Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kindle Skills - Audio Shortcuts

Text-To-Speech Shortcuts:

  • Start or stop text-to-speech - Shift+SYM (shift key is the "up arrow")
  • Pause text-to-speech - Spacebar
  • Switch Between Male and Female Voices & Change Voice Speed - Alt + Aa keys & then toggle between settings with the 5 way switch
  • Start text-to-speech at specific place on a page - To begin the text-to-speech at a particular place on a page, move the blinking cursor with your 5-way switch to the point just before you want the reading to begin.

Audio Controls:

  • Play or stop MP3 music - ALT+spacebar
  • Skip to the next music file - ALT+F
  • Pause audio file - Spacebar

    Audible folder:

  • This is for files (subscription required) but also for mp3 files you may want more control over.
  • Place mp3 files (book, music, old time radio shows) in this folder on your Kindle. When you disconnect your Kindle from the computer, you will see these files listed much like any other book. These just have special "powers." You can organize them in collections. Click one to play and you will see regular audio controls at the bottom of your Kindle screen.

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