42 Replies Latest reply on Dec 9, 2012 11:01 AM by BruceMcF

    Hey, B&N: Your 1.4.1 Update SUCKS!

      Let's see, where do I start...?

       

      1. Why are all the book icons on my Daily Shelf smaller, while the ugly grey bar behind them is even bigger?
      2. You screwed up the wallpaper. Now we can't use any of our side-loaded wallpapers without cropping them to the same proportions as the cruddy wallpaper images that came built into the NC. All my 1800x1024 wallpapers worked just fine with no cropping before the update, but not now.
      3. Why are there stupid little titles under all my app icons? Who needs those? Why couldn't you at least have made it a friggin' OPTION, so we can turn those titles off if we don't like them?
      4. Why did you remove the Quick Nav Arrow from the Status Bar? It worked. Which leads me to…
      5. WHY in the name of all that's holy did you screw up the Home Button? What the #@&% is the point of the physical Home Button, if all it does is bring up the Quick Nav Bar -- which contains a software Home Button…? Are you people friggin' brain damaged? And yeah, I know I can push the physical Home Button twice -- but then what's the point of the software Home Button? Furthermore, before this crappy update, pushing the physical Home Button twice would take you to the "center" of the home screen's three panels -- but now it doesn't.
      6. You even made the Shop uglier!
      7. The horizontal reading mode does not work properly. Try opening a book that has its cover image as the first page, and turn your Nook Color "horizontal." Are you familiar with the word "rescale?" Or did you genuinely think it's better to just cut the image off?
      8. It seems almost trivial compared to my other complaints, but adding a few more size choices to the fonts is really pretty lame. If you wanted to play with the fonts, why couldn't you have done something useful, like adding a Unicode font -- so people can read e-books that contain non-Latin characters? In case you hadn't noticed, some of the "Nook Books" that you people sell contain such characters -- and you can't even read them on a Nook.

       

      You people astound me. You haven't addressed any of the legitimate suggestions or complaints that people have posted here. (For example, people have been complaining about that non-Latin characters thing since you released the first Nook -- and what have you people ever done about it?) Instead of fixing things, you seem bent on making them worse.

       

      I've had my Nook Color for six months now, and I've mostly enjoyed it. I had even been considering upgrading to a Nook Tablet… but not now. I don't think I can tolerate any more of the kind of stupidity showcased in this newest update, combined with your persistent refusal to pay any attention at all to your customers' wishes.

       

      And why should I tolerate it, anyway? Why should I "upgrade" to a Nook Tablet for $250, when I can pay another $80 or so for a proper Android tablet, with better physical stats and a better interface -- you know, the kind of interface that gives the user OPTIONS.

       

      You know, if you were trying to annoy people into getting rid of their Nook Colors and buying real Android tablets, then you're doing a fantastic job of it. You've just succeeded in getting rid of at least one customer, I assure you.

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          Glad to see you had the courage to express your opinion.  Be ready for the pigpile that is sure to come.

           

          I read here because I want to be forewarned.  I want to be prepared for the differences so I don't panic and think I broke something.   Unfortunately too many folks will only reply to tell you to go away instead of acknowledging that some features were made worse.

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            GDJ

            You forgot that when in landscape mode, it really shows 2 portrait lines of text side by side instead of one uninterupted line. And, the kid's shelf?!?  I don't have kids!  Now the app page is also cluttered.  Previously all my apps fit nicely on one page, now I have to scroll through shelves. 

             

            While I wouldn't have used the tone of the OP, I certainly agree with the conclusion.  Do the developers at B&N do any real life testing???

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                geertm

                GDJ wrote:

                You forgot that when in landscape mode, it really shows 2 portrait lines of text side by side instead of one uninterupted line. And, the kid's shelf?!?  I don't have kids!  Now the app page is also cluttered.  Previously all my apps fit nicely on one page, now I have to scroll through shelves. 

                 

                While I wouldn't have used the tone of the OP, I certainly agree with the conclusion.  Do the developers at B&N do any real life testing???


                Use a larger font if you want one uninterupted line in landscape mode.

