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Old 08-12-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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Direct Page Control Hack

I made a new hack that will give you direct page access inside a book. Currently the numeric 0-9 keys inside a book are used to jump to who knows where in the book, but now you have Direct Page Control®

It works very easy. When you are reading a book and want to go to page 145 for example you need to do the following:
  • Enter the numbers 1, 4 and 5 with the numeric keypad
  • Now hold the "Next" button until the Reader jumps to page 145.
  • If you made an error you can hold the "Previous" key until the wrongly entered data disappears. Now you can start typing in the correct numbers. Alternatively you can also flip a page forward or backward and start typing again. Or just keep typing because after 4 digits it will reset to 1 again. Or are there people with books that contain 9999+ pages?

I hope that some people find this hack useful. It sure beats Sony's solution (I like to think).


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The attached file has:
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  • Direct Page Control®

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Old 08-12-2007, 04:07 PM   #2
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:08 PM   #3
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Very nice hack, we've been waiting for this one quite a long time already !
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:49 PM   #4
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WOW! Way cool!

Do you know how much time I've spent looking up stuff? Now my dictionnaries can be useful, not as quick as typing a word, but with a quicker searching possibily than before.

Thanks a lot diabloNL!
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:53 PM   #5
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It took me many days to get it to work so I'm glad you guys like it!

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Old 08-12-2007, 06:27 PM   #7
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I made a new hack that will give you direct page access inside a book. Currently the numeric 0-9 keys inside a book are used to jump to who knows where in the book, but now you have Direct Page Control®
I've added in the smaller menu font hack. Now I just need to have the page turn for even the menus added in. There is not even the page turn counter for just reading. Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:31 PM   #8
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Now what I need is the total page count hack from before added in as this one is missing it and I also need the smaller fonts hack added in as well. Then it'll be good to go.
I was expecting that question.

The attached file has:
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  • Total pages counter inside book. Reset by connecting the charger
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:38 PM   #9
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Sorry Jon, forgot you had the total pages counter with manual reset. The one above reset on charger connect. I will post the one that you want in a few minutes.
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:48 PM   #10
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Do you know how much time I've spent looking up stuff? Now my dictionnaries can be useful, not as quick as typing a word, but with a quicker searching possibily than before.

Thanks a lot diabloNL!
Do we have a dictionary in the book upload section? If not, I will add Webster's Unabridged from PG by Wednesday.

I wasn't going to bother converting one for the Sony Reader because without this hack, searching took too long. Thanks DiabloNL!!!
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:14 PM   #11
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Sorry Jon, forgot you had the total pages counter with manual reset. The one above reset on charger connect. I will post the one that you want in a few minutes.
Thanks much! What would be a good idea to do is start a new thread for all the different hacks so people will know where they all are and what they all do.
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Sorry Jon, forgot you had the total pages counter with manual reset. The one above reset on charger connect. I will post the one that you want in a few minutes.
The attached file has:
  • Clock
  • Smaller menu/toc fonts
  • Total pages counter in book + menu's. Reset by "ENTER" press in about screen
  • Direct Page Control®

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Old 08-12-2007, 07:51 PM   #13
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The attached file has:
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  • Total pages counter in book + menu's. Reset by press "ENTER" in about screen
  • Direct Page Control®

Use at your own risk!
WOO HOO! Now I should be all set once I install this.
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I have a question. How do the hacks in applicationstart.xml relate to those in main.xml? I have an applicationstart.xml hacked for the clock and for right-joystick=page forward, and left-joystick=history. What happens if use the main.xml hacked for direct page entry, clock, and small fonts in combination with my hacked applicationstart.xml?

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I have a question. How do the hacks in applicationstart.xml relate to those in main.xml? I have an applicationstart.xml hacked for the clock and for right-joystick=page forward, and left-joystick=history. What happens if use the main.xml hacked for direct page entry, clock, and small fonts in combination with my hacked applicationstart.xml?

Thank you.
You will gain direct page entry and small fonts while keeping the clock and your modified joystick.

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