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Big_Dave_H
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Registered: ‎06-22-2010
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Nook running slow?

After a while it seems like the Nook STR (N2E) reallys starts to slow down.  If you are experiencing this, try the following:

 

1.  Go to the home screen, press the "n" button, and select "Settings".  Select "Search".  Press the "Clear recent NOOK searches".

 

2.  With your WiFi enabled -- Press the "n" button and select "Search".  Type in something like www.google.com and select "go".  Once the page loads, on the right upper area, look for the star and lines.  Select the lines.  You should get a drop down menu.  In that menu, select "Windows".  You should now get a list of any open windows.  Press the "x" in the circle to close each of them.  Go back to the home screen. 

 

Your Nook should now run faster.  Additionally, if you have signed in to Facebook or other social features, sign out and disable them. 

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Big_Dave_H
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Re: Nook running slow?

P.S.  Not sure if this will work with the original Nook or Nook Color.  Thus far I have only used it with the new Nook. 

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mettleh3d
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Re: Nook running slow?

my nook feels a little slower but i attribute that to the 99 books i have loaded on there. when i cleared all of them, the nook was zippy.

hard to imagine those who filled their nooks to the rim.

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Big_Dave_H
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Re: Nook running slow?

The only reason I can see the Nook slowing down with a lot of books is because of it trying to remember what page you are on in each, or if you highlight and note a lot of things.  Not sure if there is a command to "forget" these placemarks. 

 

 

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lordspanky
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Re: Nook running slow?

I do realize how old this thread is, but this may be useful for those with slow responding colors and possibly tablets as well. Go to settings > device info > erase and deregister and follow any prompts I did this and my nook is running just about like new. I use mine primarily for internet use, of which ive done many hundreds of hours. I thought my nook was permantly slow until i did this. Touchwas slow to respond, pages load slow, links dont work, text boxes also sometimes dont work. All this was remedied in five effortless minutes. Of course you have to do the initial setup, which is easy, and you will lose all your files, but for myself it was worth it.
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lordspanky
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Re: Nook running slow?

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Sorry, i was posting about a nook color i got last fall. I should have paid more attention to the forum i was posting in. Someone diligently tagged my post as wrong forum. Indeed. :-)