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A series of large color tablets produced by Amazon that run a modified version of the Android operating system.

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Is it better to shut down my Kindle Fire or just put it to sleep?

When is it better for me to shut down my Kindle Fire vs. putting it to sleep? Does putting it in sleep mode drain the battery?
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How to export (or share) a highlighted PDF from Kindle Reader?

I can email a PDF to my Kindle Fire Device. I can highlight and take notes in that PDF. I can export the notes and the highlighting. BUT I see no way to share/export the PDF with the highlights. ...
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How do I override the power cycling when the battery gets below 5%?

I know that I probably shouldn't let the battery run so low on my Kindle Fire, but occasionally I have let it dip below 5%. Once this happens, the device no longer let's me trickle charge, and it ...
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Is it more difficult to sideload books on to a Kindle Fire than other devices?

I am considering a Kindle Fire, there is a review on Project Gutenberg suggesting it is needlessly (or intentionally) more complex to sideload free works on to a Fire. In a comment to an answer on If ...
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Accessible voice controlled e-reader?

I am looking for an e-reader or Ipad app for someone with mobility issues. A voice activated system would be ideal. For example, a verbal "Turn page" command instead of a physical swipe. While the ...
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Is it possible to get rid of the search button (magnifying glass) from the bottom bar?

The Kindle Fire has a feature through which you can search your collections or the web at the touch of a button. This component can be accessed from the bottom bar, where the home, back, and favorite ...
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What is the most effective way to manage an overheated device?

I've noticed that my Kindle Fire (fittingly, maybe) feels very hot when I am using it sometimes. Obviously, common sense would dictate that picking the device up off of the surface it's sitting on is ...
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On Kindle devices can you open an ebook as an email attachment?

I know that you can email a Kindle ebook to the device itself using Kindle Personal Documents Service. I've been told that you cannot download a file directly using the Kindle Fire web browser. If ...
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Transferring files from one Kindle to another with a forgotten password

My cousin has recently got a new Kindle Fire HDX and she wants to transfer onto it all her books and music from her older Kindle HD (smaller than the newer Kindle, but in all other respects they look ...
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How do I get my sideloaded books to appear in the Books section?

I have some DRM-free books that I purchased before acquiring my Kindle Fire. When I sideload them on to the device, they end up under the Documents menu instead of in with the other books. How can ...
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Can I change Wikipedia lookup language on a Kindle Fire?

When I select the Wikipedia lookup on my Kindle Fire (5th generation), the text displayd in the box is always in English and it redirects to English articles. Is it possible to set up the language to ...
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How can I update my date and time without wifi access?

I've got a Fire 7 whose battery died completely and the Date/Time is now 8+ years off (Dec 31, 2009). Our WiFi network requires agreeing to our internet policy, however since the time/date are wrong I ...
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Kindle Fire 2nd gen gets stuck

I know it's old, but I bought a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from Amazon a couple of months ago. It keeps getting stuck, like it becomes completely unresponsive/ unresponsive to touch. The only way to "...
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What are the differences between the FireOS Kindle App and the Android Kindle App?

I've recently been working on an ebook that I intend to self-publish. I was testing it using the Kindle Previewer application on my Mac, but when I tested the book on actual iOS devices (iPad and ...
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Kindle Fire HD MyClippings.txt missing

I'm trying to extract all the highlights I have on my Kindle Fire HD - all of the books are non-Amazon (i.e. downloaded and then imported onto the device using Calibre). When I open any of the books ...
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Exporting/saving annotations and highlights for DRM-free book on Kindle Fire

I have a DRM-free book on my Kindle Fire that I’d like to annotate, but before I make that effort I want to make sure I can save/export the annotations and highlights. So far as I can tell, this is in ...
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Kindle 5th Generation MOBI files not showing up in the Books app

I'm converting my EPUB files to MOBI files (in Calibre, "both" file format, stripped the [PDOC] tag, put in the [EBOK] tag). After transferring them via USB and dropping them in the Books folder and ...
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How do I convert a pdf with mathematical typesetting to work on a Kindle Fire 7?

There is a website for a free ebook in PDF format. See this section: Order a copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $16.46 or download a PDF for free here. Click HERE for a PDF copy of the ...
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Can kindle fire highlight text while reading it

I Use Kindle fire HD 7th generation. I love and use Text to speech capability. Questions: Can kindle fire(Text to speech) highlight the text while reading it? Can any other app reads Kindle books(...
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Can I factory reset a Kindle without interfering with another newer Kindle?

Can you reset one kindle to factory reset, without it bothering a newer kindle? I would assume yes, because I can pick where to send my ebooks but I just want to be sure...
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My trusty kindle broke after many years and I never made a Kindle account, how can I transfer the books I have from the device to the kindle app?

the screen of my Kindle broke a while ago and I thought I could just transfer the files of my Kindle device onto my Kindle account. I never bothered really setting up a Kindle account because I ...
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Kindle eBook turns into two page layout in landscape

I created a fixed layout ebook for Kindle which displays a single page in portrait and two pages in landscape. I didn't use any special code for this behavior so, how can I avoid this?
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