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Old 12-27-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Covers in touch screen with side-loaded content

I need someone with a Nook to test this for me.

I've been told that by putting a .jpg file in the same directory as a book, named the same as the book, will cause the jpg to be used as the cover. It will be shown on the touch screen while reading.

E.G. book_name.epub, book_name.jpg in the same directory.

What I want to know is does the image also appear in the cover flow browsing mode or does it only appear when reading the book?
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:12 AM   #2
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I'll test for you today.

Pre patch, B&N support responded to me that coverflow is not available at all for side loaded content, anything in the my documents section.

I hope this has changed / changes.
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I need someone with a Nook to test this for me.

I've been told that by putting a .jpg file in the same directory as a book, named the same as the book, will cause the jpg to be used as the cover. It will be shown on the touch screen while reading.

E.G. book_name.epub, book_name.jpg in the same directory.

What I want to know is does the image also appear in the cover flow browsing mode or does it only appear when reading the book?
I have tried this. The cover shows on the LCD while reading, but cover browsing is only available for content downloaded from B&N. Even the "Details & Options" menu option does not show the cover for side-loaded content.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:08 PM   #4
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well how stupid... who wants the cover there while reading???

I'm pretty busy looking at the words on the e-ink while i'm reading to admire the cover on the lcd that is probably gone dark already : /
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well how stupid... who wants the cover there while reading???

I'm pretty busy looking at the words on the e-ink while i'm reading to admire the cover on the lcd that is probably gone dark already : /
I do not think it is stupid, not very useful, yes, but a nice touch nevertheless. It would certainly be better if the cover was used for cover flow and in the info page; hopefully those will come via firmware update at some point.
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