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Instructions for using Kindle 1st Generation's experimental Basic Web features also appear in Chapter 4 and Chapter 6 of the Kindle 1st Generation User's Guide (.PDF).
Basic Web is accessible from the Home menu or by following a link within your reading material. The URL of the page you are visiting will always be displayed at the top of the page.
To access Basic Web from the Home Screen:
To access Basic Web from your reading:
There are several ways to navigate Web sites using the Kindle 1st Generation Web browser. You can get around inside a Web page by using the Next Page and Previous Page buttons. Links and other clickable items can be selected and other features can be found using the menu options.
Using Next Page and Previous Page
Many Web pages you find on the Internet will have more text than can be displayed on one page. You will see "1 of 2" or "1 of 3" if there are more pages to see. Use the "Next Page" and "Prev Page" button to move through longer pages. This is equivalent to scrolling up and down through a long Web page.
Selecting Links, Buttons, and Boxes
Your Kindle 1st Generation uses a two-step selection method to navigate Web pages and to select clickable items on Web pages such as links, buttons, or boxes.
To select clickable items on a Web page:
Your Kindle 1st Generation is pre-loaded with Bookmarks to a few of our favorite Web sites for viewing Web information such as sports scores, stock and financial information, daily news, weather, flight information, etc. When you find a Web site you want to visit again later, you can also save that Web site in your bookmarks.
To access a predefined bookmark:
To bookmark a Web page:
To delete a bookmark:
You can also use Basic Web to visit other sites on the Internet as well as the bookmarked pages we've included. You can also revisit pages using your browsing history.
To enter a Web site's URL:
To visit a page in your browsing history:
The Basic Web browser on Kindle 1st Generation has many settings that are similar to the Web browser you may use on your computer. The list below contains a description of the options you will find on the Settings menu inside your browser. To access this menu, select "Menu" from inside the browser and the select "Settings" from the menu.
Selecting Your Text Size
You can change your text size on a Web page the same way you would when reading a book.
To change the text size: Press the text-size key in the lower right-hand corner of the keyboard (large and small capital "A" on the key) to display the text size menu. Scroll to the desired text size and press the select wheel. You can see immediately how the new text size looks with the content you are viewing.
Some Web sites may have books or documents you can download and read on your Kindle 1st Generation. When you select these books or documents, you will be asked to confirm if you want to download these to your Kindle Home. The types of files you can download directly to your Kindle 1st Generation include Kindle content (.azw), Mobipocket books (.mobi, .prc) and text files (.txt). Files that are controlled by Digital Rights Management (DRM) may not be viewable on your Kindle 1st Generation if you did not purchase it specifically for your Kindle.
Kindle 1st Generation provides you with several default Web searches that will appear on the search results page when you perform a search. If you wish to see only search results from the Web when performing a search, enter the shortcut for the desired resource on the search line (@store, @wiki, @web) followed by a space and your search terms.
To search on the Web:
Kindle NowNow was a free experimental feature that is no longer available. As part of our Experimental efforts, we remove or add Experimental features based on customer interest and focus on features that Kindle customers are excited about.
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