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Initial post: 28 May 2012 16:15:10 BDT
I know this may be a very stupid question for those of a more technical mindset than mine, and I do apologise for my ignorance! But what does it mean by refreshing the ink, on the Kindle? Do I have to do anything for that to happen? And if I do, what is it!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 16:27:19 BDT
Damaskcat says:
You don't need to do anything - the Kindle does it for you. The KIindle Keyboard does it with every page turn and the small KIndle and the Kindle touch does it every 6th page turn unless you alter the settings to make it fully refresh every page.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 16:32:08 BDT
Thank you very much for that Damaskcat. I am grateful for the info. It's terrible to be so untechnical!! Thanks :)

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 16:34:39 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I'm not very technical - but that's one thing I did know! No good asking me how e-ink works though as I don't have a clue.

Posted on 28 May 2012 16:37:37 BDT
Ferret says:
You may like to check the Direct Sunlight thread where this is being discussed :-)

Posted on 28 May 2012 16:40:30 BDT
Yes thanks Ferret, I had a little look there.

Posted on 28 May 2012 16:43:46 BDT
Ferret says:
Damaskcat There are little cells containing ink which are switched from one state to another i.e. they are either on or off. It only takes power to switch from one state to the other. OK, I'm no expert eitther.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 16:45:38 BDT
Brian says:
It's still magic though.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 16:46:35 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Sounds simple and seems like magic as Brian says :-)

Posted on 28 May 2012 16:54:45 BDT
Ferret says:
Clarke's Law: Any advanced technology seems like magic when you don't understand it. Or words to that effect. Computers I can just about grasp. It always seems to me a marvel that printers work (when they do).

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 16:59:23 BDT
Brian says:
If you can just about grasp computers , you must be a genius Fer.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 17:03:10 BDT
L Brasi says:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_Ink

Google is yer pal Brian

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 17:04:33 BDT
Ferret says:
No, I'm a ferret and only understand dark murderous thoughts, particularly when the sukebind is in blossom, as it is now...

Posted on 28 May 2012 17:13:05 BDT
Tigger's Mum says:
In the Kindle shortcuts by Dianne Gormann she recommends Alt + G to redraw/refresh the screen if its a little out of focus, when reading a newpaper or just not clear.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 17:15:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 May 2012 17:17:39 BDT
You can also refresh the screen yourself by pressing ALT + G which is especially useful when going on the internet but not really necessary when reading books !

Edit: Tiggers Mum beat me to it :)

Edit Edit: actually I didn't notice her post before posting mine a case of screen blindness.... well it is late in the day and been on this blessed computer for too long .... never mind of home now

Posted on 28 May 2012 17:21:27 BDT
Tigger's Mum says:
Great minds and all that MP4 ;0)

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 19:10:05 BDT
Brian says:
I've seen it thanks Rab , but who really understands it?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 19:10:55 BDT
Brian says:
what's sukebind please , Fer?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 19:12:47 BDT
Suze says:
Oh good, somebody else has never heard of it either.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 19:16:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 May 2012 19:16:38 BDT
L Brasi says:
For Gawd's sake Brian - GIYP or GIYF

http://www.google.co.uk/search?sugexp=chrome,mod=4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=sukebind

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 19:23:35 BDT
Brian says:
Ah , I see , a fictional plant - we could all invent thousands of those - could be a good thread title , although the spatometer would probably explode.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 19:24:16 BDT
Suze says:
Yeah, a purple people eater.

Posted on 28 May 2012 19:27:22 BDT
Ferret says:
I don't hold with all this modern stuff, 'tis flying in the face of nature. The water voles know best.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 19:34:24 BDT
Brian says:
We might've already got a couple of them on here, Suze ?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 19:35:29 BDT
Suze says:
Nah, just a couple of worms and toads.
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