Monday, May 31, 2010

Kindle Skills

May 31, 2010 Cindy O'Neal

Keyboard command:

Alt+Home = Kindle Store
Instant trip to the Kindle store, where you can browse to your heart's content.

Alt+G = Refresh your Kindle screen (helps prevent ghosting - remnants of previous pages - on the screen)

Shift+Sym = Starts or stops Text to Speech (if it is available on the book you are reading)

Note: How to do keyboard commands... When you see two keys listed with the + sign between them, it means press the first one, then (while still holding the first key down) press the second one. Remember the old three finger salute we used to have to use all the time with older versions of Windows? CTRL+Alt+Delete

While holding down the CTRL and Alt keys, press the Delete key. This combination used to be able to bring up the Task manager in Windows so we could force an errant program to shut down and (hopefully) get back to the business at hand. Pressing the combination again would force the computer into a soft restart.