Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kindle 2 Tips and Tricks

It seems that many of the shortcuts that worked on the Kindle 1 do not work on the Kindle 2, or have been changed. Here are a few things that work:

Display the time - Press MENU button
Display free memory - Press MENU button
Display wireless network - Press MENU button (a 3G or 1X symbol will appear next to the signal strength bars when the wireless is on)

Refresh Display - ALT+G
Add or remove a bookmark - ALT+B
Change line spacing - ALT+Shift+n (where n is a number, 1-9)
Start or stop text-to-speech - Shift+SYM
Pause or resume text-to-speech - Space
Play or stop background audio - ALT+Space
Skip to the next audio track - ALT+F
Make a screenshot - ALT+Shift+G (saved as a .gif file in the Documents folder, accessible when connected to a computer)
Go to Kindle Store - ALT+HOME

Play Minesweeper (from home page) - ALT+Shift+M

Put Kindle to sleep or wake it up - Slide and release the power button (on top of the K2)
Power off - Slide and hold the power button for 4 seconds
Reset - Slide and hold the power button for 15 seconds

If you've found others, please leave a comment and I will update this list periodically.


  1. ALT+Shift+1-9 changes line spacing

  2. Alt-Shift-G will do a screenshot and save the file as a .gif image in the documents folder. You have to connect the K2 to a computer to access the files.

  3. How do you change the justification?

  4. Pause or resume text-to-speech - it didnt happen for me using the shift key - but pressing the space bar did pause! YES!

    Thanks for all the helpful info!

  5. How do I turn more than one page at a time?

  6. Quick question: my kindle suffered minor water damage and I've lost functionality on the right side of the device - page up/page down as well and home. The left side works fine. Has anyone discovered a shortcut that sends you back home? Any ideas greatly appreciated. Thanks, Sarah

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