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Old 06-16-2009, 11:08 AM   #16
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Hey, look. I think what schulzmc is asking is that do you have any idea to stop the screensaver, instead of discussing whether the screensaver is necessary. Does anyone have the idea? I also want to know....
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:50 AM   #17
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Hey, look. I think what schulzmc is asking is that do you have any idea to stop the screensaver, instead of discussing whether the screensaver is necessary. Does anyone have the idea? I also want to know....
I don't think it's possible. The screensavers are part of the battery saving scheme. Maybe someone will find a way to hack it. Other than that, it's best to let Amazon know what you'd like to see.
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I don't think it's possible. The screensavers are part of the battery saving scheme. Maybe someone will find a way to hack it. Other than that, it's best to let Amazon know what you'd like to see.
At least, we are lucky to have no screensaver in our hardcover books... Thanks very much.
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I have been studying math books on my DX, very annoying that it goes into sleep mode so fast. I'm used to my sony where the screen stays on for an hour or so.
With the Sony, you can turn off sleep mode so it doesn't go off till you make the display go off or change what's on the display.
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I don't think it's possible. The screensavers are part of the battery saving scheme. Maybe someone will find a way to hack it. Other than that, it's best to let Amazon know what you'd like to see.
How is the slide show going to save battery as every time the Kindle displays a new image, it's just used some of the battery?
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:00 PM   #21
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How is the slide show going to save battery as every time the Kindle displays a new image, it's just used some of the battery?
The *screensaver* now that you mention it does not save the battery but it does signal the Kindle that it can do any indexing it needs to do since the Kindle is not in use.
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The *screensaver* now that you mention it does not save the battery but it does signal the Kindle that it can do any indexing it needs to do since the Kindle is not in use.
How long does it take from a page turn and then doing nothing with the Kindle till the slide show kicks in?
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How long does it take from a page turn and then doing nothing with the Kindle till the slide show kicks in?
What slide show are you referring to?
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:06 PM   #24
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How long does it take from a page turn and then doing nothing with the Kindle till the slide show kicks in?
According to the Manual - sposed to be 10 minutes of inactivity before it kicks in.
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How is the slide show going to save battery as every time the Kindle displays a new image, it's just used some of the battery?
It's not so much battery life, as disabling the keypad - in sleep mode with the screensaver showing the buttons on the keypad are disabled - so I guess seeing Virginia Woolf on your Kindle tells you to wake it up before you press any keys?
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It seems the sleep mode is part of the battery saving scheme.

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You can leave the Kindle User’s Guide, or any item you are reading, at any time by pressing the Home button. If you are done reading, you can put your Kindle to sleep by sliding and releasing the power button located at the top of your Kindle (you wake up Kindle the same way). Sleeping your Kindle will extend battery life and also lock all of the keys and buttons so you don’t inadvertently press one while not using your Kindle. When your Kindle is asleep, you will see an image on the screen. To turn off your Kindle completely, slide and hold the power switch for four seconds, then
release. The Kindle screen will blank and the device will turn off.
Sleep mode with wireless on allows for software updates to happen automatically.
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What I would have liked is a small symbol on the status bar to show that the Kindle is in sleep mode. Thus, if say I had a cookbook on the screen or something I wanted for more then 10 minutes I would get it and still know the Kindle was in sleep mode. I can see this being an issue on the DX as it's supposed to be designed for textbooks and many textbooks will need to be open to the same page for more then 10 minutes.
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What I would have liked is a small symbol on the status bar to show that the Kindle is in sleep mode. Thus, if say I had a cookbook on the screen or something I wanted for more then 10 minutes I would get it and still know the Kindle was in sleep mode. I can see this being an issue on the DX as it's supposed to be designed for textbooks and many textbooks will need to be open to the same page for more then 10 minutes.
Though you don't own a Kindle, I think it would be worth while for you to send that suggestion to Amazon (kindle-feedback@amazon.com).
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Though you don't own a Kindle, I think it would be worth while for you to send that suggestion to Amazon (kindle-feedback@amazon.com).
I shall do that. It cannot do any harm to let Amazon know of a shortcoming that is one of the deal breakers. Might as well let them know of the lackluster PDF support as well at the same time.
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I shall do that. It cannot do any harm to let Amazon know of a shortcoming that is one of the deal breakers. Might as well let them know of the lackluster PDF support as well at the same time.
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