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Amekatay said:
I think I may just download them all to my Kindle and put them in a collection, so I don't have to see them in my archive.

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If you download them they'll be on the device in a group together under 'dictionaries' - you won't need to make a collection. If you leave them in the cloud and view the cloud on the device they'll all be together under 'dictionaries' just the same. Downloading them to your Kindle won't remove them from your MYK page.
 

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Linjeakel said:
If you download them they'll be on the device in a group together under 'dictionaries' - you won't need to make a collection. If you leave them in the cloud and view the cloud on the device they'll all be together under 'dictionaries' just the same. Downloading them to your Kindle won't remove them from your MYK page.
Oh yes, I know downloading them to my Kindle won't remove them from MYK, but at least I won't have to see them in the cloud on my Kindle. I should have been a little more clear in my post. :)

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Mine automatically updated perhaps half an hour ago, while I was watching. I unplugged it, sat it down next to me, and noticed that the screen was flashing. Was surprised to find it updating, I had assumed it had already happened.
 

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Mine still hasn't downloaded. No big deal since nobody seems to know what changed but it does irk me all the dictionaries showed up on my kindle page again on the 3rd. I get tired of deleting them!!!!
Can you explain why you want to delete the dictionaries?

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Can you explain why you want to delete the dictionaries?

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I delete the dictionaries because I don't want or need all those dictionaries in other languages. It is a waste, and I hate having to go through them in my kindle page and archives. I think it just clutters up the my kindle page and archives with things I will never use. I have deleted them several times now and if I rename a kindle (gave my moms to my daughters mother-in-law after my mother passed away) or make any changes they show up again. It gets really tiring.
 

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That's weird.  When I go to Cloud, even if items are by Author or Title (not by Collections), I do not see the individual dictionaries.  I just see a line that says Dicitonaries and under that, "9 items", just like a collection would appear.  So I don't have the problem you describe.
 

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Thanks for the heads up, Matt. . . .I've merged your post with the existing 'updates' thread and changed the title. . . . . .off to see what it does. :)

Here's a link: Kindle PaperWhite Software Update

And here's what it says on the page at Amazon:

The software update includes the following enhancements:

View full definition when looking up a word
When you look up a word in the dictionary, you can now view the full definition in the definition window.

Search enhancements
You can easily search for a highlighted word or phrase in your book, your items, or in the Kindle Store. Highlight the word or phrase, select More, and then select Search.
 

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I've successfully updated to 5.3.5, but I can't see what the difference is with the dictionary. If you click on 'show full definition', then the definition box closes and it goes to the dictionary to show the full def - just as it used to.  ???

There is an extra option for 'search' on the 'more' menu though.
 

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Linjeakel said:
I've successfully updated to 5.3.5, but I can't see what the difference is with the dictionary. If you click on 'show full definition', then the definition box closes and it goes to the dictionary to show the full def - just as it used to. ???

There is an extra option for 'search' on the 'more' menu though.
Is what is shown in the initial definition box any different?

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I've checked a few words and it seems to be mostly the same - although it's laid out slightly differently - obviously it's accessing different versions of the dictionary.

The box is bigger I think, so there seems to be slightly more room and therefore more of the definition in the box (I'm comparing my PW with my KTouch) but where it doesn't all fit in the box even on the PW, you still have to hit 'show full definition' and then it goes to the dictionary.

I think it might have been more accurate for them to say 'you'll get the full definition in the definition window more often, but some definitions will still be too long and you'll have to go the dictionary to see those'. But I suppose that doesn't sound as good. ;D Maybe they only tested it on the more simple words...

 

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I'm seeing the whole definition - there's a scroll bar on the right side indicating there's more than fits in the window, and you swipe within the window to scroll down.

I also see they fixed an obscure bug. Sometimes I like to highlight definitions of interesting (or Scrabble-worthy) words in the dictionary so I can find them later. It used to be that if I went to the full definition and selected some text, the option to highlight wouldn't pop up. I had to page forward and back in the dictionary in order for highlighting in the dictionary to work. They fixed that.
 

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I'm seeing the whole definition - there's a scroll bar on the right side indicating there's more than fits in the window, and you swipe within the window to scroll down.
You're quite right - well spotted! ;D

It didn't occur to me that it was meant to be a scroll bar - and if it had I would probably have tried to swipe the bar and not within the box. ::) Strange then, that they still have the 'see full definition' option. I suppose that's if you want to see it all at once - though it seems a little redundant.

I must admit I do use the dictionary a lot - so much so that I find it irritating when I'm reading elsewhere and I can't just press on a word to find out what it means ...
 
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