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Changes for v2.63 - v2.64

  • New Features
  • Custom columns: Add a new 'Short text' column type that behaves like the builtin title column
  • More generally, you can now customize Comments-like columns, controlling how their headings are displayed in the Book Details panel and also specifying what kind of data they contain (plain text, HTML or even Markdown)
  • Edit book: Function mode: Allow appending text to the end of the marked text when running function mode search/replace on marked text
  • PDF Output: Add a new variable _TOP_LEVEL_SECTION_ for use in header/footer templates that resolves to the current top-most section in the Table of Contents
  • Linux/OSX: Shutdown gracefully on receiving the interrupt or terminate Unix signals
  • Bug Fixes
  • PDF Output: Fix a regression that caused the last page of a chapter to sometimes be dropped from the output
  • Do not show an error if the user tries to quit calibre while editing a cell in the book list. Instead, just silently abort the edit.
  • Closes tickets: 1610539
  • E-book viewer: Fix 0px margins and percentage margins not being respected when the option to override book margins is turned off.
  • Closes tickets: 1608458
  • Book Details: Do not show the 'Copy link' context menu item unless there is an actual link at the cursor location.
  • Closes tickets: 1605594
  • Get Books: Update store plugin for nexto
  • New news sources
  • Data News by oCkz7bJ_
  • Improved news sources
  • Private Eye
  • Prospect Magazine
  • De Standaard
  • Jot Down
  • Weblogs SL
  • Hola
  • El Correo



Changes for v2.62 - v2.63

  • New Features
  • News download: Allow controlling which periodicals are automatically sent to a specific email in Preferences->Sharing by email
  • Edit Book: Update regex engine to support Unicode 9.0
  • Bug Fixes
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix pasting ISBN from clipboard not stripping garbage characters after a valid ISBN.
  • Closes tickets: 1604956
  • Edit Book: Also refresh the Preview and Live CSS panels after performing any action that changes files other than the currently displayed file.
  • E-book viewer: Fix the show metadata button not reading EPUB 3 metadata
  • MOBI Output: Fix
    not being rendered as full-width in old MOBI files
  • CSV Catalog output: Fix incorrect formatting of is_multiple custom columns.
  • Closes tickets: 1602908
  • CSV Catalog Output: Separate multiple authors with & instead of comma. Fixes problems when the author name contains commas.
  • EPUB 3 metadata: Fix updating metadata in EPUB 3 files not overwriting existing authors.
  • Closes tickets: 1602227
  • Fix duplicate detection when adding books not working when the book title has leading or trailing whitespace
  • Book details panel: Pick the color used for links from the current system color theme
  • Windows: Fix file selection dialogs blurry on HiDPI monitors
  • Improved news sources
  • Gosc Niedzielny
  • Nikkei Free
  • Financial Times (UK)
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Berlin Policy Journal
  • Gazet van Antwerpen
  • Hurriyet



Changes for v2.60 - v2.62

  • New Features
  • EPUB metadata: Support for reading and writing EPUB 3 specific metadata. Now when processing EPUB 3 files, calibre will generate/use EPUB 3 specific metadata constructs when available, for example for series.
  • Recognize the newest Kindle model, that started shipping today.
  • Closes tickets: 1599970
  • Bug Fixes
  • Tag Mapper: Allow specifying a space as the split character when creating a split tags rule
  • Tag mapper: Fix upper case characters not working in 'contains' rules
  • Smarten punctuation: Fix double dashes and triple dots being smartened even inside attribute values.
  • Closes tickets: 1598465
  • HTML Input: Sanitize semi-colons from HTML filenames as they can cause problems with other EPUB consuming software.
  • Closes tickets: 1598719
  • EPUB Input: Speed up reading of the book spine from the OPF file for books with a very large number of entries in the spine
  • Edit Book: Reports: Characters: Fix sorting by count and name not working.
  • Closes tickets: 1598518
  • Fix KoboTouch configuration migration not working for older settings
  • Closes tickets: 1598017
  • New news sources
  • Various Russian news sources by bugmen00t
  • Improved news sources
  • The Skeptic



