I just got a kindle paperwhite, and I'm finding it difficult to use. The information given about how to use it in 'Kindle basics' is not nearly detailed enough. I've managed to figure some things out, but my specific problem right now is that I'm reading a book and having difficulty getting out of it to get to the home page and look at something else. I got to the homepage a couple of times by pressing down for a while up near the top of the page, but this doesn't always work.
I feel stupid asking this question, but I think that something as basic as how to get out of the book you are reading should be explained as part of the basics.
To exit a book, tap (don't hold down) the top of the screen and select the Home icon.
You only want to hold down your finger in a book if you want to use Reading Enhancement Features, such as the dictionary, highlights, etc. Also, on the Home page, long holds on a book's icon for book options, such as Add to Collection, Book Description, etc.
Otherwise, you just want to do a quick tap to bring up menus or page turns. Each side of a book's page, when tapping performs a different function, so, read the manual, help page, or play around with the device to see what happens. (highly recommended if you are a "learn by rote" person).
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Thanks for this. Tapping was the first thing I tried, but it didn't work. I tapped all over the place. Then I spent a long time looking at the manual online, but could not find this information--I don't want to wast people's time asking questions if I can find the answer myself. Now tapping is working--this reminds me of experiences I had when one of my children was sick, but by the time I got him to the doctor the fever had suddenly disappeared, etc. Anyway, thanks again.