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Old 07-24-2013, 04:44 AM   #1
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Use Home button to exit Sleep Mode?

Hi everyone. First of all, i'd like to say that i'm new here and i'm not sure if this question deserves a new thread. If it's not, feel free to erase it : p

I'm extremely happy with my new Kobo Touch but I only have a (little) problem. With my case I found a bit hard to use the on/off slider to go out of sleep mode. I was wondering if there's another way of continue reading by touching the screen or maybe using the home button. I'd feel definitely more comfortable.

Thanks! : )
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:48 AM   #2
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Nope. Power button's the only way.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:52 AM   #3
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Nope. Power button's the only way.
Ok, thank you. Let's hope they add this option in the future ; )
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They won't. Kobo decided to go the route of having no home button on later models, for some reason thinking software controls are better (they're not, of course).
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Eliminating mechanical home switch button is good because:
No switch to wear out. Reduced manufacturing costs. Another discussion topic on Mobile Read Forum.

Kobo Touch eliminated horrible 5 way switch. While Kobo's 5 way switch was the worst hard to operate 5 way switch on any reader, some users still wanted page turn switches.

Kobo Mini does not have mechanical home button. This is a good design.
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Well, I was just asking for another way to do the same thing, like another button or maybe a tap in a precise zone of the screen.

Why not? I really like Kobo Touch design, but everything can be better ; )
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