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Old 01-15-2019, 11:54 AM   #196
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Yes, currently you cannot convert books delivered by Amazon in KFX format if you are running the latest e-ink Kindle firmware or latest version of Kindle for PC/Mac.
This is no good at all... but maybe someone could find a way..
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:12 PM   #197
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This is no good at all... but maybe someone could find a way..
The best way (in my opinion, at least) is to download from the Amazon website using your "My Content and Devices" page. Doing that, you will get a book in the kf8 format, which can still be cleaned by the tools.

Of course, this only works if you have a Kindle tied to your account, but I'm assuming that the people in this thread do, since it's about a firmware update for Kindles

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Old 01-15-2019, 02:25 PM   #198
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The best way (in my opinion, at least) is to download from the Amazon website using your "My Content and Devices" page. Doing that, you will get a book in the kf8 format, which can still be cleaned by the tools.
Caveat with that, KFX usually gives much higher quality images than KF8 (e.g. maps, etc).
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:48 PM   #199
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The best way (in my opinion, at least) is to download from the Amazon website using your "My Content and Devices" page. Doing that, you will get a book in the kf8 format, which can still be cleaned by the tools.
Yeah, I used this method in the past. Nowadays I don't need to do so
Besides, I would rather kfx format beacause of enhanced typesetting..
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You have an option to turn it off in the font settings. Just turn off "continuous scrolling" and you'll be able to go back to reading like you used to.
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Also my kindle basic (previous generation) just updated wirelessly to 5.10.2. At first the update option in the setting menu was greyed out but after plugging in to charge and syncing, the update started immediately.
Thanks for the tip. I couldn't figure out how to get it to let me go back to flipping pages like I am used to. I can't figure why they put the option in myself (to continuously scroll). Flipping pages is much more book like I think.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:55 AM   #201
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Thanks for the tip. I couldn't figure out how to get it to let me go back to flipping pages like I am used to. I can't figure why they put the option in myself (to continuously scroll). Flipping pages is much more book like I think.
There are some people who prefer scrolling.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:15 AM   #202
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Yes, currently you cannot convert books delivered by Amazon in KFX format if you are running the latest e-ink Kindle firmware or latest version of Kindle for PC/Mac.
I'm actually not able to convert the files downloaded from "manage your content and devices," either—the files lack any file extension, and adding ".KFX" doesn't seem to work. Anyone know if/how these can be converted with the tools?
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:19 AM   #203
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I'm actually not able to convert the files downloaded from "manage your content and devices," either—the files lack any file extension, and adding ".KFX" doesn't seem to work. Anyone know if/how these can be converted with the tools?
Those are supposed to be azw3.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:30 AM   #204
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Those are supposed to be azw3.
If you choosing a Paperwhite device, I agree that the files directly downloaded and manually transferred will always be .azw3 and can be processed with Calibre. I have never seen an exception yet, but almost all of mine come from a state online library.

In my opinion, that is one of the big advantages of Paperwhites.

I have seen the .kfx format from other people's devices, but have no experience handling them as I have no need (yet???).
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Those are supposed to be azw3.
You're right—that's the file extension that worked. I'm not accustomed to adding books to Calibre this way, thus the confusion. Thank you!
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:03 PM   #206
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You're right—that's the file extension that worked. I'm not accustomed to adding books to Calibre this way, thus the confusion. Thank you!
The files should not lack the extension. I never change anything that comes from download and transfer. If the extension is missing I would blame your browser.
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Sorry for hijacking the thread with such a stupid question, but does anyone know/remember how to remove the percentage from the battery indicator? Or has it been added by default? I don't use my Paperwhite much, I know it's been there at least since 5.10.1.1 (now updated to 5.10.1.2) but I can't remember how it got there. It looks really bad, IMHO.
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Sorry for hijacking the thread with such a stupid question, but does anyone know/remember how to remove the percentage from the battery indicator? Or has it been added by default? I don't use my Paperwhite much, I know it's been there at least since 5.10.1.1 (now updated to 5.10.1.2) but I can't remember how it got there. It looks really bad, IMHO.
5.10.1 added the battery percent to every Kindle that didn't already have it. On Paperwhite it could never be disabled. Also the option to not see it anymore on Oasis 2 was removed (battery percentage now shows on both normal and large view).
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There are some people who prefer scrolling.
Undoubtedly. And, at one time, some people cried over books with pages replacing scrolls much like some today cry over ebooks replacing paper books. I even know some people stuck in the mechanical age who need buttons to push.
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5.10.1 added the battery percent to every Kindle that didn't already have it. On Paperwhite it could never be disabled. Also the option to not see it anymore on Oasis 2 was removed (battery percentage now shows on both normal and large view).
The percentage turned out to be very useful for me when I was trying to figure out what was going on with my original Oasis internal battery -- so I'm happy with that change. The insane bopping-about of the percentage would have been opaque to me without it. (I could have got a percentage by plugging it into the charging case, but that would have disturbed the results...)
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