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DeanGibson
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Does anyone use the side buttons?

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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SingingRiver
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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

As I read most often with my nook in a waterproof case, heck yes. Every day! :smileyhappy:
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keriflur
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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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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?

 

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ilexq
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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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. :smileyfrustrated:

 

There have been one or two instances when I need to read completely one-handed and I've used the buttons for page-turning.

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laurieb52
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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

Quite often, mostly to go back a page or two, and when I'm holding it with one hand.

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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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.

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dynalmadman
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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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
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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?


dynalmadman wrote:
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.

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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

Yep.  Mostly when I'm lying in bed reading and I am petting the cat at the same time... :smileywink:

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northlite
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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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Only when it freezes. Sometimes the screen becomes unresponsive. When that happens I can continue to read using the buttons to turn pages. It goes through spells of freezing a lot, then it won't for a while. When it's in a freezing spell those buttons are my best buddies.
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AlanNJ wrote:

Yep.  Mostly when I'm lying in bed reading and I am petting the cat at the same time... :smileywink:


Hey, I resemble that! It's my favorite reading position -- one hand on the Nook, one hand on the cat. :cathappy:

 

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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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.

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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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.

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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

I almost exclusively use the buttons on my NST. I've always liked having a tactile response when I turn pages.

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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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.

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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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.)

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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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.

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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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.

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Roam
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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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.

 

 

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Re: Does anyone use the side buttons?

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.