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                mbratch

                Funny. I was about to start a thread about how I thought this was their best update yet. I really like a lot of the changes. YMMV. :smileyhappy:

                 

                A few of the new things that I like are:

                • PDFs now have more of the eBook features, like the context menu for words. (I hope they also extend it to magazines in the future)
                • I do miss the home soft button but the hard button does both: you can also click it twice. The hardware home menu/button comes in handy when you hit one of those app areas that takes the soft home button away. So in total, I like this change.
                • Now supports a Netflix app
                • In the Shop I like being able to select a category, then search, without having to horizontally scroll through a bunch of stuff as it was in the old version
                • The magazine shelf stacks all the issues of a single mag in one multi-icon and lets you expand it optionally, rather than consuming lots of shelf space with individual issues.
                • The book shelf lets you expand individual shelves, which is handy if the shelf is populous
                • The PDF reader now lets you pinch and zoom instead of having to tap for the +/- button then touch the button several times for the desired zoom
                • Tapping at the center in the PDF reader now brings up a useful contents and quick location menu.
                • PDF reader now supports bookmarks, and remembers last read page
                • App shelf now has a "check for updates" button
                • Archived books are in their own area now instead of cluttering the main bookshelf area
                • Bookshelf supports a "condensed" view (a single multi-icon per shelf)
                • Etc

                Most of these improvements are functional. :smileyhappy:

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                  TelSC

                  Gotta agree with a lot of that. My wife got my NC when I got the tablet. She's only been using it for a week or so and she hated pretty much everything about the update. I took a loot at it and decided that if it couldn't be rolled back, the only way I'd ever use it again would be running CM7. She's already asked me to get her a card so she can run CM7 like I was doing when I had it.

                   

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                    I like the new e-reading options, the landscape and the soft button on the bottom of the page are nice.

                    I hate what was done to the store, I like finding the new free apps & I can't seam to now.

                    I bought the ezreader app for pdf's so I don't care about the pdf reading stuff added.

                    & I thought we where getting Hulu Plus with the update I have been waiting to get my free trial when the update happened so I could see what it would look like before I got a real subscription. 

                    I like what was done with the images, the zoom is fixed and my photos really pop on the display.

                     

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                      I will agree with KO on the whole Quick Nav Arrow  removal.  It's counter-intuitive to use a mechanical button on a TOUCH device.  it's a step back in technology.  what were they thinking?  All i can say is it's a good thing I got the 2 year warranty because I KNOW these buttons are going to be breaking soon!  B&N really missed the mark on this one.

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                          Yes I agree, having used pocket pcs and palms I expect the button to fail. You couldn't of made this a selectable option. Is BN going to extend the warranty on the button? I also found a site that said I need the latest adobe flash update. WHAT? I just got the update and now this? It could be a error on the site but could BN at least allow the comsumer to update the flash without waiting for BN to do it? I also agree that BN has not addressed issues I have seen posted in past commments.
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                              Omnigeek

                              joestravels wrote:
                              Yes I agree, having used pocket pcs and palms I expect the button to fail.


                              Why is that?  I've used Handspring Visors and Palms for 10 years and only had a button fail on me twice.  Heck, I've had displays fail on me that many times.

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                                  jelabarre59

                                  Yeah, thanks a whole ****ing lot for your cr*ppy upgrade, B&N.  Thanks a whole lot for *****BREAKING***** the functionality of my device.  Thanks a lot for turning my NT into something *LESS* functional than a $79 Kindle.  Now not only don't you provide apps I was planning on using, you've taken away hope of actually making your P.o.S. USEFUL.  Thanks for SONY-fying our systems; as in thanks for NOTHING

                                   

                                  Really looking forward to the day someone breakes through tiyr locked bootloader and we can run a proper, unencumbered system.  For now you could get more functionality with a used Palm Zire.

                                   

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                                      bobstro

                                      jelabarre59: I think you're being a bit over-dramatic there. A Zire? Seriously? To be sure, there are annoyances, but I've yet to find one that can't be worked around satisfactorily. What are your main issues?

                                       

                                      As to the bootloader, the Nook Color does not have a locked bootloader. You can easily run alternate firmware today if you've got the motivation to do so.

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                                        jelabarre59 wrote:

                                        Yeah, thanks a whole ****ing lot for your cr*ppy upgrade, B&N.  Thanks a whole lot for *****BREAKING***** the functionality of my device.  Thanks a lot for turning my NT into something *LESS* functional than a $79 Kindle.  Now not only don't you provide apps I was planning on using, you've taken away hope of actually making your P.o.S. USEFUL.  Thanks for SONY-fying our systems; as in thanks for NOTHING

                                         

                                        Really looking forward to the day someone breakes through tiyr locked bootloader and we can run a proper, unencumbered system.  For now you could get more functionality with a used Palm Zire.