Changes for v2.59 - v2.60

  • New Features
  • Edit metadata: In the drop down list for languages, show the five most recently used languages first.
  • Closes tickets: 1594089
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for missing navigation documents in EPUB 3 books
  • Kobo driver: Improved configuration dialog for the Kobo Touch device driver
  • Copy to Library: Do not abort the copy process if only some books fail to copy, instead report which books failed and copy the rest.
  • Closes tickets: 1594100
  • News download: Make all relative links (those starting with /) absolute. Useful when reading on a device that supports web browsing.
  • EPUB metadata: Add an option to disable adding of cover images to EPUB files that declare no cover image in their metadata (Preferences->Plugins->Customize the Set EPUB metadata plugin)
  • Bug Fixes
  • ToC Editor: Fix ToC detection in EPUB 3 files with only an NCX and no nav not working
  • E-book viewer: In paged mode, when the window is toggled between full screen and window, repeatedly, preserve the position more accurately.
  • Closes tickets: 1595307
  • E-book viewer: Fix incorrect page turning when multiple pages are displayed on screen for books that wrap all their content in a single 100% height tag.
  • Closes tickets: 1594657
  • Fix a regression that broke scheduling a new news download in timezones west of GMT
  • Edit Book: Fix undocked windows not resizable on OS X
  • Fix a regression in 2.57 that broke rescaling of images to fit the output profile screen size during conversion.
  • Closes tickets: 1594098
  • Fix for file dialogs not working on windows when non-ascii environment variables are present
  • HTML Input: Fix error when converting HTML file with URL encoded filename.
  • Closes tickets: 1593632
  • Improved news sources
  • Handelsblatt
  • New York Times Book Review
  • Antyweb



Changes for v2.58 - v2.59

  • New Features
  • Amazon metadata download: Download the series information when available from amazon.com
  • Amazon metadata download: Recognize common patterns of embedding the series name after the title and remove it automatically
  • Edit Book: Add support for EPUB 3 to the Table of Contents tool. Now when editing EPUB 3 files using the tool will automatically generate both the EPUB 3 navigation document and the NCX table of contents for backwards compatibility.
  • EPUB Input: Implement reading of Table of Contents from EPUB 3 files that do not specify a fallback NCX ToC
  • EPUB metadata: When setting a cover image for an EPUB file that has no metadata cover image defined, add the new cover image as a pure metadata cover instead of aborting.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix crash on exit if any plugins have loaded code that raises exceptions during shutdown.
  • Closes tickets: 1592414
  • Copy to library: Speed up checking for duplicates when copying multiple books to a large library.
  • Closes tickets: 1593027
  • Get Books: Update Smashwords plugin for website changes.
  • Closes tickets: 1590653
  • Edit Book: Fix a bug in the new text search facility that could cause searches to fail when searching from the current cursor position instead of the top of the file.
  • Closes tickets: 1588778
  • Bulk conversion dialog: Fix page margin settings being ignored when converting to DOCX
  • Make the default shortcut for remove books Backspace on OS X since many mac keyboards have no delete key and the backspace key is labelled as delete
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Do not warn if a cover image is not referenced in the text
  • E-book viewer: Fix a bug that could cause incorrect rendering of chapter titles in some rare circumstances.
  • Windows console output: Handle consoles with non black and white color scheme correctly
  • Fix a regression in 2.57 that caused auto-removal of borders from covers to become much less proficient at detecting borders
  • Fix a regression in 2.57 that broke grayscaling of images
  • Improved news sources
  • Technology Review (DE)



Changes for v2.57.1 - v2.58

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: A text search tool to conveniently search for text even if it crosses multiple HTML tags (Search->Search ignoring HTML markup)
  • OSX: Allow drag and drop of file onto viewer dock icon to view file
  • Bug Fixes
  • Workaround for incompatibility between Qt 5.5+ and Ubuntu that caused the context menu for the book list to flicker.
  • Closes tickets: 1534936
  • Windows: Workaround for explorer shell extensions on windows that write to stdout
  • Edit Book: When jumping to next occurrence of a word, take language into account
  • Edit Book: Fix import of words into user dictionary not working
  • Fix use of non-ascii characters in identifiers causing an error when identifier rules are used.
  • Closes tickets: 1584470
  • Fix a regression that caused the paste from clipboard button to paste two times in the Add books from ISBN dialog
  • Fix for incompatibility with PyQt 5.6
  • Improved news sources
  • Denver Post
  • Financial Times
  • bild.de



