Unlocking Your NOOK
When your NOOK has been idle, your NOOK goes to “sleep.” Your NOOK displays a screensaver on the screen. It also locks the screen so that accidental touches do not perform actions.
To wake up your NOOK, press the power button on the upper left edge of your device. On the screensaver screen slide right to unlock your NOOK.
Using Gestures to Control Your NOOK
Your NOOK puts great reading material right at your fingertips. To read that material, to share it, to rate it, and so on, you’ll use your fingers in different ways.
Your NOOK recognizes these different gestures:
• Double tap
• Press and hold
A tap on the screen is a quick touch of your fingertip. It’s the same gesture you use when you tap a key on a computer keyboard.
Tapping twice quickly on the screen is a useful short-cut for many features. In the Library or the Shop, double-tapping the cover of a book or periodical opens a window with details about the item.
Press and Hold
Pressing and holding means touching your finger to the screen and holding it there for 2 seconds. In many situations, pressing and holding causes your NOOK to open menu at the bottom of the screen. The menu offers you choices about the image your finger is resting on.
For example, if you press and hold on a word in a book, your NOOK opens a menu offering you choices including: highlight the word, write a note, look the word up in a dictionary, etc.
To swipe is to slide your finger across the screen, usually to the left or right. You can swipe to turn pages in a book you are reading.
Slide your finger up or down the screen to scroll through any list displaying up and down arrows at the bottom of the screen. A scroll gesture is like a vertical swipe.
The NOOK Navigation Buttons
The NOOK Navigation Buttons or Nav Buttons are a row of buttons at the bottom of the Home screen that make it easy to move from one area of your NOOK to another. For example, if you want to move from the Library to the Shop, you can simply tap the NOOK Home button to display the Home screen and tap the Shop button to display the Shop screen.
To open the NOOK Navigation Menu, tap the NOOK button on the front bezel of your NOOK. The Navigation Menu appears on the bottom of the Home screen, as shown below. Tapping the NOOK Home button displays the Home screen and the NOOK Nav Buttons.
The NOOK Navigation Menu offers these choices for navigation:
NOOK GlowLight Plus 7.8” features a NOOK Readouts button on the Navigation menu.
The Status Bar
A Status Bar runs along the top of the NOOK touchscreen. The Status Bar appears on the Home Screen, the Library, the Shop, the Search screen, and on Settings screens. A slightly different
version appears in books or periodicals when you open the Reading Tools.
The Left Side of the Status Bar
The left side of the Status Bar presents:
• A profile icon to manage the NOOK Profiles associated to your NOOK Account.
The Right Side of the Status Bar
The right side of the status bar presents:
• A digital clock showing the current time
• A lightbulb icon that indicates whether GlowLight is turned on or off
• A wireless connection indicator
• A battery charge indicator
The lightbulb icon indicates whether GlowLight is turned on or off. If GlowLight is on, an icon representing an illuminated lightbulb icon appears in the Status Bar. If GlowLight is turned off, an icon representing a crossed-out lightbulb appears instead.
The wireless connection indicator displays a stack of concentric curves, indicating the strength of your NOOK’s connection to a local Wi-Fi network. The higher the stack of curves, the stronger the connection. In general, it’s best to have at least 2 or 3 curves showing to have a reliable connection. If no curves are shown, the NOOK is not connected to a network.
By default, the NOOK status bar displays time on a 12-hour clock. To change the time or to switch to a 24-hour clock, select the 24-hour clock option on the Time Settings screen.