                                         


                                        Oh get over yourself and can the melodramatic nonsense. If you want a "proper, unemcumbered system" get a Nook Color, and while you're at it, grow up. You sound like a three year old who was just told they can't have something. 

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                                          >>Yeah, thanks a whole ****ing lot for your cr*ppy upgrade, B&N. Thanks a whole lot for *****BREAKING***** the functionality of my device. Thanks a lot for turning my NT into something *LESS* functional than a $79 Kindle. Now not only don't you provide apps I was planning on using, you've taken away hope of actually making your P.o.S. USEFUL. Thanks for SONY-fying our systems; as in thanks for NOTHING<<

                                           

                                          Off topic. You want the Nook Tablet forum.   

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                                              richardwrite25 wrote:

                                              >>Yeah, thanks a whole ****ing lot for your cr*ppy upgrade, B&N. Thanks a whole lot for *****BREAKING***** the functionality of my device. Thanks a lot for turning my NT into something *LESS* functional than a $79 Kindle. Now not only don't you provide apps I was planning on using, you've taken away hope of actually making your P.o.S. USEFUL. Thanks for SONY-fying our systems; as in thanks for NOTHING<<

                                               

                                              Off topic. You want the Nook Tablet forum.   


                                              Which brings up something Dean was saying, you would have have BN would have kept the version numbers separate especially as the firmware is not the same (not even written in the same verson of Android).  They easily could have done even numbers for one and odd for the other or alphabetical codes or something.  Then at least people would whine about the right things...

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                                      Hey, KnightOwl.  I just learned of a few tricks that will help with the quick nav debacle. If you swipe your screen right to left  on the bottom of the page where the time and wifi icons are, it takes you to the previous page and eventually back to your home screen.  It doesn't matter if you're reading a book, on an app page or somewhere else.  Right to left swipe enough and you're Home.  Also, activate the media bar from the Settings/AppSettings/Home.  with that there, you've got a touch optionn to your books, and apps.  movies.....from the current book you're reading, you have the touch option to go to your library........never having to touch that nasty little 'n' once.  unfortunately, there's I don't know of a way to get to the web this way.  good luck.

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                                          Joe05

                                          Sweet! Thanks for the tips broadwayreader.

                                            • Re: Hey, B&N: Your 1.4.1 Update SUCKS!

                                              The OP seems cranky in every one of his or her posts.

                                              Certainly everyone has a right to their opinions, but calling someone brain damaged at all, let alone for making some changes based upon what they believed people desired is beyond belief in this day and age. 

                                               

                                              Maybe if just one time one of the OP's posts could be presented in a nicer way or directed so that someone that works at BN wants to read them, they would read them.  Sure, I know they should read them, anyway, but the tone makes me want to hurl.  And, stick fingers in my ears, so I no longer care about anything this person says.

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                                                  deemure wrote:

                                                  The OP seems cranky in every one of his or her posts.

                                                  Certainly everyone has a right to their opinions, but calling someone brain damaged at all, let alone for making some changes based upon what they believed people desired is beyond belief in this day and age. 

                                                   

                                                  Maybe if just one time one of the OP's posts could be presented in a nicer way or directed so that someone that works at BN wants to read them, they would read them.  Sure, I know they should read them, anyway, but the tone makes me want to hurl.  And, stick fingers in my ears, so I no longer care about anything this person says.


                                                  "…beyond belief in this day and age...?" Oh, puh-leez.

                                                   

                                                  If everyone has a right to their opinions, then I have a right to hold the opinion that B&N's Nook Development team might be "brain-damaged" -- and say so.

                                                   

                                                  If you're so hypersensitive that reading such a thing makes you "want to hurl," then I suggest you avoid the Internet… and television, and radio, and many of the books sold on B&N's website… and most of the real world, for that matter. Just stay curled up in that politically correct, smurfy little bubble of yours, with your fingers in your ears, and try not to wet your diapers if some Bad Words™ accidentally slip into your perception.

                                                   

                                                  And incidentally, if you've evaluated all of my posts here, as you inadvertently admitted, that means you deliberately chose to go look at them -- even though you'd already read the opening post in this thread, and allegedly found yourself so shocked by my horrible, anachronistic vitriol.

