Before you work through the setup screens for your Kindle Fire, it will help if you to get to know the basics of navigating the touchscreen — especially if you’ve never used a touchscreen before:

  • Tap an item to select it or double-tap an item (such as an app) to open it.

  • If your Kindle Fire goes to a lock screen after a period of inactivity, swipe your finger from right to left across the yellow band that has an arrow on one end to go to the Home screen.

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  • Double-tap to enlarge text and double-tap again to return the text to its original size. Note, this works only in certain locations, such as when displaying a web page in the Silk browser.

  • Place your fingers apart on a screen and pinch them together to zoom in on the current view; place your fingers together on the screen and then move them apart (unpinch) to enlarge the view.

  • Swipe left to move to the next page in apps such as the e-reader or the Silk web browser. Swipe to the right to move to the previous page.

  • Swipe up and down to scroll up and down a web page.

These touchscreen gestures will help you get around most of the content and setup screens you encounter in Kindle Fire.