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Old 06-19-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Trouble with swipe page turning

Hello, I am a recent happy owner of a Nook. I love it so far. Once it was charged it was ready to go right out of the box! Registering was easy and I was able to download my ebooks right away. I even found a case I love - the Chesterton quote cover in coffee.
Here is my 1 issue: when the LCD goes dark and I swipe my finger across it to turn a page, it wont turn. Now this happened in the store too, a sales rep was showing me their Nook and would swipe the LCD and his page would turn, I would try right after him on the same device and nothing would happen - even after multiple swipes, and then it would turn 1 page and then I couldn't get it to turn again. I thought it was because that device was accustomed to another user?
Well it was not enough to deter me from accepting my Nook from my BFF as a gift, but as I am reading, the swipe on my new device doesn't seem to work for me either. Am I doing something wrong? I have tried to swipe with index finger top, center and bottom, and with thumb covering whole screen. Is the screen just not very sensitive? I have tried swiping with more pressure. Is there a way to calibrate it so it is more sensitive? Or does the Nook not like my touch?
The button page turns work fine, but I would really like the swipe page turns to work too. Anyone else have same problem? Were you able to fix it?
Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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Guessing that since both the store's nook and the one you bought aren't responding, it's just something in your technique that isn't working. Someone posted a Youtube video about swiping, I'll post a link here:

Finger Swipe

I think it's like riding a bike, it's hard to do until you learn, but once you do you do it without thinking about it. Good luck!

ETA: The video shoes 'thumb' swiping but any finger should do.
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:15 PM   #3
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The touchscreen reacts to your skin, not pressure.
Just a light touch is enough.
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:33 PM   #4
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Finally got it!

Thanks to wandalynn! That youtube video was really helpful. I turned on my Nook and tried it while watching the video and it worked like a charm!
Why didn't the B&N guy just explain it that way!? He would swipe and it would work and I would imitate and nothing.
That video cleared it up. Now I have another reason to love my Nook!
Thank you to geertm as well. You are right, I only need a light touch.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:32 PM   #5
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Hi Gwen, glad you got it going. Yeah it does take a little practice but once you get it down it's like pie

Have you seen this thread? Tell us your method

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84255
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