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Old 12-20-2016, 08:58 PM   #61
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Oh well, that didn't last long. After playing with it for a few hours, I realized that the two-finger light adjustment is still a bit wonky. It sometimes (most of the times) works almost immediately, and other times it decides to wait a couple of seconds before responding, but I wasn't able to discern any pattern. It seems like once it works then it works reasonably well, until the next time it doesn't. Why can't they fix this?

So it's back to 3.12.1 for me. Thankfully you can easily roll firmware releases forwards and backwards on Kobo readers -- though I have a feeling it's going to bite me one of these days.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:33 PM   #62
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Why would you want to go back to such an obsolete firmware version just for the light adjustment?
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:09 PM   #63
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Why would you want to go back to such an obsolete firmware version just for the light adjustment?
You mean why would I go back to a firmware that actually works instead of "upgrading" to one that doesn't?

Because of the nature of my job, I do a lot of reading in environments with inconsistent lighting and regularly use the two-finger swipe on my Kobo to adjust the brightness. Having this feature work predictably and reliably is critical as far as I'm concerned. It's not something I should have to fuss with. It should just work, and on 3.12.1, it does.
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Old 12-21-2016, 02:55 AM   #64
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Two-finger light adjustment?
Try a single-finger slide along the left margin.
It works reliably for me now, and is much more responsive with the upgrade.
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:10 AM   #65
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Why has there been no update for a year on mark 5 hardware? Hell the Glo HD which is mark 6 like the aura edition 2 and the aura one isn't getting updated...?! I'm thoroughly confused and more then a little disappointed that the not that old devices were seemingly abandoned
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Two-finger light adjustment?
Try a single-finger slide along the left margin.
It works reliably for me now, and is much more responsive with the upgrade.

It's a two-finger slide on the Aura.
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Old 12-21-2016, 05:27 AM   #67
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Why has there been no update for a year on mark 5 hardware? Hell the Glo HD which is mark 6 like the aura edition 2 and the aura one isn't getting updated...?! I'm thoroughly confused and more then a little disappointed that the not that old devices were seemingly abandoned
Bad timing and bug fixes. There is usually an update for the older devices about a month after a new device is released. Unfortunately, Kobo have needed to sort out the problems with the Aura ONE, so have concentrated on that and not released to the other devices yet. Kobo have not abandoned the older devices and there will be a release in the new year.
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You mean why would I go back to a firmware that actually works instead of "upgrading" to one that doesn't?

Because of the nature of my job, I do a lot of reading in environments with inconsistent lighting and regularly use the two-finger swipe on my Kobo to adjust the brightness. Having this feature work predictably and reliably is critical as far as I'm concerned. It's not something I should have to fuss with. It should just work, and on 3.12.1, it does.
I'm on the latest 3.19 and it works. I prefer to be on the latest firmware unless there is a deal breaker and there isn't. It is better than 3.12.1.

I might be giving the 4.2 firmware a go once my H2O gets a full charge. I just have to look at the patches first.
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:11 AM   #69
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I'm on the latest 3.19 and it works.
I suppose it depends on what features you find the most valuable. Having a front-light that can not be reliably adjusted using the two-finger swipe is a deal-breaker for me.
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Two-finger light adjustment?
Try a single-finger slide along the left margin.
It works reliably for me now, and is much more responsive with the upgrade.
I didn't even know that was an option... I'll give it a try.

Edit: Must be device specific. It doesn't work on my 6" Aura.

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Odd -single-finger light-level works fine on my H2O and Aura One.

I never heard of using two fingers - perhaps that's why it's flaky for some people...
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Odd -single-finger light-level works fine on my H2O and Aura One.

I never heard of using two fingers - perhaps that's why it's flaky for some people...
The two finger light adjustment is a feature specific to the orignal 6" Aura with the capacitive touch screen.
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Yes, the next version of Calibre should support the new database version (given the usual release schedule, on Friday). You can also go into the properties of the KoboTouch driver (Calibre Preferences => Plugins => Device Interface plugins => KoboTouch => customize plugin => Metadata, On Device & Advanced => check Attempt to support newer firmware.
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Oh Gosh, Kobo sure is taking their sweet time to get their act together. Its been like, half a year and several updates and they've only *just* managed to *maybe* fix the auto-brightness issue...! I dont mean to be a negative Nancy and start fights or whatever (because I do love my Aura one more than any ereader ever) but hot damn, i'm still getting words cut off the sides of kepubs (that ive bought) in full screen mode, as well as numerous other bugs that are really testing my patience... I really dont feel like reinstalling the patch every time a new firmware comes out just so my Kobo can display text infull screen properly but them's the breaks... the auto-light still works pretty poorly and would still love to see ligatures in kepubs... it took them a few months to fix the software to show whether you have actually read a book or not... why are these updates so slow and honestly kind of poor?

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