I purchased the All-New Kindle (with built in light) 10th generation and finally got round to opening it yesterday.
I quickly noticed that every-time I tapped either to turn a page or onto setting or when tapping in my WiFi password etc the screen inverts and changes colour. It was actually hurting my eyes at how much it was doing it and tapping from one page to the next isn't continuous.
I googled and someone said to turn the "page refresh" off - however I looked and it is already off!
Has anyone else had any similar problems and what did you do? I'm so close to returning the kindle as it's driving me insane!
Ah yes, I've read about the e-ink screen. Do all Kindle's regardless of model and generation flash black and white? (Sorry this is my first kindle so I'm abit new to it all)
My brightness is on 2! so very low. During the day it's less noticeable but at night when it's dark the flash is so bright and hurts my eyes (even on the lowest brightness!) Maybe I'll just have to get used to it!
E Ink screens are very different to the LCD screens used by phones and tablets which refresh and update constantly - every frame in a video, every movement in a game, every new character you type in a text message causes a screen refresh - this is one of the reasons why batteries on those devices last such a short period between charges.
E Ink refreshes much less often (helping you to get much longer battery life as well as being gentler on the eye) and when it does it's refreshing what's effectively a static 'image' of a full screen of text which is why it's so much more noticeable. As you've discovered), you can change the frequency so that it refreshes every few pages instead of every page but you can't eliminate the need to refresh the screen.