Using the controls

You need to learn only a few simple controls to navigate around your Kindle to download and
read books, magazines, and newspapers.
To the sides of the screen are the Next Page and Previous Page buttons. Both buttons
are available on each side so you can hold your Kindle with either hand while reading.
Your Kindle has the following buttons and a micro-USB port:
Back button: Use this button to retrace your steps. For example, you can follow a link from a
book, then press the Back button to return to your place in the book.
Keyboard button: This button brings up an onscreen keyboard for entering text. Use the
5-way controller to navigate the keyboard. You can dismiss the keyboard by pressing the
keyboard button. When searching for a title or author, press the keyboard button, enter your
search string, and select the return key on the onscreen keyboard to initiate the search.
5-way controller: The 5-way controller enables you to quickly perform many common tasks
on your Kindle. It has a center select button plus four arrows. To scroll up or down on a page,
use the Up and Down arrows. When reading a book with chapters, you can use the Left and
Right arrows to skip through chapter by chapter. You can also use the Left and Right arrows to
move the cursor along a line of text. To select a menu item, press the Up or Down Arrow until
the item you want is underlined, then press the center button to select it.
Menu button: This button displays a menu of options. The menus are contextual, which
means they change to offer appropriate options depending on what you’re currently doing
with the device. For example, when you’re reading a book, the menu lets you go to another
part of the book, search its contents, add a bookmark, etc.
On the Home screen, menu options include viewing archived items and organizing your
Kindle materials into groups (collections).
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Kindle User’s Guide 5
Chapter 1 Getting Started