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Old 07-09-2010, 04:01 PM   #211
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haha, told u I was a class A n00b
Hope I didn't screw anything up by doing the screensaver hack FIRST
can I do the jailbreak now or should I uninstall? (damnit!!)
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:08 PM   #212
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If you didn't have the jailbreak installed, the ScreenSaver update failed, as you described, it didn't install anything, so you don't have anything to uninstall .

Just do the jailbreak, and then the SS hack, as described in the first post.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:17 PM   #213
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works perfectly now
thanks so much!!

EDIT: last question...if I wanna make the ss random I create a new folder inside the linkss folder called "random" ?
Or create a blank file? (not folder) - was unsure of how to do this..

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Old 07-09-2010, 04:29 PM   #214
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It's a blank file, not folder, yes.

Like the one in this zipfile, for exemple.

And then do a full reboot in order to take the randomization into account .
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:33 PM   #215
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thanx to you my new DXg is amazing!
cheers!
edit: well I thought it worked, but its not doing 'em randomly.
unziped and put the file (random) in the linkss folder. strange..
no biggie, at least I can use my own SS now!

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Old 07-09-2010, 09:47 PM   #216
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Did you reboot your Kindle? It may also be because my randomization 'code' sucks. A lot.

Check your linkss/screensavers folder. If it's using the randomization code, your screensavers should have a random two to four digits prefix to them. (ie. 245_my_screensaver.png instead of my_screensaver.png).

But since that's done only once, at boot, you'll have to do a full reboot. The framework restart of the autoreboot feature isn't enough (that'll just reset the counter, and show you your first ss).
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:19 PM   #217
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Dear NiLuJe:
If I would like to replace Droid Fallback Fonts (recommended for Asian glyphs) ( a tiff file about 6MB) to the default fonts, what do I do?

I just replaced Serif_Regular.tiff, but it did not work. Tks a lot!! and thank you for your working!
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:55 PM   #218
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thanks NiLuJe!

US kindle DXG with 2.5.5 firmware jailbreaks and customizes perfectly with currently posted software - no problem

for new users, just download and follow instructions on first page of this thread step by step.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:56 AM   #219
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Everything worked fine!

I got my Kindle a week ago and last night I successfully installed the screensaver and fonts hack on my K2i. My wife, who just got her K2i yesterday, likes my Helvetica2 so much she wants me to do the hack on hers.

The only thing I wasn't quite clear about was how you actually go about using new fonts, but that was explained a little better at the Kindle Minds site. Now of course it makes perfect sense. I also had to read through the thread as to what you meant by putting the "blank" reboot and random files in the two directories but figured that out quickly enough by just copying one of the other empty files and then renaming it.

for putting this all together in a pretty straightforward manner and all the work that all of the programmers did to achieve this! I don't understand why Amazon has not yet incorporated a way to change fonts.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:45 AM   #220
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US kindle DXG with 2.5.5 firmware jailbreaks and customizes perfectly with currently posted software - no problem
Just to clarify and prevent possible confusion here: There is only one version of the DXG, and it is International. The only US version of the DX was the original white one, which is not currently sold new by Amazon.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:05 PM   #221
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Dear NiLuJe:
If I would like to replace Droid Fallback Fonts (recommended for Asian glyphs) ( a tiff file about 6MB) to the default fonts, what do I do?

I just replaced Serif_Regular.tiff, but it did not work. Tks a lot!! and thank you for your working!
Replace all the Serif_*, Sans_*, Mono_* fonts. That should be 12 files in total . (Like in any of the font sets attached to the first three posts here).

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Old 07-10-2010, 01:35 PM   #222
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I updated the first post with links to NogDog's KindleMinds blog posts (Fonts & ScreenSavers), and to the MR wiki which I just finished updating: Fonts & ScreenSavers

Huge thanks to both NogDog & daffy4u for these fine howtos .
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:35 PM   #223
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I asked this on kindleboards but is there a way to change the font size of the home screen? This would make the kindle far more accessible for people with low vision? Like my mum. Otherwise I will have to open the book for her each time she starts a new one and we don't live all that close by.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:56 PM   #225
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I'm not sure...

You could always try to tweak the scaling of a font (the one used for the book titles on the Home is Serif_Bold), but I see at least two issues with that:

* That would mess up the bold in books. (Unless you rescale the whole Serif family)
* And, more importantly, if the font is too tall, not sure what happens. The home screen is made for 10 books per page, if the font is too big for that, does it all go kablooey? ^^

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