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Old 01-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
kiwidude
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[GUI Plugin] Clipboard Search

This plugin offers several shortcuts to execute a Calibre search using whatever text is on the clipboard (Windows shortcut keys shown).

I mostly use it when browsing the web and spot an author or title that I want to see if I already have in Calibre. Copy the web text to the clipboard, switch focus to Calibre then hit Ctrl+S (or it's alternative).

It can also be handy when resolving duplicates within Calibre as you can select the title of the book and do Ctrl+C, Ctrl+S to execute a search on it (the Calibre built-in "Similar search" option does not include titles as an option). Likewise it can also offer a fast way to help find authors that differ in minor ways such as spaces between initials, names reversed etc.

Main Features of v1.3.1:
  • Ctrl+S - Execute a text search (no quotes around clipboard text)
  • Ctrl+Shift+S - Execute an exact text search (adds "" around clipboard text)
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts and toolbar button default action

Special Notes:
  • Requires Calibre 0.8.18 or later.

Installation Steps:
  • Download the attached zip file and install the plugin/restart Calibre as described in the Introduction to plugins thread.
  • Note as this is primarily shortcut driven it does not *have* to be added to your toolbar/context menu to work.

Paypal Donations:
  • If you find this or any of my other plugins useful please feel free to show your appreciation. I have spent many hundreds of unpaid hours in their development and support so any encouragement for me to continue is appreciated!

Version History:
Spoiler:

Version 1.3.1 - 12 Aug 2014
Support for upcoming calibre 2.0

Version 1.3.0 - 11 Sep 2011
Support centralised keyboard shortcuts introduced in Calibre 0.8.14

Version 1.2.1 - 09 Apr 2011
Support skinning of icons by putting them in a plugin name subfolder of local resources/images

Version 1.2 - 03 Apr 2011
Rewritten for new plugin infrastructure in Calibre 0.7.53

Version 1.1 - 31 Jan 2011
Renamed to 'Clipboard Search'
Shortcut keys now configurable via preferences dialog
Added images in case user decides to add this plugin to their toolbar or context menu
Customize the default action when toolbar button is clicked
Rewritten internally to be consistent with other recent plugins

Version 1.0 - 29 Nov 2010
Initial release as 'Search from clipboard'

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Last edited by kovidgoyal; 08-12-2014 at 02:46 AM. Reason: v1.3.1 Released
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