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Old 04-12-2018, 02:14 PM   #1
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Now live at https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...deId=200529680

• You can now make multiple highlights with fewer clicks by turning off the highlight menu from Reading Settings.
• Performance improvements and other general enhancements.
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Old 04-12-2018, 02:45 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:22 PM   #3
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Now live at https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...deId=200529680

• You can now make multiple highlights with fewer clicks by turning off the highlight menu from Reading Settings.
• Performance improvements and other general enhancements.
I'd like to be able to make fewer highlights with more clicks in return for the possibility of reducing the likelihood of inadvertently making highlights when trying to look up a word in the dictionary.
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Old 04-12-2018, 06:26 PM   #4
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I'm hoping that the update includes a fix for the issue with the screen flashing when the clock changes.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:09 PM   #5
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I'll be a guinea pig. I'll let you know if it blows up my Kindle 8th Generation.
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:26 PM   #6
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:38 PM   #7
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• You can now make multiple highlights with fewer clicks by turning off the highlight menu from Reading Settings.
I believe that there is a slight mistake in the What’s New description.

There is a “Reading Settings” tab in the Aa menu, but there is nothing about highlights there.

There is a “Reading Options” menu under Settings that has “Highlights and About This Book” and under that a ”Highlight Menu” choice. That is the setting described.

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Old 04-13-2018, 03:28 AM   #8
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Has the Kindle firmware now reached the point where they are beginning to just shuffle features around? Sure looks like it.
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Unfortunately, I’ve had the clock issue still cause the screen to flash with 5.9.5, so they apparently did not get it fixed.
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There is a “Reading Options” menu under Settings that has “Highlights and About This Book” and under that a ”Highlight Menu” choice. That is the setting described.
How does this help you make highlights? I thought it just disabled other people's highlights...?
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:22 AM   #11
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How does this help you make highlights? I thought it just disabled other people's highlights...?
You are thinking of the "Popular Highlights" option.

When you select multiple lines of text in a book a highlight is automatically created from the selected text. If the "Highlights Menu" option is ON a menu will popup with choices including an "Undo" button. If the option is OFF then the highlight is created, but no menu pops up.
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You are thinking of the "Popular Highlights" option.

When you select multiple lines of text in a book a highlight is automatically created from the selected text. If the "Highlights Menu" option is ON a menu will popup with choices including an "Undo" button. If the option is OFF then the highlight is created, but no menu pops up.
This is great news. I can't wait to experiment with this option.
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You are thinking of the "Popular Highlights" option.

When you select multiple lines of text in a book a highlight is automatically created from the selected text. If the "Highlights Menu" option is ON a menu will popup with choices including an "Undo" button. If the option is OFF then the highlight is created, but no menu pops up.
The OFF option makes highlighting functionally equivalent to the Kindle app for iOS. ON is more like the Kindle apps for Fire and Android.

Ideally they will provide this option on all platforms so people like me who switch devices a lot can have a consistent user experience across all of them.
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I believe that there is a slight mistake in the What’s New description.

There is a “Reading Settings” tab in the Aa menu, but there is nothing about highlights there.

There is a “Reading Options” menu under Settings that has “Highlights and About This Book” and under that a ”Highlight Menu” choice. That is the setting described.
This is really weird. I have downloaded the update and it says 5.9.5 is on there, so I know it has worked, but I do not have the highlights menu. Under Highlights and About This Book, I have only Popular Highlights and About This Book, nothing else.
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This is really weird. I have downloaded the update and it says 5.9.5 is on there, so I know it has worked, but I do not have the highlights menu. Under Highlights and About This Book, I have only Popular Highlights and About This Book, nothing else.
From the amazon website:

"the following device models are not impacted and do not require this update.
Kindle (7th Generation)
Kindle Voyage (7th Generation)
Kindle Paperwhite (7th Generation)
Kindle Oasis (8th Generation)
Kindle (8th Generation)"
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