Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-19-2010, 09:44 AM   #1
andavane
Zealot
andavane began at the beginning.
 
andavane's Avatar
 
Posts: 120
Karma: 20
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Keyboard, + Wifi, Kindle Paperwhite, Kobo Mini, Sony PRS-T2
Word Lookup Ceased ~ Amazon Out of Office

Hello Members,
Here's what I wrote to Kindle Feedback:

"Sir,
I have found that when reading a book, the dictionary function appears not to be working. Beforehand, I could leave the cursor resting before a word, and the definition would appear in front of me. Not now. If I want a definition now, I have to exit the book, navigate to the dictionary, look up the word, then return to the book. It is very annoying.

Yours sincerely
"

and received this reply:

"Hello,

I am currently out of the office from Wednesday September 15th until Monday October 11th inclusive with no access to email. I will contact you upon my return.

Regards,

Elaine
"

...and I feel there has to be a quicker way of solving the problem before Elaine gets back to the office
andavane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 09:51 AM   #2
tovare
Groupie
tovare 's ceiling is 100% spider-free.tovare 's ceiling is 100% spider-free.tovare 's ceiling is 100% spider-free.tovare 's ceiling is 100% spider-free.tovare 's ceiling is 100% spider-free.tovare 's ceiling is 100% spider-free.tovare 's ceiling is 100% spider-free.tovare 's ceiling is 100% spider-free.tovare 's ceiling is 100% spider-free.tovare 's ceiling is 100% spider-free.tovare 's ceiling is 100% spider-free.
 
Posts: 165
Karma: 118202
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Oslo/Norway
Device: PRS-600, Kindle kb Wifi, new Kindle NT, PW2
Have you tried rebooting the kindle?

Anyway, now we know Elaine is the expert on the kindle dictionary functionality in amazon
tovare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 09:55 AM   #3
Anarel
Evangelist
Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.
 
Anarel's Avatar
 
Posts: 424
Karma: 61399
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: K1, GKDX, K3
If the word isn't in the dictionary, it won't show up.......?

I would try resetting the Kindle, I've never heard of that problem before.
Anarel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 09:57 AM   #4
andavane
Zealot
andavane began at the beginning.
 
andavane's Avatar
 
Posts: 120
Karma: 20
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Keyboard, + Wifi, Kindle Paperwhite, Kobo Mini, Sony PRS-T2
Quote:
Originally Posted by tovare View Post
Have you tried rebooting the kindle?

Anyway, now we know Elaine is the expert on the kindle dictionary functionality in amazon
Indeed, but no no avail.

I guess Elaine's workload was so light she decided to take a long break, in the belief that nothing would go amiss in her absence. Elaine, come back!
andavane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 10:06 AM   #5
Tiersten
Guru
Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.
 
Posts: 987
Karma: 8641
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kindle 3G+WiFi
Huh. Weird. Did you email the general Kindle feedback email address?

Have you tried setting your primary dictionary again? Menu->Settings->Menu->Change Primary Dictionary
Tiersten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 10:09 AM   #6
TheKindleWorm
Guru
TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.
 
TheKindleWorm's Avatar
 
Posts: 860
Karma: 177868
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: East Anglia UK
Device: Kindle 3G, iPhone 3G, iPod 4G, PB 360, Sony 600 sold, Kindle 2i sold
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiersten View Post
Huh. Weird. Did you email the general Kindle feedback email address?

Have you tried setting your primary dictionary again? Menu->Settings->Menu->Change Primary Dictionary
Exactly what I was trying to say before my crappy iPhone crashed! I noticed on mine that I have two American dictionaries which is weird so will have to delete one.
TheKindleWorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 10:47 AM   #7
desertgrandma
Enjoying the show....
desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
desertgrandma's Avatar
 
Posts: 14,277
Karma: 8205255
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Arizona
Device: A K1, Kindle Paperwhite, an Ipod, IPad2, Iphone, an Ipad Mini & macAir
Quote:
Originally Posted by andavane View Post
[/color]"

