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When I swipe the page won't turn. Is this normal?
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When I swipe the page won't turn. Is this normal? 4 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 1
Just got my nook yesterday. I took it for a spin today and noticed that when I tried to swipe my finger across the touch screen to advance the page nothing happened most of the time. It worked some of the time but I gave up and just used the buttons on the side. It did work every time I tried to go back a page. Is this a common problem or did I just get a lemon? I'm hoping I got a bum nook and can just exchange it.
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Re: When I swipe the page won't turn. Is this normal? 4 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0
I had the same problem and emailed tech support. They said it requires a lite touch. Like flicking dust off of the window. I find that works 99.9% of the time. Make sure your finger is moving before it actually comes in contact with the window. I hope you are enjoying your Nook as much as I am!
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Re:When I swipe the page won't turn. Is this normal? 4 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0
It does work, it just takes a little bit of practice to do it reliably. The above tips help quite a bit.
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Re:When I swipe the page won't turn. Is this normal? 4 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 4
Since I used to read ebooks on my touchscreen cellphone (Samsung Omnia II, for the record), I really wish that they had created a page forward and page back "virtual button" on the top part of the touch screen (not enough to wake up the display). Kind of like where the N for the Nook is - if you press to the left of it, it takes it back a page and if you press to the right, it takes it forward. Sure, there are the hardware buttons to do that, but sometimes it's hard to press them firmly enough if you are just holding the book in one hand. The swipe works for me, but it just seems like it requires more effort than is necessary when a simple light tap would have done well.

Speaking of the hardware buttons, I really wish they were reversed. Since the vast majority of the time, we hit the page forward, I wish it was the higher button. Much more convenient to hold the Nook with your hand in the middle and just press the middle rather than trying to hold the Nook by its bottom edge.
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Re:When I swipe the page won't turn. Is this norma 4 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 2
I agree, a simple tap to turn pages. A tap on left half of control screen, page back. A tap on right half of screen, page right. This could be a new entry under settings, "page action" with default being the swipe. Honestly, sometimes I'd even like to turn the hardware page buttons off since I'm always changing my grip on the nook while reading and sometimes hit page when I didn't mean to.
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Re:When I swipe the page won't turn. Is this normal? 4 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 1
Thanks guys! I'm happy to hear that there's nothing wrong with my nook...we just need to get to know each other a little better. I read a little today and think I'm getting the hang of it.
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