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Old 01-05-2019, 04:25 PM   #166
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This has turned into one very nice patch that I wouldn't be without anymore, thank you again for your work on it. It was the one thing left I really missed from my Sony 350, the time and the battery level.

I couldn't manage to put the battery level first, and then the time. Nothing would show up if I entered {battery} first on the format line before the time. Is there anyway to put it before the time that I missed? Or a separate placement for the battery percentage, such as putting it at bottom left and the time at the bottom right? That would actually be my preference, but may not be possible.
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Old 01-05-2019, 04:34 PM   #167
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I couldn't manage to put the battery level first, and then the time. Nothing would show up if I entered {battery} first on the format line before the time. Is there anyway to put it before the time that I missed?
This works on my KA1, I just tested it:
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format=[{battery}] %H:%M
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:11 PM   #168
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I didn't know I had to add extra brackets around the {battery}, I entered it just as I did now. I'll give that another try then, thanks for that.

Edit: I figured out what must have happened. When I entered it with brackets as you have it, it shows the brackets around the percentage which I didn't want. Tried it again without the brackets as I originally had it, and nothing. And then I remembered that once in awhile the clock doesn't show. While reading, sometimes it shows only every other page, I figured it has to do with the amount of time between flipping pages maybe? But no adjustments of the time for me would ever make that go away completely, so just left it at 1 1 1. When I initially tried it, that must have been what happened, just one of those times when it didn't show and I didn't think at the time to test it further with multiple page turns. So it was operator error (as usual! ) Thanks again.

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Old 01-05-2019, 06:14 PM   #169
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it's just "{battery}", if you use "[{battery}]" it should literally show as "[42%]" on screen. (without the quotes)

the % char could be problematic, since that is also format string for date so... "{battery}d" could come out as 42%d -> 4206 instead of 42% so - yeah

I'll be fixing that... until then add a space or comma or harmless after {battery}

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Old 01-05-2019, 06:39 PM   #171
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I didn't know I had to add extra brackets around the {battery}, I entered it just as I did now. I'll give that another try then, thanks for that.
Sorry for any confusion. The square brackets were deliberate as that is how I like to see battery% on my devices. I should have made it clearer.
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:19 PM   #172
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Not a problem at all, I'm grateful for the nudge in the right direction. I add 6 spaces between the battery and time in a bit smaller font than the page numbers are.

Sometimes the issue with not showing up on every page doesn't happen as often, so I simply forgot about it back when I originally tried it. Lately I've been noticing the clock missing more though, that's why I thought of it this round.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:25 PM   #173
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Just tried this on my H2O2 and I love it, many thanks.
As I wanted the battery and date/time in the bottom right hand corner I changed the following in the example config file:

format= [{battery}] %a %d %b %H:%M

offset_x=732
offset_y=1400

font=SCIENTIFICA

battery_max=100

... so the battery always shows, the font is lighter and the date and time order suits me.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:24 AM   #174
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Or a separate placement for the battery percentage, such as putting it at bottom left and the time at the bottom right? That would actually be my preference, but may not be possible.
I had also thought a bit about this, not so much for separate battery placement but to show my contact info at a second location. I took a look at the code and I think I can quite easily add this... @frostschutz: would you be interested in incorporating such a patch? If so, I can fork the repo and send you a pull request when done. My idea would be to just duplicate all settings as x2, y2, etc., and if they exist a second format string would show, otherwise the behavior stays as it is now...

For my 'contact info' purpose, it would be interesting to distinguish being on the home page vs. being on a book page and only display on the home page. Does anyone know if there is a way to detect this from within a script?
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For contact info, have you considered the low tech solution? Print it on a label, stick it on the back of the device (and another on the case if you usually use one). It would survive firmware updates / factory resets, run on an empty battery, and also works for people who don't know how to use ebook readers.

It could also contain way more info than you could squeeze into some corner of your screen while reading. Not strictly opposed to your idea, just not sure how practical it would be.

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it would be interesting to distinguish being on the home page vs. being on a book page and only display on the home page.
I don't have a reliable way to detect that. For my screensaver addon, I have to resort to actually looking at the screen to determine it's going to sleep or poweroff. And that's only possible because there's an indirect trigger involved too (Kobo firmware checks affiliate in ereader conf before going to sleep).

What you could probably do is a "contact info" book that would show on the homepage.

Or you could replace the bootup logo (dancing squares) with a contact info screen that people would see if they ever reboot your device (or it powers off by itself and have to power it back on).

Still I think the low tech solution beats everything else.
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For "NightMode" support, some may be using the "Replace adobe page numbers toggle with invert screen" patch. When using this patch, use the following in the "NightMode support" section:


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@frostschutz Is it possible, to add the showfunktion, for the back/forwrard-Keys , for the Kobo-Forma. The clock is only showing when i use the Touchscreen?
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