Maybe I am missing something here, but isn't there already an easy way to do this by clicking on the "search binoculars" beside the search bar. Click on the Title, Author, Series tab and type in the search criteria. Click on the down arrow at the bottom if you want to search in other data sets.
Originally Posted by transmitthis
I always have problems searching - took me ages trying to discover the proper format to do a date search one day. (forgotten it now)
I would like to suggest there is a key modifier added that would automatically put the correct string into the search bar, ready for you to search...
Ctr+"Author column" (Left click in Column heading)
Would place authors:"="
Ah, wait a mo, I bet thats not possible, and it would leave the curser outside of the " so people would have to remember to type in the right place.
Still there should be a more simple one click way of searching within a particular column without having to remember these search strings with : and "" and = etc., as most users are not going to type that, they are just going to free text search
PS (C2D 3Ghz 4GBRam, Win7,64bit
Calibre starts in:
5 seconds - if the library only contains one book.
with 9000 books
60 seconds to open
14 seconds if its previously been opened, ie still in cache
I know some programs open, while loading required data in the background, to speed up load times.