Kobo has just issued a new firmware update for the Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo, Kobo Glo HD, Kobo Aura, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Aura H2O, Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2, Kobo Aura ONE, Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition, Kobo Aura Edition 2 ,Kobo Clara HD and the Kobo Forma. Here is a list of all of the new features found in 4.17.13651.
Enhanced eBook navigation
We listened to Kobo readers who asked for better ways to move around in a book and easily find their way back. We want you to get lost in the story, not in the book!
Know where you are in your book
● Updated headers and footers: Headers and footers now display both chapter and book progress, so you know where you are in your book at all times.
● Progress bar: Understand where you are in your book at a glance, with a progress bar at the bottom of each page.
● You can customize your page layout by visiting Reading settings
Jump back and forth with ease and confidence
While reading a book, tap the middle of the page to get started
● Improved in-book menu: An improved book scrubber now appears as part of the menu. From here, you have access to Settings and Navigation controls.
● Enhanced eBook scrubber: Updated to represent the entire book instead of just one chapter. Flip back and forth without fear of losing your spot. Your previous page is noted for easy access.
● Page previews: Quickly reference and navigate to other parts of your book with page previews while using the scrubber when jumping between chapters.
We’ve added support for new languages. Tap ≡ and go to Settings > Language to switch languages.
● Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong)
● Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
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