Changes for v2.57 - v2.57.1

  • Version 2.57.1 is a hotfix to fix a regression that broke conversion of ODT files in 2.57.0



Changes for v2.56 - v2.57

  • New Features
  • Driver for the Bq Cervantes 3
  • A new "Ornamental" cover design for the "Generate cover" feature
  • Windows: Use a helper process that does not load any calibre DLLs to display file open/save dialogs. This should fix most crashes caused by poorly designed windows shell extensions.
  • Allow pressing Alt+O as a shortcut for click the OK button in the Add from ISBN dialog.
  • Closes tickets: 1578692
  • Remove the calibre dependency on ImageMagick -- reduces calibre install size by ~ 15MB
  • Edit book: Add a new image filter: Normalize -- to improve the contrast in images
  • Edit book: Add a filter to make images look like oil paintings
  • Use 'Not rated' for zero stars in all rating spin boxes
  • Bug Fixes
  • Edit Book: Fix a crash in the Insert Link tool if one of the HTML files contains an empty id.
  • Closes tickets: 1580928
  • Fix tag like custom columns not sorted when displayed in the Book Details panel.
  • Closes tickets: 1578688
  • Fix transient window shown during Edit Book startup
  • Preserve booklist horizontal scroll position when merging books.
  • Closes tickets: 1579637
  • Google Images metadata download plugin: Fix error when searching for books with non-English characters in the title or author names.
  • Closes tickets: 1577036
  • Template language: Fix an error formatting dates when the underlying date does not have a day.
  • Closes tickets: 1576742
  • Preferences->Keyboard: Fix unable to use Alt+A and Alt+S as custom shortcuts.
  • Closes tickets: 1576721
  • Improved news sources
  • Folha de Sao Paolo
  • Barrons
  • Economist
  • Deutsche Welle (English and Spanish editions)
  • Die Presse
  • MIT Technology Review
  • Financial Times UK
  • Telegraph UK
  • The Guardian
  • Spiegel Online
  • Brand Eins
  • Focus.de
  • The Toronto Star
  • The Atlantic
  • Capital.de
  • The Times of India
  • The Economic Times India



Changes for v2.55 - v2.56

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: Add an option to show full file paths in the Files Browser instead of just the file name (in Preferences->Main window)
  • Allow creating a keyboard shortcut to minimize the calibre window (Preferences->Keyboard->Miscellaneous).
  • Closes tickets: 1573775
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix the Google Images based cover download plugin not working because of changes to Google's image search service
  • E-book viewer: Prevent the TAB key from causing partial scrolling in paged mode.
  • Closes tickets: 1571304
  • Book details panel: Fix regression in previous release that broke url:http|... style identifiers
  • OS X: Redirect stdout/stderr to /dev/null instead of ASL since ASL is flaky on some OS X machines. This should prevent errors in third party plugins that print a lot of debug messages even when not in debug mode
  • Fix for OS X upgrade 10.11.4 breaking detection of Kobo devices on some systems
  • Edit Book: Fix filename being duplicated in the Files Browser when multiple files with the same name are present.
  • PDF Output: Make fix for blank page at end of HTML file also work when headers/footers are specified
  • New news sources
  • 1843 by Kovid Goyal
  • Berlin Policy Journal by Aimylios
  • Improved news sources
  • Forbes
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Berliner Zeitung
  • Tagesspiegel
  • TIME
  • Foreign Affairs
  • New Yorker



