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Kindle Firmware Update 5.9.5 Improves Highlighting Functionality

Amazon rolled out an update today for late-model Kindles.

One could look at the version number and conclude this is a major update, but according to Amazon they only added one new feature:

  • You can now make multiple highlights with fewer clicks by turning off the highlight menu from Reading Settings.
  • Performance improvements and other general enhancements.

The update can be installed on the Oasis, Voyage, the second and third Paperwhites, and the latest generation basic Kindle.

You could wait for Amazon to send it to your device, but you can also download and install it yourself by visiting the Amazon website.


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James Vansickle April 12, 2018 um 11:23 pm

I have installed the update…but don’t have a Highlight Menu Anywhere.

Carmen Webster Buxton April 13, 2018 um 12:29 pm

Highlighting is my one complaint I have with my Kindle Voyage. When I try to highlight the first word on the screen, with the intention of scrolling forward to highlight the rest f the sentence or paragraph, it jumps BACKWARD and highlight the previous text! I’ts VERY annoying! I hope this fixes that.

Frank April 13, 2018 um 3:48 pm

The update also works with the previous basic Kindle, also known as 7th and 8th generation Kindle.
The update seems worth going from 5.9.4 to 5.9.5.

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