Fri. Nov 22nd, 2019

Calibre 4.3 released, powerful open source e-book management software

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calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager. Users say it’s outstanding and a must-have. It’ll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software. It’s also completely free and open source and great for both casual users and computer experts.

  • Save time on managing your e-book collection
  • Use it everywhere and with anything
  • Comprehensive e-book viewer
  • Download news/magazines from the web
  • Share and backup your library easily
  • Edit the books in your collection
  • Satisfy every e-book need and get support
Calibre 4.3 released.

Changelog

New features

  • Viewer: Halve the time taken to prepare large EPUB files for first open
  • Viewer: Add an optional toolbar with common actions turn it on under Preferences->Miscellaneous
  • Viewer: Change the default color scheme to “System” which matches the colors used by the rest of calibre/the operating system. Also means the colors change automatically when the system color theme changes.
  • Viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut ; to go to a book location or position
  • Viewer: Add a control to easily reset the interface to defaults
  • Viewer: Allow also using –open-at with book positions
  • Viewer: Add command line option to force reloading of books

Bug fixes

  • Content server: Fix conversion of comics not working.

    Closes tickets: 1847017

  • Book details: Allow right click to copy author links and identifiers
  • Book details: Fix removal of identifiers via right click not working
  • Book details: Fix clicking on tags etc not generating exact match searches
  • Viewer: When resizing and the resizing back to the old size ensure we return to the same page in paged mode.

    Closes tickets: 1847507

  • Duplicates dialog: Sort sub-list of matching books already in calibre by author for easier inspection.

    Closes tickets: 1851386

  • PDF Output: Fix links that go to destinations in the same file not working.

    Closes tickets: 1849529

  • Viewer: Fix changes to keyboard shortcuts not being applied until viewer is restarted.

    Closes tickets: 1851045

  • DOCX Input: Fix AlternateContent blocks rendering both choice and fallback sections.

    Closes tickets: 1847365

  • macOS: Fix unable to re-arrange entries in the CSV catalog list.

    Closes tickets: 1850918

  • Windows: fix UTF-16/truncated output when reporting unhandled exceptions
  • Viewer: Fix mouse wheel not working when mouse is over page margins.

    Closes tickets: 1850845

  • Linux: Install bash completions as individual files for each calibre binary
  • Content server: Fix download button not working with non-ebook formats.

    Closes tickets: 1850078

  • Fix a crash in popup completion lists if the mouse is over the list and list is scrolled with the keyboard
  • Viewer: Fix rare exception when navigating to a CFI.

    Closes tickets: 1849775

  • Viewer: Ignore failures printing console message when the viewer is launched with broken stderr.

    Closes tickets: 1849612

  • Amazon metadata: Fix failure to get published date from audible book pages.

    Closes tickets: 1849400

  • Viewer: Fix shortcuts preferences not being translated
  • Tag browser: Fix incorrect text color when using dark theme for hovered item
  • Fix crash if canceling the icon theme download while covers are downloading
  • Viewer: Fix non-ASCII content in stylesheets not being interpreted correctly.

    Closes tickets: 1848858

  • Viewer/Content server: Fix history for completion popups such as search bars not being stored correctly.

    Closes tickets: 1847976

  • PDF Output: When a link with a fragment points to a non-existent anchor link to the top of the file instead of not linking at all
  • PDF Output: Fix standard svg fullscreen image markup not working
  • PDF Output: Fix some books with full screen images failing to convert.

    Closes tickets: 1848701

Improved news sources

  • Clarin
  • Various Polish news sources