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Old 07-09-2010, 06:12 AM   #166
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And, adding to that, I can't find the option anymore to pop up the status window when the status bar is disabled. I had to reformat my PB a couple of weeks ago and since then I lost this option.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:30 PM   #167
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I have a request for the next update. When I read a book, I normally have the status bar off. But sometimes I want to check how many pages until the next chapter. So I toggle the table of contents on, which shows the page numbers for each chapter. Then I return to the book, and it shows what page I'm on. As long as I turn the status bar off before I turn the page, it doesn't recalculate the pages. If I don't go to the table of contents first, and just toggle the status bar on, it recalculates the number of pages before it shows which page I'm on.

I would like if I just toggle the status bar on, that it just shows the page I'm on, without recalculating the pages to allow for the status bar.
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I would like if I just toggle the status bar on, that it just shows the page I'm on, without recalculating the pages to allow for the status bar.
The reason it recalculates is because when you toggle the bar it takes up space on the page and it has to reformat the book.

What you want to do is to map a button to the hide panel option. (I use OK-long press). Then in FBReader180 you replace the status bar with the book information box: second page of "settings", first option; "disable status, show info instead". (I have it to show info until key pressed.) Under "advanced settings", you can choose what info to display in the info box; 10 yes or no settings.

The info box shows up on top of the current page so it doesn't displace the text and it only calculates the page count once. Every other time you call it up it already has a proper page count in percentage and xxx pages / yyy. Plus whatever other info you want.

I like it. It lets me read on a clean screen with decent margins and no distraction.

Hopes this helps.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:52 AM   #169
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Thank you! That's exactly what I was looking for!
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:40 PM   #170
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This is what works for me:

(1) Open FBReader Config Menu (with book open, bottom right corner of pop-up menu dialog)
(2) Go to 'Rotate' and press 'OK'
(3) Select menu item '180°+FAST prev/next page'
(4) Go to 'Page turn angle' and select your preference (I choose 20°)
(5) Exit Config menu ('back' button to return to book)
(6) Open FBReader menu and choose rotation settings (centre right of pop-up menu dialog)
(7) Press 'OK' - this will choose the centre 'ring' meaning the gyro sensing will be accepted.
(8) Wait until the book 'repaginates' - the status bar will show no page numbering and a book symbol with 3 dots (...) in the lower left corner - once done, the page numbering and % read bar will re-appear.
(9) Rotate the book and the pages should turn!

* To get it going, you may need to do an initial page turn with the buttons, then it should pick up your wrist turns - I don't always need this when I follow the above sequence.

** The app does have a habit of going to sleep after a while, requiring a further use of a button page turn to kick it off again. Also, I have an auto-keypad-lock time set, so after not using buttons for a while my keypad locks on me!... annoyinf but not life-threatening!...

Experiment a little with comfortable positions for holding the book, sensitivity of the turn angle, etc. to suit your needs. Apparently you can set a high turn angle to allow holding the book 'sideways' whilst lying on your side to read (see somewhere above) - I haven't tried this yet but intend to!
Blessings upon yr head, Orwell2k - the clue (for my reader - I currently still have 180d) was chosing the CENTRE ring of the Gyro sensor.
Am completely addicted to wrist turns, and was in despair until I read your posting!

Works for txt, doc, html.
No joy for Epub or Pdf.

Still a big improvement!
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:41 AM   #171
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(6) Open FBReader menu and choose rotation settings (centre right of pop-up menu dialog)
(7) Press 'OK' - this will choose the centre 'ring' meaning the gyro sensing will be accepted.
When I open this menu option I get a blank box, no Ok, no anything!

What's the difference between all the page turn options ?
360, 180 etc ... ?
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:37 AM   #172
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When I open this menu option I get a blank box, no Ok, no anything!

What's the difference between all the page turn options ?
360, 180 etc ... ?
When he says press OK, I think he means just press the white centre button, at least that's how I interpreted it and that's what I did.

The difference for the page turn options - 360 means it will rotate all the way around, every time you turn your reader. 180 means it will only flip to the opposite direction, so if you're reading in portrait orientation flipping it upside down will put it straight into portrait orientation again without flipping to landscape first.
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:45 AM   #173
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mmm, my thoughts too ... if I chose the 180, I don't get any switch ...

thanks - will have to investigate further ...
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:24 AM   #174
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I've just noticed there is a new version of FBReader180, 0.9.3. The development wiki doesn't offer information about the novelties that it includes, so it's a matter of trying out and see what comes
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:35 AM   #175
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I've just noticed there is a new version of FBReader180, 0.9.3. The development wiki doesn't offer information about the novelties that it includes, so it's a matter of trying out and see what comes
Yep, graynm doesn't seem to believe in marketing.
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This version seems to have funny issues with font increasing and decreasing: I can't reach the lower font sizes even while setting the font change step to 1, which should make it go through each and every font size. For some reason I get stuck in size 19 and from there on I can't make it smaller. I'll keep reporting.
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Yep, graynm doesn't seem to believe in marketing.
He could take some lessons from a few authors then


then again, perhaps he has !!!!
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Guys (and girls ) don't panic. The versions 0.9.2-ftxxx and 0.9.3-ftxxx are local test versions. They aren't marked as featured and aren't intended for common use.

They are the result of experiments with the last versions of FreeType library.
Primary to see what effect gives the enabling of TrueType bytecode interpreter.
But responses to this feature were at most negative, so I didn't move it to official version.
0.9.3 besides it contains another test feature - a bit correctly specified font size. That's why font become so large. But it still need further investigation too.

And what marketing are you talking about? I'm doing it just for fun.
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Guys (and girls ) don't panic. The versions 0.9.2-ftxxx and 0.9.3-ftxxx are local test versions. They aren't marked as featured and aren't intended for common use.
I tried it anyway ;-)
No self-respecting hacker would pass up an opportunity to try out new version, especially if it is marked as unsuitable for general population.
I tried to increase the font size using up/down buttons and I managed to get font size to 2147483647 (0x7FFFFFFF).
After that, the program kept crashing. Even when I replaced it with working 0.9.2, it kept crashing, until I edited .../system/config/fbreader.cfg and set font sizes to sane values.

Please note, the above isn't a complaint, it is a bug report, a warning to other users and description of what said users can do when they ignore the warnings and the device keeps crashing.

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And what marketing are you talking about? I'm doing it just for fun.
programming is much more fun if you know that one cleverly placed bug can make tens of thousands devices crash .
This is why so many people want to work for Microsoft, or why Linux kernel contributors have such a high social status.

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Please note, the above isn't a complaint, it is a bug report, a warning to other users and description of what said users can do when they ignore the warnings and the device keeps crashing.
Thank you. I know about this bug already but 0.9.3 is just a test version.

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programming is much more fun if you know that one cleverly placed bug can make tens of thousands devices crash .
Oh, you possibly choose the wrong address. Such bugs are the prerogative of Pocketbook.
With 15.3 my PB360 reboots every week.

Just4fun means that I didn't have any profit. And bugs have no relation with this at all.

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This is why so many people want to work for Microsoft, or why Linux kernel contributors have such a high social status.
I know why. I'm a C++ programmer for about 12 years.
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