How to Navigate While Reading On Your Kindle

Once you have chosen your reading material, getting around on your kindle is easy. Simply use Kindle’s navigation buttons to flip from page to page:

  • Next page button: Takes you to the next page in your reading material. (There is one of these on either side of Kindle.)
  • Prev page button: Returns you to the previous page in your reading material.
  • Back button: Similar to the BACK button on your web browser, this allows you to retrace your steps.
  • Select wheel: Roll the wheel to move the cursor up and down the page. Press it to select a particular item.
  • Cursor bar: Contains the cursor, which is a silver rectangle that allows you to select a particular line on the display. You move the cursor up and down using the select wheel and press the select wheel to perform an action.

Menu Navigation

You can also get around inside your book or periodical by selecting locations from the menu. The top portion of the menu provides selections to help you navigate your reading material. You will have slightly different options depending on the content you are reading.

If you are reading a Kindle book, you will see the menu will contain the following selections:

  • Home: Takes you to your Home screen.
  • Shop in Kindle Store: Takes you to the storefront of the Kindle Store.
  • Go to Cover: Takes you to the cover page of the item you are reading.
  • Table of Contents: Takes you to the table of contents for the item you are reading.
  • Go to Beginning: Takes you to the place in the book the publisher considers to be the beginning.
  • Go to Location: Displays a text entry box that allows you to jump to a specific location in the content.
  • Go to Bookmark: Displays a list of bookmarks you have made in the content.
  • Add/Delete Bookmark: Adds or deletes a bookmark on the current page indicated by a dog ear corner at the top.
  • My Notes & Marks: Displays a page containing all of your current item’s notes, highlights, and references to your bookmarks and clippings.
  • Save Page as Clipping: Adds the entire page to your My Clippings file in Home.

If you are reading a periodical or blog instead of a book, you will see the following menu selections:

  • Home: Takes you to your Home screen.
  • Shop in Kindle Store: Takes you to the storefront of the kindle Store.
  • Go to Front Page: Takes you to first page of the periodical you are reading.
  • Go to Articles List: Takes you to the list of all the articles in the item you are reading.
  • Go to Location: Displays a text entry box that allows you to jump to a specific location in the content.
  • Go to Sections List: Displays a list of sections identified by the publisher of the periodical such as Local or Sports. Not available in blogs.
  • Go to Bookmark: Displays a list of bookmarks you have made in the content.
  • Add/Delete Bookmark: Adds or deletes a bookmark on the current page indicated by a dog ear corner at the top.
  • My Notes & Marks: Displays a page containing all of your current item’s notes, highlights, and references to your bookmarks and clippings.
  • Save Page as Clipping: Adds the entire page to your My Clippings file in Home.

If you are reading a sample from the Kindle Store, you will see these additonal selections on the menu:

  • Buy this Book Now: Connects to the Kindle Store, purchases, and downloads the full book to your Kindle. Only appears if you are reading a sample.
  • See Details: Connects to the Kindle Store and displays the detail page for the full book. Only appears if you are reading a sample.

Selecting Internal Links

Your reading material may also contain links to other places in the document. For example, in many books the Table of Contents is set up to link to the content pages. These links are easy to spot because they are underlined. When you select a link using the cursor bar and select wheel, kindle takes you to the place indicated. After you have finished looking at what you have linked to, you can press the Back button to return to your previous location.

Your reading material may also contain external links that take you to locations on the Web (if you have your wireless service turned on).

more later…

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