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Basically, they have no limit on how fast someone could actually read (supporting speed readers) but they do have a limit on how slow someone can read. That is, if someone takes 30 seconds to read a page, they will add that to their calculations, but if someone takes 5 minutes to read a page but only 20 seconds to read other pages then ignore the 5 minute ...


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According to a Kindle forum thread the command to reset this data is: ;ReadingTimeReset On a touchscreen Kindle, tap the top of the screen to bring up the search box. After you type the command and get no results, return to the book. The status line will show Learning reading speed... Since the search string is saved, you won't have to laboriously type ...


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You can try and convert all of your Calibre managed files, to any format and see if any of the books show a problem. If you don't want to polute your book database, make a copy first and work on that. No guarantee to find the culprit, but not a lot of effort either.


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Yes there can be a common cause. The change in hardware does not necessarily mean that there is no bug in the software (even between different versions), that causes this to happen and that is triggered by some (non-standard) sequence in one of your ebooks. If you have PDF files, it might even be a bug in the program that is part of the PDF file (it can be ...


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It may be that your battery has burst. That would be the most likely cause of an abrupt breakdown. If the device is no longer under warranty, I'd suggest opening it up (check for videos on YouTube) and having a look. Replacement batteries are easily obtainable and, if you can operate a screwdriver, putting one in is within any user's capability.


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Could the problem be the charger? Do you still use your old charger with the new Kindle? If the charger is flaky, it could have damaged both Kindles. Also, it could, of course, just be a coincidence. People's Kindles die all the time. Two dead Kindles isn't really enough to be sure of a trend.


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I have a kindle keyboard, and was having similar problems with freezing getting more and more common. I had about 700 different works on it, but it reported it still had lots of room left on the drive. At that time I was getting works from Amazon, Project Gutenberg, Wikisource, and few random places pointed out by Internet Archive. (No pirated works) I ...


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The light used on Kindles is amazing since the light is projected down toward the screen rather than up in your eyes. Amazon developed this technology and patented it (hopefully it will be sold to computer monitor makers one day), and it's basically equivalent to pointing a light bulb away from you rather than in your eyes. This technology helps reduce eye ...


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No. I have found no way of doing this with my Paperwhite (and I have tried quite a few things). This would be very useful to have; perhaps if we suggest it to Amazon, it may become a feature?


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It's likely that the CSS created by one of your conversion programs is generating a font-size attribute that is set absolutely (ie in pixels or points) rather than relatively (ie in ems or percents). Without knowing the details of the tools that you're using, it's unlikely we can give much concrete advice. However, if you can get it into Calibre you can ...


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Three-part answer to question 1: No current Kindles have audio. Whether this is a one-way trend, i.e. whether no Kindle will ever have audio again, is anybody's guess. If you want audio on a current Amazon device, you would have to go with a Fire tablet. A Fire tablet would also solve your light problem. But, there are many differences between a Fire ...


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