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Initial post: 24 Apr 2012 13:58:47 BDT
Gilly says:
Love my new Kindle touch but miss the percentage bar, anyone agree?

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 14:02:26 BDT
I cannot imagine being without it! What is there instead? How are you supposed to work out if you have time to finish your book before bed?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2012 14:07:27 BDT
K. A. Newton says:
I wouldn't go to bed till I had finished the book unless I was falling asleep.

I live on a road where almost everybody has curtains shut and downstairs lights off before 11pm.

I worked nights for just on 30 years and was a night owl before that - I am still raring to go at 1am. and wake at about 9am now I am retired.

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 14:10:39 BDT
I need my sleep, and am often not sensible about reading! The % bar helps me be more rational in deciding!

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 14:19:16 BDT
K. A. Newton says:
I am reading a book now and have just noticed at the bottom right of the Kindle Touch screen in very small writing 20%. Perhaps this is the percentage already read.

I can't believe I have already read one fifth of this book though as I only started it late this morning.

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 14:21:30 BDT
Peter Lee says:
Just goes to show everyone is different and Amazon really can't win! Previously there were people on here saying they hated the locations so wanted just a percentage or page numbers, so they removed the locations (unless you pressed "Menu") and people complained. Then there were those who said they didn't want the percentage / progress bar as it was using up screen space, so they've removed it and people don't like it! Maybe one day they'll make it user configurable, but then people would undoubtedly say it was too complicated.

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 14:23:39 BDT
K. A. Newton says:
The screen says 47% now so perhaps it is 47% or a chapter.

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 14:28:02 BDT
I'd prefer page numbers eg 42/271 but I can cope with my K4's % bar although the size of a book isn't clear except by how fast I feel the % is changing. As long as there's something, I'd cope.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2012 14:35:26 BDT
Yeah - but we will get used to it not being there.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2012 14:46:19 BDT
Cate says:
The % indictes how much of the book you have already read. I thought I would miss the progress bar but I realised I only ever pay attention to the % indicator. It must be an even number before I can but the book down.

Guess all those who complained about the progress bar actually won.

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 14:49:18 BDT
It's the % that matters. Most people can visualise the bar, I guess, if they need to. I never know what all the 'pegs on the washing line' are for, anyway. Some books have them and some don't.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2012 14:51:41 BDT
Cate says:
They are chapter marks :)

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 14:55:36 BDT
Some authors have way too many chapters - it clutters up the line!
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