With the newest update to my Kobo Glo, instead of the old tiles where I could just long press on something and get an option to remove it, I can't seem to do that anymore.

There's this "Take a Quick Tour" image/button that now takes up almost 1/4 of my screen on my home screen - I don't need to take the tour! I've had this device for a long time.

I tried taking the tour to see if that would disappear after, and it didn't. I tried long pressing on it to see if that would let me remove it like I could with the tiles in the old update, no option comes up.

Is there any way to get rid of this? It's frustrating, and I don't need it.

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There is a plugin for Calibre called Kobo Utilities that can dismiss unwanted tiles from the Home screen.

The Kobo Utilities Plugin adds extra function to calibre for working with Kobo WiFi, Touch, Glo, Mini, Aura, Aura HD, Aura H2O and Glo HD eReaders. This will allow changes on the eReaders that either cannot otherwise be made or will make them easier to do.

The current functions of the plugin are:

  • Set/Remove font settings for specific books.
  • Dismiss tiles from tiled home screen.
  • Update metadata directly to the database on the device.
  • Change the reading status.
  • Manage series info for books on the device. This is mainly for books not in the calibre library including kepubs.
  • Store/record current reading position for ePubs. This can be done manually or automatically when the Kobo ereader is connected. Profiles can be used to manage the reading positions of multiple devices.
  • Upload/Remove covers for all books in the library. This includes kepubs.
  • A couple of annotations options that I'm not happy with.
  • List the books missing from the device database. This only lists the books that calibre thinks should be in the database.
  • Backup the device database.
  • Run integrity check on the database. It doesn't fix anything, but it tells you if the database is OK or not.
  • Clean up duplicate shelves.
  • Remove annotations files.
  • Set "Related books" for sideloaded books.
  • But it doesn't work with the newest firmware mentioned by the OP. See reply #39 here: mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=284165&page=3
    – beaker
    Commented Mar 19, 2017 at 15:22
  • I wasn't aware of this. I still use the previous firmware version.
    – Sekhemty
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 11:39
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    Yeah, as you can see from the linked thread, the new home screen has upset quite a few people. And it's not on all of the devices; Kobo is apparently doing A/B testing on the new layout. So if you don't like it, tell Kobo.
    – beaker
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 14:32
  • I still haven't had the chance to try it, I can't say if I like it or not :)
    – Sekhemty
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 15:39
  • I suppose that comment was directed more toward the OP and anyone else who arrives here experiencing the same problem.
    – beaker
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 16:29

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