Saturday, September 04, 2010

Kindle Skills - The K3 Keyboard

September 4, 2010 Cindy O'Neal

The newest Kindle sports a keyboard that is similar but not identical to its predecessor. There is a separate number row on the top row of the Kindle 2 keyboard. The new one is missing the number row. Now you can find the numbers in the Symbol area by pressing the Sym key. You can also hold down the Shift (up arrow on bottom row on the left) key and press each letter on the top row to get corresponding "hidden" numbers.

The K3 has the Menu button, Home, Back button and 5-way toggle buttons incorporated into the right side of the new keyboard. This makes things very handy, especially when you have the rest of the controls on the bottom edge.

To enter uppercase letters, hold down the Shift key (up arrow), then press the letter you want capitalized. To enter numbers, punctuation marks, or other symbols, press the Symbol (Sym) key located in the second row from the bottom of the keyboard.

All Kindles: Use the Menu button any time to see what your choices are depending on what you are doing at the time. If you are reading a book, the choices will be different than if you are on the home screen or searching the Internet with your Kindle. When you press the Menu button, look at the top of the Kindle screen to see other information (like what time it is, if your connection is good and how much free space you have left on your Kindle.