                                                   

                                                  So is your curiosity always so piqued by things that you claim sicken you?

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                                                foxyTF

                                                Wow.. I want to thank you for this tip.  It sure beats hitting that 'N' buttion. 

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                                                compulsivereaderTX

                                                wow...good to know I'm not the only one who gets cranky now and then. :smileyhappy:

                                                 

                                                I like many of the new things in the update..some not so much. I liked landscape the way it was before but it still works for me. I like that lock button that I can use on a per ebook basis to lock it from landscape mode. I always use a photo tripod or cookbook stand sized to work to set my book on when I need to read plugged in. It works great and has always accomodated the charger just fine and left my hands free for important things like eating my cereal and having coffee in the morning.


                                                I love that NOok Friends now works and I like shopping better, especially the subcategories. That is VERY helpful. Organization overall seems better though I have left my shelving chores lag and putting it off because I dread doing it. Haven't done any web surfing so can't comment there.

                                                 

                                                yes, the lack of the soft N is not good. I have the original Nook as well so I know from experience that those buttons break, so I'm hoping that B&N fixes that in the next update. Nothing to freak about now, it's fixable. Since B&N put a flexible bevel on the Nook Simple Touch  (Nice save there B&N) where the buttons are, they are definitely aware of the potential problem so this seems more of an oversight thing than a deliberate attempt to irk us. :smileyhappy:

                                                 

                                                I can't comment on the non-reading functions as I view them as bonuses rather than neccessaties. I read on my NC. I work from home so I use my computer for surfing, etc and my phone for apps that require internet access away from home.  I think if I worked out of my home, and needed access to more functions than just reading, then I would have different demands, needs and opinions about things.

                                                 

                                                I didn't like that I lost my authorization to ADE with the update and was glad I hadn't returned my library book yet as I had been on the waitlist for this 6 volume set of Jim Butchers Dresden files for awhile.

                                                 

                                                I found many of my apps had to be reinstalled. A minor pain in the .... but I was expecting a few initial quirks and if that was the worst of it..I could live with it. Haven't tried all of them to check that they still work, just the ones I more often. The rest were freebies that I don't use often so if they don't work now, I won't cry about it. Dropbox and drop2sync and the splashtop streamer remote were the main ones and they both are working fine. (again, apps needed for reading: to get ebooks sideloaded without hooking up and so I can access the computer's kindle app remotely to read my kindle books).

                                                 

                                                But main issue...still a darn enjoyable read.

                                                 

                                                I have a very noisy husband so I treasure silence when I can get it. Radio worked...yep..okay..just checking so I can turn it off again. :smileyhappy: Don't need it when he's here because I wouldn't be able to tolerate the volume required to hear it.

                                                 

                                                I am interested though to find out what problems others are having. So that I'm aware if I come across those problems, and any solutions.

                                                 

                                                 

                                                 

                                                 

                                                 

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                                                    I felt the same way the first couple of days after I got the update to 1.4. But then I calmed down and started finding more improvements than dislikes. To me, the physical "n" issue wasn't a problem for me at all. So I had to start finally using it? I don't think I did at all before, and wondered why it was even part of the design. My biggest complaint is the store seems more cluttered, but I'm sure I'll get used to it in time. Of course this is still the first week, and not everyone has the update yet. I have noticed that the "Recent Releases" are not very accurate yet, listing apps that have been out for months. Change is inevitable, especially in the fast-paced world we live in today. I just wish they wouldn't have been in such a hurry to compete with Kindle Fire. Perhaps then it wouldn't have seemed so clunky
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                                                        roustabout

                                                        Dee, one problem:  the tone of the OP was actually far more civil than a lot of the tone around the cookbook was - you're not hearing it,but there was a lot of humor in the OP's rant.

                                                         

                                                        The anti-cookbook folks went straight up over the top and stayed there.  Remember the guy calling the FTC about the cookbook?  

                                                         

                                                        And the cookbook got resolved with the next update after it was pushed in, if I remember right.    

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                                                            roustabout wrote:

                                                            Dee, one problem:  the tone of the OP was actually far more civil than a lot of the tone around the cookbook was - you're not hearing it,but there was a lot of humor in the OP's rant.

                                                             

                                                            The anti-cookbook folks went straight up over the top and stayed there.  Remember the guy calling the FTC about the cookbook?  

                                                             

                                                            And the cookbook got resolved with the next update after it was pushed in, if I remember right.    


