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Old 10-12-2017, 10:35 AM   #16
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I installed it and it looks good.

The font size slider now has 14 choices, there were 8 previously. Much better for picking a size that I like. Before I had to choose between a little to small or a little to large.

The boldness slider with 5 settings works well also.


Added: One thing I noticed is that Bookerly at a given size setting appears to render significantly smaller for books in KF8 format than for KFX format. I will need to do more testing of this.

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Old 10-12-2017, 10:39 AM   #17
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Interesting. I tried the other ones, and they are all still on 5.5.10. Maybe they are in the process up updating them now.
I stand corrected (forgot to change the actual link address to the new version number ) Updating now.
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I haven't tried links for other Kindle models.
I have:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=291179

Thanks for the idea.
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Wow! This is the biggest update improvement I have seen in a long, long time. The new font size and boldness selectors look a lot like what Kobo has done for years. There are 14 size selections and 6 boldness selection (if you include 0). Don't know what took them so long, but I am tremendously happy they finally did it. I had been using font size 4, and now can comfortably go down to 3 by increasing the boldness up to 2 from zero. Feels almost like I have a brand new reader. Thanks Amazon!
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Interesting. I tried the other ones, and they are all still on 5.5.10. Maybe they are in the process up updating them now.
I don't know how or where you checked:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=291179
because they have been up for a week now.
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In Settings, Device Options, the Update Your Kindle tab is greyed out. Is this the normal setting? Don't usually check--but have been doing so obsessively after learning about the latest update. And I can't recall if Update Your Kindle being greyed out is status quo?
The link is for PW2 and your information box says you have a PW3.

So a grayed out update button is correct, they packages are "Model Locked".
The package does not match your device model.
See my post in the dev sub-forum here.
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It's up on amazon.co.uk now, just uploading to my Voyage.

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It is up world wide.
Amazon quit using regional distribution about the same time as they introduced the PW3-32.

Maybe you have been blinded by the advertisement you include in every post.
How much do you get paid for every time you post that advertisement somewhere?
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In Settings, Device Options, the Update Your Kindle tab is greyed out. Is this the normal setting? Don't usually check--but have been doing so obsessively after learning about the latest update. And I can't recall if Update Your Kindle being greyed out is status quo?
Link for PW3... https://s3.amazonaws.com/firmwaredow...ite_5.8.11.bin You just have to side load the firmware and then you can select Update your Kindle.
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goodereader about 5.8.11 update: "If you love reading e-books there is more font sizes than ever before—and five levels of boldness—for whichever font you choose to read with. In addition to the Opendyslexic font, Amazon has just added a new feature to invert black and white on the display, which is useful if you have light sensitivity. Finally there is a new Ragged Right Alignment feature that allows you to read using left-aligned (ragged right) text."
I just updated the Kindle Voyage to 5.8.11 but I don't see black invert.

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It is up world wide.
Amazon quit using regional distribution about the same time as they introduced the PW3-32.

Maybe you have been blinded by the advertisement you include in every post.
How much do you get paid for every time you post that advertisement somewhere?
If your slightly unpleasant comment is aimed at me, I'm afraid I've no idea what you're taking about.

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I just updated the Kindle Voyage to 5.8.11 but I don't see black invert.

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I don't see that or the options to change fonts in the menus either (not that I am that bothered about those, though).

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