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Old 06-18-2014, 01:25 AM   #1
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Desktop - Stop Automatic Downloads

For the Kobo Desktop for Windows is there a way to stop it from automatically downloading all the books?

I want to be able to pick and choose what to download.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:35 AM   #2
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The only way I've found to do this is by using an email address for my device/desktop which I never use to buy books with. I can still update the device through the Desktop if I choose doing this.

It suits me because I only use Calibre cleaned epubs on my Glo, and not the kepubs, so I never have to sync. (I could use a plugin to convert my epubs to kepubs if I wanted, but I don't)

It's not a solution though if you do want to sync your device with your desktop and download kepubs directly; or if you want to buy books directly from your device to the bookstore.

I'd be keen on hearing if one can selectively download kepubs as well.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:36 AM   #3
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Offtopic but related also...
Is it possilbe to stop the forced automatic update of the Desktop app.

Everytime a new updated is released you must install the new update before you can use the Desktop app. There is no option for "not now"/"later".
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:45 AM   #4
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The desktop app should download all books that are in you library except those that are in the trash. You need to do that on the web site.
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The desktop app should download all books that are in you library except those that are in the trash. You need to do that on the web site.
I really really don't understand this. Why in the world should I have to put a book in the trash in order to keep it off of my device?? This is one of the reasons I don't buy books from Kobo or use the desktop software. I really do love my Aura HD--it's become my main reading device lately. I just really really HATE the kobo website.

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Old 06-25-2014, 08:24 AM   #6
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I really really don't understand this. Why in the world should I have to put a book in the trash in order to keep it off of my device??
You don't have to put it in the trash to keep it off the device. On the device, long press on the book in the library list and select "Remove". It then prompts you with two options, "eReader" or "Kobo Account".

For the desktop app, once a book has been downloaded, it can be removed in the same way. There just isn't a way to prevent that first download except putting it in the trash on the site.

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This is one of the reasons I don't buy books from Kobo or use the desktop software. I really do love my Aura HD--it's become my main reading device lately. I just really really HATE the kobo website.
Yes, the site is bad. The search is bad, the library management is basic. But, they sell me books at a price I am generally happy with, so they get my custom. When I'm not happy with the price, someone else gets my money.
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