Chapter 1. Getting Started with Your NOOK Color

Before we get into the details of using your NOOK Color, let’s take a look at some of the basics: gestures, setup, and basic navigation. With these basics in place, we’ll then be able to discover all the other incredible things your NOOK Color can do.


Barnes & Noble uses a lowercase n when it spells NOOK Color and for the NOOK Color’s logo.

Understanding NOOK Color Gestures

The NOOK Color, excepting the Power button, Home button, and volume controls, is controlled by gestures:

Tap: This is the most common gesture. Just press your finger to the screen and raise it. Usually you use this gesture with buttons and covers.

Press and Hold: This is the same as the Tap gesture, but instead of ...

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