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  •  You probably have Kindle navigation down. I (5+ / 0-)

    still can't do it. For some reason, the page I am on and the page numbers in the book have just shown up. Much to my surprise.

    I can only get how many minutes I have left in a chapter. I am one who usually holds the last few pages and reads them till I finish the chapter.

    Every once in a while I like to look at the cover of a book when I am reading it. That seems to be impossible in Kindle. I find that disorienting.

    And then maybe Cloud Atlas was just over my head. That happens too.

    guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

    by 88kathy on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 11:01:54 AM PDT

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    •  88kathy -- depending on which Kindle (3+ / 0-)
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      you have, you can touch the number of minutes left in the chapter and get (trying to remember exactly...) either percentage of chapter or percentage of book left.  Might give you a better sense of where you are.

      Also, though they make it tricky, you can see a cover by going to the first page of the book and paging backward: you'll get all the front matter and finally the cover.

      "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

      by Yasuragi on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 12:10:34 PM PDT

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      •  I do that, but touch in the wrong place and get (3+ / 0-)
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        to the very last page. So then I have to work at getting back to where I was. It's like dropping the book every time. I haven't ever seen the cover of the book I am reading now. But I have seen the last page many times. And crap it is a mystery. So now I know stuff I shouldn't.

        Before I get the next generation, this stuff has to be worked out.

        guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

        by 88kathy on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 12:38:33 PM PDT

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        •  I'm sorry... I'm laughing. (2+ / 0-)
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          That truly sucks.

          But the thing you touch -- for clarity's sake, I have the Paperwhite -- is on the lower left, no?  The far right is the total percentage of the book you've read, and that doesn't seem to change.  The lower left stats shouldn't take you anywhere.  What I do, if it helps, is to put my finger below the timer/percentage thingy on the housing and just roll my fingertip over to the screen.  Very gingerly.  

          I'm so sorry about that last page.  That's just too cruel!

          "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

          by Yasuragi on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 03:01:47 PM PDT

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    •  My Kindle is connected to the WiFi. (3+ / 0-)
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      It remembers where I was each time I pick it up.

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