Using your kindle with your computer, Using the experimental web browser, Web browser menu – Kindle Paperwhite (2nd Generation) User Manual

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Kindle Paperwhite User's Guide, 3rd Edition


Chapter 4

Getting More From Your Kindle Paperwhite

Using your Kindle with your computer

Your Kindle uses Amazon Whispernet to deliver books, periodicals, personal documents,
Kindle Singles and blogs to your Kindle without the need for a computer.

When you first connect the Kindle to a computer's USB port, it will appear as an external
storage drive or volume on the computer's desktop. You'll see a directory or folder called
"Documents". You can add Kindle-compatible files to this directory, and you can copy,
move or delete the files that are already there. See the Kindle Support website

) for more information on supported file types.

Your Kindle is not usable as a reading device while in USB drive mode. To read a book
whilst charging the battery, you must eject the Kindle from your computer's desktop.

Using the Experimental Web Browser

Your Kindle includes an experimental web browser that enables you to surf the web and
view most Amazon web pages. Web Browser supports JavaScript, SSL and cookies, but does
not support media plug-ins. You must have a Wi-Fi connection to access most websites.

To launch Web Browser, tap the Menu button, then select Experimental Browser. The first
time you access this page, you will find a list of default bookmarks for commonly used sites.
You can access these bookmarks later by selecting Bookmarks from the Web Browser menu.

To enter a URL, tap the search field at the top of the screen. Use the onscreen keyboard to
enter the web address. A key is added to the keyboard when you are entering URLs.
The address field will retain the last URL you entered.

The following tips will help you get the most out of the Kindle Web Browser:

To zoom in on a web page or image, place two fingers close together on the center of the
screen and move them apart. To zoom out, place two fingers slightly apart on the screen
and pinch them together.

Tap links to open a web page.

Drag your finger left/right and up/down to navigate a web page.

Tap the Back button in the upper left corner to return to the previous page you were

Scroll down a web page by dragging your finger up the screen.

To enter information in a field on a web page, select the field and the onscreen keyboard
will display.

To return to previously viewed web pages, tap the Menu button and select History.

Web Browser Menu

From within Web Browser, tap the Menu button to view other options, including Article
Mode, Bookmarks, Bookmark this Page, History, and Browser Settings. Browser Settings
include Clear History, Clear Cookies, Disable JavaScript, and Disable Images. Note that web
pages will load faster if you disable JavaScript.