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Old 07-13-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Next Chapter skips to End in last chapter?

I am happy with firmware 1.4 except for getting books off my I'm Reading list.
When the last chapter is many pages of footnotes or the book shows as only one chapter or the last chapter is long and I don't want to read it, I do not want to page advance through a lot of pages.
The simple solution is to reprogram Menu/Next Chapter to stay active rather greying out when in the last (or only) chapter and to go to the end of the book when selected.
Does anyone agree?
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:59 AM   #2
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I totally agree with you, I've had to finish my books (9 of them so far) every time I added a new one just because I didn't want the book to be removed from my kobo. The only thing that's made it a bit easier is being able to skip numerous pages at a time by clicking the Dpad really quickly.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:07 PM   #3
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That's one possible solution.

I'd like to see the whole library management area re-thought. There is no (good) reason for the epub books we drag and drop onto the Kobo or the SD card to get put into the sqlite database. It just clutters it up and, right now, requires some extra programming to remove books from the database when they get deleted from the Kobo. And if we have a lot of books on an SD card, it takes a long time to 'process' them, and they don't get removed if we change SD cards. That particular use-case was not well thought out, in my opinion.

I realize that the current library display uses the sqlite database as its key resource; but a file system is a database also. The sqlite database seems to be an integral part of the Kobo download format, inherited from the chapter at a time model from Shortcovers, but it isn't required for epub books, and makes them harder to manage.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:41 PM   #4
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I was just looking for an easy to do minor tweek to fix an annoying little problem.
A (warranted) full revision of the database and storage software might take longer.
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:07 PM   #5
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I was really hoping they'd address the whole "I'm Reading" list when a new book is added with the firmware upgrade. Everyone from Kobo that I talk to just tells me to delete it from my library and hang onto it online...it's like they don't realize that people actually want to keep them on their readers, not just online.

Anyways...the only way I work around this is when I do add a new book, in the desktop app I make sure all the books I've purchased and read are on the very last page of the book. That way when they re-appear on my list, all I do is open it up and have to click the next page button once to get rid of it. I've got about 14 books that I've purchased now, so it's getting annoying, but still better than removing it from the device altogether in my mind.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:23 PM   #6
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Yeah... new books in the 'im reading' page annoys me too.
Still love the Kobo though, just bought another one for my father!
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