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David_Dearman
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

Ditto re the Solitaire!
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MrBanballow
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

The following is a minor annoyance:

 

I may have missed something simple (and if so, please somebody let me know), but is there a way to keep the Nook Color from adding books along the bottom of the Home Screen?

 

Like the first thing I did when I got it set up, was clear them all away. I decided to power my Nook Color off completely while at work one day (thinking it might save a bit of battery life), and when I turned it back on, there was a long line of books along the bottom (many being the same books previously cleared). Clear them off again, and later do the Manual Update, wake it up... and there's a long line of books along the bottom (again, with many of them being the same).

 

I can understand maybe putting newly purchased books there as a reminder, but I'd like to see the same books stop making unwanted appearances on my otherwise tidy Home Screen.

Currently reading: The Complete Sherlock Holmes Vol 1, Grimm's Fairy Tales
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KnitGirlinIdaho
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

I'm really happy with my NC, but would be ecstatic if I could dim the screen even more for reading in bed at night. The lowest setting is acceptable, but not ideal for me. I apologize if this has been mentioned before...I can't go back and 400 posts! :smileywink:
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tresjolie
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Landscape orientation for epub

It is driving me crazy not having landscape orientation. I feel that it has been falsely advertised. I would never have bought the nook if I knew I could not read adult books on landscape.

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riffrafff
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

 


KnitGirlinIdaho wrote:
I'm really happy with my NC, but would be ecstatic if I could dim the screen even more for reading in bed at night. The lowest setting is acceptable, but not ideal for me. I apologize if this has been mentioned before...I can't go back and 400 posts! :smileywink:

 

I've noticed that dimming the screen from "Settings" doesn't dim the screen as much as dimming it from within a book; i.e., tap in the center down low to bring up the blue menu bar, and adjust the brightness from there.  It will get slightly dimmer than the lowest setting in "Setting."  Also, try the "Night theme" from the Fonts menu ("Aa").

 

 

 

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MattFL
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

[ Edited ]

This may have already been mentioned - 21 pages! :smileyhappy:

 

I'd like Shelves to work a little better. On my old Nook, I could get a view of all unshelved books. On my Color, unshelved books just don't show up in the Shelves view.

 

I like to put all my books on Shelves, and the way it works now I have to either check every book, or do it by memory.

 

I liked the "Currently Reading" button on the old Nook. Bring it back.

 

Ah - and I'd like the ability to sort books so that series appear in the order of original publication. Shouldn't have to go on the Internet to figure out which book comes next.

 

 

 

The only other problem I have is with battery life - can be pretty marginal under some circumstances - but that probably can't be addressed with software/firmware.

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MrBanballow
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

 


MattFL wrote:
I liked the "Currently Reading" button on the old Nook. Bring it back.

On the Home Screen, look at the very top. It should say "Keep Reading: (Name of book)". Tap on that and it will take you back to what you were last reading. Next to that is a button labeled "More", which if you tap on that, will show you the last few books you had open.

 

Currently reading: The Complete Sherlock Holmes Vol 1, Grimm's Fairy Tales
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Glitchster
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

DOWNGRADED or "FEATURE REDUCED VERSION" of BLA DEE BLAA...

 

I'm not into semantic duels...

 

The PDF reader whatever it is or whoever made it is useless. I didn't expect marginal  PDF software routines. At least put, a zoom or increase font size function in it so the text can be read. 

 

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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

The PDF reader does zoom, by moving 2 fingers apart. Have you tried that?

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KnitGirlinIdaho
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update


riffrafff wrote:

 

 

I've noticed that dimming the screen from "Settings" doesn't dim the screen as much as dimming it from within a book; i.e., tap in the center down low to bring up the blue menu bar, and adjust the brightness from there.  It will get slightly dimmer than the lowest setting in "Setting."  Also, try the "Night theme" from the Fonts menu ("Aa").

 

 

 


Thanks for replying riffrafff, but I do dim it as low as it will go in the book settings, plus I've tried all the different backgrounds...I find the gray actually works best for me.

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Science_man
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

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First of all, Kudos to everyone on the NC team for making a fantastic device!  It is awesome.

My thoughts on tweaks to further enhance the capabilities and market appeal:

  • An option to password protect a book, or a whole shelf...to keep some things private
  • Enhanced PDF support (highlight, notes, bookmark,...)
  • Ability to delete / archive things from the device, instead of having to go to BN website
  • Ability to dim the screen a little bit more than presently possible

Further, while the NC is not a tablet, I think the tablet like functions need to be enhanced further so that it keeps the competitive edge as new tablets come to market (otherwise everyone will buy competing tablets and dowload a Kindle ap).

Thus

  • Enhance web browser, to include pinch to zoom
  • Add Yahoo! email ap
  • Place the (android based) medication ap from Epocrates.com in the ap store, or let me install it directly from epocrates.com (this is a very useful ap for medical people)
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Ross_H
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

Here are the things I'd like to see to improve the basic functionality of the Nook Color:

 

GENERAL

 

  • Pinch to zoom in web browser
  • Flash support!
  • Option to lower brightness of screen more
  • Ability to have any book on the homescreen
  • Some kind of warning the Nook is about to go into powersave mode- I've lost count the number of times I've almost get to the bottom of a page and the screen suddenly goes black.
  • Some kind of simple text editor
  • Android 2.2 and sideloading apps!

