UPDATE - Some of these don't work with latest software updates to Kindle 2, DX and Kindle 3 - See the portion for date that does still work in a later updated post.
ARCHIVES - Ignore the @t below, outdated as of July 2010
UPDATED 6/28/09 to add info (in green) from trying out new DX
UPDATED 7/5/09 to add info (in orange, at bottom), from another experiment.
UPDATED 1/2/10 FINAL one to show the actual message and to make this more coherent.
It's called Tip for the absent-minded: checking what day it is.
ORIGINAL posting below. (I'd use the January 2, 2010 one though.)
I forgot about this feature until I was participating in a blog comment area, and I've decided to post the tip here too.
will get you Day, Date & Time in a pop-up box. No, it doesn't look like the quick image which I just grabbed, too lazy to do a printscreen right now.
At the Home page, press Enter key (below the ‘Del’ key) to bring up the search box.And you'll get the pop-up box.
Enter '@' by pressing SYM key and going one-up and one-right
and then pressing 5-way down to choose that '@'
Press Enter key.
This works with the DX also.
Also, both the Kindle 2 and the DX are able to use the @key shortcuts
within books (exception: "@url") by:
. pressing spacebar to bring up the typing/search box
when reading books/articles AND cursor is not in text body
(otherwise start a 'search' through the Menu instead)
. keying in the @item and then
. doing a 5-way to the right to get to "My Items"
. and pressing down on the 5-way on that option
instead of pressing the Enter key for default option "Find"...
Typing '@h' at the Home screen gets you a pop-up box saying
" Supported shortcuts: @dict, @help, @print [?] @store, @time, @url, @web, @wiki, @wikipedia "We know that a one-letter abbreviation works for @time and @help...
(Interesting that the @print is there, looking ahead?)
UPDATE 6/15/09 - 10:18 PM. Originally posted 6/15/09 4:45 PM - Added new find(s)
@store [searchterm] - reported by Elmo Glick
Brings up the Kindle store with all books containing the search term in the title.
@p and @print - reported by Elmo Glick
Takes you to the Amazon Store of all places and shows you books with the work "print" in the title. Gee, Amazon, that makes sense.
Don't type the "http://"
Then 5-way to right to "...my items" and press down.
That takes you to the website. - reported by Elmo Glick
A useful shortcut.
UPDATED 7/5/09 - ON THE OTHER HAND,
You can also just type in the actual URL itself (and, again, Omit the 'http://') part -- because you can use the option to the right to "GOTO" a URL.
That's the EASIEST way to use a URL from the home screen. No SYM key is needed because you don't use '@'
The difference? @url [website] uses the option at right: "search my items"
And the URL-only (no "@url") uses the option: "goto"
UPDATED 7/25/09 - AND ANOTHER WAY:
You can type in the URL while reading a book or article
if your cursor is NOT on the screen.
Then start typing in the website url (with NO http://) and then
5-way to "go to" and press down.
After finishing with website, press 'Back' key to return to book page.
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