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Firmware Update Kindle firmware 5.12.1
#11  tomsem 07-09-2019, 09:28 PM
Quote barryem
If I remember right you can turn off the Before You Go feature in settings. I don't have my Kindle in front of me to check but I'm pretty sure I remember that.

Barry
It seems that is not the case. You can suppress About This Book on first open, but there is no option for turning off Before You Go (apart from avoiding the End location), unless they added one in this new update.
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#12  Nate the great 07-09-2019, 09:39 PM
Quote NiLuJe
Say hello to Stinger, most likely the Oasis 3's little name.

Spoiler alert: it runs on the same hardware than the Oasis 2.
nifty!
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#13  rcentros 07-10-2019, 12:56 AM
I'm having a lot of crashes on my "new" Paperwhite using 5.12.1 firmware. Of course it's a new to me Paperwhite 2, so I don't know if it's firmware or hardware issues that are causing the crashes. Just curious if anyone else is having issues since upgrading to 5.12.1.

EDIT: It appears to be font related. So long as I change to a built-in font before opening a new book everything is fine. If I use one of my custom the program will often (not always) crash. Once I've moved to a new book I can change to my custom fonts without any issues. So the work-around is pretty easy.
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#14  FrustratedReader 07-10-2019, 11:20 AM
I find "Before you go" very annoying. Especially as my OWN writing outnumbers books bought from Amazon, I also buy books from Smashwords and the bulk of my ebooks are gutenberg or other genuine public domain vintage titles.

Any ideas what bugs fixed or changes from 5.11.2 apart from the daft idea of a list on the Before You Go?

Why would I want to choose books from the "Before you Go" insult screen? How is AMAZON going to decide which titles I already have to list there? Unread Purchases? Items in so called Cloud?
I have Collections and Search as well as what ever ordering on the home screen. If they simply returned me to home screen when I finish a book, likely the next one is one click away. Sounds like evil marketing.
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#15  FrustratedReader 07-10-2019, 12:12 PM
Also this is another case where you get new Firmware (via Wireless or USB transfer) and LATER Amazon, when wireless is activated or time delay or something, activate a feature. In this case the list of books to read on the "before you go page".
That is an unacceptable way to deliver upgrades. It's a bad user experience. Is it instead of proper in-house testing?
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#16  shalym 07-10-2019, 12:22 PM
Quote FrustratedReader
I find "Before you go" very annoying. Especially as my OWN writing outnumbers books bought from Amazon, I also buy books from Smashwords and the bulk of my ebooks are gutenberg or other genuine public domain vintage titles.

Any ideas what bugs fixed or changes from 5.11.2 apart from the daft idea of a list on the Before You Go?

Why would I want to choose books from the "Before you Go" insult screen? How is AMAZON going to decide which titles I already have to list there? Unread Purchases? Items in so called Cloud?
I have Collections and Search as well as what ever ordering on the home screen. If they simply returned me to home screen when I finish a book, likely the next one is one click away. Sounds like evil marketing.
I promise you, not everything Amazon does is evil marketing. Some is just trying to make things easier. I *like* the before you go feature. It allows me to rate the book on Goodreads and add it to my "Read" shelf (I know that many people don't use this feature, but I appreciate it) For books not purchased from Amazon, the "before you go" feature doesn't even appear, (at least not for me) so why would it bother you for books that you wrote yourself or bought from another source?

Shari
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#17  Atunah 07-10-2019, 12:26 PM
I like the "before you go" popup. *shrugs. I always mark each read with stars. At the same time those stars go on goodreads as I have it linked and I think it tweets it out for me. Its also most always at the end of the book where it should be. Occasionally I close it and keep paging if there is some from the author note. Not a big deal. I always make sure I am at 100% anyway with each book I read.

Not sure how useful it would be to put other books I already own on that page. That is mainly because I own so many how in the heck would it pick.
I make my own reading order.

Obviously most of those features are mostly for those that use kindles with kindle books and like the integration with the system. Which I like. Its another way for me to track what I read. I also like the new features they gave us while back on the home view page, go figure.
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#18  Sirtel 07-10-2019, 12:33 PM
Quote shalym
For books not purchased from Amazon, the "before you go" feature doesn't even appear, (at least not for me) so why would it bother you for books that you wrote yourself or bought from another source?

Shari
It appears for all the books sideloaded from Calibre. Perhaps because they're marked as books, not as docs.
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#19  jhowell 07-10-2019, 01:47 PM
Quote FrustratedReader
Also this is another case where you get new Firmware (via Wireless or USB transfer) and LATER Amazon, when wireless is activated or time delay or something, activate a feature. In this case the list of books to read on the "before you go page".
That is an unacceptable way to deliver upgrades. It's a bad user experience. Is it instead of proper in-house testing?
I suspect that the feature is ready, but the data to drive it will take some time to produce. It is likely that the selection of the book choices for before-you-go will be made on Amazon's servers using information that isn't available on the Kindle itself, such as book series grouping.
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#20  rcentros 07-10-2019, 01:48 PM
Quote shalym
I promise you, not everything Amazon does is evil marketing. Some is just trying to make things easier. I *like* the before you go feature. It allows me to rate the book on Goodreads and add it to my "Read" shelf (I know that many people don't use this feature, but I appreciate it)...
But it would be nice to be able to turn this feature off. I don't use Goodreads (zero interest), and if I want to review or rate a book, I just go to the Amazon site and do it from there.
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