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Old 06-11-2019, 12:31 PM   #241
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Is there a way to make the patch for "Increase the view details container size" work on a Clara HD with "Custom synopsis/font size" without any lines being cut? Maybe someone has figured out a safe font size?

Also, wasn't there a patch to disable the fast forward/backward flipping of pages by holding the lower corners? This feature makes it impossible to look up words in the last line in the dictionary. Or is there another way to disable it? I think I read something somewhere but I don't remember exactly...
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:31 PM   #242
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Is there a way to make the patch for "Increase the view details container size" work on a Clara HD with "Custom synopsis/font size" without any lines being cut? Maybe someone has figured out a safe font size?
I don't have a Clara HD, so I can't really help here. I haven't had any issues on my A2 though.

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Also, wasn't there a patch to disable the fast forward/backward flipping of pages by holding the lower corners? This feature makes it impossible to look up words in the last line in the dictionary. Or is there another way to disable it? I think I read something somewhere but I don't remember exactly...
There's a configuration option, but I don't remember off the top of my head what it was called.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:39 AM   #243
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Hi,
is it possible to officially include the 'Set font scale factor' patch that GeoffR created in this thread in kobopatch? I mean the one that works on both kepubs and epubs, not just on epubs:

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Set font scale factor:
  - Enabled: yes
  - Description: |
      This patch sets the font scale factor for ePub and KePub readers.
  # font scale factor is (current font size) / (X+32)
  # original value X=14, so (current font size) / 46 is original scale factor,
  # e.g. selecting font size 46 from the slider gives scale factor 1.0
  # allowed replacement values for X: 0-15 (smaller X --> larger scale factor)
  # ePub:
  - ReplaceInt: {Offset: 0x4A6EBA, Find: 14, Replace: 14}
  # KePub:
  - ReplaceInt: {Offset: 0xA2A5F0, Find: 14, Replace: 14}
I've already added it manually to my list of patches and I've been finding it very useful with kepubs: it helps me in finding my optimal font-size for reading across books without having to change the book's CSS manually. I don't know if it would be too difficult to maintain though...
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:44 AM   #244
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Hi,
is it possible to officially include the 'Set font scale factor' patch that GeoffR created in this thread in kobopatch? I mean the one that works on both kepubs and epubs, not just on epubs:

Code:
Set font scale factor:
  - Enabled: yes
  - Description: |
      This patch sets the font scale factor for ePub and KePub readers.
  # font scale factor is (current font size) / (X+32)
  # original value X=14, so (current font size) / 46 is original scale factor,
  # e.g. selecting font size 46 from the slider gives scale factor 1.0
  # allowed replacement values for X: 0-15 (smaller X --> larger scale factor)
  # ePub:
  - ReplaceInt: {Offset: 0x4A6EBA, Find: 14, Replace: 14}
  # KePub:
  - ReplaceInt: {Offset: 0xA2A5F0, Find: 14, Replace: 14}
I've already added it manually to my list of patches and I've been finding it very useful with kepubs: it helps me in finding my optimal font-size for reading across books without having to change the book's CSS manually. I don't know if it would be too difficult to maintain though...
It wouldn't be too hard to maintain (it would add about 15 seconds to the time to update the patches), but it's up to GeoffR if he wants to add the patch (as it's his patch).

GeoffR recently added this patch, so you might want to see if it fits your needs.

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Old 06-12-2019, 08:25 AM   #245
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It wouldn't be too hard to maintain (it would add about 15 seconds to the time to update the patches), but it's up to GeoffR if he wants to add the patch.


GeoffR recently added this patch, so you might want to see if it fits your needs.
Thanks for the reply! From what I've seen the patch that has been already added only works with epubs -- which makes sense, that's where the main issue was. The patch I'm using was an alternative, which ended up solving one of my problems by happy coincidence
I would be very happy if GeoffR decided to include this in future releases as well, but if not it's fine as it is -- it's a very minor thing that is probably of no interest to other users now that it's fixed, and I'm already happy that I have the choice not to update if I want to, which is more than I had before for sure
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:58 PM   #246
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Could @jcn363 or @jackie_w, or @GeoffR take a look at https://github.com/geek1011/kobopatc...hes/issues/16? I'm not familiar with that patch or the screensaver CSS, and it's jcn363's patch.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:20 PM   #247
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Could @jcn363 or @jackie_w, or @GeoffR take a look at https://github.com/geek1011/kobopatc...hes/issues/16? I'm not familiar with that patch or the screensaver CSS, and it's jcn363's patch.
I don't use jcn363's full screensaver patch myself but I do have my own patch for that particular CSS stream so I can make a few general comments...

