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Kindle 2 Tips

Kindle 2 Tips

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Kindle 2 Tips + Kindle 2 Hack List V Top 25
Kindle 2 Tip #1 V Read To Me Shortcuts
There are some cool shortcuts to use with Text To Speech -Shift + Sym button to start and to stop TTS. You have to keep Shift pressed downand then press Sym.While TTS is on V Use Shift button to Pause or Resume it. Note: this might be
 Space (spacebar).While TTS is on V you can switch between male and female voices, and change voice
 speed by using Alt + Aa keys and then using the 5 way controller.To start TTS at a particular place on a page, move the cursor to the spot BEFOREstarting TTS.Kindle 2 Tip #2 V Top Shortcuts
Here are my favorite shortcuts. Note that Alt-X means you hold down the Alt buttonand while keeping it pressed down press the X button -Alt-B V Bookmark. Alternate: Press 5-way up or down to go to cursor mode, and
 then press 5-way twice.Alt-Home V Kindle Store.
Press Menu button to see Wireless Network on top of the screen (top right),
 Time on top of the screen (top center) and Memory Remaining on your Kindle 2 onTop of the screen (top left).Alt+Shift+G V Screenshots. Hold down Alt and Shift buttons and then press G.
Alt+Shift+M V Start MineSweeper.
Alt-G to refresh the screen and eliminate Ghosting.Alt+R = reload when in web modeKindle 2 Tip #3 V Change Spacing and Number of Lines Per Page
By using the Alt+Shift+ numbers 1 through 9 buttons you can change the spacingbetween the lines on the Kindle 2 and also the number of lines per page.Press down the Alt and Shift buttons.Keeping Alt+Shift pressed, Press a number button like 1, or 2, right up to 9 tocycle through the various spacing options.It actually makes a huge difference visually -Close-Up done.From a Little Distance - done.Kindle 2 Tip #4 V Pictures on your Kindle 2.
This is how to load pictures on your Kindle 2 -Connect Kindle 2 via USB to your PC.Go to the Kindle 2.Create pictures folder on your Kindle 2.
Now create sub-folders for your photo albums.Put in images into these sub-folders.The images that you put into a sub-folder will become part of the photo album.Unplug your Kindle 2 and go to the Home Page.Press Alt-Z on home page to see photo albums among books.When you select one of these photo albums, the experimental Image Viewer starts.
 
While you are viewing pictures in the Image Viewer:Zoom In on the Picture V Q key.
Zoom Out V W key.
Reset Zoom Level for the Image V E key.
Toggle Picture to Actual Size V C key.
Toggle Picture to Full Screen Mode V F key.
Pan Photo if its larger than the Kindle 2s screen V With 5-way controller.
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Rotate the Image V R key.
Also, do not press the 1 key in the image viewer as that brings up a bug.
Kindle 2 Tip #5 V Screen Saver Options for Kindle 2
Update:Amazon.com Customer Service does not support or provide instructions for addingcustom images to your Kindle to be used as screen savers. However, should youchoose to do this on your own it will not void your warranty.At mobileread, theyve come up with a way to change the screen-saver pictures. DO
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 NOT use this if you are technically inexperienced. This could cause problems as itis a hack/mod of your Kindle 2 -Go to this page, and see Post #41 for directions and the code. Once Again, NOTRECOMMENDED unless you know what youre doing with code and are willing to risk
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 your Kindle 2.Kindle 2 Tip #6 V Access Free Kindle Books via Kindle 2
Courtesy CheseM at booksummit -After you sign into Amazon and choose Kindle store to search in:type -domain (no quotes) into the search field.
This will give you a list of free books offered by AmazonKindle 2 Tip #7 V Restart Kindle 2 in 2 seconds.
Go to the Home Page.Press the Menu button to go to the Menu.Navigate to Settings and press 5-way to go to Settings.Press Menu button Again.Navigate to the Restart option, and press 5-way to select it.
Kindle 2 Tip #8 V Delete a Book or item from your Kindle 2
Press the Menu button to go to the Kindle 2 Home Page.Use the 5-way to go to the item you want to delete.Press Left on the 5-way to bring up the Delete selection.Press the 5-way to confirm that you want to delete the item.Note: Books you have purchased are available in the Archive selection even afterdeletion V you can reload them.
Note: There are reports (that Ill confirm in a week or so once I have my Kindle
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 2 in hand) that you can use the backspace key to delete an item on the homescreen. Whatever item the cursor is on.Kindle 2 Tip #9 V Mp3 Player Shortcuts
Alt+Space V play or stop background audio.
 
Alt-F V Skip to the next audio track.
Note: When playing an Audio book, you can press Space to start or pause it.Kindle 2 Tip #10 V Navigating within Newspapers and Magazines
5-way controller to the left V previous article.
5-way controller to the right V next article.
Press the 5-way V A list of sections within the periodical will appear.
On this Sections List page V Selecting the Number to the right of the Section
 Title will take you to a list of Articles within a section.Kindle 2 Tip #11 V Change the dictionary used by Kindle 2.
You can change the default dictionary used by Kindle 2 from the New OxfordAmerican Dictionary to another Kindle 2 supported dictionary. Merriam Webster issupported (although it was out of stock/not yet available on April 4th V it had
 been available in the past so not sure whats going on V also, only buy the
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 collegiate version V do NOT buy the pocket edition as it has very few words).
 Please check before buying any other dictionary as it might not be supported.Directions -* First, press the Home button to go to the Home Page.* Press the Menu button.* Move the 5-way to underline Settings and press 5-way to select.
* Press the Menu button.* Move the 5-way to underline Change Primary Dictionary and press 5-way to
 select.* Move 5-way to select the dictionary you want as your primary dictionary, whenits underlined press 5-way to select it.
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Kindle 2 Tip #12 V Kindle 2 PDF Conversion
You can get all your questions on PDF conversion for Kindle 2 answered at thispost on Kindle 2 PDF conversion. Theres a video included to make things easier
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 to understand.Kindle 2 Hack #13 V Kindle USB Internet Hack from Jesse Vincent
You can connect to the Internet via a USB connection to a computer (rather thanWhisperNet).Kindle 2 Tip #14 V Kindle 2 Customer Support
To get help from Amazon Kindle Customer Service Team -E-Mail: kindle-cs-support@amazon.com. Phone numbers -* 1-866-321-8851 (if you are calling from within the US)* 1-206-266-0927 (if you are calling from outside the US)Kindle 2 Tool #15 V ePub to .mobi Tool by Jesse Vincent.
Jesses hack/tool to convert ePub files to .mobi format (which the Kindle 2
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 supports).Kindle Tip #16 V Kindle Text Entry Shortcuts
You can use these shortcuts when entering Text -Alt-6 for question mark ?

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