Changes for v2.54 - v2.55

  • New Features
  • Allow creation of rules to convert arbitrary identifiers into clickable links in the book details panel (Prefrences->Look & Feel->Book details)
  • Tag mapper: A new rule type 'split' allows you to easily split tags on a character
  • Make the shutting down message an overlay so it is less disruptive
  • Allow right clicking on Virtual Library tabs to edit/delete the virtual library.
  • Closes tickets: 1568306
  • Tag mapper: Add a button to edit the list of tags in a tag mapper rule using the tag editor dialog.
  • Closes tickets: 1568376
  • Bug Fixes
  • Conversion: Fix the obsolete HTML align=center markup (produced by Microsoft Word) not working for tables.
  • Closes tickets: 1569583
  • Font subsetting: When font-variant: small-caps is used include the capital letters as well, in case either the font or the renderer do not support OpenType smcp.
  • Closes tickets: 1568555
  • Font subsetting: Implement support for text-transform.
  • Closes tickets: 1568555
  • Fix the target book entry in the book list not being refreshed after merging books. Only matters if you have a column based on book formats.
  • Closes tickets: 1568091
  • E-book viewer: Fix a link that has some text along with a superscript/subscript being incorrectly detected as a footnote link
  • Fix device detection on windows failing if the registry entries for the device contain a very long item.
  • Closes tickets: 1567569
  • Edit Book: Fix an extra colon being added when setting the 'notes' semantic
  • Ensure that author folder names are never windows reserved names
  • E-book viewer: When displaying an EPUB 3 document that uses epub:switch to provide a fallback for MathML content, prevent both the MathML and fallback from being shown together.
  • PDF Output: When displaying an EPUB 3 document that uses epub:switch to provide a fallback for MathML content, prevent both the MathML and fallback from being rendered together.
  • Fix exception in custom column preferences when the column lookup key is changed
  • Catalog generation: Do not crash is a book in the library has no uuid.
  • Closes tickets: 1565242
  • New news sources
  • Kitekinto by pofa
  • Improved news sources
  • Brand Eins
  • Handelsblatt
  • tyzden
  • Newsweek



Changes for v2.53 - v2.54

  • New Features
  • Edit metadata in bulk dialog: Allow configuring the types of generated covers.
  • Closes tickets: 1559257
  • E-book viewer: Make the detection of note boundaries for popup footnotes a little more robust
  • E-book viewer: Add options to control the amount the mouse wheel and arrow keys scroll by in flow mode
  • When running the content server do not hide the main calibre window during shutdown until the content server has stopped. Show a shutting down message in the window so that the user knows what is happening.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for empty links
  • DOCX Input: When the document has a Table of Contents created using the Word Table of Contents tool, keep a reference to it in the metadata. This is useful when converting to old style MOBI and you want to precisely control placement of the ToC.
  • Closes tickets: 1556983
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix auto-mounting of some types of devices not working on FreeBSD
  • calibredb add: Fix the --cover option not working if the book being added has its own cover.
  • Closes tickets: 1562507
  • E-book viewer: Fix mathematics being typeset at too small a font size on windows
  • PDF Output: Fix occasional blank pages erroneously inserted in the text (at the end of an internal html file).
  • Closes tickets: 1559855
  • Book details panel: Fix url:file:// identifiers not becoming links
  • Fix fetch news dialog not rendering properly on HiDPI screens
  • Fix a hard to trigger crash introduced in the previous release when using the conversion dialog
  • Closes tickets: 1557147
  • New news sources
  • Magyar Nemzet and Mult Kor by pofa
  • Improved news sources
  • Nature News
  • TIME Magazine
  • Folha de Sao Paolo
  • Endgadget
  • MSNBC
  • The New York Times Book Review



