Kindle 3 hidden features

onsdag 7. september 2011

Elliot Hartley has been investigating exactly what Amazon put on the Kindle 3 that it decided it didn’t want you to see, and the list is surprisingly long. A hidden feature is an image viewer. This is accessed with the following steps provided by Elliot:

Plug your Kindle 3 into the computer with the USB.
  • Open the Kindle drive that is now in your displayed with your removable drives, in the root (i.e. not in another folder) create a folder called “pictures” within that folder you can create a number of other folders (think of them as collections), then add your images/pictures to this (or these) folders. I’ve only tried Jpegs and they work fine. 
  • Once finished safely unplug the Kindle and then press “alt” and “z” on the homescreen, this will refresh the screen and add your new folders. 
  • Click on the folder/collection and Image Viewer should launch. 
Once in the viewer the following control options are available:
f = full-screen
q = zoom in
w= zoom out
e = reset zoom
c = actual size
r = rotate
nav controller = pan

Finally there’s a few hotkeys everyone should know about:
alt + shift + G = screenshot
alt + G = screen refresh
alt + home = Kindle Store
alt + top row of letters on keyboard = numbers 1-9

and while reading a book:
alt + B = add and remove bookmarks
shift + Sym = Turn text to speech on and off
set cursor down the page to start text to speech from there
right arrow on nav controller = skip to next chapter
left arrow on nav controller = skip to previous chapter

If you have any more tips for hidden functionality on the Kindle please let us know.

Read more at GeoPlanIT via

0 kommentarer:

Legg inn en kommentar

Design by Pocket Blogger Templates - Banner image: Photo: Jon Hoem.