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Old 11-28-2020, 08:51 AM   #841
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My two Inkpad 3s have become my favourite reading devices, even with the new firmware. I just use Koreader as a reading software.
Write more about Koreader working with the new 6.1x firmware.
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Old 11-28-2020, 02:52 PM   #842
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Alright so I wasn't crazy about the sluggishness of the new Inkpad 3 firmware v6.1, I may downgrade too then and try, even after what I said I still experience some "random" freezes and it doesn't seem as fast as before switching pages on cbz/cbr files. Too bad the new adjustments options are really handy


@TGFB3: Did you try resetting to neutral adjustments and see if it seemed more responsive? I tried it and didn't see much results.

Also I guess you know that, but you always have to make sure you only have one book opened in the task manager, it speeds up page switching noticeably

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Old 11-29-2020, 03:55 PM   #843
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Write more about Koreader working with the new 6.1x firmware.
Well, if you like a highly customizable reader and are willing to read the Wiki/documentation on GitHub and here in the forum in order to get to know all the features, you will definitely get the best reading experience possible on a Pocketbook. (DRM not working, of course.)

I've customized the upper and lower status bar, tapping zones and gestures to my liking. The status bars contain more info; I can bring up menus and functions that I use often via gesture, swiping or tapping the corners. Margins, line and word spacing can also be fine-tuned.

I also prefer the much better dictionaries (English-German, English-English) I have found for KoReader.

Some minor things don't work as KoReader is not quite integrated into the Pocketbook system as Coolreader was. The developers are trying to resolve some of these issues, so that might change in the future.
You cannot start the device with the last page open as a screenshot during boot-up, but you can have the last book opened directly after the device has booted. This just takes a little longer.
If you want to update KoReader OTA, you have to turn on the Wi-Fi in the PB menu, then quickly open KoReader and go directly to the update function. I hardly use any other functions that need Wi-Fi as this can be a hassle most of the time.
Also, the covers of books opened with KoReader won't be displayed as an image when the device is powered off. You have to open the book with the PB reader for that.

The new firmware brings the "open with"-menu to the long tap on the homescreen and in the library, so switching between readers is really easy.
You just need to adjust the file "extensions.cfg" to have the menu display all the entries for KoReader and the two PB readers that you need.
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@TGFB3: Did you try resetting to neutral adjustments and see if it seemed more responsive? I tried it and didn't see much results.
I did try both a full factory reset AND a full internal SD formatting, neither did improve anything. I´m back to 5.2 now and works like a charm, though I miss the contrast adjustment function (works wonders in B/W comics)

@LubyOne, out of curiosity, what file formats do you usually read in? I found that in 6.1 it´s complex PDF and large .cbz files (> 100 MB) which the default PB reader struggles the most.

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I mainly read EPUB with KOReader and sometimes smaller PDF files with the PB reader, mostly in reflow mode. I haven't noticed any particular lagging or crashing with the new firmware.
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Write more about Koreader working with the new 6.1x firmware.
I forgot to mention that the progress in books read with KOReader is not shown in the PB library. You have to set it to "completed" manually.

However, highlighting and note taking is really easy with KOReader. I export my highlights into text files using KoHighlights on my PC.
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