Random Tips #1
I like to cover a subject in-depth, like I do in the Frequent Asked Kindle Questions category. However, that can be a lot to swallow at one time. I like giving you the big picture, the whys and wherefores. Sometimes, though, you just want to hear something cool and self-contained. So, this time, I’m just going to give you little random tips. After all, you can search the blog to find things…even if they are in a patchwork quilt post. Let me know if you like this, and I’ll think about doing it again
Want to know what time it is? Hit the Menu button and look at the top of your screen (unless you have a K1…then it’s Alt+T).
Want to add a bookmark? Alt+B
Want to skip to the next song? Alt+F
Want to build a list of words you learn on the Kindle? As you look up a word, hit Enter. That opens the dictionary…highlight the word just like you would in any book
Want to see how much memory you have left on your Kindle? Hit the Menu key, it’s in your top left corner of the screen
Want to put your contact information on your Kindle? Home-Menu-Settings, page next, page next, edit Personal Info
Want to change which Kindle is the default when you buy something? Rename it…the list is alphabetical
Want to see the book description of a book you are reading? Menu-Book Description (you’ll need Whispernet on)
Want to pause text-to-speech? Spacebar
Want to cancel a subscription? http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
Want to use your Kindle for sound effects or sound clips? Put the files in the Audible folder
Want to e-mail your clippings from Kindle store books? Go to http://kindle.amazon.com, copy and paste
Want to see what books are free in the Kindle store right now? http://www.ereaderiq.com/free/
Want to borrow and lend Kindle books with strangers for free? http://www.kindlelendingclub.com
Want to refresh your Kindle screen? Alt+G
Want to “return” a Kindle store book within seven days for a refund? Go to http://www.amazon.com/kindlesupport and click the Contact Us button. I’d suggest you call them or have them call you.
Want to connect your Kindle to an external sound system that has an Aux jack (that might be your car)? Get a 3.5mm to 3.5mm male to male cable
Want to see the cover of your Kindle book on your Kindle 3? Menu-Go To…-Cover
Want to change to Landscape mode (wide rather than tall)? Aa
Want to make a website bigger? Aa, choose a zoom percentage
Want to look up a phrase in Wikipedia? Highlight the phrase, hit spacebar, use your 5-way to get to Wikipedia.
Want to start your music playing without using the menus? Alt+Spacebar
Want to share the highlight you just made on Twitter or Facebook? Alt+Enter
Want to get to a website without using the Menu key? Home, type in the basic name, use your 5-way to look it up in Google.
Want to switch to a different wireless provider on a K3? Home-Menu-Settings, Alt_E, Alt+Q, Alt+Q (311). That may improve reception.
Not sure what you want to do? Try the Menu key.
Whew! Feel free to share any tips you have…or ask any questions.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog