Kobo Configuration Options

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[edit] How to apply these options

  1. Connect your Kobo eReader to your computer
  2. Navigate to KoboeReader/.kobo/Kobo and open the file "Kobo eReader.conf"
  3. Place your option under the relevant heading e.g [FeatureSettings]. If it does not exist then create it
  4. Save the file then eject your Kobo eReader

If you are having any issues then reboot your eReader. If there are any issues check that the options is supported on your firmware, have spelt the setting right and having given it the right value e.g (true, false or a string). Most options should take true or false. Windows users, don't use Notepad to edit the file.

If you are reading this and can fill in some of the UNKNOWN's, please edit this page and fill them in

[edit] [FeatureSettings]

Option Name Summary Status
GestureKeyboard Allows the virtual keyboard to be swipeable, complete with suggestions in a similar layout to iOS devices. Causes a reboot in newer firmwares when keyboard is accessed NOT WORKING
PhraseTranslation Allows online translation of phrases. NOT WORKING
Thesaurus Allows online thesaurus lookup of phrases. NOT WORKING
BookSpecificStats Enables a new book context menu option which shows the reading stats page for the selected book. NOT WORKING (Since 4.17)
ExportHighlights Enables a new book context menu option which opens a dialog allowing you to export annotations in a book to a txt file in /mnt/onboard. WORKING (As of 4.17)
Screenshots Will take PNG screenshots and save them to /mnt/onboard whenever the power button is pressed. Sleepcovers function as normal. WORKING (As of 4.17)
FullScreenBrowser Makes the experimental web browser fully fullscreen, with no menus or options to exit without rebooting. WORKING (As of 4.17)
TestSync UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
NewKeyboard Enables the new keyboard without the .com button and outlines around keys. Can be used for reverting the newer keyboard in newer firmwares. NOT WORKING (Since 4.17)
ShowLayoutRectangles UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
AcceptPreviewUpgrades Unknown, probably something to do with Kobo Insiders/Beta Group. UNKNOWN
CookieSlot UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
OptlyTest UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
SketchNote Changes the page into a drawing page, similar to the Sketchpad feature, when a highlight is taken. WORKING (As of 4.17)
SmartShelves Automatically creates shelves/collections based on metadata. UNKNOWN
SyncEmuPath UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
ExcludeEndMatterFromStats UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
MediaOverlay UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
MaxDownload UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
MaxWifiTimeout UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
MyWords Adds a new tab under "Activity" which allows users to create a list of words. WORKING (As of 4.17)
ShowFirstPurchaseCredit UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
ShowNewTasteProfile UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
InvertScreen Inverts the screen. WORKING (As of 4.17)
ReaderBookmarkHistory UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
IgnoreCaptivePortal Bypasses the check for whether the Wi-Fi network has internet access (by connecting to http://www.kobo.com/buildinfo.xml). UNKNOWN (Not needed since 4.15 added official support for this)
FacebookShare Re-enables Facebook sharing since 4.13 removed it UNKNOWN
NewAnnotationsSync UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
ExcludeSyncFolders This controls which folders are not processed into the database and supports regex. It was added after 4.16 made all hidden folders excluding .kobo and .kobo-images automatically imported into the database WORKING (As of 4.17)
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