I was aware in the past that the wishlists created on the devices were only stored locally on the device. They were not saved online and when a device was reset, users would have to create a new wishlist on the device. This was fine and dandy as far as I was concerned, except for when I bought a book BEFORE I took it off the wishlist. This left a book on the wishlist that I COULD NOT REMOVE. Resetting the device would fix this, as it erased the local wishlist along with everyhting else.
Fast forward to today. I did a random erase/deregister because I am a complete geek and like to reset my computers/devices every once in awhile. While setting up my preferences again, I went to go manually enter books into my wishlist. TO MY ABSOLUTE HORROR I found my wishlist intact including all of my purchased books that could not be removed.
So, this brings me to 2 questions:
1) Apparently the device wishlist is now stored online, possibly hidden with the profile database. That's fine, and a sign of progress. But can I please be allowed to edit this list online?
2) IF I BUY A BOOK THAT IS ALREADY ON THE WISHLIST CAN'T IT JUST AUTOMATICALLY BE REMOVED FROM THE WISHLIST?
Not exactly a NOOK issue, but effecting NOOK owners and shoppers.
Bn.com website seems to be having problems rendering book detail pages at this time.
You can go to a main browsing page, like: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/NOOK-Book-eBook-store/379003094
but, if you try to click to get more details, you get a page with the message:
We are sorry...
The page you requested cannot be found. Please check the URL and try again or click here to continue shopping.
Other user reporting this in thread: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-Talk/Website-problems/m-p/1485097#U1485097
I am using Firefox browser version 6.0.1
When an app updates, the shortcut disappears from my HD+ home screen and has to be manually reinstated.
This does not happen with my android phone - following updates the shortcuts still remain intact.
Since September 11 or 12, 2013, newly purchased B&N movies, and UV redeemed movies that are not listed as unsupported (ones that can be played directly from the Nook video library) are no longer downloading with covers. Only those videos redeemed elswhere, but listed as unsupported in the Nook video library are showing up with covers.
This is occurring on all 4 of our HS/HD+ devices.
The update to permit use of the Play store is a really good idea (it addresses my earlier Calibre Companion suggestion, for instance) but there are some issues.
For many customers the Article View feature in the stock browser was very helpful. Also, there was decent Flash support in that browser, which is now missing.
The stock browser is still in the /system/app folder, and the bookmarks from it are still on the device, but the program seems to have been hidden from the operating system.
Please reenable the stock browser for 2.1 customers. Many prefer that Article View display to the alternatives and need Flash support.
The stock NOOK browser in 2.0.6 had ArticleView which allowed me to read a web article in a single text-based format with large type and double spaced lines. The ArticleView Nook browser was removed and replaced by a Chrome browser without this capability in the Nook 2.1 update.
ArticleView was more than just a nice feature - it is nearly essential for those of us with vision problems. Barnes and Noble has taken a big step backwards for Accesibility (ADA).
BN: please allow us to reinstall the 2.0.6 Nook Browser from the BN Shop!
Please remember your older and vision impaired customers. The Nook HD's ArticleView browser and ePub book format were the reasons we chose the NOOK HD/HD+ over competitor's devices. We chose a Nook, not a generic Android tablet. Please respect our choice and please help us with our special accessiblity needs. Give us back the ArticleView browser, at least as an option.
The Nookbook wishlist on the website still isn't working properly. The only way I can see books I've added after January 2012 is to sort by date and then sort by date again. It's been this way since it was "fixed" earlier this year.
Prior to September 23, 2013 I received The New Yorker magazine in a custom format that worked quite well on the Nook. It included a way to view all cartoons in the issue in one screen, as well as many other helpful features. Since that date, however, the format has changed. The week after that I received the issue in completely plain ePub format. It was completely useless for magazine content. After that the issues are arriving in plain PDF format. That might work on a larger screen but is, again, useless on a small screen. And only the main articles include "Article View" that allows content to be read outside of the fixed format of a pdf file.
I'm trying to find out if this is a permanent change in file format. I much prefer the previous, custom file format. The people at The New Yorker keep referring me back to Nook support. Nook Support says they are only distributing the file. Who can answer this question?
