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Old 03-20-2020, 10:05 PM   #31
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Hi! I am new to the world of e-readers, I study computer science, so you can speak in a "technical" way if you want, I was wondering only one thing ... what exactly do the patches entail? why should you do it? do I need to activate developer mode to install them? Is this mode safe, or does it expose sensitive data contained in the e-reader to the network (if there are any)? Do I need to remove the SD card from the reader in order to install the patch? (I don't think since currently if I'm not mistaken it is possible to remove it only from Clara HD)
Is there a well done post with a list of all the mods? Or do you have to go crazy looking for them and looking for the right versions in the forum?
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:53 PM   #32
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Change pop-up footnote font-family
Not needed anymore (4.20.*), as Nickel now uses serif fonts for the footnote pop-up by default (see #55).
I have not installed 4.20.XXXXX yet. Does the quote mean that the user will no longer be able to set his font family and the font size of the pop-up footnotes? If so, it's a pity - I use this patch to make pop-up footnotes more enjoyable in my opinion. Hope someone picks up the fallen flag ))
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Old 03-21-2020, 02:24 PM   #33
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How can we avoid making the pop-up box containing the footnote too big?

The pop-up "footnote preview" is too big. How I have its size dictated by how much text there is?

Is there a way to get the footnote box no bigger than the text?
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:30 PM   #34
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The pop-up "footnote preview" is too big. How I have its size dictated by how much text there is?

Is there a way to get the footnote box no bigger than the text?
Very unlikely (unless geek1011 or NiLuJe know better).

You're asking for the pop-up footnote frame-size to adapt itself to the current contents. That sounds more like a firmware re-write than a patch. That's way beyond the abilities of a nickel CSS patch.
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:57 PM   #35
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I have not installed 4.20.XXXXX yet. Does the quote mean that the user will no longer be able to set his font family
In fw 4.20.xxxxx Kobo changed quite a bit about how kepub pop-up footnotes are handled. The old font-family patch no longer works and there isn't any obvious patchable nickel CSS dedicated to footnote font-family.

Having said that, although not a kobopatch, there is a way forward if you have the inclination and the technical skills. It will affect the whole Kobo GUI, which may or may not be acceptable to you. In outline it involves using a font editor to internally/externally rename your font-of-choice to Georgia before sideloading it to the standard /fonts directory. The new font will then be used for the pop-up footnotes and everywhere else in the GUI that used to use Georgia.

If you plan to attempt this I suggest you first read through this thread, particularly the Summary linked at the bottom of post #1 and especially post #2.

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... and the font size of the pop-up footnotes?
The old font-size patch no longer works in 4.20.xxxxx but see this post and it's link to GitHub for a workaround. Not as flexible as the old patch but it does work (at least for now).

ETA: Please note the workaround is now a libnickel.so.1.0.0.yaml patch not a nickel.yaml patch.

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Old 03-25-2020, 01:46 AM   #36
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I'm trying to enable multiple patches in the SRC folder e.g. libnickel.so.1.0.0.yaml and nickel.yaml.
But I am running into problems when trying to create the root file from kobopatch.bat
Is there any way to enable both patches?
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Old 03-25-2020, 02:19 PM   #37
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I'm trying to enable multiple patches in the SRC folder e.g. libnickel.so.1.0.0.yaml and nickel.yaml.
But I am running into problems when trying to create the root file from kobopatch.bat
Is there any way to enable both patches?
Enabling patches in all the files is the normal procedure. The next question would be what is shown in your log file in the out directory. Since it is additive, I'd delete it, run kobopatch.bat and then post the log file here either as a text attachment or as inline text wrapped in spoiler tags (the eyeball with the X icon).
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:56 PM   #38
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Tried it again and it worked. Possibly 2 conflicting settings from the different patches or a setting that wasn't compatible with my KoboGlo.
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:08 PM   #39
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Tried it again and it worked. Possibly 2 conflicting settings from the different patches or a setting that wasn't compatible with my KoboGlo.
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Quite possible. Its relatively easy to enable two incompatible patches though they are generally marked as such.
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