EPUB

 

  • Landscape mode
  • Option to force all text BOLD
  • More color options for paper (especially pure black for night) and chose color for fonts
  • Fix cover not displaying bug (or tell us how we should author epubs to make the cover display correctly)
  • Page turn transitions option. Sometimes it's hard to see if you've turned a page... or two.

PDF

 

  • Treat PDF books as books rather than files
  • Bookmarks
  • Resize font and reflow text (rather than zoom in and scroll)
  • Support to view 2 and 3 column pdf's by splitting pages into 4 or 9 'pages' and reading in correct order.
  • Option to turn pages 'normally'  rather than swiping up to change page.
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Caleb_Anderson
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

There should be a ability to disable the WEB BROWSING feature and password protect it. I am 11, and my parents don't want me having open web access. Here's my website http://grou.ps/sats

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Caleb_Anderson
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

I'd like the Nookcolor to open .odg and .odt files

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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

 


Caleb_Anderson wrote:

I'd like the Nookcolor to open .odg and .odt files


 

Hear, hear!    

 

And .ods, .odb, .odf, and .odp, please.  

 

That would be ever so helpful!

 

 

 

 

 

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bookmoth
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

My 2¢:  I'd love to have a fully functioning Android tablet without having to hack/brick my NC.  Then I'd add the following applications:

 

A better web browser

Calendar

Calculator

Maps

Weather

Expenses and mileage tracker

Scrabble

Kenken

Contacts

 

I'd turn off the cell phone standby to improve battery life.

 

Finally, at times I find the capacitive screen frustratingly unresponsive.  If there were some way to emulate the precision of a stylus on a resistive screen, I would be very happy.

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tsinoy
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

Suggestions for future releases (apologies if they've all been mentioned before)

 

Better PDF support

- I have the erratic red X problem, most commonly for B&W pages which unfortunately makes up the majority of the pages in the PDF books I use most

- PDFs can be opened to the spot you were last reading

- searching, highlighting and commenting enabled

- at the minimum, being able to see bookmarks that already exist in the PDFs

- ability to flip pages L-R instead of up/down

 

Support/app for Overdrive

- I have access to two local libraries with growing collections of ebooks. The iTouch has an Overdrive app that lets you log into your library account/s and download the books right into the unit. It's not a big deal right now to connect to the computer, but the Nookcolor has wifi and the process is just inefficient.

 

A comic book reader or some type of support/app for reading cbz files. What a waste of the gorgeous screen not being able to read comic books!

 

- some sort of notepad

- a CUT and PASTE function between apps/screens (I mainly need this for my library card #s)

- pinch zoom for the web browser

- a BACK button to take me to the last thing I was doing without having to go through the menu

 

I have to agree that the home screen is pretty much useless for me right now. I'd like to add some of my PDF reference books on the home screen but cannot do so. I'd customize that 'n" homescreen button to use as a "BACK" button in a heartbeat if that was possible.

 

Thank you! I do enjoy the product. I think the screen rocks! But if PDF support doesn't improve, I seriously have to look into rooting this thing - which is a shame because I like having access to library books too.

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Jinnah
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

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One of the selling points of the NC was that it is partially geared towards children/children's books.  However, I would never let my kids use the NC unsupervised.  If they wanted to shop for books, they would see pornographic-looking book covers... not something most want their kids to see.  There should be some way to block these books from young eyes. 

 

Another issue is that the drop-down menu does not function properly during web surfing.  I was on the B&N website (as well as several others), typed in the name of a book (or product), the drop-down menu appeared, and I tried to click on the title (instead of having to type in the rest of the name - it was a long title).  It did not work.  It highlighted the whole box, and then nothing.  Sometimes, it would go to whatever option was under the drop-down menu.  This is silly and annoying. 

 

It also would be nice to be able to type a response on this forum from the NC (I could not last night - had to wait to get on the desktop). 

 

More apps would be nice.  Also, Netflix/movie viewing.

 

Overall, the NC is a nice product, but a few small changes could make it amazing.  I have found that I sometimes get reader fatigue from the screen, and I have thought about returning it.  However, I would keep the NC if it had just a few more features (like the ones mentioned above)... then I would just buy the regular Nook for extended reading, and keep the NC for all the other stuff it can do.

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anookcantcook
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

1. Calendar for personal appointments, not just to know the date.

 

2.Better response on the Crossword game regarding the left and right sides.

 

3. Zoom on images. When looking at a document penned by Mark Twain in fig. 1, I would like to see that document better through a zoom feature.

 

Thank you for a great product!

anookcan...

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CSMfella
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Re: What users want in the NOOKcolor 1.1 update

I'm doubtful that B&N actually reads these but thought I should mention this regardless.  I would like it if I could switch the left and right buttons on my NC.  When I'm holding it with my left hand and want to move to the next page it would be nice if I didn't have to swipe or set it down to click on the other side of the screen.

 

My right hand is usually immobilized by my cat.