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Old 02-06-2018, 01:07 PM   #31
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I'm hoping this FW update eliminates some odd behavior I've been seeing where page turns don't turn a full screen. (7" Oasis)

It's incredibly disorienting. You flip the page and it's moved forward 1/3 of a page and you're all disoriented. I've seen it in the last 2 books I've read.

I'm not sure I really care about any of the stuff they're publicly talking about.

But if there really is a page turn bug that's so serious it'd be embarrassing for them to admit. I've had a ton of e-readers and never seen this behavior before, it's probably the worst bug (short of a crash) that I've seen.
I have not seen that on my Oasis. That would be annoying and very noticeable. But not something that shows on my device.

Only thing I have had issue with was time left reading in book. I haven't noticed it again after it had come back for a while.

Just for fun I put the clock there. Its so distracting to me that I couldn't read. I kept looking at the clock. Probably because I am not used to having anything up there. Not something I'll ever use.
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:07 PM   #32
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I'm hoping this FW update eliminates some odd behavior I've been seeing where page turns don't turn a full screen. (7" Oasis)

It's incredibly disorienting. You flip the page and it's moved forward 1/3 of a page and you're all disoriented. I've seen it in the last 2 books I've read.

I'm not sure I really care about any of the stuff they're publicly talking about.

But if there really is a page turn bug that's so serious it'd be embarrassing for them to admit. I've had a ton of e-readers and never seen this behavior before, it's probably the worst bug (short of a crash) that I've seen.
On my Voyage, I have occasionally had it skip over a page - page back, page forward, still skips - hope that is fixed too. And yes, never seen such a thing until relatively recently.

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Old 02-06-2018, 01:11 PM   #33
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They have also improved the content error reporting facility to divide it more logically into typos and other types of report. Not a change I sought particularly, but quite useful.
Including ‘Plot error’ ‘factual error’. Be careful what you ask for!
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:25 PM   #34
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Including ‘Plot error’ ‘factual error’. Be careful what you ask for!
So I guess objective factual errors are going to be lost in a haystack of subjective factual errors.
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:09 PM   #35
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Update went well on both my Oasis 2 and Voyage. Started using the time setting in the latter, find it really convenient when reading while on the way to an appointment.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:25 PM   #36
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Since applying this FW update, my well-used 6th Gen PW seems to be draining the battery at an alarming rate.
I'm now recharging it on a daily basis.

Is my experience just a one-off?

Airplane mode on. Screen brightness @ ~ 20%. (No change from prior settings)
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:43 PM   #37
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I installed it on my Voyage yesterday and charged it right after that. I read a bit last night although it wasn't a very long session and I can't see that the battery is down at all so far.

I have a Paperwhite 3 to install it on but I haven't gotten around to that yet. I'll know more when I do.

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Old 02-08-2018, 10:15 PM   #38
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They do seem to only implement features that no one is asking for.
Actually, a lot of us, including myself, have asked for the clock feature. I wish it was a bit bigger (I have eye damage and have to put it right up to my face to read), but I'm happy that it's there. At home, I can just look at the clock. When at appointments, I have to get my Itouch out to see the time. Now I can just look at the top of the book.

SamP, don't know on the drain. I'm just getting it installed on the PPW2. Have you tried a RESTART again?

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Old 02-09-2018, 03:54 AM   #39
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Since applying this FW update, my well-used 6th Gen PW seems to be draining the battery at an alarming rate.
I'm now recharging it on a daily basis.

Is my experience just a one-off?

Airplane mode on. Screen brightness @ ~ 20%. (No change from prior settings)
Most or at least many updates trigger reindexing of all of the content on the device. That will cause faster battery drain until it is done. It can take hours if you have a lot of stuff on there.

If it persists it may be because of a corrupt file. To check indexing status, go to Home screen and search for ‘.’ (I.e. a single period). On the ensuing search results page, tap Text in Books, and it may show Items Not Yet Indexed. Tap on that and it will show names of things it is indexing. Deleting these and redownloading should fix things.
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:57 AM   #40
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Most or at least many updates trigger reindexing of all of the content on the device. That will cause faster battery drain until it is done. It can take hours if you have a lot of stuff on there.
I have never had an update trigger indexing in all the literally dozens of updates I've applied to Kindles from the K3 onwards. Given that I always have thousands of books on my Kindle, believe me, I'd know if it ever had!
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:15 AM   #41
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I have never had an update trigger indexing in all the literally dozens of updates I've applied to Kindles from the K3 onwards. Given that I always have thousands of books on my Kindle, believe me, I'd know if it ever had!
You might not notice, it happens in background and apart from perhaps some sluggishness you would have to check to know for sure.

But it is not uncommon for people to complain about faster than usual battery drain after an update and this indexing is the only explanation I have ever heard of or experienced. I don’t normally check to see if it is indexing after an update but in the interests of ‘science’ I will do so next time. And I have had corrupt content that resulted in battery drain because indexing got stuck. So it is worth a check IMO.

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Old 02-09-2018, 04:16 AM   #42
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I do check. Always. And it's never happened. (To me.)

I completely agree, though, that indexing is the first thing that should be checked if abnormal battery drain is noticed.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:21 AM   #43
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Anyone else having an odd new refresh issue? Sometimes when changing page the screen will flicker 3 times after the new page loads. Never done this before.

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Old 02-09-2018, 07:55 AM   #44
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Spring 2016, the release 5.7.2.1 has got a battery drain bug.
Fixed in 5.7.2.2.

Autonomy reading was down to two days.
After the fix, my battery autonomy fall down from 5 weeks to 2 weeks.
A Lion battery should not got to zero.

You will see soon if your autonomy is weak.

FYI, Amazon send me a new KPPW (same 6th gen) full warranty, for free. My shaken KPPW was out of warranty, one year and half.

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Old 02-09-2018, 08:00 AM   #45
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Anyone else having an odd new refresh issue?
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What about a reinit ?
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