...and I feel there has to be a quicker way of solving the problem before Elaine gets back to the office
Have you tried the "call me" feature? They call back within minutes.
desertgrandma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 10:54 AM   #8
carld
Wizard
carld ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carld ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carld ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carld ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carld ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carld ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carld ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carld ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carld ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carld ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carld ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,678
Karma: 3698469
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle Fire HD, Kindle 3, Droid Razr Maxx HD
I've noticed it can be a little finicky, not sure why. Looking at last three lines of the page I'm on right now, the dictionary looks up "many." I go up one line to "about," no lookup, go up another line to "volume," and it looks that up. So why many and volume but not about? I've no idea.
carld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 01:48 PM   #9
andavane
Zealot
andavane began at the beginning.
 
andavane's Avatar
 
Posts: 120
Karma: 20
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Keyboard, + Wifi, Kindle Paperwhite, Kobo Mini, Sony PRS-T2
I've changed the dictionary twice, reset, gone menu/settings/menu → Restart ( and it did a good deep flashy long one), but no joy. At one point (when the dictionary wouldn't even open on its own) the Kindle suggest I delete the dictionary then download it again, but I don't want to delete it then find I can't get it back again.
Trying "call me" tomorrow.

Last edited by andavane; 09-19-2010 at 01:50 PM. Reason: omission
andavane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 01:55 PM   #10
Kumabjorn
Basculocolpic
Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Kumabjorn's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,020
Karma: 20056751
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sweden
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi, Kindle 4SO, Kindle for Android, Sony PRS-350 and PRS-T1
You are aware that the definition can appear both at the top and bottom of the page?
If the word you are looking for is at the bottom of the page, the definition will appear on the top, and vice verse.
Kumabjorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 02:17 PM   #11
Tiersten
Guru
Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.
 
Posts: 987
Karma: 8641
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kindle 3G+WiFi
You tried restarting it? Slide and hold power switch for 20 secs.
Tiersten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 02:52 PM   #12
ricsmania
Connoisseur
ricsmania began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 61
Karma: 40
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Brazil
Device: Kindle 3 3G+Wifi
Did you try updating to 3.0.2? They fixed a lot of bugs.
ricsmania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 03:18 PM   #13
andavane
Zealot
andavane began at the beginning.
 
andavane's Avatar
 
Posts: 120
Karma: 20
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Keyboard, + Wifi, Kindle Paperwhite, Kobo Mini, Sony PRS-T2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kumabjorn View Post
You are aware that the definition can appear both at the top and bottom of the page?
If the word you are looking for is at the bottom of the page, the definition will appear on the top, and vice verse.
I get writing which says: "Begin typing to create a note, or click to start a highlight".

To the other lady: A slidey-hold restart made no difference.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ricsmania View Post
Did you try updating to 3.0.2? They fixed a lot of bugs.
Not yet.

The only other thing I can think of is, I've tweeted a lot of extracts today; I asked my carer to give top-up charge when he gave me my bath, but he forgot, so it might need a good charge. Is overnight safe, as it wouldn't take that long.
andavane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 03:54 PM   #14
Kumabjorn
Basculocolpic
Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Kumabjorn's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,020
Karma: 20056751
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sweden
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi, Kindle 4SO, Kindle for Android, Sony PRS-350 and PRS-T1
Quote:
Originally Posted by andavane View Post
I get writing which says: "Begin typing to create a note, or click to start a highlight".
On top of that you should have the definition, assuming it is a word that is defined in the dictionary.

Have you tried setting the default dictionary from your Menu?
Kumabjorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2010, 04:45 PM   #15
Tiersten
Guru
Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.Tiersten shines like a glazed doughnut.
 
Posts: 987
Karma: 8641
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kindle 3G+WiFi
Quote:
Originally Posted by andavane View Post
To the other lady: A slidey-hold restart made no difference.
I'm male but it was worth a shot. A lot of the temporary Kindle issues are fixed by doing a clean start.
Tiersten is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
kindle dictionary, non-function

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Structure Detection Ceased To Exist? radiofred Calibre 3 10-01-2010 12:33 AM
Classic Noob Question on Word Lookup boxer Barnes & Noble NOOK 4 07-31-2010 09:22 AM
MS Word vs Open Office vs Google Docs.. etc.. hidari Lounge 28 01-31-2010 11:29 PM
Lookup a word on the dictionary Adamastorx Sony Reader 1 02-19-2009 03:57 PM
I've ceased all iLiad development scotty1024 iRex 54 03-07-2007 11:08 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:29 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.