Readers offer their best tips for resetting the time remaining on books or chapters, discovering touchpad features, and flashcard apps.
Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in—the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favorites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Add it in the comments, email it to tips at lifehacker.com, or share it over at our user-run blog, Hackerspace.
Reset Remaining Chapter and Book Time on Kindle Paperwhite
Jenny shares a tip for resetting the estimated time remaining for a chapter or book:
I often set my book down without turning off my Kindle Paperwhite and sometimes even fall asleep while reading. Since the Kindle estimates the time remaining in your chapter and book by how fast you turn pages, this can throw things off. I found this tip on the MobileRead forums for resetting it, though. Just open the book you’re reading and then search using this phrase (it is case-sensitive):
Photo by yto.
Check Touchpad Driver Settings for Extra Features
Eric shares this tip for getting the most out of your touchpad:
Like most laptops (Windows, at least), mine uses a Synaptics touchpad. I’d always controlled basic mouse features using the Windows Control Panel and never even thought to look for the Synaptics settings. Sometimes you’ll see an icon for it in the Notification Area, but I had to do a Start menu search to find mine. There are all kinds of extra features you can play with, including turning off the scroll areas on the touchpad, which I hated.
Learn More Quicker with Stacks Flashcards for Android
Phani shares an Android flashcard app he created:
I know Lifehacker readers like things that make learning quicker and I’ve seen a few flashcard apps featured before. I thought I’d pass along my own, Stacks Flashcard. It’s totally free (no account needed) for Android at the Play Store. You can create stacks of flashcards for learning whatever you want, see stats on your learning, and import from Quizlet public sets.
Make Playlists from YouTube, SoundCloud, and Vimeo with Playmoss
Borka shares a web app for making playlists:
I just wanted to share this web app we’ve created. Playmoss lets you organize your favorite music from YouTube, SoundCloud, and Vimeo (for now) into playlists that you can enjoy yourself and share with friends.