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[GUI Plugin] View Manager

This plugin allows you to easily switch between different views of your library. A view can consist of a combination of columns to be displayed in a certain order, with optional additions of a specified sort order, search restriction and/or saved search to be applied when the view is selected.

Example usages:
  • When performing certain tasks like editing metadata you want different columns visible.
  • You have multiple book types in your library, for which you want to display different columns for when you filter by that book type.
  • You want an easy way to quickly re-apply a default multi-column sort order.
  • You want to display/sort/filter your books differently while your device is connected (such as excluding books that are wishlist items and sorting those on the device at the top).

Main features of v1.3.0
  • Create as many different views as you wish
  • Views are library specific (redefine your views within each as you may have different columns)
  • Define which of your columns are visible and the display order for each view
  • Save your column widths on demand for the current view
  • Optional sort order(s) to be applied (right-click to choose ascending/descending)
  • Optional search restriction to be applied
  • Optional saved search to be applied
  • Optional keyboard shortcuts for quick access
  • Option to automatically apply either last selected view or a specifically named view at startup/when switching libraries

Special Notes:
  • Requires Calibre 0.8.57 or later.
  • If you enable the "automatically apply last view" functionality and then this will override over any values you have specified in tweaks for startup columns or restrictions.

Installation Steps:
  1. Download the attached zip file and install the plugin/restart Calibre/add to context menu or toolbar as described in the Introduction to plugins thread.

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 1.3.0 - 22 Jun 2012
Now requires calibre 0.8.57
Store views in the calibre database rather than a json file, to allow reuse from different computers (not simultaneously!)
Add a support option to the "Other" tab allowing viewing the plugin data stored in the database
No longer support upgrading from plugin versions older than 1.2.0

Version 1.2.1 - 11 Sep 2011
When switching libraries, ensure no issues with old menu items causing a crash

Version 1.2.0 - 11 Sep 2011
Upgrade to support the centralised keyboard shortcut management in Calibre
When opening the configuration dialog, default to the last selected view

Version 1.1.2 - 16 Jul 2011
Fix config error introduced with 1.1.1

Version 1.1.1 - 16 Jul 2011
Fix error issue for first time users

Version 1.1.0 - 11 Jul 2011
Add ability to store column widths as part of the view information

Version 1.0.6 - 15 Jun 2011
Indicate the last selected view with a checkbox in the menu

Version 1.0.5 - 23 Apr 2011
Fix bug of not always remembering the last applied view when restarting/switching libraries
Enhance configuration options to allow specifying a view to apply at startup
Ensure any auto applying of views is a per library setting

Version 1.0.4 - 14 Apr 2011
Fix bug of applying a blank saved search not working

Version 1.0.3 - 12 Apr 2011
Fix bug of plugin not working for first time users from 1.0.2
Add text to config dialog advising of behaviour if enable automatic apply view

Version 1.0.2 - 11 Apr 2011
Offer configuration option to apply last selected view at startup or switching libraries
Change configuration file format to offer more flexibility

Version 1.0.1 - 10 Apr 2011
Fix bug of key error when creating new views

Version 1.0 - 10 Feb 2011
Initial release of View Manager plugin
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Last edited by kiwidude; 06-22-2012 at 04:07 PM. Reason: v1.3.0 Released
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