Here is the text of my original message to Support at The New Yorker:
The Nook edition of the New Yorker has been delivered electronically
over the last few weeks once in ePub format and twice in PDF format. I
much prefer the digital format that the magazine was delivered in prior
to the Sep 23, 2013 edition. That custom format was much easier to read
on the Nook. I am even considering canceling my subscription if I
continue to receive the magazine in plain PDF format. Is this a
permanent change or a temporary technical problem?
It seems that creating a highlight in the "off white" theme (bottom left selection) will end up in the highlight not showing on the screen. Also, when creating a highlight in any theme and then switching to another theme, then the highlight will disappear also.
The highlight just does not appear on screen. It does show in the Content listing, and if you tap on a phrase you know is highlighted it will bring up the menu to remove/add note/change color.
Current workaround is to just not use "off white" or not switch themes but I would assume it should just work
1) When I open a book on my computer, its page size is different than when I read a book on the nook, an iPad, or my phone. Each device though only checks the page number from the previous device, and jmping to most recent page on the next device goes to a significantly different area. It would be good to correctly offset pages
2) As I purchase more and more books they tend to run over each other and it becomes hard to sort them all (unless I remember the specific title I am searching for). A user-driven category system (that correctly maps to different devices) would make it much easier to sort my books (technology, fantasy, humor, etc)
3) It took a very long time and google searches to find a place where I could leave feedback - not the case for apple, amazon, etc. I want to support this product and, even if you don't have time to read all the feedback, it would make users feel more involved if they even think someone is reading their comments. Please add a clear and visible 'Provide Feedback' and 'Report Problem' button in each device
4) Naturally B&N carries some publishers, Amazon others, and so on. Instead of having to guess what we will purchase, you could create an (easily accessible) area fo us to leave requests for which books we wish we could read on the Nook. Have us put in the ISBN of the specific books so you don't have to guess at what title we are talking about. Then you could just set an automated system continually monitor that and your business team will get clear feedback and cost-benefit analysis
5) I love Amazon for a lot of things, but I love B&N for books over Amazon. First because you do not censor books as Amazon has done twice in the past, but more importantly because you have physical book stores. I like going into a store, browsing through books, drining a coffee, and if I like the book then purchasing it - for my nook. My bookshelves are simply too full for more physical books. Why not take advantage of that to let the nook (or my phone, iPad, Android tablet) scan the bar code on the back of the book to quickly see if an ebook is available? The technology is out there and available from a number of free aps, impulse purchases would be more common, and you would gain suggestive feedback (if GPS or local network is enabled) which purchases are made as a result of seeing something in a B&N bookstore vs. other means. I'm sure marketing could come up with a ton of info they would love as a result
6) Since the main call to fame for the Nook is the presence of physical stores, you may consider closer tie-ins between the Nook and the physical stores. Eg. checking store's inventory for physcal copies of a book a user may want to browse, scaning a book in a store for suggestions of other books in the store to look at / find out which the 1st book in a series is, scan in purchased physical book barcodes to get reminders of what you already have / when a new book in a watched series is released, maybe on the splash screen showing when something interesting is happening at the nearby physical stores (author visits, group meetings) etc. Stuff to bring the two experiences together and promote both as a result. The Nook won't compete with the iPad and Android tablets, don't try that as the primary concern, focus on what the Nook already is best at and don't forget most of the time we will use non-nook devices (because my phone is always in my pocket, my computer has a giant screen, and so on)
Many posters are heaving difficulty with losing shelves.
One one of the two occasions I lost my shelves (prior to 2.05), it occurred when I used Open Explorer to delect a.doc file I had converted (on the HD) from a .pdf file (using the Office app). I was not hooked up to the computer at the time. Simultaneously, the HD accessed my SD card, even though the file was stored on internal memory.At the time, I thought there might be an issue with either Open Explorer or the Office app, as I was able to recreate it 3 times.
On the other occasion, I was hooked up to the computer like both Compulsive and Juniona, and deleted a corrupted book I had just sideloaded through Calibre; on that occasion, I thought the issue might have been my fault because I may have deleted before I actually closed out the ebook. Again, although all my sideloaded books were on internal memory, the HD tried to access the SD card right before the shelves disappeared.
5ivedom also lost shelves when deleting a scrapbook while connected from the computer. I know Juniona's books were on her SD card; were yours Compulsive?
