficial update.

They confirmed in the release notes that the image size bug is fixed.
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The menu navigation seems to be faster but that was the only difference I noticed. So as they said in the interview a while ago and what I guessed, mainly a bug fix release and some of the bugs was fixed in the unofficial update.

They confirmed in the release notes that the image size bug is fixed.
Does this mean then that the image resizing can be removed?
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The dictionary bug with the symtom that for example "fast" and "fastidious" could not be found in the Concise Oxford Dictionary seems to have been fixed.
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Does this mean then that the image resizing can be removed?
In MobiPerl you can in the latest release disable it with a flag. I will change the default so it is disabled by default in the next release but I will not do a new release just with this change.
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Page turning - here's what I am seeing after performing the upgrade.

Advancing multiple pages by pressing the button more or less immediately after each page has advanced moves through the pages quite quickly.

However, if some amount of time is allowed to elapse (like read the page, then press the button), the page turning feels like it is *slower*...about the same as an iLiad.

Can anyone confirm if they see the same thing?

Perhaps someone could provide me with a copy of the 538 build firmware so that I can do some actual timed measurements?

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Old 05-07-2008, 09:53 PM   #43
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Everybody talks about page flipping being faster - I haven't noticed any change. Nor have I noticed any real improvement on the "Gee I pressed but the navigation control doesn't make the page flip" problem. And I'm a rather heavy-handed page-flip-presser because of the problem. (I'm not near as heavy-handed on my Axim x51v.)

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I don't know if it is a difference in our hardware or what -- but I clearly see a difference. First, I need a much lighter touch to turn a page. I suspect that I never needed the heavy push -- its just that page turns weren't always recognized so I would end up mashing down on the button to make sure it was recognized.

After the upgrade, it seems like I sometimes only brush the button and the page turns. In fact, since the upgrade, I have had a couple of times where I turned a page without meaning to, and other times when I've accidentally turned multiple pages instead of just one. However, this is not a complaint. I am enjoying the new found button sensitivity, and I'm already adjusting to the amount of pressure needed.

Derek, I know you had a pre-release unit at one point, and I'm not sure what your ended up with for your permanent device. However, if it helps to compare, my reader was from the first batch publicly shipped in November(?).
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Moving the "lookup" cursor around the page is definitely faster with the new firmware.
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