Using the experimental web browser, Web browser menu – Kindle 2nd edition User Guide User Manual

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Kindle User's Guide




Chapter 4

Getting More From Your


You can add content to your Kindle by connecting it to your computer via the supplied

USB cable. When you first connect your Kindle to a computer's USB port, it will appear as

an external storage drive or volume on the computer's desktop. You will 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

while charging the battery, you must eject your Kindle from your computer's desktop. The

battery icon on your Kindle will display a lightning bolt to indicate that its battery is still

being charged.

Using the Experimental Web Browser

Your Kindle includes an experimental application called 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

use the browser for most web sites.

To launch Web Browser, from the Home screen press the Menu button and select

Experimental. On the Experimental page, select "launch browser". The first time you

access this page, you will find a list of default bookmarks for commonly used sites. To exit

the bookmarks page, select "close bookmarks". You can access these bookmarks later by

selecting Bookmarks from the Web Browser menu.

To enter a URL, press the Menu button and select Enter URL. Press the Keyboard button

to enter the web address, and then select the "go to" button. 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, select Zoom In from the Menu. To zoom out, select

Zoom Out.

Use the 5-way controller to navigate to links, and then press the 5-way controller centre

select button to open a web page.

Use the 5-way controller arrow keys to navigate a web page and highlight links and


Use the 5-way controller to select the Back button in the upper left corner to return to the

previous page you were viewing.

Scroll down a web page using the 5-way controller.

To enter information in a field on a web page, select the field and then press the Keyboard


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

Web Browser Menu

From within Web Browser, press the Menu button to view other options, including Shop in

Kindle Store, Change Font Size, Zoom In, Zoom Out, Enter URL, Article Mode,

Bookmarks, Bookmark this Page, History, Browser Settings, and Screen Rotation.