Changes for v2.52 - v2.53

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: A new tool to transform book styling using easy to create rules.
  • For example, you can create rules to change colors in the book or to double the font size of all text in the book, etc. For details, see https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html#transforming-css-properties
  • Conversion: Allow creating rules to transform styles during conversion, as above. Available in the conversion dialog at 'Look & Feel->Transform style'
  • Edit metadata dialog: Make the hide toolbars right click menu action persistent. Also fix very large number of custom fields causing the basic metadata tab to not be aligned properly
  • Portable Installer: Do not ask to launch calibre when running an automated install. Automated installs will now never launch calibre.
  • Bug Fixes
  • E-book viewer: Hide list numbers for popup footnotes when the footnotes are use
      as the number are likely to be incorrect.
    1. DOCX Input: Ignore the hidden bookmark Word 2010 inserts to enable the go to last edit feature.
    2. Closes tickets: 1552972
    3. Fix keyboard focus lost after merging book records
    4. Closes tickets: 1550520
    5. E-book viewer: Handle Closes tickets: 1550966
    6. Edit Book: Fix spelling correction suggestions not being shown when using the context menu key with the cursor at the end of the word
    7. Improved news sources
    8. Mediapart



Changes for v2.51 - v2.52

  • New Features
  • Allow creating rules to ignore files when adding books based on the filename
  • Useful when using the auto-add feature or when adding in bulk. Preferences->Adding Books->Rules to filter added files
  • calibredb add: Allow specifying filters to control adding of books from directories
  • E-book viewer: Allow copying the Table of Contents to the clipboard by right clicking on it.
  • Closes tickets: 1548791
  • Bug Fixes
  • FB2 metadata: Ignore invalid (unidentifiable) cover images.
  • Closes tickets: 1548417
  • FB2 metadata: Fix error when adding books with non-numeric series numbers.
  • Closes tickets: 1548405
  • DOCX Input: Fix handling of toggle properties such as bold/italic/strikethrough/etc. when specified as document defaults.
  • Closes tickets: 1548187
  • Conversion pipeline: Add support for the q CSS length unit
  • New news sources
  • Al-Masry Alyoum by Hassan Williamson
  • Improved news sources
  • AsiaOne
  • Today Online - Singapore
  • Foreign Policy
  • Outlook India
  • Economic and Political Weekly
  • Foreign Affairs
  • El Pais
  • LA Times
  • Al-Ahram
  • New York Times Book Review



Changes for v2.50.1 - v2.51

  • New Features
  • Add an action to the context menu for the search bar to paste and instantly execute the search.
  • Closes tickets: 1541286
  • When adding multiple books from a single directory, added the books in order of the last modified time of the book files.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix a regression in 2.50 that prevented a small number of devices from being detected on windows
  • PDF metadata: Workaround for PDF files with corrupted XMP metadata packets, generated by Nitro PDF.
  • Closes tickets: 1541981
  • Edit Book Beautify: Do not beautify the insides of heading/p tags even when they are the only child of body
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix published date not being downloaded from amazon.it
  • Fix a regression in 2.50 that broke the user created device driver feature on windows
  • EPUB Input: Fix error when processing EPUB files that uses non-ascii characters for their unique ids.
  • Closes tickets: 1540496
  • When reading the cover from comic files, ignore any image files inside __MACOSX/ directories.
  • Closes tickets: 1539414
  • Fix calibre on OS X unable to connect to sites that support only TLS >= 1.1. Also update the version of Qt bundled on OS X to 5.5.1
  • Improved news sources
  • Endgadget
  • The Economic Times India
  • Discover Magazine



Changes for v2.49 - v2.50.1

  • New Features
  • Change the way that devices are detected on Windows. This fixes device detection problems on some Windows 10 computers
  • Edit Book: When inserting images, add an option to insert the image as a full page image
  • DOCX Input: Add support for framed text created by setting the same border style on neighboring paragraphs.
  • Closes tickets: 1526663
  • Update PocketBook 650 driver for latest firmware revision
  • Closes tickets: 1535801
  • Bug Fixes
  • DOCX Input: Fix empty paragraphs with borders being rendered with an empty line inside the borders
  • ODT Input: Fix fallback PNG images generated by LibreOffice 4.x for SVG images not being ignored
  • Fix restore library failing on some windows systems with non-ascii library paths
  • Edit Book: Fix error when merging an empty HTML document or one that contains only text and no tags.
  • Closes tickets: 1535427
  • Fix failure to add FB2 files that contain published dates.
  • Closes tickets: 1535007
  • Use a private certificate when downloading plugins via HTTPS. This fixes errors on some windows machines that have missing root certificates.
  • Fix tag editor not working correctly for comma-separated custom columns
  • Fix existing rating not being removed when using Polish Books or Embed Metadata tools on EPUB files.
  • Closes tickets: 1534597
  • Improved news sources
  • New Scientist
  • FAZ.net
  • Scientific American
  • Business World Magazine
  • Houston Chronicle



Changes for v2.48 - v2.49

  • New Features
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to allow only a single book to be viewed at a time. Trying to view a second book will cause it to replace the currently viewed book.
  • Closes tickets: 1526504
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the new firmware 3.19.5761
  • Linux build: Update bundled version of Qt to 5.5.1
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix splash screen getting stuck on OSX when restarting calibre in debug mode
  • Get Books: Update plugins for various Polish language book stores to handle changes to the website
  • Amazon metadata download: Handle a change in the amazon website that prevented review metadata from being downloaded
  • Better algorithm for guessing the 'external' network interface that is displayed to the user
  • Tag Mapper: Do not allow the user to create rules with invalid regular expressions
  • E-book viewer: Disallow hyphenation in documents that use mathematical typesetting as the hyphenation breaks that typesetting
  • E-book viewer: Fix some non-ASCII characters not display in embedded MathML.
  • Closes tickets: 1532323
  • Download calibre plugins securely using HTTPS
  • MOBI Output: Try to autofix corrupted PNG images in the input document.
  • Closes tickets: 1531738
  • Nook Glowlight Plus: Send files by default to the NOOK/My Files folder.
  • Closes tickets: 1531394
  • E-book viewer: Fix failure to view comic files that contain non-ASCII characters int heir internal filenames.
  • Closes tickets: 1530517
  • New news sources
  • LaRed21 by Carlos Alves
  • Improved news sources
  • Echo Online
  • Various Uruguayan news sources
  • Economic and Political Weekly
  • Tagesanzeiger



Changes for v2.47 - v2.48

  • New Features
  • Driver for Energy Ereader Screenlight.
  • Closes tickets: 1529108
  • DOCX Input: Add option to have superscripts/subscripts converted so that they do not affect the line height of the line containing them.
  • Closes tickets: 1528055
  • New option to hide empty categories in Tag Browser (Preferences->Look & Feel->Tag Browser)
  • Bug Fixes
  • Image compression: Fix spurious zero byte .bak files being created when compressing png images inside epub files
  • Image compression: Fix bug that could cause zero byte images files/or file in use errors when compressing images
  • Fix some icons not being themeable
  • Closes tickets: 1529501
  • E-book viewer: When using heuristics to detect footnote links check for vertical-align set to top and bottom as well as sub and super
  • Book details panel: Display data in right-to-left format when the calibre interface language is set to a right-to-left language such as Hebrew or Arabic
  • Improved news sources
  • Rzeczpospolita
  • New York Times Book Review
  • der Standard
  • More Intelligent Life
  • Reader's Digest
  • Financial Times
  • New Scientist



Changes for v2.46 - v2.47

  • New Features
  • A new tool to easily export and import all calibre data -- books, settings and plugins
  • Right click the calibre icon in the main calibre toolbar and choose "Export/import all calibre data" to run this tool. It is useful if you want to move to a new computer or duplicate your calibre setup on a second computer, with minimal effort. This tool is very new, so if you run into problems, please report bugs. You can always use the old manual method of copying library folders as a fallback.
  • Get Books: Add plugins for Amazon Australia and Amazon India. Also restore the Amazon EU plugins.
  • Closes tickets: 1526089
  • Bug Fixes
  • PDF Input: Fix conversion of PDF documents that contain ASCII control codes in their outlines not working.
  • Closes tickets: 1527697
  • Edit book: Fix image compression utilities opening a new console per invocation on windows
  • Image compression: If the compression tools return a zero byte image ignore it and use the original image
  • Fix a regression that caused book titles in the Book Details panel to become clickable
  • Improved news sources
  • Fox News
  • Le Devoir
  • Le Monde diplomatique.fr



