The settings contextual menu, Carrying and reading your personal documents – Kindle 2nd edition User Guide User Manual

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Kindle User's Guide




Chapter 4

Getting More From Your


Dictionaries: Allows you to select which of the installed dictionaries to use for word look-

ups when there is more than one dictionary for a language.

Social Networks: Allows you to link your Kindle to your social network accounts (such as

Twitter and Facebook) so that you can share your notes and highlights with your friends.

Popular Highlights: Allows you to enable or disable the display of passages highlighted

by others.

Public Notes: Allows you to toggle the display of notes and highlights made by people

you follow on

Annotations Backup: Allows you to toggle the automatic backup on Amazon's servers of

your annotations, last page read and collections. Disable this feature if you do not want

your annotations backed up or shared in Popular Highlights.

Page Refresh: Use to set your Kindle to refresh the E Ink display every time you turn the


Personal Info: Allows you to enter contact information such as an address or phone

number, in case you lose your Kindle.

The Settings contextual menu

When you are on the Settings page, the menu offers some important functions that are not

available from the Home screen or book menus.

Update Your Kindle: Installs the latest software for your Kindle. If there are currently no

software updates available on your Kindle, this option is greyed out.

Restart: Restarts your Kindle. You will not lose the books, clippings or other files stored

on the device. Should your Kindle freeze up, you can do a hard reset by pressing the

power button for 20 seconds.

Reset to Factory Defaults: Resets your Kindle to its original factory settings and restarts

it. You should select this action only if instructed to do so by Kindle Customer Service.

Once your Kindle restarts, you will need to download your items from Archived Items. If

you want to continue to password-protect your Kindle, you must set up a password again.

Legal: Provides trademark, copyright, and other notices about the software installed on

your Kindle.

Carrying and reading your personal documents

Your Kindle makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need

to print them. You and your approved contacts can e-mail documents to your Kindle. Your

personal documents will be backed up in your Kindle library and ready to download at any