Others have reported losing shelves when adding a child profile.
It almost seems as if the HD gets mixed up regarding which drive to access in these situations.
Some have also reported losing shelves when turning the HD off and restarting; I'd be curious to know what occurred right before the shutdown and restart. For those reporters, at least one did not have an SD card installed.
There is this one book 'Legacy by Kate Brian' which i have purchased but am unable to read.
Whenever i try to view the book it comes up with the message 'error dialogue:sorryannot open this book' it seems to be only thi book, and when trying to view it on the computer at barnes and nobles in my library all it says is 'product data not available'.
I've restarted my nook a lot, repurchased and redownloaded the book and yet it stays unreachable to me -any suggestions on what to do?
Really, B&N??? What am I supposed to do with this number now that I have it? Or am I supposed to be somehow happy that I have a 13-digit number, suitable for framing?
For anyone who hasn't gotten one yet, you can get it here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/ebook-settlement/379003739/
As for what to do with it once you get it, we can all wait with bated breath.
Trying to read the latest issue of Popular Mechanics on my HD+ running 2.1.0
After only a few pages I get "unfortunately reader has stopped"
Happened multiple times, now the mag won't even come up.
My other mags seem fine.
I had a few problems with this mag prior to the new software update, but never this bad.
Since the update, when you open a shelf,it no longer shows how many books have been placed on that shelf. I own an NST and an HD, and with the loss of this feature, there is no longer any mechanism to sync my shelves between devices, especially as the 2 devices alphabetize books slightly differently.
I've got no way to help improve the product that I not only support by purchasing, but also by selling. There is no clear method for users to express their wishes to make the Nook better.
When you enter the Archive section through the Library on an HD/HD+ there is a nice back arrow at the top left that brings you back to the Library.
e.x I tap Library from the home screen, tap the navigation options in the bottom left corner, and tap View Archive. To go back to the Library I simply tap the back arrow at the top left.
Prior to 2.0.6 the Apps menu had a back arrow that brought you back to the Library. This was removed in the most recent update, but the removal of that back arrow means that when you enter the Archive from the Apps menu there is no way to navigate back.
ex. I tap Apps from the home screen, tap the navigation options in the bottom left corner, and tap View Archive. There is no way to navigate back to the Apps menu aside from going all the way back to the home screen.
Just need that back arrow back when you're viewing the Archive from the Apps menu.
A persistant back navigation would fix all of this as well... Just saying.
When I look at Library My Files Books I cannot see what the sort order is. And if I switch between Title
and Most Recent there is no difference in the book order. As you might imagine this makes it almost
impossible to find anything.
Yes, I know I can search but searching does not allow shelving.
B&N, you may consider this a "suggestion;" I consider it an "issue."
Some of us really like the Nooks, own more than one at this point, and purchase a lot of content. But that doesn't necessarily mean we want all that content on our NST/NSTG's.
Here's the issue. Whenever I turn on the wi-fi on the NST and do a sync, it automatically downloads my last 5-6 purchases whether I want them on the device or not. And the device doesn't have that much on board memory (it will hold a considerable number of standard epub books; but magazines and certain lengthy non-fiction titles are considerably larger files.) Yes, I can go through and archive items that I don't want downloaded to the NST (and then unarchive them later on the other device.) But that's taking away from my reading time, which in turn reduces the B&N purchases. (The other alternative is that I archive everything on the NST one day, sideload all my content and never turn on the wi-fi again.)
Really hope that you will "fix" this on the NST/NSTG. At a minimum, please incorporate this into the software for the next e-ink device.
Even with my HD+ linked to my UltraViolet account my videos are not shown in my library. I have two UltraViolet videos (Hobbit and Life of PI) both are available from the B&N store but they still do not show in my library, only in the Flixster app.
Last night I was highlighting text in a book I have been reading. I change my highlights to yellow. After an hour, I closed out. I opened the book on my HD+ this am to continue and everything I highlighted last night changed to red or black. Anything previous to last night was still yellow. I continued reading and highlighting this am in yellow. Highlights appeared to be yellow. At lunch time at work on I went on Nook for PC and opened the book. Same deal with last nights highlights- red or black. Also the stuff I highlighted this am was red.
