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Old 09-06-2010, 05:20 AM   #76
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Has anyone had success changing the justification to left with this file? I tried, but didn't see any change. (Yes, I was on the Home screen and yes, I restarted after editing the file.)

Love the size 16 margins though! =)
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#User preferences for Reader Booklet
#Thu Sep 02 08:46:16 GMT+01:00 2010
FONT_SIZE=17
DICTIONARY=The New Oxford American Dictionary
LINE_SPACING=1
JUSTIFICATION=full
LAST_BOOK_READ=/mnt/us/documents/Hamilton, Peter F_/Evolutionary Void, The - Peter F. Hamilton.mobi
HORIZONTAL_MARGIN=10
FONT_FAMILY=condensed

Where it says JUSTIFICATION=full change the full for left
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:01 AM   #77
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That's what I did and it didn't work... Hmmmm...
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:46 AM   #78
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That's what I did and it didn't work... Hmmmm...
The only reason that my initial tries did not work was that I still had a book open, other than that I do not know...

As soon as you have restarted, plug it into PC, edit the file, save and restart again, just a thought...
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:10 AM   #79
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It seems that if the book specifies full justification internally then that overrides the kindle's settings. At least that's what I read in another post somewhere, and it definitely seems to be the case.

I had a book that I'd converted from epub to mobi and it was still full-justified on the Kindle even after I'd changed the setting in the reader.pref file to "left". I went back to the epub, changed the justification in the stylesheet.css file to "left" , then re-converted it to mobi. After that the book displayed left-justified on the Kindle.

Of course if you've got a DRM'ed ebook and don't know how to liberate it, you're screwed; no fiddling around allowed.

And back on topic, big thanks to those who explained how to decrease the margins. The K3 is my first Kindle, really liking it so far, and this makes it even better.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:16 AM   #80
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Thanks MrSquash, I'll try it with a few different books to see what happens.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:53 PM   #81
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Default margins and restarting

The default margin is 40 pixels on each edge (just under 1/4" at the 166 dpi of a K3), not 20 pixels on each edge as stated above.

Also, you must do a Soft restart using the Home/Menu/Setting/Menu/Restart sequence, or the changes in the reader.prefs file go away. If you turn the Kindle off entirely or do a Hard reset with the power button, the changes you have made will be undone, as the Kindle recopies the file from a hidden copy at power-on time.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:30 AM   #82
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Also, you must do a Soft restart using the Home/Menu/Setting/Menu/Restart sequence, or the changes in the reader.prefs file go away. If you turn the Kindle off entirely or do a Hard reset with the power button, the changes you have made will be undone, as the Kindle recopies the file from a hidden copy at power-on time.
Thanks for the extra info...
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:49 AM   #83
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Huh? What for? I used this to remove my way too wide default margins, thereby enhancing my K3, why on earth should it be deleted? Besides that, why should it be deleted (completely removed from mobileread) instead of a lock, not that I think it should be locked.

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Old 09-23-2010, 12:05 PM   #85
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Huh? What for? I used this to remove my way too wide default margins, thereby enhancing my K3, why on earth should it be deleted? Besides that, why should it be deleted (completely removed from mobileread) instead of a lock, not that I think it should be locked.

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I didn't say to delete the thread. I posted something and then decided it was wrong. As I cannot delete posts, I put in the post for it to be deleted. Nothing wrong with this thread at all.
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I didn't say to delete the thread. I posted something and then decided it was wrong. As I cannot delete posts, I put in the post for it to be deleted. Nothing wrong with this thread at all.
Lol, my apologies, that's the problem with the written word sometimes, it can carry different meanings

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Old 10-23-2010, 04:26 AM   #87
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the default config file located under

/opt/amazon/ebook/prefs/com.amazon.ebook.booklet.reader/reader.pref.default
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Which is *NOT* the file you want to touch.
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After you edit the hidden prefs file you have to restart >>
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