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Old 11-09-2008, 01:57 AM   #16
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I'm not a Mac person but I want to make sure I understand. You want to move Palm books (pdb?) onto a Mac and use mobi2mobi on them but you aren't trying to move them to your Kindle? You just want to change the metadata?
I want to be able to use the perl scripts to change the metadata of of .prc and .mobi files that I have on my Mac. The Mac comes with Perl already installed, but the Palm libraries need to be installed for the scripts to work.

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I want to be able to use the perl scripts to change the metadata of of .prc and .mobi files that I have on my Mac. The Mac comes with Perl already installed, but the Palm libraries need to be installed for the scripts to work.

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Ahhh, gottcha! I'm going keep out of this one and let the Mac Man and anyone else who knows what they're doing take care of it.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:02 AM   #18
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Do they steps on the mobiperl site not work? I do plan to do this, but was basically going to steal those directions. I have yet to run mobiperl stuff on my Mac... only done that on Windows so far.

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The steps on the mobiperl site probably work if you are a programming geek, but I haven’t programmed in 20 years and it’s like reading a foreign language. Plus there’s too many alternates, I just want one set of step by step instruction to follow that match what I will see on the Mac. The instructions on the mobiperl site don’t seem to correspond with any Mac directories that I see. As soon as they started talking about CPAN, I was totally lost.

The instructions talk about having Perl in /opt/local/bin, but there is no such directory on either of my Macs (one PPC, one Intel). I have toggled the ”Show hidden files and directories” switch. Perl commands do run, so Perl is on there somewhere.

“which perl” gives me: /usr/bin/perl

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Old 11-09-2008, 11:15 AM   #19
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Okay, the KindleFIX for Vista and XP page has been changed.

I removed the requirement from Step 2, to have copies of kindlefix.py and prc.py in the same folder as the book being converted. I was having an issue on my end that required the files to be there before I could make the conversion (I had to re-install python 2.6 to fix it).

Mobi2Mobi will be next.
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Okay, the KindleFIX for Vista and XP page has been changed.
Nice work. How did you get the screen shots on the Kindle screen?

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Old 11-09-2008, 12:34 PM   #21
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Nice work. How did you get the screen shots on the Kindle screen?

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Alt+Shift+G on the Kindle keyboard. It will save the screen shot as a .gif file on the SD Card.
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Alt+Shift+G on the Kindle keyboard. It will save the screen shot as a .gif file on the SD Card.
Wow...you learn something every day.

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Old 11-09-2008, 12:45 PM   #23
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Wow...you learn something every day.

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It's one of these "Easter Eggs" Igorsk discovered.

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Bonus content

The main GUI and most of the back-end code is written in Java. The framework is quite elaborate and can be extended with extra "booklets".
After spending some time investigating it with JAD, I found some undocumented shortcuts, features and easter eggs. Here's a more or less complete list.

Picture viewer

I'm not sure why Amazon didn't make it public (maybe because paging is kinda slow), but there is a basic picture viewer in Kindle.
To activate it:
1) make a folder called "pictures" in the root of Kindle drive or SD card. Kindle also checks for "dcim" made by cameras.
2) put your pictures for a single "book" into a folder inside that. The subfolder name will be used as the "book" name. Supported formats are jpg, png, gif.
3) in Home screen press Alt-Z. A new "book" should appear. Open it to view your pictures.
4) In the local menu you can toggle dithering, resize to fit and full screen mode.

Keyboard shortcuts

Various undocumented/underdocumented keyboard shortcuts. I italicized most interesting ones.

Global keys

Alt-Shift-R reboot Kindle
Alt-Shift-. restart GUI
Alt-Shift-G make screenshot
due to an implementation bug, screenshots can only be stored on SD card, not the main storage. A gif file is saved in the card root.
Shift-Sym start demo
Enabled only if allow_demo=true is passed on the Java commandline. Needs a special demo script present on the SD card.

Home

Alt-Shift-M Minesweeper
Alt-Z rescan picture directories
Alt-T show time

Reader

Alt-B toggle bookmark
Alt-T spell out time
Alt-0 enable/disable slideshow
Alt-1 start slideshow (if enabled)
Alt-2 stop slidehow
Alt-PageForward/PageBackward go to next/prev annotation or one "chunk" (1/20th of a book) forward or backward

Settings

411 show diagnostics data
511 run loopback call test
611 diagnostic data service call
c/e/s
126 Lab126 team members

Font List

J show/hide justification options

Picture viewer

Alt-Shift-0 set current picture as screensaver
F toggle fullscreen mode

Minesweeper

I,J,K,L up,left,down,right
M mark mine
R restart
Space open cell
Scroll move cursor up/down
Alt-Scroll move cursor left/right
H return to Home screen

Text input

Alt-Backspace clear all
Alt-H/Alt-J move cursor
(the following don't work in search field for some reason)
Alt-6 ?
Alt-7 ,
Alt-8 :
Alt-9 "
Alt-0 '

Browser

It seems there is a location capability (GPS?) in the CDMA module. I cannot check it as I'm not in USA but the following shortcuts are programmed inside the browser.
Alt-1 show current location in google maps
Alt-2 find gas station nearby
Alt-3 find restaurants nearby
Alt-4
Alt-5 find custom keyword nearby
Alt-D dump debug info to the log and toggle highlight default item
Alt-Z toggle zone drawing and show log

Audio Player

Alt-F next
Alt-P play/stop

Search commands

These command work in the search field. You can enter only beginning of the command if that's enough for it to be unique.

Public commands (always available)

@help
@web
@wiki/@wikipedia
@store
@time
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I'm surprised no one noticed there was no step 5 on the KindlePID Mac page. Fixed.

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The three of you have helped so many here (including myself)...and this effort is a wonderful extension of all you have done!

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The three of you have helped so many here (including myself)...and this effort is a wonderful extension of all you have done!

Thanks for the kind words! As I said, I'm learning (see DG, I put the "r" in this time) as I go. And that includes learning how to build wiki pages.

Kindle Mobi2Mobi Vista/XP is up but still a work in progress (as all the pages are).
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(see DG, I put the "r" in this time)
I have no idea what this means... and feel I should not. But, I am curious anyway.

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See post #5 in this thread.
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Thanks for the kind words! As I said, I'm learning (see DG, I put the "r" in this time) as I go. And that includes learning how to build wiki pages.

Kindle Mobi2Mobi Vista/XP is up but still a work in progress (as all the pages are).
I bow, (as much as a cat can) to your *learning* prowess.
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