04-15-2012 09:02 PM
Having gotten a bit used to the Touch and turning pages by just touching the edges, I don't find myself ever using the side buttons. It's less effort to just touch the edges.
Does anyone else use the side buttons?
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04-15-2012 09:29 PM - edited 04-15-2012 09:49 PM
I tried them once when I first got my nook, just to see if they felt as hard to press as some people were saying (they were). I haven't used them since, but as I'm getting a waterproof case for my nook I'll probably use them more often.
Singing River - Do they have a "break in" period where they get easier to push?
Singing River - Sorry I called you Fran! I saw the icon and thought I knew who I was talking to. Post edited!
04-15-2012 09:35 PM
Rarely, but yes. Usually when I need to do a fast-scroll through my library, since, you know, there's no useable shelving/folder system to eliminate that.
There have been one or two instances when I need to read completely one-handed and I've used the buttons for page-turning.
04-15-2012 09:44 PM
Quite often, mostly to go back a page or two, and when I'm holding it with one hand.
04-15-2012 10:08 PM
I've never touched the side buttons--it's just too easy to gently tap the edge of the page--it's an almost unconscious movement, nearly effortless.
04-15-2012 10:23 PM
04-15-2012 11:38 PM
I recently bought the NST, previously I was doing all my reading on my ipad1. One thing I miss is being able to set the action for touching the left hand side of the screen. So you could set both sides to advance a page. Then whichever hand was holding the reader, it could turn to next page (if I needed the rare page backing, a left to right swipe would do that). Since you can't do that on the NST, yes I do use the left hand Next Page button quite often. Michael
When I'm holding the reader with my left hand I use my left thumb to swipe the page forward. It works pretty well for me that way.
04-16-2012 12:03 AM - edited 04-16-2012 12:04 AM
04-16-2012 09:01 AM
04-16-2012 09:14 AM
I use them sometimes. So much that I'm glad they're there. I usually use the touch screen, but if I'm reading holding the reader in just my left hand I use the buttons (usually while holding a child in my lap). If I read holding it in just my right hand it's eaier to tap the screen.
I don't really notice how hard they are to press anymore. I know I was surprised how still they were when I got it. I'm not sure if they're easier to press or if I've just gotten used to it, though.
04-16-2012 09:16 AM
Almost exclusively for fast page scrolling, either through my library or to back to my current page when I've backed up and forgottento bookmark before I did. Other than that, the screen touch gensture has become so automatic that it's no more distracting to me than physically turning a page in a print book is.
04-16-2012 10:44 AM
I almost always use the touch screen to turn pages, but I will use the buttons when I am reading while eating my lunch because I eat with my right hand. At those times I will hold the Nook in my left hand and turn pages using the buttons.
04-16-2012 11:14 AM
I prefer to use them, but unfortunately, my nice leather case makes them hard to press, so I've fallen out of the habit. I do like using them for one-handed reading.
(Rooted, you can re-program them to do other things, which is also handy.)
04-16-2012 11:16 AM
Almost never. The touch-screen page turn was one of my biggest motivators for moving up from the N1E. I absolutely love it, can easily swipe my thumb across the screen to move forward or back.
04-16-2012 02:36 PM
It's personal preference.
My mom uses the page turn buttons exclusively. I never use them.
If the NST didn't have page turn buttons I would have purchased her a brand\model that did.
04-16-2012 04:45 PM
All the time. Well the vast majority of the time. The good thing about the buttons being stiff is that I can hold the nook with my thumb over the page forward button and then a firm push will take me to the next page. No need to rearrange my grip to go to the next page.
04-16-2012 06:47 PM
Use them all the time. I miss them when I use my Nook Color for night reading. I'm replacing the Nook Color with the NST with GL and one of the perks is having the buttons.