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Old 09-09-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Kindle for PC app: open book to location?

If you go to your Kindle Highlights Page at Amazon (https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlights, you'll have to sign in), you'll see that the highlights have a "Read more at location X" link. This tries to shell to the following URL:

kindle://book?action=open&asin=***ASIN***&location=xxxx

This actually launches the following command:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Amazon\Kindle\Kindle.exe" "//book?action=open&asin=***ASIN***&location=xxxx"

(Where ***ASIN*** and xxxx are replaced with a valid Amazon ASIN and location, respectively).

This doesn't actually work, sadly: the Kindle for PC app is launched, but the book is not opened at all (much less to the specified location)).

Has this ever worked? Is this something that recently broke? Does anybody know where I can find docs for the available switches? The normal DOS "help" switches don't seem to work (/help, --help, /?, /h, etc) and I can't find *anything* on Teh Intarwebs. I'd like to get this working, but can't find much info on this at all.

Any help out there?
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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Has this ever worked? Is this something that recently broke? Does anybody know where I can find docs for the available switches? The normal DOS "help" switches don't seem to work (/help, --help, /?, /h, etc) and I can't find *anything* on Teh Intarwebs. I'd like to get this working, but can't find much info on this at all.
It still works fine for me. Can't say it's something I ever use, but....

Is it possible that you've denied your browser the ability to open the application sometime in the past. I think you're given a choice after purchasing a book whether to open K4PC. Perhaps there's a checkbox to say don't ask me again? Just guessing here.

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Hm... this appears to possibly be a Chrome issue; Firefox works for me, at least for books purchased from Amazon.
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Here's something kooky: it works for me on Chrome... but not on all of my books that have highlights. No rhyme or reason that I can see.
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