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Fun with Kindle Collection naming (or: ★☆☃)

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:58:18 GMT

Since I got a new Oasis a couple of days ago (to compensate for my disappointment trying a Kobo Aura 1 ;) ) I thought it was a good time as ever to re-sort all the books on my - now two - Kindle devices. There's already some information in the forum on how this can be done collection wise (like here (, here ( and here ( and I'm not going to repeat that. Also what follows uses plain stock capabilities, so no JB or Collection Management plugin was involved. After a first attempt to set up Collections via Amazon's "Manage your Content", some reading here on the forum and some minor frustration I suddenly thought it might be neat *not* to have collections with talking names - and that's what I wanted to share. Maybe somebody likes the idea too. Why not having a collection named like this:★★★★★ Or:☆☆☆☆☆ ? (The color is just used to emphasize my point; there's no character subset yet which would change e-ink color I guess...) It works. :) Quite a few characters from the Unicode set (for instance the misc. symbols ( are available and will be rendered fine on a Kindle. It's also quite easy to test via "Manage your Content" and live syncing to your device. If one character won't work or looks awkward (like too small to recognize what it actually means) just try another. The possibilities aren't endless but there are quite some. To get predictable sorting (different from the actual character table sorting applied internally by the Kindle) you may have to add some "real" characters. I went with numbers in square brackets in front of the symbols because I feel this way it still looks nice. BTW somehow I had problems renaming a collection via the Amazon web interface - sorting was always broken afterwards. I worked around this by deleting and adding a new collection which was OK since I did this all before filling the collections with books.

Contrast/readability of the 13.3" Max Carta display

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:36:25 GMT

I, like many others on this forum, am excited about the Max Carta reader. I wonder about the quality of the display, though. I own a M96 Plus device, and while the hardware and the software are OK-ish(the SW is buggy and unpolished but still usable), the display itself doesn't feel nearly as comfortable as Kindle DXG for long reading. It's hard to pin down the exact reason, but I think it's mostly due to the yellowish hue of the white and the reduced contrast. It's also glossier, but I don't think this matters so much. When compared side-by-side with a Kindle DXG the difference in contrast and the readability is very obvious. Don't know if this degradation is a necessary price to be paid for supporting stylus input, but if that's the case the trade-off doesn't work for me. So in short my question, to people who have multiple devices handy, is how the 13.3 inch Max Carta reader compares with other devices in terms of contrast and overall readability? If someone can compare this device's display with a Kindle DXG and/or Onyx M96 that would be great.

Kobo H2O - throwing money away?

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:08:29 GMT

hey All, I've a Kobo H2O (v1) purchased in Feb 2015. It has worked fine until last night when it simply stopped working - the screen went dark, and restart brings a blinking white light. Can reset it; can't factory reset it (paper clip x 5). Kobo help say 'sorry about that' we'll offer you $20 off' a new one. Searching forums it seems this happens sometimes. I'm quite shocked - perhaps I've been lucky, but I expect quality items to have a significant working life - I've had a broad range of electronic equipment, and as a tech at a library, I see and look after a lot of gear. So I'm pretty hesitant to spend another $200 buying something which might die after a couple of years. Thoughts? Go to a different brand of eReader? best, Bruce

K5 Gargoyle Binaries – IF player

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:58:54 GMT

Gargoyle for Kindle touch devices (Touch, Paperwhite 3, etc.) Attached are the binaries for the current version of the Kindle port of the Gargoyle IF player. * gargoyle-kndle_current_firmware.tar.gz: For touch based devices running the latest firmware >= 5.8.9 * gargoyle-touch-pw1.tar.gz: For older Touch and Paperwhite 1, running the latest available firmware. Changes to upstream gargoyle ( Supported in-game touch screen gestures: * One finger single tap on input line: place cursor * One finger double tap on word in input line: place cursor after tapped word * One finger double tap on word in game text to insert it into input line at cursor position (based on patch from: * One finger swipe up: page up * One finger swipe down: page down * One finger swipe left: move cursor left * One finger swipe right: move cursor right * Two finger single tap on left side of the game screen: delete character right of cursor (= DEL key) * Two finger single tap on right side of the game screen: clear input line * Two finger single tap on middle-top of the game screen: command history: previous (= key "cursor up") * Two finger single tap on middle-bottom of the game screen: command history: next (= key "cursor down") Github: Kindle port based on patches from:

Best Looking / Sexiest eReader

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:16:29 GMT


M96 big pen eraser not working (big pen option checked)

