Using the experimental web browser – Kindle Touch 3G User Manual

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Kindle User’s Guide


Chapter 4 Getting More from Your Kindle

files. You can add Kindle-compatible files to these directories, 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 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, from the Home screen tap the Menu button and select
Experimental. Select the Web Browser option. 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 .com 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 a little 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 viewing.

• 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


• 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.

When reading an article, there is also an option to switch to Article Mode which changes the
page layout and displays the article in a simple text column eliminating surrounding images
and ads.


To bookmark a web page, tap the Menu button and select Bookmark this Page. To delete a
bookmark, tap the Menu button and select Bookmarks. Tap the Remove button at the bottom
of the page, tap to select the checkbox next to the URL(s) you want to remove, and then tap
the Remove button.

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