Kindle 2: Keyboard Shortcuts

Any mode:

Display related:
    • alt+shift+G: grab screenshot (screen flashes and a file is placed in your documents, visible when connected to the computer)
    • alt+G: redraw display
  • alt+DEL: delete all text in edit window

Music playback:
    • alt+<space>: play/pause music. Also pauses spoken text function.
    • alt+F: forward to next music track
    • alt+<HOME> Go to Amazon Kindle storefront.

Browsing (web):

Home mode:
  • alt+Z: scan for newly transferred items and add them to the home list
  • alt+shift+M: Play minesweeper game
  • 1..9<click>: Jumps to the given page number. Pressing the numerical key puts you in "search" mode, but the Kindle recognizes numbers as a 'go to page' command.
@ commands

These are commands typed in the entry bar at the bottom (usually used for searching). Unfortunately, the Kindle 2 eliminated the dedicated '@' key, so you're stuck pressing another key to bring up the entry bar, deleting that key, then going to the symbol menu, selecting '@' ... not much of a shortcut!

Note: in the directions below, enter stuff inside the <> but do not enter the brackets themself.

  • @help - displays a list of the @ commands
  • @dict - brings up the dictionary that can be searched or browsed
  • @print - goes to the Amazon store and searches for books with "print" in the title?
  • @store <search term> - takes you to the Amazon store, searching on the given search term.
  • @time - shows a window with the time and date
  • @url <web address> - opens the browser and takes you right to a given address (don't type <>)
  • @web <search term> - takes you to the web browser and does a Google search on whatever you typed
  • @wiki - brings up the web browser and takes you to the general Wiki where you can search
  • @wikipedia - same thing

Picture viewing:

  • A: Shows image path, spins busy indicator,  but don't know what it does. (v2.02)
  • B,D,S??: Spins busy indicator, but doesn't seem to do anything. (v2.02)
  • C: show picture in full resolution
  • E: reset zoom
  • F: show picture in full screen mode
  • Q / W: zoom in / out
  • R: rotate image
Note: the Kindle will read in large images, but after a few views, it appears to crash, requiring a reset.

Reading mode:

  • alt+SYM: start/stop reading aloud
  • alt+shift+1 though 9: change line-spacing
  • alt+B: set/reset bookmark
  • alt+M: redraw display (v2.02). Anybody know what this does?

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