Also, this am, if I tried to remove the highlights from the HD+, the reader froze up.
Any ideas why this is happening?
I have 9 issues to report. I will post them 1 at a time. some may be functionality choices--for whatever reason--, several are security, a couple are complaints, but most are issues.
We have a NookHD, have passcode set for adult profiles and parental controls limit our son to his apps, nothing else....so when I started seeing charges for games and additional apps on my bank statement....that my wife and I didn't pay for--- I started investigating....and when I found that all of the apps I tested from a restricted profile (that disabled SHOP) were allowed to call the function to display the shop screen for the additional software linked or advertised within a game/app...I was shocked...and my son was happy because 2 clicks later he has circumvented the programming expertise of the nook parental profiles.
As a parent I am completely dissapointed. As a developer I am shocked, and as a consumer, I chose the Nook for 3 specific reasons, one being the profiles/parental controls. And this issue has been enough for my wife and I to consider demanding a return/refund and to invest in a competing product.
My testing found children's books that advertised another book (and linked to the shop screen for that book would limit the shop screen (showing the details of the book) to allow for a sample only...whereas an application would allow the child to buy it by clicking buy-confirm.
Thank you for addressing this concern.
What is the plan for fixing the CC dings with I buy an ebook with a gift card?
When I buy a book I understand you hit my CC for a few cents (usually 1 - 4). After acknowledging that the CC is valid it should come off. Instead those pennies are being deducted from my order total and the balance is being charged to my gift card and my CC statement comes with a bunch of 0.01 charges. I'm putting together a spreadsheet with all these charges and this has been going on at least since August of last year, I still have to go back to Feb. 2010.
Yes I have removed and readded both credit cards and gift cards, as was suggested by customer support. She has no other solutions except 'check the account after every purchase and call us when it happens'. That does not sound like a solution but like something is broken.
It used to work so any idea when it will work again?
My HD+ was updated with newest version of the software 2.0.6 today.
Following the restart, my profile (the only one on the device) could no longer access any Apps.
This happened to me when I updated to 2.0.5, so already an issue known to B&N. WHY AGAIN?!!!
Apps still there, as listed under setttings>applications, but not under library or from the Apps button on home screen.
Accessing edit profiles>manage content>Apps I was able to reinstate access to stock Apps. Not to any of the purchased apps, which weren't listed.
Purchased Apps can be accessed via the hidden apps drawer - go to Apps page & tap the word Apps at the same time as holding down the volume up button.
You surely don't expect me to do this every time I want to use an App?
Deregistering the device will 'bring the Apps back' but I will lose my sideloaded version of Flash, so I am not willing to do that. Being in the UK, no flash in B&N shop for us & most of our key websites (BBC, ITV, Youtube) need Flash. Not to mention having to set up all my login details for 20+ internet accounts yet again.
So a less destructive solution, please.
(Hope this is not a duplicate -- I spent 15-20 minutes entering text using the HD+ but it seems to have gotten lost when using the [post] button)
The 2.0.6 HD/+ update activated the widget capability and supplied a set of stock widgets.
The only one that caught my interest is the one that displays a summary of the calendar.
Unfortunately, the Calendar application itself is still unusable in stand-alone mode. Not everyone has access to a corporate Exchange Server account or the equivalent!
Please consider updating the Calendar application so that it can be used as a personal appointment/schedule book without needing to be linked to some third-party server application. Even my decade old WinCE PDA has a stand-alone calendar capability!
Alternatively, B&N should provide a compatible calendar server, linked to one's B&N Nook account credentials, as a free feature to go along with the stock calendar application. It might even be possible to use the Friends list for purposes of sharing schedules with others.
Note that I do not ask that the Nook be capable of synchronizing with a (non-Exchange) desktop Outlook (calendar and contacts) though that would be nice... The cross platform design just seems more than one could expect (unless M$ themselves provide the synchronization utility).
I only ask that the calendar application itself be made to run in stand-alone mode for those of us without an external server in the loop.
The current sorting & send to the cloud options for viewing the HD+ library is very cumbersome. The NC's was way better and this isn't saying much for a brand new ICS based system.
I would like to see several options added to the sort... besides single sort option of by recent, or by title , or by author consider letting the HD+ library have an option that would display the by Author by Title on separate "shelves" like it did in the Nook Color as a wee bit faster option to look up a book. The best would be to have an option to view by title or author by an alphabetic list that would take you to the items that start with that "letter".
