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Those who read two-column papers might like the new two-column navigation (@FranMarelli This does not work in conjunction with scroll mode.
I've been waiting for this all my life! Actually, I've been waiting for this ever since I discovered it's not there in Koreader while it is there and works naturally in Pocketbook's reader app. The current implementation in Koreader is much inferior to the implementation in the Pocketbook reader app.

For one, why only two columns? There are all sorts of weird pdfs out there, five columns and seven columns.

In Koreader, I'd like to see another setting for at least three columns or, better, an arbitrary number of columns.

Also, I'd like to see an option for more directionality. As far as I can gather, right now you can only begin at top-left, proceed downwards to the bottom-left when it jumps to the top-right and proceeds downward from there. All this should be configurable: Start at any corner and move vertically or horizontally from there. Not sure how to do it, but please do it. It will make Koreader unbeatable.

Please-please an arbitrary number of columns. In Pocketbook's reader app, you can select two or three, and three is sufficient for almost everything. Pocketbook does not attempt to detect the columns, it auto-divides the whole page to two or three and when the user thinks/sees it does not fit properly a column, you can drag on the touchscreen (this works splendidly in Pocketbook, not awkwardly or glitchily).

In Koreader, instead of dragging, maybe let the user adjust the visible area at any point vertically/horizontally a preset number of mm or px by a gesture. In fact, I have this suggestion and warm wish: In multi-column mode, let the user navigate in any direction (unless already at the edge of page of course) a half-screen worth, not full-screen worth. I.e. instead of navigating the page (only) in a pre-set manner,[1] let there be, in column mode, swipes or other definable gestures that allow proceeding in any direction.

EbookDroid attempts to detect the columns in the pdf and then it literally breaks the columns into visually separate pages for display, as if you were reading a pdf with single-column pages. This, however, only works if the pdf is indeed formatted well enough with columns neatly separated throughout the file. When the pdf is scanned as image, the detection fails. When the pdf is formatted with the wide header/title/abstract preceding the two-column main text, the detection fails again, and EbookDroid displays the whole-page view.

So, my opinion is that attempting to not detect the columns is a good thing. And mechanically dividing the page into an arbitrary number of columns/rows is also a good thing. It works splendidly like this (three columns) in Pocketbook's reader app and the Neo app in Onyx Boox.

Second, not only does Koreader's two-column mode not work in conjunction with scroll mode, it also does not seem to work in conjunction with auto-crop (it goes to a view that looks like page-width or content-width). By the way, once you have selected auto-crop, how do you un-crop it? Go back to "zoom to fit page"?
Neo reader in Onyx Boox has two pre-set manners for navigating the multi-column mode: "Article mode" (assumes vertical columns) and "Comic mode" (assumes horizontal rows - both left and right depending on another option). And when the page edge hits so that it cannot proceed whole-screen worth, it displays a modest dashed line to show where the previous viewport edge was. I consider the dashed line a nice touch, because its design happens to be good.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
Last post by Frenzie -
False. Only better. :)

You're going to play Thimbleweed Park.
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The Lounge / Re: Random Chat
Last post by Frenzie -
I think most gym things are just plain stupid, by which I mean they might improve you aesthetically but they don't actually do much of use for you because they isolate muscles. Besides something like a high-quality rowing machine (rowing on the water is much more fun but what are you going to do I guess...) there's preciously little of interest to me in a place like that.

I see the main problem of average gym-oriented people as thinking stuff like push-ups and "squats" (weird English word to me) are easy because, well, your basic push-up is easy. Doing a bunch is just boring, and (oh the horror) it also wouldn't really build visual muscle. Do the stuff with one arm, one leg, and some other variations like handstand pushup and that's enough for me. I wonder how your average big arms no legs type would fare... :P

I'm inclined to think adding a weighted vest to the basic so-called bodyweight principle would on the whole still be far more interesting than any gym machine.

I like swinging a couple of 6 kg clubbells (aka just clubs or Indian clubs) for grip and variety.[1] They're a semi-forgotten thing that used to be big a century ago but I love 'em. It's similar to kettlebells in principle but I think they're more challenging and much more fun.

/my two cents

(Also, even the cheapest gyms are like €15/month. I think I'd rather spend that money on eggs or a heavier pair of clubbells or something.)
6 kg sounds like nothing if you're thinking dumbbells and not much even if you're thinking kettlebells, but for clubbells it's a decent enough weight imo. ;)
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
Last post by Luxor -
False. Just don't go near their nests. :P

You tried to fix an engine but made it worse.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
Last post by Frenzie -
False.

Swans are freaking scary.
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DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in Russia?
Last post by Belfrager -
We all are Russian infiltrated agents in DnD, disguised as different nationals, in order to manipulate the world.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
Last post by Luxor -
False.

You can see Swans.
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The Lounge / Re: For keeps or drop.
Last post by Luxor -
Back stroke.
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The Lounge / Re: What Time Is It?
Last post by Luxor -
13:04
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The Lounge / Re: Random Chat
Last post by Luxor -
so I don't have to spend any more money going to the gym  :up:
That makes sense to me, as I've never really understood the need to pay a gym membership fee. When exercising is an activity that is  freely available in the home or outdoors. I guess some folk think it helps to motivate them perhaps.

I'm the wrong person to know really, as I've never been near a gym since the day I left school.  :D