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  1. captainbarred

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    Hey all,

    I am this close vto getting a Nook Color and rooting that bad boy, but the reason i want it is primarily for portable writing.

    The new Transformer would be nice, but again, a little too big to go in the pocket...

    The 7in nook however... that'd fit in the back pocket or cargo pants pocket no problem(don't ask how I know.... lets just say security cord or no... those display units are watched closely in store!!!!)

    In any case, I played with it about 1/2 hour the other day in store to the irritation of the employees and about half the time I was just typing on it.

    I am fairly confident I can get used to the 7in touch screen, it won't be as fast as a full size keyboard, but just to get ideas down, save with quick office and transfer to the computer for later editing... it should do nicely.

    The biggest annoyance I found was the bottom menu bar. I kept hitting that instead of the space bar. I do plan to root the device but have seen on several builds that bar still there at the bottom...

    So the question is this. Is there a way to get rid of that bar so that the space bar on screen is at the bottom instead of the bar?

    Thanks in advance!

    -Tim
     

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    If you root and put a rom on like Phiremod, then it's pretty much a stock Android Tablet. The bar goes away permanently.
     
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    CM7 based roms let you move the status bar top or bottom as well.
     
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    thank you both! Of course now I need to find some more spare cash.... :D
     
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    If you find any, let me know. ;)
     
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    Or you could run CM7 mod with the latest Dalingrin kernel and take advantage of Verygreen's USB hack and then , via a USB adapter, use a real keyboard. I did that and typing works well...
     
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    or go wireless with a Bluetooth keyboard.

    I use a Logitech Mx5000 with matching Mx1000 laser mouse.
     

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