I would also like to be to view the library without the in the cloud items showing.. The options on the library viewing has look at archive ... have the sent to cloud only display on the archive screen. Also on the HD+ since the 2.0.5 update I can go to manage my archived items but "redownloading to the device" is no longer an option!!! I have to either unarchive the book via my old NookColor and/or log into my account via a PC and unarchive it so I can get an archived item back on my Device.. Please fix this!!
If you go to Library, then My Files, and select the ">" sign to the right, you see the list of folders that are currently on the device. But if you try to use the "Sort by Title" feature (bottom left hand side, second from the left), the order never changes. Oldest folder is always first, most recent is always at the bottom. Makes no sense. And makes it difficult to find things. Please look into this. Thanks!
With the 2.06 update, you no longer have the abilty to remove a book from a shelf from the " books" section of your library; this option is now only available within individual shelves. This bug greatly impacts one's ability to tell if a book has been shelved or mis-shelved.
Additionally, if you tap on "add a book" , and you determine the book you wanted to shelf was already shelved where you wanted it, there is another bug that won't allow you to tap outside the shelving option box to cancel the shelving action. You are forced to put the book an an improper shelf. Then, because the "remove from shelf" option is no longer available within the main book section, you have to go within a shelf to remove the blasted book. This second bug has been present since the HD line was introduced, but we posters have been negligent in reporting it. This ability to tap outside the shelving option box always worked perfectly on NC and NT.
The final bug with shelving is the loss of the ability to shelve books from a search. This was a feature in NC and NT, and I can't conceive the loss of this ability was intentional. The ability to shelve from a search allowed users to shelve more efficiently.Of course, it could be enhanced by enabling a "shelve all" from a search option.
This is a repost from another group. It was suggeted I post it here.
With the latest NST software release, there was more emphasis on this feature.
Problem is, it's mis-identifying books in a disastrous, inappropriate, and offensive way.
My teen daughter (also a NOOK owner and Facebook friend) grew up reading the Warriors series by Erin Hunter and liked it on her FB page. When this translated over to her "activities", it shows up as this book: Warriors by Cain Berlinger. This is erotica, I believe of the gay male variety (based on the description).
Page 6 of the quick start guide shows device/cloud buttons on the top of the screen. I am running firmware 2.05 and do not see these buttons. My books view in the library shows all my books (1805). The books that have been downloaded to my device are missing the download arrow. There is no easy way for me to see only the books I have downloaded to my device. If there is something I am missing please let me know.
The new update has completely degraded the audio quality of streamed Bluetooth music such that the nook HD is no longer suitable to this task. The audio quality used to be fine--though it was not as good as a wired connection, it still worked well. Now the sound is as if it is underwater.
This is not strictly a BN thing, lots of andriod users report this on 4.2 phones. However, since the problem is well documented and a fix is readily available on the net, this probably did not need to happen.
The problem appears to be excessive bit reduction in the audio data. The result is a loss of signal at the high end and an excess amount of bass. Simple EQ cannot compensate for this since you cannot get the lost data back. The reduction in data is fine when using bluetooth for phone calls, where you want to cut out the high end and increase the bass. (Talk radio uses the same filtering to make the people speaking more understandable.) But this filtering is devistating to music. This compression algoritm should never be used on a nook, which cannot even be used to make phone calls.
The fixes out there do seem to work but require rooting. I hope we get a patch soon that addresses this so I can avoid rooting my device.
I just bought the book Imager:
According to the product details, the book has 488 pages. I know that the nook version will sometimes show different numbers of pages depening on font and text sizes etc, but on both my simple touch and on the pc reader app, it shows this book as having 1339 pages, and when I hit the next page button the "current page" indicator will skip up by sometimes as much as 3 or 4 pages.
I just updated to 2.0.6 and now I can't upload anything to the SD card
using a PC (Win 7 x64). The upload doesn't even start. I can upload to
the main memory fine.
As you might imagine this appears as a serious issue to me.
I have tried removing/reinserting the card, soft reset. Nothing resolves
ISSUE: same instance of web browser in different profiles
My wife is surfing the net and stops on a page on Rachel Rays cooking. I switch to my profile, open the web browser, and I get to start from Rachel Ray's cooking page.
