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Old 03-24-2009, 12:22 AM   #1
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Is there a way to get the time from your Kindle 2 while reading?

First, thanks everyone for all your great help and ideas on this forum. It really is a great community.

I switched from a Kindle 1 (I only had it for two weeks) to a Kindle 2. I miss being able to hit ALT+T to get the time to appear on the screen. Does anyone know if this is possible to do with the Kindle 2?
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:26 AM   #2
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Just press the menu button. The time will appear at the top of the screen.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:32 AM   #3
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You can search for @time as well.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:06 AM   #4
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Heh I was looking for this shortcut yesterday too.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:43 AM   #5
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On the Kindle 1, <Alt>-T would give a time down in the corner, one of the early reports on Kindle 2 said that shortcut still worked ...
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:06 AM   #6
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Would it not be easier to look at your watch? Unless you dont wear one that it
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:31 PM   #7
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I don't always have a watch on. Sometimes I am reading in bed, sometimes I am reading in my jammies on the porch, etc. I really miss the quickness and ease of alt+t from Kindle 1. I can't seem to get it to work for the K2. Pressing menu seems to be the best option right now, but it isn't as quick and non-distracting as it used to be on K1. Oh well. No biggie. Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:55 PM   #9
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Pressing menu seems to be the best option right now, but it isn't as quick and non-distracting as it used to be on K1. Oh well. No biggie. Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.
I actually find it more convenient. Instead of having to use two fingers to press the alt and t keys I simply shift my thumb to the menu and press it.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:42 PM   #10
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On the Kindle 1, <Alt>-T would give a time down in the corner, one of the early reports on Kindle 2 said that shortcut still worked ...
Alas, no. I tried several times. I missed it very much.

I was very happy when MobileRead users pointed out to me that I could get the time in Menu mode.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:04 PM   #11
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I've only ever used the menu to pull up the time, but then again, I really didn't have my K1 for very long before switching to the K2.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:39 AM   #12
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wonder if k2 has a TTS for the time?
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:07 AM   #13
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No, TTS only works in books and such.
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Would it not be easier to look at your watch? Unless you dont wear one that it
Many (most?) young people (I qualify for AARP) don't wear one.
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