How do I turn my Kindle on? How do I turn it off?
The power switch is located on the bottom edge of the Kindle. To turn the Kindle on simply slide the switch to the right. To turn the Kindle off, slide the switch to the right again. A screen saver — several are available — will appear, indicating that the Kindle is turned off.
What if my Kindle runs out of power?
All Kindles are circulated with their power adapters and can be charged by being plugged into a wall outlet or your computer’s USB port.
Can I read a Kindle in the dark?
No, a Kindle cannot be read in the dark as it is not backlit. Unlike devices that are backlit, Kindles can be read in direct sunlight. Also, because you can change the darkness and size of text, you may find it easy to read a Kindle in less than perfect light.
Can I enlarge the size of the text? Can I switch between portrait and landscape display?
It is easy to change the text size and page orientation on the Kindle. Look at your keyboard and select the Text Key (Aa). You will be presented with a choice of several sizes as well as other adjustments including rotating the screen.
What does the Home button do?
The Home button will display the folders in which material is preloaded on the Kindle. Click on a folder and the titles loaded in the folder will be displayed. Since it is possible to load 3,500 books on a Kindle, folders are a way to keep the books stored on the Library’s Kindles manageable.
What does the Menu button do?
The Menu button applies to the text or item you are currently viewing. It will allow you to navigate within the text and it also leads to the Search function.
What does the 5-Way Controller do?
The 5-Way Controller can be used on both the Home or Menu screens. The 5-Way Controller allows you to move the cursor and select a particular option or operation.
There are a lot of titles on this device, how do I open a title to read?
Select a folder by using the 5-Way Controller to move the cursor to it. Then click on the folder and the preloaded titles will be displayed. Move the cursor to the title you’d like to read and click. You will now be able to read the book. To explore the book in various ways, press the Menu button.
Can I search for words within a particular text?
Yes, you can. Press the Home button and then enter text in the search box. Sections of text within which the word or phrase appear will be displayed. Click on the location that introduces an occurrence and you can begin reading from that page.
Can I look up words as I read?
Yes, you can. While reading a text, use the 5-Way Controller to position the cursor in front of the word you’d like defined. Depending on how you’ve configured your screen – this is done with the Menu button – the definition will appear at either the bottom or top of the screen. To view the full definition, press the Return button. To return to the text, press the Back button.