Customizing Amazon Kindle Keyboard

The Amazon Kindle Keyboard is a great eReader device. The device is basically an ARM based platform loaded with Linux OS. Thus it implies that it is highly customize-able. This post will guide you on what you can customize on your Kindle Keyboard.

Customize your Kindle Keyboard without jail breaking it

Customize Amazon Kindle Keyboard horizontal text margin
In your Amazon Kindle Keyboard, to adjust the left and right margins of your text, you can use the "Words per line" option from the font sizes menu (press AA key to the right of the spacebar on the keyboard). The option provides you with three types of margin sizes with friendly names. They are default, fewer and fewest. You might feel that at the smallest margin setting (default), there is still a lot of space left from the text to the side bezel. You can customize the margins even smaller till the text close to the side bezel.

Enable the text Justification hidden menu in Amazon Kindle Keyboard
There is a hidden menu entry called "Justification" in the font size menu [AA] of Amazon Kindle Keyboard. The Justification option toggles between left and full text justification. You can use this option to set from default "full" to "left" so you can read eBooks with a ragged right margin.

Customize Amazon Kindle Keyboard fonts without jailbreak
This is a font customization that you can do to your Kindle device without the Jailbreak. It's not as powerful as the font hack. You can only able to change the reader font.

How to install DuoKan Lite on your Amazon Kindle Keyboard
DuoKan Lite is an alternative OS for Amazon Kindle Keyboard developed by DuoKan team. Currently (this posting date) it's only available for Amazon Kindle Keyboard. The DuoKan team provides this for free and for non-commercial usage. DuoKan Lite will not replace or interfere the official Kindle OS. Instead, it works as a secondary OS through dual booting.

Customize your Kindle Keyboard with jail break

Jailbreak your Amazon Kindle Keyboard
Jail breaking your Amazon Kindle device will enable you to customize fonts and your screensaver. Additional to fonts and screensaver customization, you can also try out some of the hacks for Amazon Kindles. This post will guide you through the steps of jail breaking your Amazon Kindle device. Don't panic! Just follow the steps below.

Customize Amazon Kindle Keyboard Screensaver with jailbreak
Getting bored looking at the factory shipped Kindle screensaver whenever you put it on standby? Or you might want to customize the screensaver with personal message and give the Kindle to someone as a gift with a personal touch.

Customize Amazon Kindle Keyboard fonts with jailbreak
With the Jailbreak, you can also customize the fonts in your Kindle device. This post will walk you through the steps on how to customize your Kindle device fonts.


  1. Thanks for all the info on the Kindle Keyboard
    I'm a bit of a gadget freak and thought my new Kindle be a bit straight forward and dull, but you have opened up some interesting options :o)


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