- shift + alt + m = play minesweeper (from homescreen)
- GoMoku: press G from Minesweeper
- alt + shift + G = screenshot (plug your Kindle in via the USB and navigate to the folder ‘documents’ screenshots are GIF and named something like “screen_shot-******.gif”)
- alt + G = screen refresh
- alt + home = Kindle Store
- alt + top row of letters on keyboard = numbers 1-0
- Press menu to check the time
- Press menu on homescreen to see available memory
- To change the primary dictionary by going to settings then menu
- Standby (uses minimal power is my understanding) Quick switch of the power slide.
- To turn off kindle 3 (i.e switch off the screen as well) by pressing and holding the power slide for 7 seconds
- To reset the kindle by pressing and holding the power slide for 15 seconds (restart is also in settings then menu)
- alt + B = add and remove bookmarks
- shift + Sym = Turn text to speech on and off
- set cursor down the page to start text to speech from there
- right arrow on nav controller = skip to next chapter
- left arrow on nav controller = skip to previous chapter
- alt + space = turn music on and off
- alt + f = skip to next track
- Plug your Kindle 3 into the computer with the USB.
- Open the Kindle drive that is now in your displayed with your removable drives, in the root (i.e. not in another folder) create a folder called “pictures” within that folder you can create a number of other folders (think of them as collections), then add your images/pictures to this (or these) folders. I’ve only tried Jpegs and they work fine.
- Once finished safely unplug the kindle and then press “alt” and “z” on the homescreen, this will refresh the screen and add your new folders.
- Click on the folder/collection and Image Viewer should launch.
- f = full-screen
- q = zoom in
- w= zoom out
- e = reset zoom
- c = actual size
- r = rotate
- nav controller = pan
|As Requested… by kuroikaze85|
Update (1st October 2010): Acknowledgements
Apologies for not posting this sooner, I only compiled this list for my benefit (and limited followers) but now others are interested!
Articles and posts that made this page possible and some more I’ve found after I posted this list. If you want some more technical stuff you could look at these but be careful. NOTE Not all relate to Kindle 3 (latest version):
- Kindle Bonus Tips from 15th January 2008 (I guess in regards to the first Kindle)
- Kindle 2 Easter Eggs Not sure of date…
- Engadget Kindle Easter Eggs from 28th December 2007
- Hacking the Kindle part 3 from 21st December 2007
- Kindle Tricks and Hidden Features Kindleboard.com Thread – 23rd January 2009
- K3 FAQ plus shortcuts and tricks Kindleboard.com Thread – 2nd September 2010
- Kindle 3 Keyboard Shortcuts et al From Down the Hill – blog.diannegorman.net – 5th September 2009
There are more sites with information just goto Google like I did and search for “Kindle hidden” or “kindle easter eggs”
Update (1st October 2010): This post was featured on Geek.com thanks Matthew Humphries!
Update (2nd October 2010): This post was linked to on Teleread.com Ebook Roundup from Resource Shelf
Update (3rd October 2010): This post was linked to on Mike Cane’s xBlog GeoPlanIT: Kindle 3 : Some Hidden Features
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