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Old 07-07-2017, 09:36 PM   #361
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Hate to say but you can't just copy the books from Kobo Desktop to Calibre; the downloaded books are DRM protected by Kobo's own DRM scheme.

You'll need to search for Apprentice Alf and look for the obok tool to add them to Calibre.

Alternatively on the Kobo website, when you look at your purchased books (I forget the exact name) you'll see the option to download an epub version. Selecting that will download an ACSM file that when opened via ADE will download an epub.

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I guess I assumed they knew that since they are already using Calibre.
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:34 PM   #362
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Install the Kobo app on your computer and download your books. Then find the book files on your computer and copy them into Calibre.

The Kobo device probably has to be awake and functioning for the pc to mount it and show the files.
Don't install Kobo Desktop. Use ADE to download. That way you have ePub eBooks. But you will have to download one at a time. And if you have the DeDRM plugin installed, you can remove the DRM on import to Calibre. I know there's Obok, but I don't know if the current version works with the current Kobo Desktop.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:09 PM   #363
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Advantages of Kepub:
  • Much faster response to page turns.

    Not much faster and part of that is because of less text on the page.
  • Better image display, with a fine grained dither that makes the e-ink 16 shakes of grey look just like a full greyscale image.

    Not since Kobo switched to 32bpp. The images displayed with RMDSK are much better dithered than with 16bpp.

Thanks have changed and these are changes that make those two statements no longer true.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:38 PM   #364
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  • Better image display, with a fine grained dither that makes the e-ink 16 shakes of grey look just like a full greyscale image.

    Not since Kobo switched to 32bpp. The images displayed with RMDSK are much better dithered than with 16bpp.
The pedant in me has to state that the timing you have isn't correct. There might have been some improvement with the change to 32bpp, but the real improvement was separate and one or two firmware versions later.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:08 AM   #365
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How about undocumented touch short cuts? On the aura 1, after some random pressing I saw that that the progress indicator at the bottom was changing from percentage to x of y pages. Without going through the menu. I dont know how to replicate this though.

The only other shortcuts I know are, dragging up and down on the left changes the brightness and tapping the upper right sets a book mark.
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How about undocumented touch short cuts? On the aura 1, after some random pressing I saw that that the progress indicator at the bottom was changing from percentage to x of y pages. Without going through the menu. I dont know how to replicate this though.

The only other shortcuts I know are, dragging up and down on the left changes the brightness and tapping the upper right sets a book mark.
I'm not sure if long-pressing the page number to change the page progress display is officially documented. It might have been in a pop-up when the feature was added. But, it has been discussed here a number of times. The other two things are documented in the user guide. Or in the pop-ups displayed the first time you do something.

And the firmware follows some basic UI standards. I wrote that a while ago, but the only change I can think of is that long-press on some of the italics in the interface can also do something.
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