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Offline somali_cat_slave
21 Nov 2010, 11:17 AM | Post: #11

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

Any southpaws Kindle owners out there? I'm thinking of buying a Kindle as a present for my hubby, who is extremely left-handed. Are there any controls placed such that a left-hander would find them hard to use? Would he be able to read with it one-handed using only his left hand? He complains about most things being designed for right-handers.
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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
21 Nov 2010, 11:39 AM | Post: #12

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

I'm left handed as well and have no problems at all with the kindle. The page controls are mirrored on both sides of the device so it can be used exactly the same either way.

I too get frustrated with right-handed designed gadgets - just look at most of the mice nowdays - horrible. I'm literally dreading the day when it's impossible to find a decent not biased mouse.

One thing that made me laugh recently was having a meal in a restaurant and finishing with coffee server in a right handed cup Shocked Can you believe it - the handle was designed in such a way that it was impossible to hold in your left hand. OK, so drinking from my right hand is not a big deal, but it just shows how thoughtless some designers are. These were not cheap cups either - we're talking a posh restaurant with very stylish cutlery and crockery.

Rest assured that the Kindle has been designed well and doesn't suffer any usability problems for lefties.
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21 Nov 2010, 06:58 PM | Post: #13

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Offline johnb
21 Dec 2010, 12:32 PM | Post: #14

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Question RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

Hi,

This query might be too simple for a FAQ, but I didn't know where else to post it and haven't found the answer yet.

I have bought a kindle as a present for my wife, but my kids want to buy her a few books for it. How do they do that? I know they will have to open their own amazon accounts, but how do they then transfer their purchased ebooks to my wife's kindle?

Thanks,

John
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21 Dec 2010, 01:56 PM | Post: #15

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

(21 Dec 2010 12:32 PM)johnb Wrote:  Hi,

This query might be too simple for a FAQ, but I didn't know where else to post it and haven't found the answer yet.

I have bought a kindle as a present for my wife, but my kids want to buy her a few books for it. How do they do that? I know they will have to open their own amazon accounts, but how do they then transfer their purchased ebooks to my wife's kindle?

Thanks,

John

Hi Johnb, the only way I know is for them to buy a Gift Certificate http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/gc/ref=topnav_giftcert. This can then be used to purchase ebooks by adding to your wife's account. Not quite as nice as a chunky book-type present but just as welcome I am sure! They need to be careful though as they are country-specific and will therefore need to be bought via the co.uk site not .com.
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22 Dec 2010, 10:35 AM | Post: #16

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22 Dec 2010, 01:47 PM | Post: #17

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

Yes, they brought that in a couple of months ago and I was hoping they would introduce it here before Christmas. Seems not though, which is annoying as I too have bought a Kindle for a relative for Christmas with no way to pre-load it with books until he unpacks it and registers it on his account

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05 Jan 2011, 07:44 AM | Post: #18

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

wow that a lot of useful infomation you lean something every day lol
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06 Jan 2011, 01:46 PM | Post: #19

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

Well I read al this and though meh, so what.Thumbs Down

Then I tried some it it and thought hmmmm ok Smile

Then I tried to change my margins (why would I need to do that) and thought wehhey! What a difference!Groovy

Shows what I knew Whistle

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

I found another useful 'hack', similar to the margin change one. This one adds a justification option to the font/spacing settings when you press 'Aa', giving you a choice of left justification or (the default) full justification. It doesn't seem to work on all books, but it does work on some, so it's worth trying if you hate full justification of text.

In the FAQ section "Q. Can I change the page margins on my Kindle" in the first post, in Step 4 instead of changing the HORIZONTAL_MARGIN setting, add the following line to the end of the file:

ALLOW_JUSTIFICATION_CHANGE=true

then proceed as per the FAQ. After the restart, a Justification option appears in the list of settings.

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