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Old 12-10-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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How to shrink margin?

I had an interesting thing happen on my K2 (US 2.3) yesterday: "something happened" and suddenly all of the books I attempted to view had 1/2" left/right margins, rather than the default 1/4" margins. It didn't restore the original default until I did a Restart.

Implied by this is that the default margin can be modified. I'd be curious if anyone has figured out how to do this. For example it seems you could change it to 1/8" without any loss of readability or function, and be able to fit a little bit more text per line at a given text size.

For comparison, I happened to be reading the Sony PRS-800 user guide and it has a way to zero out the margin. Maybe all the Sony readers do this? Given how small these screens are to begin with, it seems odd that amazon would arbitrarily render a half inch strip of real estate unavailable for any use. Maybe it looks a little better that way, but it is subjective as to what the margins 'should' be...

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Old 12-11-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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Click on the aA button, and select words per line [or something like that]. It's a new option in 2.3
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Ah yes, I must have accidentally toggled that option ('fewer fewest default"). That feature was inherited from DX - where lines get really long particularly in Landscape. Not so useful on K2 where that's usually not the issue.

But I'd like to see 'more' added to these, to eliminate as much margin as possible without compromising function.
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