Changes for v2.45 - v2.46

  • New Features
  • PDF Input: Add support for PDF outlines (bookmarks), if present, they are used as the metadata Table of Contents.
  • Closes tickets: 1524522
  • Book polishing: Add tool to losslessly compress images in the book in order to reduce its filesize, without affecting image quality
  • Edit Book: Add a new tool to compress images in the book losslessly, accessed from the Tools menu
  • Kobo driver: add support for new Kobo firmware
  • Closes tickets: 1524742
  • Bulk metadata edit dialog: Allow entering fractional numbers into the series number start with control.
  • Closes tickets: 1523253
  • Speed up moving libraries by using hardlinks instead of file copies when moving to a location on the same filesystem
  • Get Books: Disable the Amazon EU stores, at Amazon's request
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix moving libraries via calibre leaving behind a copy of the metadata_db_prefs_backup.json file in the original library folder
  • MOBI Input: Warn about corrupted trailing data entries, instead of aborting. Getting some, even partially corrupted text is better than no text.
  • Closes tickets: 1521830
  • Book details: Fix single value custom text column not clickable.
  • Closes tickets: 1521004
  • Saving to disk: Fix custom date column being rendered in GMT instead of the local time zone when used in a save to disk template.
  • Closes tickets: 1520895
  • Improved news sources
  • New York Review of Books
  • Caravan Magazine
  • heise



Changes for v2.44 - v2.45

  • New Features
  • Cover browser: Allow customizing the text that appears under the covers with a template in Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover browser
  • When sending books without a cover to the device, generate a cover with book metadata instead of using the blank book icon
  • Preferenes->Add your own columns: Show more information about existing columns
  • Bug Fixes
  • PDF Output: Handle input documents with fonts that do not have either postscript or full name information.
  • Closes tickets: 1518678
  • DOCX Input: Handle numbering styles that use non-decimal number formats and custom templates.
  • Closes tickets: 1519962
  • Allow restoring of corrupted library to work even if the metadata.db file is missing from the library folder
  • Closes tickets: 1519855
  • Bulk metadata dialog: Fix renaming a custom series via search and replace causing the series index to be reset to 1.
  • Closes tickets: 1519599
  • Bulk metadata dialog: Fix search and replace not working for text like custom columns if the column contains only a single value.
  • Closes tickets: 1516890
  • Content server: Fix next and previous links not working in the mobile view when using a search query that includes url unsafe characters.
  • Closes tickets: 1519606
  • Update Amazon metadata download plugin to handle amazon.com website change that was preventing any metadata from being downloaded
  • Edit Book: Fix error when trying to add words to user dictionary for a book with a language that has no dictionary available.
  • Closes tickets: 1517928
  • Tag browser: Fix various bugs in how grouped search terms are displayed. Also fix counts and average rating for items in user categories
  • When using copy to library also create missing composite columns in the destination library.
  • Closes tickets: 1516880
  • Improved news sources
  • The Guardian and The Observer



Changes for v2.43 - v2.44

  • New Features
  • Allow setting the cover for a book from one of the book's formats by right clicking on the format in the Book details panel.
  • Closes tickets: 1515411
  • Allow drag and drop of all file types onto the book details panel and the format list in the edit metadata dialog.
  • Closes tickets: 1515407
  • Edit Book: When inserting an image into the current document, add a button to paste the image from the clipboard
  • Edit Book: Change the suggested prefix for bulk renaming of files depending on the type of files being renamed.
  • Closes tickets: 1514468
  • On Linux, use the system tray icon from the system theme, if available
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix for error when connecting to some Android phones/tablets that have an SD card on OS X and Linux
  • Linux build: Fix problem with pointing hand mouse cursor not using the system theme on some Linux systems
  • Fix the device view state not being saved when a connected device is ejected/disconnected
  • Edit Book: Fix saving fails if the original file is deleted during editing session
  • Closes tickets: 1513849
  • E-book viewer: When doing a search do not match text in comments, attributes and inappropriate tags, such as