                                                            Yeah, roustabout, some people really felt like the cookbook was the worst thing that ever happened in their lives-one should be so lucky.  It is always just that I stop listening to people when they pull out statements using words like "retard", "brain damaged", "idiot", and so on, especially when pointing them at people.  It's like since some words are rightly no longer allowable, people move onto other words that relate to real people.  Instead of saying something was ill thought or should be changed or doesn't work for this reason or that reason.  Sometimes I don't see humor in some of these things-I once went with a group of friends to a comedy club.  In our group is a girl (woman, really) who is mentally challenged.  The comic was one that was in Last Comic Standing and he started making jokes about how "retarded" people were.  We left, complained, and had to work through the hurt of our friend.  For some, words mean nothing.  For others, they mean a lot.

                                                             

                                                            And Nooksie, if I mischaraterized you, I apologize.  I focused on the idea that somehow I was being self-righteous when in actuality I am just talking from experience.  I grew up in a very racist city (I am white and not clean in this regard) amongst a lot of racist people.  I've seen so many words used to insult others and I do believe in this day and age when we should be more adult, people still search for ways to insult by using words that hurt others as well.  I was pointing that out and not trying to say in any way that I am better than anyone else.  If you knew me, you'd know the exact opposite is true.

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                                                          Escape_in_a_book

                                                          compulsivereaderTX wrote:

                                                           

                                                          I didn't like that I lost my authorization to ADE with the update and was glad I hadn't returned my library book yet as I had been on the waitlist for this 6 volume set of Jim Butchers Dresden files for awhile.

                                                           


                                                          you should still be able to use your ADE account with the library checkouts. I had the same problem but it seemed to fix itself once I unplugged the NC from the computer for a few minutes and then tried again. Hope you get yours back because I love using library books on the NC

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                                                          patgolfneb
                                                          I sense a new years resolution lurking here. I sometimes may have expressed frustration when my obviously superior insights didn't receive the general agreement I feel they deserve. I resolve that my response in the new year will be made with a level of passion equivalent to the importance of the issues raised. As much as it tempts me to flame the loss of the soft key and a couple of the changes that seem to have been made for the sake of change, I will remain strong. I will need your support, if the charger cord breaks before Jan. 1, all bets are off.
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                                                              patgolfneb wrote:
                                                              I sense a new years resolution lurking here. I sometimes may have expressed frustration when my obviously superior insights didn't receive the general agreement I feel they deserve. I resolve that my response in the new year will be made with a level of passion equivalent to the importance of the issues raised. As much as it tempts me to flame the loss of the soft key and a couple of the changes that seem to have been made for the sake of change, I will remain strong. I will need your support, if the charger cord breaks before Jan. 1, all bets are off.

                                                              I am with you 100% on this!

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                                                              Escape_in_a_book

                                                              KnightOwl wrote:

                                                               

                                                              And why should I tolerate it, anyway? Why should I "upgrade" to a Nook Tablet for $250, when I can pay another $80 or so for a proper Android tablet, with better physical stats and a better interface -- you know, the kind of interface that gives the user OPTIONS.

                                                               

                                                               


                                                               

                                                              I agree with a lot of the things raised here about the Nook Color, the good and bad things being said. However, I just feel it's important to point out that the Nook Color is not a tablet, it's not really meant to be a tablet therefore you should not expect the level of customization and options that you would have with a tablet. The NC is meant for reading book/mag with the option of adding some other things like the internet and apps. If you bought the NC with the intention of using it like a tablet, well then that's your problem not B&N. They may have issues but at least they actively try to fix things (in my experience at least).

                                                               

                                                              And yes they do need a unicode font for non-latin letters/symbols, I agree with you there.

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                                                                  Escape_in_a_book wrote:

                                                                   

                                                                   

                                                                  I agree with a lot of the things raised here about the Nook Color, the good and bad things being said. However, I just feel it's important to point out that the Nook Color is not a tablet, it's not really meant to be a tablet therefore you should not expect the level of customization and options that you would have with a tablet. The NC is meant for reading book/mag with the option of adding some other things like the internet and apps. If you bought the NC with the intention of using it like a tablet, well then that's your problem not B&N. They may have issues but at least they actively try to fix things (in my experience at least).

                                                                   

                                                                  And yes they do need a unicode font for non-latin letters/symbols, I agree with you there.


