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Old 02-16-2018, 04:37 AM   #61
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i find it tiring to read much on pc, also not conforable
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:52 AM   #62
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Me too. I wonder if all these people reading on PCs have found some great chair and desk combo that we need to know about!
I have my 4:3 LCD monitor on the chair near the bed, so I can pull it next to or over the bed closer to the eyes for browsing and book reading, or further away when watching the movies, sitting or lying on the bed, using wireless or wired mouse/headphones/keyboard.

I prefer it over the notebook that is usually situated on the table with its screen turned off when using connected LCD monitor.

For epub/mobi I'd use Sumatra for Windows, two columns, sephia color, for pdf Foxit reader or Adobe e.g. full-screen mode with dark green background using some transition effect.

http://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/down...df-viewer.html

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Old 02-16-2018, 02:05 PM   #63
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Great chair is personal (I like my "wobble" stool or just standing), but for about a decade I've had an Ergotron LX Desk Mount. There's no matter of taste in that. It's superior to anything other than a significantly more expensive monitor arm.

The other way of reading on a computer is to take a laptop on the couch or even in bed.

Anyway, an ereader or a real book are much better. But that's because of the display technology.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:02 PM   #64
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I read on my Windows 10 laptop. I use Calibre's viewer it can be customized to be opened without the main program. I use a template to turn it into a open book and an edited font I used on my Kindle. It works great.

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How do you customize the Calibre's viewer to read without using the main program?
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:19 PM   #65
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How do you customize the Calibre's viewer to read without using the main program?
No customization is necessary. You either need to associate the ebook-viewer file with the ebook file types to launch the reader when double-clicking on an ebook and/or create a shortcut/alias to the reader app than can be used to launch the apps.

The easiest way to create direct access on macOS and Windows is to:
  1. Launch calibre
  2. View an ebook
  3. if mac: right-click on the Dock icon for the viewer and choose "Keep in Dock"
  4. if Win: right-click on the Taskbar icon for the viewer and choose "Pin to Taskbar".

You now have a "permanent" icon on the Taskbar/Dock for future use. You can also do the same for the Editor if you like.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:34 PM   #66
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No customization is necessary. You either need to associate the ebook-viewer file with the ebook file types to launch the reader when double-clicking on an ebook and/or create a shortcut/alias to the reader app than can be used to launch the apps.
On linux, there is a third way that doesn't require any association or alias creation.

Just type:

ebook-viewer book_file_name

in a terminal window.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:34 PM   #67
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No customization is necessary. You either need to associate the ebook-viewer file with the ebook file types to launch the reader when double-clicking on an ebook and/or create a shortcut/alias to the reader app than can be used to launch the apps.

The easiest way to create direct access on macOS and Windows is to:
  1. Launch calibre
  2. View an ebook
  3. if mac: right-click on the Dock icon for the viewer and choose "Keep in Dock"
  4. if Win: right-click on the Taskbar icon for the viewer and choose "Pin to Taskbar".

You now have a "permanent" icon on the Taskbar/Dock for future use. You can also do the same for the Editor if you like.
Big thanks, dwig!

I have pinned the Calibre viewer to taskbar. Now I can preview an ebook before adding it to my Calibre library. Very helpful.
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:03 PM   #68
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GoodEreader just did a video showing Edge as an ePub reader. You can skip to about 2:40 to find the useful parts.


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Old 02-17-2018, 04:28 PM   #69
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How do you customize the Calibre's viewer to read without using the main program?
In Windows you right click on a epub then choose open with, make sure default box is checked and browse to the ebook-viewer.exe file that is found in Calibre's program folder and select that to open the epub.

It's that easy, it will only open the reader not the main Calibre program. You will need to do this for each format you want it to open by default.

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GoodEreader just did a video showing Edge as an ePub reader. You can skip to about 2:40 to find the useful parts.
When id BadEReader ever do a video with any useful parts?
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When id BadEReader ever do a video with any useful parts?
When they show the features: the ability to change fonts. The ability to change the background for night reading. You know, answering the questions that were posed here after the mention of using Edge to read ePubs came up.
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In Windows you right click on a epub then choose open with, make sure default box is checked and browse to the ebook-viewer.exe file that is found in Calibre's program folder and select that to open the epub.
Ah.. got it! Thanks!
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When they show the features: the ability to change fonts. The ability to change the background for night reading. You know, answering the questions that were posed here after the mention of using Edge to read ePubs came up.
BadEReader can botch a simple review to no end.
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:54 PM   #74
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hi does anyone read on their pc if so what app/program do you use . I have windows 10 and
would like to find something i can add my own books to so i can read on my pc
but cant find anything
I use Sumatra. Though it's a pdf reader it loads ebooks as well, so one piece of software for both these formats.
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