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reading FR on Kindle

Posted on 08/28/2011 6:17:43 PM PDT by fulltlt

Question about reading FR on a Kindle. There is a lot of white space on the right when reading FR on my Kindle. Is there anyway to get rid of all the white space so the screen is filled up with text?


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KEYWORDS: fr; kindle

1 posted on 08/28/2011 6:17:45 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: fulltlt
Have you tried affirmative action?
2 posted on 08/28/2011 6:20:27 PM PDT by txroadkill (I hated 0bama before it was cool)
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To: txroadkill

No that never works.


3 posted on 08/28/2011 6:22:25 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: fulltlt

don’t look at it...


4 posted on 08/28/2011 6:24:48 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: txroadkill

THAT, was quick....and hilarious.
Spot on Laddie!


5 posted on 08/28/2011 6:24:56 PM PDT by pgobrien (God save me from 'good' people.)
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To: fulltlt

A sharpie.


6 posted on 08/28/2011 6:24:56 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: fulltlt

reminds me,

i was wandering around an apple store and noticed the

“genius bar”.

and there a new owner of the just-recently i-pad demanded

to know how to open the thing.


7 posted on 08/28/2011 6:25:05 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: txroadkill

Joke aside, did you click “f” to go to full screen mode?


8 posted on 08/28/2011 6:26:41 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: fulltlt

When did the Kindle acquire a web browser?


9 posted on 08/28/2011 6:26:58 PM PDT by Company Man (Sarah is Ineluctable)
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To: fulltlt

You hate whitey now?


10 posted on 08/28/2011 6:27:13 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: fulltlt

I should add this happens when reading the list of articles. Reading the articles themselves is fine.


11 posted on 08/28/2011 6:28:15 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: fulltlt

Ping to 8, responded to the wrong post


12 posted on 08/28/2011 6:28:21 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: fulltlt

How are you getting it on your Kindle?


13 posted on 08/28/2011 6:28:57 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Company Man

Kindle 3 has web browser.


14 posted on 08/28/2011 6:29:10 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: fulltlt

Sell it and buy an iPad. Problem loved.

Sent from my iPad.


15 posted on 08/28/2011 6:29:22 PM PDT by Adams (Fight on!)
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To: fulltlt

Are you logged in?


16 posted on 08/28/2011 6:30:00 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: bmwcyle

Yes, logged in.


17 posted on 08/28/2011 6:30:40 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: fulltlt

Also try this in FR as I think the old Kindle browser can’t handle the side bar.

On the top of FR, go to Account > Manage Blocks > disable all the sidebar blocks. This should give you just the main page with nothing on the side.


18 posted on 08/28/2011 6:31:18 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: fulltlt

Second generation does also. I read FR on it all the time at work.


19 posted on 08/28/2011 6:31:48 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (Still searching for the new tagline!)
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To: fulltlt

Duct tape


20 posted on 08/28/2011 6:32:44 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Company Man

My first generation kindle has a browser.


21 posted on 08/28/2011 6:33:43 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: mnehring

Not sure what you mean. The white space seems to be an artifact of the boxes on the right at the top. Once you scroll past those there is half the screen filled with white space.


22 posted on 08/28/2011 6:34:51 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: ixtl

(((ping))) for what it is worth.


23 posted on 08/28/2011 6:36:21 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: fulltlt

I’m anti tech. We really need to get away from this digital age. How much tech can we absorb? It’s great getting away from it all. What are you doing to get away from it all? I’m done, we don’t need it anymore.

Where are you at?


24 posted on 08/28/2011 6:38:17 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: fulltlt

I’d like to figure out how to get alerts or pings on my Droid.


25 posted on 08/28/2011 6:40:11 PM PDT by umgud
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To: mnehring

OK, I was able to fix it by moving the sidebar blocks to the top. All is good now. This only works when logged in though. Thanks much. I use my Kindle Bible at church and need to look things up sometimes.


26 posted on 08/28/2011 6:41:41 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: fulltlt

Set it to stune.


27 posted on 08/28/2011 6:49:38 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: fulltlt

black duct tape


28 posted on 08/28/2011 6:51:46 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: pgobrien
I'm pulling for the Fightin' Whities on this thread!

29 posted on 08/28/2011 6:53:21 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: fulltlt

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward/2009/11/a_quick_read_on_amazons_kindle.html


30 posted on 08/28/2011 6:54:50 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: fulltlt
Kindle 3 has web browser.

And affordable...

31 posted on 08/28/2011 6:56:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: fulltlt

lol, I’ve noticed at church (the little I actually go) that the number of folks using iPads, Kindles and other tabs are increasing. Although, I wonder how many are actually playing Angry Birds.


32 posted on 08/28/2011 6:59:29 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: fulltlt; All

Can you send email from it?


