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Originally Posted by frb
Is there a way to launch calibre in a read only mode ?
No, however you could start the content server and access calibre via the web. Accessing via the content server is read only.
Moved the thread to general calibre forum. The development forum is not the place to ask general questions. Please read the "PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING - The purpose of this subforum
" sticky post from the top of the Development forum.
For those new to the forum at the top of all calibre forums are sticky posts with information on many frequently asked questions.