08-15-2010 06:57 PM
I can't seem to turn the pages in my Nook by touching the screen (not 100% sure where Im supposed to touch ) the manual says to touch the area where you order books once it goes dark but no luck I touched where the "page " is and it turned but only once or twice. Also how do you name your Nook mine will be christened Nirvana cause its amazing (except for the page thing LOL)
08-15-2010 07:17 PM - edited 08-15-2010 07:25 PM
It takes a little trial and error, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes easy. You need to make a very light brushing motion on the darkened LCD screen--right-to-left for page forward, and the reverse for page back. The actual distance traveled by your finger or thumb doesn't really matter. It works with as little as a half inch or so.
The absolute key thing to do is to have your finger moving before touching the screen. This makes all the difference. It doesn't even matter if your finger is not moving directly right to left or left to right, as long as it is moving partially along one of those axes.
You can do the same thing on the black bar between the LCD screen and the e-ink screen, too.
Edit: It also doesn't matter where you brush the screen--just a light brush anywhere on the LCD or the bar with the finger moving before the actual touch.
08-15-2010 08:17 PM
I also had a difficult time getting used to swiping to turn pages. I have found that using the black bar is much easier than the touch screen. Now it is the only way I turn pages!
08-15-2010 09:37 PM
I had a very difficult time, too, at first. Until someone explained it to me as your finger is a plane that is coming in for a landing. It touches down and then lifts off again in one sweeping motion.
I seem to have to tap my LCD panel for it to work. But the key is that your finger has to be moving.
I never use the buttons now.
08-15-2010 09:59 PM
This is the advice I give when people ask me how to use turn the page by swiping:
Open up the book you are reading or want to read.
Wait for the touch screen to go black.
Then, anywhere on that touch screen take a light swipe. It helps to have your finger already in motion and, in a continuous motion, swipe about three inches and then pull your finger back up off the screen while it is still moving.
It's kind of just like when you are swiping through the icons on the touch screen.
Once you get the hang of it you will find that you can do it with very little effort and can even make tiny swipes.
It works well for me but it did take me a few days to get the hang of it.
08-16-2010 07:50 AM
Go to settings>device>display>edit profile and you will be able to christen your nook.
May also be a good idea to check out the user guide. It's on your nook and can also be downloaded onto your computer.
Search this board and the Nook Q&A and Support board for "swipe." I think it's Icebike that has posted a video on how to turn the pages. Don't try so hard - it's like flicking a speck of dust off the screen.