How to skip more than 1 page on a Kindle


So I was recently using a book that did not have a table of contents nor chapter links, so I was being beaten down by the need to press next page over 40 times. I was wishing there was a feature that would allow you to jump ahead with more than just a single page. I just learned that you can jump 5% of the book forward or backward by pressing and holding the alt key and the next or previous page keys.

That is a great feature that I can’t believe I missed, is it documented? Perhaps, but I found it while trolling the amazon discussion pages. The Amazon discussion pages are horrible, I would prefer google or yahoo to them any-day, you can’t follow what’s up most of the time. Anyway just a tip you might not have discovered.

Alt + prev or Next page skips 5% of the books length.


6 Responses to “How to skip more than 1 page on a Kindle”
  1. Puneet says:

    I sent a pdf document containing tables for free conversion. It was successfully changed to awz format. But when I transferred it to my Kindle it is not showing the tables / text.

  2. Donelda Curren says:

    Just got my kindle, downloaded a 1000 page book that I was in the middle of reading as a paperback book, so what I did to find my spot was type a few words of the paragraph I was searching for in the Menu option “search this book” and there I was, where I had left off . Did not have to press “next page” 300 times nor did the ALT+ next page work for me.

  3. John Galt says:

    Supposedly Alt+Next Page only works on 1st Generation Kindle.

  4. Jared says:

    Who is John Galt?



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