                                                                  Funny, everything you just said about why the NC is not a tablet applies to the NT as well.  Actually, the NC is MORE customizable than the Nook non-TABLET.  Which makes people expecting to use the NT as a tablet BN's problem.

                                                                   

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                                                                  carbonbiker

                                                                  KnightOwl wrote:

                                                                   

                                                                  You even made the Shop uglier!



                                                                  The old shop is still there.... it's a click away...

                                                                   

                                                                  Go to Shop

                                                                   

                                                                  Select the top item in the popular lists called "Picked Just For You"

                                                                   

                                                                  Look familiar?  It seems like they've mislabeled this, but it looks and acts just like the old shop.  I've seen a number of posts about this but I haven't seen anyone point this out yet.

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                                                                    I promise to make this response's tone totally consistent with the tone of the OP.

                                                                     

                                                                    KnightOwl: You suck.

                                                                     

                                                                    There are titles under the app icons because B&N did precisely what you accused them of NOT doing--They listened to their customers! Some of us--me included--were extremely frustrated trying to remember which app went with that unlabeled icon. Telling us what the icon links to seems pretty much like common sense. Something you're short on. You said "All my 100x1024 wallpapers worked just fine with no cropping." How many wallpapers did you have on your device? Unless you worked a miracle, I'd guess just one. So this cropping is an issue you addressed ONE time before installing your current wallpaper.

                                                                     

                                                                    "Are you people friggin' brain damaged?" Brain damaged, eh? Then why on earth haven't you done the forum here a huge favor and make available to all of us YOUR modified software that corrects this problem? After all, you're their intellectual superior, right? So I assume you've corrected this shortcoming in your version of the software?

                                                                     

                                                                    Oh and then you go into this crybaby fit about why not make OPTIONS to us since we own the device. But of course, you limit this to wanting options for YOUR preferences. What makes you think that YOUR preferences are the ones that call for "options"? Why not an option about whether you want the power key on the right or the left button? OPTIONS, man....it's my device....I deserve to turn it on from either side, right? Why not an "OPTION" to have the underlying OS be Windows Phone? OPTIONS, dear boy....as the owner do I not get to decide the OS? Where is the "OPTION" to have it play PONG? I'm offended that as the owner they won't provide me this BASIC OPTION. Bottom line: You bought the device that THEY are selling, and YOU agreed to THEIR terms and THEIR options when you registered it. If you weren't satisfied with that, you had the OPTION to return it. You are incorrect that the Shop is uglier. YOU are uglier, but it looks better. How could you not see that? Blind much? Besides, as someone else pointed out, the old Shop is still there by selecting the top item in the shop entitled "Picked Just for You." I guess reading skills are not that great for YOU SUPERIOR folks with undamaged brains. Your complaint about landscape mode: The very reason I do not read in landscape mode on Kindle is that I can't figure out how to get it in two-page format. I thought the idea was to simulate a book! And if, when I turn the book in landscape mode, it's all one huge page, where I lose my spot as I read across the column, how is that like a book at all? I would never read in landscape mode if it's all one single-column mess. That's not a mistake....it's again, common sense--which you lack.

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                                                                      patgolfneb
                                                                      Richard, right on. One of the reasons I don't download library books directly to my Xoom us because the native reader app doesn't have split into 2 pages. I can use the BN oapp, if I sideload. Beyond that the variety of viewpoints, as you pointed out, mean nobody gets everything the may want at this price point. More importantly the take no prisoners attitude comes periously close to fanaticism. I think that the, right is only on our side attitude and the polarization that it engenders is a huge contributor to the widespread societal dysfunction in our institutions today.
                                                                      • Re: Hey, B&N: Your 1.4.1 Update SUCKS!
                                                                        daenas

                                                                        Richardwrite25:  "There are titles under the app icons because B&N did precisely what you accused them of NOT doing--They listened to their customers! Some of us--me included--were extremely frustrated trying to remember which app went with that unlabeled icon."--

                                                                         

                                                                        I've been on this board since I've had my NC (almost a year) and I haven't ONCE seen anyone complain that there is no text labels for the apps.  Not one.  The most complaints I have seen have been about the cookbook, wifi, the gallery, the BN stock images/wallpaper and video one could never delete..etc, but nothing about text labels.  I can't image anyone not remembering what apps they have on their screens, including myself and I have 72 apps.  The 3rd screen I had games on it, the first screen had useful apps and the bar along the bottom I had place most used apps. My memory isn't what it used to be (approaching 50 soon) but I still can remember my apps at least.  The OP isn't the only one complaining about the text labels either, there have been others along with myself.  BN should have made it optional period.