This is a big CON on the user experience. And it is a major setback from a true "separate profile" experience.
This is both a user privacy element, and functionality element. Will this be repaired?
Thank you for looking at this.
Initially I was happy with this player - until I didn't use it for more than a day. It then (apparently) shut itself
off and I lost my position in the 2 hour recorded radio program I was listening too. This is bad enough with
music but an absolute deal breaker with audio books My $30 MP3 player does a better job of maintaining
its position between sessions.
This needs fixed. Believe me - not everyone listens to their music one song at a time in shuffle mode.
Some of us are a little more serious about it and there ARE those who would like to listen to audio books
without keeping a dairy.
Is there a MP3 app for the Nook HD+ that maintains position in what is being played - no matter the length
of time between sessionsor do I have to pull out my $30 MP3 Player everytime I pick up my $300 Nook??
My Simple Touch screen broke after 3 months of use; I was told by the customer service agent in Bangalore that B & N does not replace broken screens (unlike Amazon, which replaces broken Kindles immediately.) Please submit photos of your broken Nook to Instagram and use the hashtag #nookfail. Let's see if we can shame B&N into supporting their products.
I own several Nooks, and I also run the Nook Windows app on my Windows 8 tablet device. I flew out of town last weekend and was reading a newly purchased book on my Windows tablet on the flight. I tried to go back to continue reading that book a couple days later and it was no longer in my library. It was then that I noticed a number of other newly purchased books were missing. I tried synching my library but after the synch it returns the message "New Items: 0". The books all show up in my library online on barnesandnoble.com.
Unfortunately I'm still out of town and my other Nook devices are at home, so I can not test the synch on those devices at this time.
I am on the latest version of the Nook Windows app.
Any ideas? (and no, dumping my Windows tablet is not a worthwhile suggestion, just saying in advance)
I am having difficulty recharging my Nook, I believe that the port itself has become loose from the memory board. I believe this problem could be avoided by moving the port to the top of the Nook instead of the bottom. I hold the Nook close to me as I would a book which results in stress on the port as I usually continue to read even when my Nook is recharging. If the port was located at the top edge of the nook instead of the bottom edge it would not be affected when being used while recharging as the cord would not be bent at the plug as it is when the plug is at the bottom and it is used while recharging.
Cannot update Adobe Air to a current version (slight security issue)
Have to load both the google play facebook apps and keep the original nook facebook on the HD+
Cannot update Google Play Music to the Play store version of the app, which allows chromecasting
Also cannot update the nook native twitter to the current Play store version of twitter...
Most other apps will allow you to install *both* versions* or one version (google play) will let you install over certain Nook apps... (facebook and many of the google native apps will let you overinstall)
Ideally i think the nook needs to be refreshed up to a current gen of Android esp with 4.4 allowing performance improvements for lower spec devices.. theres still quite a few glitches in 2.1.1 with menu appearances, touch sensitivity, sync issues, even after a full factory restore... Also the nook doesnt seem to know how to make icons dissapear that use a registration app.... even with a reboot.. (I.E if you buy certain apps, they are used to verify registration payment and their icons are supposed to vanish from the screen on reboot.. they dont)
I think this would be a great idea, not only for ease of access, but to show potential Nook buyers that there is a community out there. Otherwise, you feel disconnected and wonder if anyone else owns the device. BN should be proud of the bookclubs and tout them.
This primarily occurs on graphic-heavy items such as digital comic books. The page display arbitrarily switches between expanded and full page views, jumps within the expanded page, skips forward or back one or more pages, Additionally, when the page is on expanded view, it occasionally locks into position, so that you cannot hold and drag the image to see another part of the graphic page. This occurs whether the unit is fully discharged or 75% or more discharged, and when the behavior begins, the battery discharge appears to accelerate, so that when this behavior begins to occur, a fully-charged unit may need recharging after one hour of use. A hard reset doesn't appear to help, nor does cleaning the screen. The behavior is inconsistent, but appears to be more frequent if the unit has been in frequent use during a day. The same issue does not occur with text-based products. This is very annoying, and makes the Nook Color almost unusable for my primary purpose.