Very unresponsive screen

Discussion in 'Nook' started by AtticusFidelity, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. AtticusFidelity

    AtticusFidelity Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Texas
    Tablet / Device:
    NC
    Hey guys,

    I downloaded a few books earlier in .pdf format. Ever since opening one up in the standard B&N Reader app, my screen has become unbelievably unresponsive. In fact, while trying to download a separate reader app, it was so bad I had to reboot because I was stuck in the market. I have the screen recalibration app, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything at all.

    Does anyone have ideas as to what could be causing this?

    Thanks much,
    Atticus
     
  2. J515OP

    J515OP Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5,172
    Likes Received:
    898
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Northern CA
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color, Nook Tablet 16GB, Vizio VTab, Nexus 7
    After a reboot you have to put your nook to sleep (quick press the power button) and then press the n button, slide to unlock and you are good to go. Touch sensitivity is a known issue after reboot. Just lock and unlock to fix :)
     
  3. AtticusFidelity

    AtticusFidelity Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Texas
    Tablet / Device:
    NC
    It seems to have solved itself. The sensitivity was prior to reboot, but lasted afterward regardless of sleeping and waking. I also had issues with the 'n' key not working. Again, it seems to work now, so oh well.

    What reader app do you prefer for ebooks? I downloaded FBReader, but it doesn't read .pdfs.

    Thanks,
    Atticus
     
  4. J515OP

    J515OP Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5,172
    Likes Received:
    898
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Northern CA
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color, Nook Tablet 16GB, Vizio VTab, Nexus 7
    Glad it is working. You can find some reader suggestions here: http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/nook/9436-what-do-you-mostly-use-your-nc.html. Look around the forum there are many other threads with suggestions too. :D

    -JP
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. AtticusFidelity

    AtticusFidelity Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Texas
    Tablet / Device:
    NC
    Thanks much, JP!

    -Atticus
     
  6. LocalStain

    LocalStain Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    A very small Island, Planet Earth
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color CM7n, HTC Aria CM7 RC1, Cr-48 Test Pilot,
    Yo Atticus try this one https://market.android.com/details?id=org.coolreader&feature=search_result Smooth. If not Aldiko https://market.android.com/details?id=com.aldiko.android&feature=search_result
     
  7. rico2001

    rico2001 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,599
    Likes Received:
    264
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Tablet / Device:
    NOOKcolor
    @OP

    You may have likely ran low on system resources (mainly memory) due to having many apps open at the same time.

    Install "Advance task killer" app
    -open app, find advance task killer" app on list
    -press and hold, menu will come up, press ignore (this will put ATK on the ignore list so it won't turn itself off)
    -next in ATK, go to menu > settings
    -Auto Kill Level, set to crazy (this will let the app be very aggressive on turning off apps automatically)
    -Auto Kill Frequency, set to every half hour

    These settings will keep you NC fresh with plenty of memory by turning off apps, that may be still on, that you are not using at the time.
    Place very important apps on the ignore list as well, such as a clock or weather widget.

    For all android people and their devices, most of us believe this app is a must have . :)
     
  8. AtticusFidelity

    AtticusFidelity Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Texas
    Tablet / Device:
    NC
    Thanks, Local. I'm using Aldiko at the moment due to the large majority of good comments around here.

    Rico,
    I have ATK installed on my Nook (HTC Aria as well). I actually have it set to kill on every wake up. At one point I did open it up and make a point to close everything. Who knows. It seems to be working, so must have just been an odd hiccup.

    I appreciate the help!
    -Atticus
     
  9. rico2001

    rico2001 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,599
    Likes Received:
    264
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Tablet / Device:
    NOOKcolor
    Glad to hear, everyone should be using this app. I'm more a set time person myself since, especially in 2.2, apps have a bad habit of turning on themselves. So while I have the screen on for long periods of time, such as when reading, surfing and playing a game, the app will keep my mem at a manageable level. I have to admit, I've never even tried "on wakup/when screen off" so I can't comment on which works better. I'll have to try your frequency settings someday. :)
     
  10. avi

    avi Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    India
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color
    @AtticusFidelity - try EzPDF Reader. I prefer more than any app for reading PDFs.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

chrome unresponsive on nook

,

nook color unresponsive screen

,
nook tablet unresponsive screen issue fix