It looks to me as if all jcn363's patch is doing is changing the font-size of some of the text (battery charging status only ???) in the semi-transparent rectangular (rather large & ugly ) info panel which appears two-thirds the way down the left-hand edge of the full screensaver, obscuring some of the cover.

The ability to change the position of this panel (to one of the corners) disappeared many firmwares ago, or at least it's no longer obvious how to do it.

You can still change the size of the panel by changing the #infoWidget min/max-width value.

I'm not sure what benchen71 actually means by 'removing Sleeping'. I think it's probably possible to change the 'Sleeping' and 'Powered off' text to something you like better as they are both strings in libnickel.so.1.0.0 (D1E774). However, as they are both quite short strings I don't know how much flexibility there would be in renaming them. Overtyping them with normal spaces sounds plausible in theory.

For my own purposes I wanted to use the full, rather than small, screensaver and also be able to see at a glance whether my device is sleeping or powered off. So my own custom patch:
- significantly reduces info panel size when Powered off
- reduces info panel size to zero when Sleeping, so that the cover is fully visible.

As for 'adding the battery level'. I thought the info panel already displayed the battery level whilst sleeping if the device is currently charging. It certainly used to, but I can't say for sure because of my custom patch.
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As for 'adding the battery level'. I thought the info panel already displayed the battery level whilst sleeping if the device is currently charging. It certainly used to, but I can't say for sure because of my custom patch.
The battery charge level is still displayed when plugged in and sleeping. I can't see any really good justification for redrawing the screen during sleep to display the battery level while not charging unless a faster way to discharge the battery during sleep is needed.
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I don't use jcn363's full screensaver patch myself but I do have my own patch for that particular CSS stream so I can make a few general comments...
Thanks. I've quoted it to the GitHub issue.
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For my own purposes I wanted to use the full, rather than small, screensaver and also be able to see at a glance whether my device is sleeping or powered off. So my own custom patch:
- significantly reduces info panel size when Powered off
- reduces info panel size to zero when Sleeping, so that the cover is fully visible.
Hi jackie_w,
Could you share your custom patch? It would be good to see it, and then maybe work out my own custom patch.
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Could you share your custom patch? It would be good to see it, and then maybe work out my own custom patch.
Here it is. It's a nickel.yaml patch:
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jackie_w Screensaver full:
  - Enabled: no
  - Description: |
      On fullscreen sleep screensaver reduce size of infoWidget
      Make infoWidget invisible when Sleeping, visible when Powered Off
      N.B: Not suitable for Japanese/Chinese locale users
  - FindZlib: "#infoFrame"
  - ReplaceZlibGroup:
      Replacements:
        # free some space
        - {Find: "#batteryStatus[localeName=\"ja\"] {\n  font-family: Sans-SerifJP, sans-serif;\n  font-style: normal;\n}\n#batteryStatus[localeName=\"zh\"] {\n  font-family: Sans-SerifZH-Traditional, sans-serif;\n  font-style: normal;\n}\n#batteryStatus[localeName=\"zh-TW\"] {\n  font-family: Sans-SerifZH-Traditional, sans-serif;\n  font-style: normal;\n}\n", Replace: "\n"}
        # #infoWidget reduce width
        - {Find: "width: 470px;", Replace: "width: 320px;"} #Dragon
        - {Find: "width: 611px;", Replace: "width: 390px;"} #Daylight
        # #infoWidget, #infoFrame: reduce top/bottom/right margins
        - {Find: "Margin: 22px;", Replace: "Margin: 5px;"}  #Dragon
        - {Find: "Margin: 28px;", Replace: "Margin: 7px;"}  #Daylight
        # #infoFrame: remove Sleeping borders
        - {Find: "#infoFrame {\n  border-top: 1px solid black;\n  border-bottom: 1px solid black;\n  border-right: 1px solid black;\n}\n", Replace: "\n"}
        # #infoFrame: reduce left margin
        - {Find: "leftMargin: 44px;", Replace: "leftMargin: 5px;"}  # Dragon
        - {Find: "leftMargin: 56px;", Replace: "leftMargin: 7px;"}  # Daylight
        # #infoWidget size reduced to zero when Sleeping
        - Find:    "#batteryStatus {\n  font-family: Georgia;\n}"
          Replace: "#infoWidget[powerOffView=false] {\n  min-width:0px; max-width:0px;\n  min-height:0px; max-height:0px;\n  qproperty-topMargin:0px; qproperty-bottomMargin:0px;\n  qproperty-leftMargin:0px; qproperty-rightMargin:0px;\n}\n#batteryStatus {\n  font-family: Avenir;\n}"


Please note I've only patched values for Dragon/Daylight Kobo models. But it looks like you have a GloHD (which uses Dragon values for this particular patch) so it should be OK for you.
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