33 posted on 08/28/2011 7:01:47 PM PDT by moonhawk (The only problem I have with burying Bin Laden at sea is that he was already dead.)
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To: Adams

Trade your Kindle in on an iPad. That’s what I’m using, too.


34 posted on 08/28/2011 7:02:13 PM PDT by reg45
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To: fulltlt

And, if recent news articles are to be believe, the new Kindle will be $299.00 in a couple of months.


36 posted on 08/28/2011 7:06:07 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: mnehring

We heard the Angry Birds theme song start up in church la few weeks ago. My daughter and the boy in front of her were dying laughing. Not literally, of course.


37 posted on 08/28/2011 7:10:22 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: fulltlt

OK I’ll display my ignorance. What’s FR? I’ll really be bummed when I find out it was something I knew all along.

BTW.....Sent from my new Nook Color.

Thanks in advance.


38 posted on 08/28/2011 7:10:28 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: reg45

I got the Kindle for my birthday so I didn’t have to pay anything for it. Since then I haven’t bought a single thing to read on it. I do have over a hundred free books on it. An iPad is out of my price range at this time. The bad economy has made the business I am at lay people off and those that are left have had several wage cuts.


39 posted on 08/28/2011 7:14:26 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Tucker39

FR = Free Republic ie. what you are reading now.


40 posted on 08/28/2011 7:16:32 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: fulltlt
"lot of white space"

Racist

41 posted on 08/28/2011 7:17:59 PM PDT by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons!)
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To: Indy Pendance
I’m anti tech. We really need to get away from this digital age. How much tech can we absorb? It’s great getting away from it all. What are you doing to get away from it all? I’m done, we don’t need it anymore.

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That low tech enough for you?

42 posted on 08/28/2011 7:18:05 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Blade Runner was set in 2019. Except for the flying cars and replicants we're right on schedule.)
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To: Indy Pendance
"I’m anti tech. We really need to get away from this digital age. How much tech can we absorb? It’s great getting away from it all. What are you doing to get away from it all?"


43 posted on 08/28/2011 7:22:20 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: mnehring
lol, I’ve noticed at church (the little I actually go)

better get a grip on your life...Jesus wasn't kidding when He founded the church, and to intentionally ignore Him seems unreasonably dangerous. To each his own, but I'd suggest getting in touch with your creator.....it can do no harm and more good than you can imagine!!!

44 posted on 08/28/2011 7:27:32 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Indy Pendance
I’m anti tech. We really need to get away from this digital age. How much tech can we absorb? It’s great getting away from it all. What are you doing to get away from it all? I’m done, we don’t need it anymore.

Tech is good, but many people need to dial it back.

It's getting to be a genuine rarity to run into someone in public and make eye contact with them and smile and say "Hi." More often than not, they're plugged into their iPod or texting away as they walk and grinning like a fool at some tiny screen in front of them.

I saw one girl sitting at a bus stop look up, startled, as her bus sped past her. If she hadn't been listening to her iPod, she would have noticed it and not missed it.

I almost had an accident on an escalator the other day. The woman in front of me was moving verrrry verrry slowly up the stairs and I thought she wouldn't disembark in time and I'd end up in a horrible accident falling backwards. What was she doing? Texting.

Oh, and this is CA, where drivers aren't supposed to be on handheld cell phones but this is roundly ignored. Drive at your own risk.

45 posted on 08/28/2011 7:28:50 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Company Man

Mine with 3g does this as well.... Not as good as a ipad but works very well.... 188$ version has the 3G browser. Not sure of other generations of the kindle.


46 posted on 08/28/2011 8:23:58 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Company Man
When? We have been using a Kindle for a nice, portable, full throttle total IPAD equivalent "thing" for weeks.

Did you know you can hack these things? If you have an outdoor job and have a little time for reading at lunch you might want to look into Kindle. They depend on ambient light (since they use e-ink) and that makes them very useful outside in daylight.

47 posted on 08/28/2011 8:40:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: fulltlt
Maybe next year with the full color e-ink devices proliferating we'll see one come out based on printed polymer circuitry on cardboard ~ powered by a small solar cell array.

I'm looking forward to the total e-ink experience where you put it up like wall paper on all your walls. Then you tune in the color and texture you want. I'm going to ask for Jurassic Park Green ~ complete with images of dinosaurs grazing on trees over in the distance.

48 posted on 08/28/2011 8:45:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mnehring
Remember the big demonstrations in Cairo several months back?

We sighted a guy doing the hand motions characteristic of playing Angry Birds.

Demonstrating can be pretty boring ~

49 posted on 08/28/2011 8:46:34 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: fulltlt
Click on the menu button and do 1 of 2 things: click on "zoom in" or "article mode". that should enlarge the text.

CC

50 posted on 08/28/2011 9:09:22 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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