[LMB] New Kindle software update

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Thu Sep 16 17:00:20 BST 2021


Well, I started the thread and I have a ninth generation Oasis and the 
back button does something COMPLETELY different, taking you one page 
back in the text. The menu back button, which I severely miss, took you 
one screen earlier in travels; i.e. the last function.

Harvey

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From: "Becca Price" <becca7108 at gmail.com>
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>Does anyone know whether these changes will be in effect for the Oasis,
>which has a physical back button?
>
>On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 10:54 AM Mark Goldfield <markgoldfield at hotmail.com>
>wrote:
>
>>  Thank you.  The comments include a good summary of the peoblems with the
>>  new Kindle software update.  It removes the back button, displays fewer
>>  books per page in list view, and generally makes it slower and more
>>  cumbersome to find books in one's library.  Reading is no big difference
>>  once you figure out where controls have been moved, but the loss of a
>>  general purpose back button has me looking for alternative devices for my
>>  next book reader.
>>
>>  Mark
>>
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>>  Subject: [LMB] New Kindle software update
>>
>>  Recently one of you posted about a new Kindle software update that did
>>  things to the UI that the poster didn't like.
>>
>>  I just found this article online that talks a bit about what changed (and
>>  shows screenshots), FYI, in case anyone else needs to know.
>>
>>
>>https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Farstechnica.com%2Fgadgets%2F2021%2F09%2Fa-quick-tour-of-amazons-new-ui-for-kindle-e-readers%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7C4242e3b6d41d4b6db85a08d97919e0f3%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637673974317097161%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=2sXTfqRsf1MQ9MYWvkkchTSBZ02REKC0ymjeuUreGUE%3D&reserved=0
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