                                                                         

                                                                        The wallpaper cropping is another sore spot with me and I've complained about it here on the boards as well.  I have over 30 wallpapers, most were perfectly cropped for the NC and now to use them the NC is requiring me to recrop them again.  This isn't an upgrade feature.  The only reason I can think why BN would change the display is for Netflix video streaming but at least they could have given us a heads up or an opt out button..something at least!  Also the email app is a catastrophe!  I'm not sure why they messed with it, but they did and not in a good way.

                                                                         

                                                                        Granted the OP was rude, came on waaaay too strong, and juvenile in their language and opinion, but they do have valid points and they aren't alone.  I just rerooted mine and I will not spend another dime on BN products.

                                                                          • Re: Hey, B&N: Your 1.4.1 Update SUCKS!

                                                                            OP's hostility is disturbing. He/she needs to seek professional help I think. Getting that hateful and vicious over something so trivial is not normal. You need help for your anger issues. You're scary.

                                                                            • Re: Hey, B&N: Your 1.4.1 Update SUCKS!
                                                                              mbratch

                                                                              daenas wrote:


                                                                              I've been on this board since I've had my NC (almost a year) and I haven't ONCE seen anyone complain that there is no text labels for the apps.  Not one.


                                                                              I'm not so sure that these forums are B&Ns primary source of input from customers. For those of us on the forums, we start to think that they are the center of B&N's customer universe, but they aren't. B&N gets a lot of support input via email and from people walking in stores and commenting. In addition, they've indicated that the forums are not here for the purpose of B&N official support but for user interaction, although they do lurk here and pick do gather some input from here. All that said, I'm quite surprised about all the fuss over text labels and wall paper.

                                                                                • Re: Hey, B&N: Your 1.4.1 Update SUCKS!
                                                                                  daenas

                                                                                  mbratch wrote:

                                                                                  daenas wrote:


                                                                                  I've been on this board since I've had my NC (almost a year) and I haven't ONCE seen anyone complain that there is no text labels for the apps.  Not one.


                                                                                  I'm not so sure that these forums are B&Ns primary source of input from customers. For those of us on the forums, we start to think that they are the center of B&N's customer universe, but they aren't. B&N gets a lot of support input via email and from people walking in stores and commenting. In addition, they've indicated that the forums are not here for the purpose of B&N official support but for user interaction, although they do lurk here and pick do gather some input from here. All that said, I'm quite surprised about all the fuss over text labels and wall paper.


                                                                                  While I understand this forum is not the "be all, end all" to everyone's opinions, but it would be fair to say that EVENTUALLY those opinions or complaints (or simlar) will end up here.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  All the fuss about text labels has to do with, "I don't want them"..simple..  Wallpaper-that means having to recrop everything we had either in the NC or on our computers to make them fit the screen again.  I have a wallpaper that came with my NC skin and it fit perfectly (seamless) until the update.  Now I can't use it as the NC wants me to crop it. I didn't fuss about the cookbook or landscaping reading ability either..to each their own.  Just because it doesn't bother you, doesn't mean it won't bother someone else.

                                                                              • Re: Hey, B&N: Your 1.4.1 Update SUCKS!
                                                                                I'm sure I'll adapt to the nook color UI changes over time but the cropped book covers and nook wallpapers looks unprofessional. Hope B&N fixes that on the next update I hate looking at ill fitting/pixelated images.
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                                                                                    BruceMcF

                                                                                    XochiALC wrote:
                                                                                    I'm sure I'll adapt to the nook color UI changes over time but the cropped book covers and nook wallpapers looks unprofessional. Hope B&N fixes that on the next update I hate looking at ill fitting/pixelated images.

                                                                                    You are replying to a long-dead thread about the previous release. If they didn't fix whatever it it you are worried about in 1.4.2, its not going to be fixed in the NC. They announced that the NC would no longer be in production when the Nook HD was announced.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Are the book covers in B&N book purchases cropped? I've never noticed anything off about them, but then again I don't buy a tremendous number of titles, either.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Or are you referring to something that Calibre does when it converts an epub to the standard B&N file layout, which "fixes" the book covers in the sense that the Nook Home launcher app can find the book cover?