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:01:35 GMT

Hello I have an Onyx M96 universe and I finally manage to upgrade the firmware thanks to that thread ( deleting the adb driver in windows device manager as pointed in and the japanese link, was crucial to have the device recognized by adb) the Problem I have now is that the big pen eraser is not working actually it writes instead of erasing... (indeed it was not working before because of the native firmware) I tried to uncheck the big ben option reboot check the big pen option and reboot as advised in some thread here but this did not changed anything. I tried various firmware from 2014 up to last 2017 version but still have the same problem The big pen itself is ok as I got it with an onyx Max and it is ok with this one Thanks in advance for your help

Moon+ Reader - storage of ebooks

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:45:48 GMT

Hello, I have a quick question I can't seem to find a quick answer to. I want to use Moon+ Reader as a reader on my Android phone. I have a number of non-DRM ebooks (epub) on a microsd card on my phone. I do not want to 'recopy' these books to my internal storage in some special Moon+ folder thereby making two versions of the files and taking up more space. UB Reader simply adds the books to my bookshelf wherever they are found, and does not try to recopy and store them anywhere. I like this, but would like some of the features Moon+ has that UB Reader does not. Does anyone know Moon+ default settings on this, or where to find them to change? Thank you.

no google play c67ml carta2

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:25:58 GMT

Just bought it with firmware 1.8.2 2017-04-13_18-06 and there is no google play store. I tried to download new (may) firmware from onyx international and followed the instruction downloading the file under both the sd card and the first directory the pc recognize(root?) then I run from the device check update from local storage and a pop up/android toast say no update package available. what can i do to install google play store in a simple way?

PW3 Cannot add books to collections after

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:06:49 GMT

After the last update to in my jailbroken PW3 I cannot add books to collections. I tick the collection I want the book to belong press done and get stuck there. Side arrow seems to work but the up arrow does not take me to my library.It is stuck in Collections. I have KUAL installed but don't use i. I erased the CM app that I once loaded thinking it could do something. In order to make everything work I have to restart the device. Any clue what might be happening? Thanks Victor

Firmware Update Kindle Firmware

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:38:53 GMT

I don't know the difference from the 5.8.9 Ragged Right Alignment: You can now read using left-aligned (ragged right) text instead of justified (aligned on both left and right margin). This new alignment option can be selected from the Display Settings (Aa) menu within Kindle books that support Enhanced Typesetting. On the Kindle eBook Store page, look for "Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled" in the features list. Faster Highlighting: You can now touch and drag to make a highlight more quickly. Tap the highlight again to edit or delete it. Advanced manga page turn controls: You can now drag left and right to adjust speed and direction when using the fast continuous page turn feature while reading manga. Preview manga double page spreads: You’ll now see a preview of double page spreads at the bottom of the page while reading manga. Tap the preview to see a full landscape view of the spread, and tap again to close it. Crop margins in manga: You can now remove blank margins from manga pages for a closer view of the content. Enable this option from the Display Settings (Aa) menu within manga books.

How can I hide a specific type of files in the library?

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:50:09 GMT

I'd like to hide txt files in the library of my Onyx device, but I don't know how to do it. I need some help please. Thanks a lot in advance

Kindle PW3 - Fonts as .zip file

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:05:48 GMT

Hello, I need help, I want to graphically modify the original fonts. Unfortunately I can not find them anywhere. Someone is linking me to a .zip file with latest fonts Kindle PW3 :)

[help] i want download old version of Plans vs Zombies Game?

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:03:20 GMT

Hi everybody, As title, i want download old version of Plans vs Zombies Game. I searched on Google but did not have? Who has the link?

Reader with best dictionaries for 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:12:29 GMT

Yesterday I have recieved my PocketBook 631 Touch HD and I was disappointed with the quality of german to english dictionary. I have written about it ( on the forum, but no reply as for now. I still have 2 weeks to return my device and get someting new and better. The question is - is there anything working any better? The most important dictionary for me is german to english. I'd like it to be able to find not only the base forms of verbs and singular forms of nouns, but also take the conjugation into consideration. At best - the same with adjectives.

Paperwhite battery drains in a day

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:03:03 GMT

Hi all, New here. I have a Paperwhite 2 (wifi + 3G - SN B0D5) that I've now had and loved for a few years. Recently, I found that the battery goes from full to 0 in less than a day. Charged overnight, it's gone to empty by bedtime without having read a single page. I've already forced a restart (although it basically does that when the battery goes to empty), I've done a factory reset and I've even installed a new battery. That battery was installed yesterday, charged and the kindle showed empty this morning. I have read that battery drain might be cause by some indexing error, however, that should have been taken care of with the factory reset, which pretty much wiped everything (no non-cloud books, only needed to re-download, nbd). I am usually connected to the home wifi and have always been and have had weeks of power before recently. Short of trying another new battery and buying a new device, I'm hoping for other ideas. Is there an error log that can be assessed? I've connected the device to my linux mint computer but can't find any log files (I also have a Windows 10 machine if there is software for that.) Thanks, Kat