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NOOK Tablet: Out of the Box by Brian Sawyer, Preston Gralla

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Chapter 3. Get Around Your NOOK Tablet

You’ve fired up the NOOK Tablet, you’ve got it charged and set up, and you’ve registered it. Now the real fun begins. In this chapter, you’ll get down to brass tacks, using the NOOK Tablet for the first time. You’ll find out how to control it using gestures and the keyboard, and learn the ins and outs of the Home screen and all its nooks and crannies, including how to customize it.

Using Gestures to Control the NOOK Tablet

You control the NOOK with nothing more than your fingers, whether you be reading a book, watching a movie, downloading an app, or navigating around the screen. Here are the gestures you’ll use.

Tap

Tap something on your screen with your fingertip. Don’t push, don’t press; just a light tap will do. It performs the most basic of actions, such as selecting an app to run, or switching to your Library.

Double-tap

Tap not once, but twice on your screen in quick succession to perform a wide variety of shortcuts. Double-tap the home screen and it’ll clean up the screen and arrange all the covers of your books, magazines, and newspapers in a grid. Double-tap in the Shop or Library on a book or periodical cover and a new window opens that provides details about it.

Note

With all the tapping, pressing, swiping and sliding you’ll do on your NOOK, the screen tends to get fingerprints on it. Your best bet for cleaning it is to use a soft cloth, like the kind used to clean eyeglasses.

Press and Hold

Press your finger on something and hold it there ...

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