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Connect Kobo Touch to Linux PC using USB; PC not recognized by reader

Exactly the same problem. Fedora 24, Kobo mini connected via micro USB cable Kobo starts charging but no sign of it on computer, no "connect" option on kobo. Tried a different cable and hey presto ...
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Connect Kobo Touch to Linux PC using USB; PC not recognized by reader

Just tried this on my laptop (running Mint 18.2) and my Kobo Aura One was not detected. I tried Steve's solution of trying a different cable but it did not work for me, which I found strange since I'...
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How to add external epub to Kobo Desktop?

I've managed to upload external ePubs to Kobo's Desktop App on a Mac. Whether a similar process would work on a Windows machine, I can't comment, but in case this helps any Mac users out there: You ...
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What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

Kobo ereader devices My 1st gen Kobo Glo has the following fonts pre-installed (I suppose other Kobo devices use the same set; it is possible for the user to add more but I think this is beyond the ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot from a Kobo ereader device?

Yes it is possible if you change the code of your Kobo a bit. A broad explanation and functions is explained in this forum post on another website: Mobile Read Kobo. You must add the following code ...
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How to install KOReader on Kobo Aura ONE

I was impatient so I went ahead with the procedure. (Although worried about bricking a new device, I got it mainly to read PDFs and therefore really wanted to have KOReader up and running). So I will ...
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Can I keep a reading diary on my device?

You can not directly keep a diary on your device of your written reviews. If that is your question. You can indeed write your review on the device after finishing the book. And you can always find it ...
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Create a DRM Compatible reader?

Amazon and Apple have their own DRM schemes and you won't be able to create an ereader that opens books from their stores. But most others use Adobe DRM, and you can license Adobe's Reader Mobile SDK ...
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Transfer epub from Android phone to Kobo reader

Assuming the book(s) have no DRM, this is what I do: Connect your phone to your computer and move the epub onto your computer. Import the epub into Calibre. Connect your Kobo to your computer. Use ...
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What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

Here -- as best as I can tell -- are the system fonts for selected Android reading systems: Kindle for Android: (updated 8/2022) Amazon Ember Bold (Sans Serif) Bookerly Caecilia Georgia Palatino ...
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How to reset Kobo web browser bookmarks on Kobo Mini

there should be an "x" ico next to each bookmark URL, and when pressed, a box should pop up and ask you if you would like to delete the bookmark. Simply press yes if you do and no to exit.
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Kobo Pocket stopped working for specific sites

Nothing needs to change on your Kobo for this to stop working. The only thing that needs to happen is that the site where you get your pages from changes from providing whole pages to partial ones ...
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What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

iBooks (v. 4.10) Athelas Charter Georgia Iowan Palatino San Francisco Seravek -- Sans Serif Times New Roman Related: here's a deep dive into the system iBooks fonts (written in 2011, but still ...
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What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

Important Note: Kindle devices (and possibly apps on ios/android/windows) targeted for non-English speaking countries might have a different set of default fonts. I've seen reports starting in 2016 (...
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Can I disable Calibre from doing any conversion?

In Preferences - Adding Books in Adding Actions tab there is a preference Automatically convert added books to the current format You need to click that off. The default is off.
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Alternative to Kobo to solve line wrapping problem

I also own a Kobo ereader. From what I can see, the rather messy output that you get is probably caused by a badly formatted ebook file, being it .pdf or .epub. It is just a supposition, but I really ...
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I can't connect my Kobo Glo to my Laptop

It's difficult to answer this in a format that's useful for Stack Exchange since it usually turns into a long comment thread of "Have you tried this?" so I'll try a more generic answer. The sequence ...
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I can't connect my Kobo Glo to my Laptop

You must be absolutely sure that your USB cable supports the data connections. Many cheap cables do not, and can be used for charging only. Thus I mark all my USB cables which support data with "...
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How to add read status column in calibre?

Caliber has the option to add custom columns. The option is available trough Preferences -> Add your own columns -> Add custom column. The complete procedure is explained in this article: does ...
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Disable extra (page?) numbers showing up in kobo

The page numbers you're seeing are inserted by the (Adobe) RMSDK used to render epubs on Kobo. You can go to Settings and under "Page Appearance", uncheck "Show Adobe EPUB page numbers&...
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Transfer epub from Android phone to Kobo reader

Simply use a cable Micro USB to USB-C. You connect USB-C to your Android phone and Micro USB to your Kobo eReader and voilĂ ! Using any file explorer application on your phone, you can simply copy epub ...
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Transfer epub from Android phone to Kobo reader

I have found a way to transfer books from my android phone and my android tablet to my Kobo Libra wirelessly but I am sure it will work with any other Kobo however you do need to downloaded the (free) ...
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How to read books on computer on kobo

You need to download it to your pc. Kobo does not seem to have a Web viewer unlike amazon. The easiest way is to get the kobo app from the kobo site from the apps and ereaders menu.
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How do you remove a epub book margin for kobo?

Hi @Thomas a good program for converting pdf's to a reader is k2pdfopt it is it's purpose it is available for all operating systems and free :) see if you have better results with that. ...
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I cannot display ebook content on the Kobo ebook app

Have you tried using Calibre as an ebook reading app. It works well in many different environments and accepts many ebook formats. I buy lots of books in epub, from Kobo and others, and I never had ...
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Recommend a new e-book reader, main need is highlight and add notes to my books

If you will only be using PDF files, then either the Sony DPT-RP1 or the smaller Sony DPT-CP1 will allow you to add notes and highlight directly on the PDF file itself. You can then transfer the ...
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Kobo Aura One or the new 7 inch Kindle Oasis for PDF files?

Ever since the time I originally asked this question, I have bought both a Sony DPT-RP1 and an old Kindle DX. The DPT-RP1 is really excellent. Thanks to its screen size, almost any conventional PDF ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot from a Kobo ereader device?

I tried the [FeatureSettings] Screenshots=true thing on a Kobo Clara HD today. The whole code has to be added, there is no [FeatureSettings] line. It works, screenshots are added to the root ...
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How do I remove tiles from the Kobo home screen?

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, ...
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