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View Poll Results: New New Home Screen (4.4.9298) or Old Home Screen?
New New Home Screen (4.4.9288) 61 48.80%
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:55 AM   #1
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New New Home Screen (4.4.9298) vs. Old Home Screen

Which home screen do you prefer? Do you prefer the New New Home screen introduced in firmware 4.4.9298 or do you prefer the old home screen (aka the one with the 3.19.x firmware).

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Old 05-17-2017, 06:14 AM   #2
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Which home screen do you prefer? Do you prefer the New New Home screen introduced in firmware 4.4.9298 or do you prefer the old home screen?
Which "old home screen"?
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:02 AM   #3
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I don't hate the new home screen, and it did bring some welcome changes (such as the new menu that lets you navigate anywhere from anywhere, without going to the home screen first).

However, I think it needs something to seperate the different regions of the page; either lines between or borders around each item. At the moment it really lacks structure, for want of a better word.

I'm also really not a huge fan of the suggested book feature. It's wildly inaccurate for me (It's suggesting 50 Shades Darker when all I've been reading is cold-war spy novels and A Song of Ice and Fire). I also sideload almost all of my books, so I wish I could hide the Kobo store away. I'd much prefer if it was just a link in the navigation menu.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:05 AM   #4
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The one that was in the 3.19.x firmware and later until Ko o decided to change things towards the 4.4.9298 home screen.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:46 AM   #5
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Glo HD still havent got the new home screen.

What's different in the New, New Homescreen exactly?
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:26 PM   #6
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Glo HD still havent got the new home screen.
Even with the 4.4.9288 firmware?

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Well, now you can dismiss books, and the reccomendations tile is gone. I would say this is a big change.
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- "the recommendations tile is gone"

Not necessarily. Depends how many, or should I say how few books you have on your device.

When I updated my original Aura, I was getting recommendations for reading that I didn't want in the middle right section of the home screen where it usually shows a selected author or a selected collection.

I had very few books on my Aura at the time and they were all sideloaded and on an SD card. I suspect that, because of that, the new firmware was just trying to fill an "empty" spot with something.
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On my Touch the display of the icons (top right hand corner of home screen) moved position a few pixels to the left on starting up, leaving a ghost image on the screen.
Anyone else have this bug?
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:34 PM   #9
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Can anyone post a screenshot of this "New New Home Screen"?
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:36 PM   #10
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Can anyone post a screenshot of this "New New Home Screen"?
If nobody else has, then I will once I install the new firmware (4.4.9344) after the patches are released.

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Old 05-17-2017, 07:47 PM   #11
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If nobody else has, then I will later today after I install the new firmware.
And don't forget to post a new poll. (Yes, I think this one was a waste of time.)
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Three things that I dislike about the new home screen:
  1. I can't dismiss the stuff at the bottom of the screen that I have zero interest in (Find your next great read, etc).
  2. I can no longer see on the home screen whether books I am reading have any annotations or not.
  3. When I finish a book, it now immediately disappears from the home screen.
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  1. I can no longer see on the home screen whether books I am reading have any annotations or not.
One advantage of how this is done is that a long press displays the book menu just like in the book list. That will have annotations as an item if the book has annotations.
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I want to eat my cake. I love the new top bar. That interface is much improved. I think the old dynamic tiles were better though. But really, the only thing the new screen is missing is something useful to do with the bottom right zone.
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... But really, the only thing the new screen is missing is something useful to do with the bottom right zone.
Hey, I got the Reading Stats there once! Mostly its all the store stuff and I don't even have my wifi on!

Wish it would come back and stay.
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