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Initial post: Jul 21, 2011 2:49:04 AM PDT
How do I change to a capital letter when typing in an e-mail address or password (like for Facebook password)?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2011 2:56:42 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 21, 2011 3:02:42 AM PDT
ummm, use the cap lock key?

use the little arrow to the left of the spacebar on the kindle
i answered you differently earlier because you didnt say you needed the kindle to capitalize the letters

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 3:33:05 AM PDT
epobirs says:
A password can be case sensitive but a capital letter in an email address is solely there for show. You don't need to reproduce it. The lower case equivalent will do the job. Most systems ignore case changes in email addresses and some are even screwed up when they encounter unexpected case changes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2011 4:51:19 AM PDT
While today case-insensitivity is almost always true in practice, the RFC standards (currently RFC 5321) actually specify that email addresses *are* case-sensitive with one or two specific exceptions.

My first email address - in 1994 or so - was all-lowercase specifically so that Apple ][ users, whose terminal programs generally, and annoyingly, OUTPUT ALL CAPS, couldn't contact me...

Passwords, by contrast, are always case-sensitive, because of the operation of the underlying authentication mechanisms.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 12:32:35 AM PDT
epobirs says:
In 1994? The Apple II line got upper and lower case with the IIe in early 1983. Anybody with a combination of an 8-bit Apple and a terminal emulator that didn't support the full character set in 1994 had to be on the rare side. Are you sure this wasn't at a much earlier date?

Be that as it may, I'm not aware of any currently maintained systems that do not automatically convert caps in email addresses to lower case or simply pass it on but treat it as all lower case for transmission purposes.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 7:44:22 PM PST
I am trying to register my Kindle Fire and need to know if the wifi password is my router security key

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 9:39:10 AM PST
Larry ***** says:
Yes

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 9:46:52 AM PST
Barbara, who set up your network? Many times the default password is your 10 digit phone number. In some cases it is a number that is on the bottom of the router.

Our password/key is a 26 character long string of letters and numbers. It was generated by the router setup.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 10:04:39 AM PST
Thanks for your answer; I needed to use the router "key" which isn't a password but it worked. Sure appreciated your suggestion!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 10:05:07 AM PST
Thanks! I'm signed on now!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 10:36:02 AM PST
new question - how do I add Angry Birds app to my Kindle Fire? I have an e-reader but want angry birds on the Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 10:42:32 AM PST
Fuzzy says:
Go to the App store page on your Fire and download it directly.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 10:44:59 AM PST
Thanks! You've made a 72-year old's life easier!

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 7:41:49 AM PDT
Our corporation requires proper case email addresses. First.Last@URL.com. Not first.last@URL.com. How I accomplish on Kindle Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2013 7:52:35 AM PDT
The shift key?
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