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Old 08-24-2010, 06:10 AM   #61
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I do agree. My Sony PRS-300 is instant on, direct to the page I was last reading. So this would be a big plus for Kobo's to have.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:19 AM   #62
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I'd bet your PRS-300 is closer to "stand-by" than "off".

For me I'd be happy if the Kobo went into stand-by after half an hour of inactivity and stayed there, which would give instant-on.

In my opinion, full boot for devices like the Kobo should be used for firmware upgrades and to problem-solve only.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:03 AM   #63
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Completely agree.

I alternate between both and that is the one issue that detracts from the Kobo reading experience. If it was instant on....
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:44 PM   #64
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Lack of instant-on is my top niggle too. It's a reasonable expectation to have.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:41 AM   #65
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My wish list, in order of importance:

1. Ability to adjust margins. I have too many books with margins that reduce the text to newspaper-column width!

2. Elimination of the little page numbers in the margins that often obscure text and which are totally pointless.

3. More control over how books are sorted. I'd like to be able to create my own categories on my PC, sort books there, and just dump it all into the Kobo when I'm through futzing with it all.

4. Two-line entries for books, with no covers, as an option. [Wake up, dodo! It already does this!]

5. Up and down buttons would advance/go back one chapter, if the book is encoded properly, or 10 pages. I'm willing to go to the menu to adjust type size.

6. Ability to load in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and pick a random quote from it to display, about anything, not restricted to books.

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Old 08-25-2010, 04:40 PM   #66
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I'm amazed at what legs this thread has had. Weeks and weeks, and it's still on the first page.

And the suggestions are all good! No flames!

Wow!
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:59 PM   #67
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I'd be happy with just two:

An option to disable (or adjust the time setting of) the sleep/power-off feature.

Get rid of the little page numbers in the right margi84.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:16 AM   #68
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With one day's experience with the thing, here's my wishlist:

Get rid of the arrows around and text at the bottom (side, when landscape) of the screen; they get in the way when reading PDFs.

For PDFs: quick-jump to the bottom of the page, and return again -- for reading footnotes!
Related: quick-jump to another page, and return (for end-notes. Note that some books have both. If you change the page while in an end-notes-jump, it should remember the new page when you return, and go there next time. If you page-forward in a footnote-jump, it should display the bottom of the page, where the continued-footnote will be...)

Quick-navigation (go-to-page; a scroll-bar type thing that could move without updating the entire page, if that can be done in real-time, would be preferable, I think)

Read-while-charging

Ability to switch style sheets in epubs that have more than one (e.g., when the link element pointing at the style sheet has a title attribute)

And finally, a "pony": the ability to slave the thing to the computer, when connected -- let the computer draw on the screen and most of the buttons (the D-pad in particular) simply tell the computer they've been pressed, with no further function.

Oh, I nearly forgot: DjVu support!

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Old 08-26-2010, 04:04 AM   #69
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*The ability to save books bought from the kobo store on your computer.
* The big margins solved
*deleting books with the reader itself.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:29 AM   #70
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[QUOTE=Ronny;1075858]*The ability to save books bought from the kobo store on your computer.
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You can store the books on your computer through ADE. As soon as you open a book in ADE it saves in a file on your computer called Adobe Digital Editions... (I can't remember exactly what it's called ), you can then move/copy them to another folder or USB/SD Card.
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I'm amazed at what legs this thread has had. Weeks and weeks, and it's still on the first page.

And the suggestions are all good! No flames!

Wow!
Me too - thanks everyone for all the feedback.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:32 PM   #72
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*The ability to save books bought from the kobo store on your computer.
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You can store the books on your computer through ADE. As soon as you open a book in ADE it saves in a file on your computer called Adobe Digital Editions... (I can't remember exactly what it's called ), you can then move/copy them to another folder or USB/SD Card.
Thanks,gonna try it.But could be easier,isn't it?Like copy - paste.
Thats why I mentioned it.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:54 PM   #73
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Oh, I have another wish-list item -- in the number 1 position: a flash-card app, preferably compatible with Anki!!
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Bought books don't show up in ADE,but that will be another discussion
I guess
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Bought books don't show up in ADE,but that will be another discussion
I guess
Sorry, I guess I just assumed everybody's used ADE . You have to go into your Kobo account, into your library and beside the book you want click "Download EPub", click Open and it will open in ADE. That's when it goes into the folder I mentioned before.

I personally don't like ADE and that's the only thing I use it for.
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