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Old 11-09-2019, 12:22 PM   #106
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Boy this Nook software sure is horrendously dog slow though...
(Testing a GLP 2019)
Unfortunately yes, Nook is noticeably slower than Kobo or Kindle. It shouldn't be, given the hardware. Sloppy job, B&N
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:16 AM   #107
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This has been reported before in the thread for the 4.18.x firmware. It is related to the size and complexity of the book and trying to do the full book page count. And I know Kobo is working on it. Hopefully it will be fixed in the next firmware release.
Thanks you for your reply. If they take too long to fix it, I will go back to older one.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:09 AM   #108
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Something missing from the Kobo vs Nook vs everything else debate of the last few pages is the fact that Kobo are the only big brand left that let you display the cover of your current read as the screensaver, this is always a deal-breaker for me and leaves me locked to Kobo, which is no problem for me because the Forma is the best thing I've ever bought.

Displaying the cover isn't just an aesthetic preference for me (although it does make the device look amazing imo), its necessary to fix the title and authors name in my head because I read so many books. Without it I'd find myself scratching my head trying to remember if Id read something or not if it had been a while since I'd read it.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:48 AM   #109
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Something missing from the Kobo vs Nook vs everything else debate of the last few pages is the fact that Kobo are the only big brand left that let you display the cover of your current read as the screensaver, this is always a deal-breaker for me and leaves me locked to Kobo, which is no problem for me because the Forma is the best thing I've ever bought.

Displaying the cover isn't just an aesthetic preference for me (although it does make the device look amazing imo), its necessary to fix the title and authors name in my head because I read so many books. Without it I'd find myself scratching my head trying to remember if Id read something or not if it had been a while since I'd read it.
Funny how preferences differ. That was one of the first things I did on my Kobo, to replace the cover screensavers with custom photos. I have no wish whatsoever to look at the cover of the book I'm reading while I'm not reading it.
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:30 PM   #110
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I barely ever notice the cover of the book I'm reading, except when I first open the book. I rarely see the book cover because my Kobo has a sleep cover over it.
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:36 PM   #111
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Funny how preferences differ. That was one of the first things I did on my Kobo, to replace the cover screensavers with custom photos. I have no wish whatsoever to look at the cover of the book I'm reading while I'm not reading it.
Ironically this feature was only recently added to the Kobo line up, while it was present in Nook out of the gate. Though I think the more recent firmwares for Nook limit you to the preloaded ones, I can't say for sure as it's been awhile.

Still the whole idea of options is great, and is also one of the things that drew me to Kobo.
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:53 PM   #112
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I barely ever notice the cover of the book I'm reading, except when I first open the book. I rarely see the book cover because my Kobo has a sleep cover over it.
That's me as well, but I do prefer the book cover rather than some random image even though I see it only briefly when opening the book. I like to read full page without the header that shows the book title, so it's been harder to recall a book by its actual name anymore, especially when I binge read a series all the way through. The cover helps remind me of the book title.

But in any case, it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me if I couldn't display the cover if the reader was great in every other way. And I consider my Kobo Glo HD to be absolutely perfect for me, I doubt I'll ever upgrade from it unless all 3 of them die on me and can't be repaired.
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:13 PM   #113
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Something missing from the Kobo vs Nook vs everything else debate of the last few pages is the fact that Kobo are the only big brand left that let you display the cover of your current read as the screensaver, this is always a deal-breaker for me and leaves me locked to Kobo...
I also like the cover as the screensaver. But then I remember romance novels were one of the early genre successes in ebooks because it is easy to hide the cover. So it's not for everyone.
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:34 PM   #114
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I had my first Sony reader set to display some family photos as the sleep screen but never bothered with it on my next Sony. My Kobo just goes to the default Kobo/Walmart screen. I don't have a big desire to see the current book cover, but it's good to have the option for those who want it.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:59 PM   #115
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I had my first Sony reader set to display some family photos as the sleep screen but never bothered with it on my next Sony. My Kobo just goes to the default Kobo/Walmart screen. I don't have a big desire to see the current book cover, but it's good to have the option for those who want it.
Go to "Energy Saving and Privacy" to set the Kobo to display book covers. You can also change the affiliate if you don't want to see Walmart at all.
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I had my first Sony reader set to display some family photos as the sleep screen but never bothered with it on my next Sony. My Kobo just goes to the default Kobo/Walmart screen. I don't have a big desire to see the current book cover, but it's good to have the option for those who want it.
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Go to "Energy Saving and Privacy" to set the Kobo to display book covers. You can also change the affiliate if you don't want to see Walmart at all.
I know how to do it, just don't have any real desire for it. As others have said, if you are closing the cover (actual physical cover) when not reading you're only going to see the book cover for a second as the reader wakes up.

I guess if you were going to leave the reader open on a coffee table or something where you would be looking at it, having the sleep screen show the book cover could be useful.

It's good they made the option available for those who care about it, though.
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I know how to do it, just don't have any real desire for it. As others have said, if you are closing the cover (actual physical cover) when not reading you're only going to see the book cover for a second as the reader wakes up.
I should have read a little further back. Sorry. I thought what were meant that Walmart's Kobo sleep screen only showed Walmart screensavers. Sloppy reading on my part.

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I guess if you were going to leave the reader open on a coffee table or something where you would be looking at it, having the sleep screen show the book cover could be useful.
It can be useful to me because I sometimes read different books on different eReaders and, for the Tolinos, I don't (yet) have a sleep cover. But I wouldn't cry a river if the feature went away.
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