Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-04-2010, 02:55 PM   #1
Perkin
Guru
Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.
 
Perkin's Avatar
 
Posts: 655
Karma: 64171
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kent, England, Sol 3, ZZ9 plural Z Alpha
Device: Sony PRS-300, Kobo Aura HD, iPad (Marvin)
Drag 'n' Drop

Can you make the drag 'n' drop facility optional from preferences.

I usually select a lot of books etc with mouse only, but can no longer do that, if I try a select several items, it now tries dragging the first item.

Selecting several items is now a lot more cumbersome and time-consuming.

Edit:
Especially when not in one continusous block, you now have to select them all indvidually.

And mistakingly dropping a large amount of selected files, back into calibre is *really* annoying, especially when you've done it several times. (because I was trying to select another book)

Last edited by Perkin; 10-04-2010 at 03:00 PM.
Perkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 04:36 PM   #2
Man Eating Duck
Addict
Man Eating Duck juggles neatly with hedgehogs.Man Eating Duck juggles neatly with hedgehogs.Man Eating Duck juggles neatly with hedgehogs.Man Eating Duck juggles neatly with hedgehogs.Man Eating Duck juggles neatly with hedgehogs.Man Eating Duck juggles neatly with hedgehogs.Man Eating Duck juggles neatly with hedgehogs.Man Eating Duck juggles neatly with hedgehogs.Man Eating Duck juggles neatly with hedgehogs.Man Eating Duck juggles neatly with hedgehogs.Man Eating Duck juggles neatly with hedgehogs.
 
Posts: 253
Karma: 69784
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Oslo, Norway
Device: Kobo Aura, Sony PRS-650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perkin View Post
I usually select a lot of books etc with mouse only, but can no longer do that, if I try a select several items, it now tries dragging the first item.

Selecting several items is now a lot more cumbersome and time-consuming.
I don't know which OS you're on, but on Windows and Linux you can select multiple books and ranges by combining Control/Shift and mouse click. I'm not at my Linux box right now (I do this by motor memory and don't remember the keys), but on Windows it works like this: Say you have 7 books:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Important: Never move the mouse without releasing the left button.

To select 1 and 3: Click 1, press and hold control, click 3, release control. Done (but it seems you know this already).

To select 1,3-5 and 7: Click 1, press and hold control, click 3, press and hold shift as well without letting go of control, click 5, release shift but not Control, click 7, release Control. 1,3,4,5 and 7 should now be selected. To select additional ranges, use shift as you did for 3-5.

This is a lot easier than it sounds, after a few tries it's quite intuitive. Hope this helps

Edit: I suddenly understood that I probably misunderstood your complaint. Oh well, I'll just leave the instructions in case they are helpful to someone. I do agree that the ability to drag'n'drop a book from the library to the *same* library seems a bit... superfluous
I guess there is a technical reason for it.

Last edited by Man Eating Duck; 10-04-2010 at 04:45 PM.
Man Eating Duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 04:49 PM   #3
Perkin
Guru
Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.
 
Perkin's Avatar
 
Posts: 655
Karma: 64171
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kent, England, Sol 3, ZZ9 plural Z Alpha
Device: Sony PRS-300, Kobo Aura HD, iPad (Marvin)
It was a LOT simpler before, Using your example, I'd select 1, press+hold CTRL, then dragselect 3-5, then click 7. (not to bad with only 5 to select, but when you're selecting loads, it becomes a real problem)

Now can no longer do that, if I try to do the drag select calibre goes into drag-mode and if you're not careful and accidentally release the button, it will try and add all the books you've got selected.


I have found a slight help, If i select the actual numbers of the entries in the list rather than the entries themselves, calibre does what it used to. Just have to remeber to do that, not so easy when I've been doing it the old way for ages.

The times I've tried to select even just a few items, and ended up dragging the first item
already.

If you must have drag-n-drop FROM calibre, can't there be a preference to disable it OR a qualifier key to initiate it, after using calibre for ages, this is now counter intuitive and REALLY annoying
Perkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,465
Karma: 5383257
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
All you have to do is click 1 press shift and click 5 then press control and click 7
kovidgoyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 05:01 PM   #5
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,465
Karma: 5383257
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
In anycase in the next release if you have a modifier key pressed, like ctrl or shift, the drag and drop wont be started.
kovidgoyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 05:08 PM   #6
Perkin
Guru
Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.
 
Perkin's Avatar
 
Posts: 655
Karma: 64171
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kent, England, Sol 3, ZZ9 plural Z Alpha
Device: Sony PRS-300, Kobo Aura HD, iPad (Marvin)
Kovid, I knew that , but selecting several blocks is now a lot more difficult, I would hold CTRL, drag select one block, then keeping CTRL held, drag select other blocks.

Now I can't do that, and have to select each individually.

For example say out of 100 entries I wanted to select 6-11, 18-26, 34-37, 42, 47-51, 59-64, 85-91 and 97-99

Previously this would have been simpler, but now because of the new drag-n-drop is a lot more cumbersome and counter-intuitive.

And getting un-used to the way calibre used to be able to select, by drag-selecting has already cause numerous expletives, and re-adding of selected books.

Can you please do a preference/tweak to turn off this behaviour.
Perkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 05:15 PM   #7
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,465
Karma: 5383257
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
See my previous post
kovidgoyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 05:18 PM   #8
Perkin
Guru
Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.Perkin calls his or her ebook reader Vera.
 
Perkin's Avatar
 
Posts: 655
Karma: 64171
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kent, England, Sol 3, ZZ9 plural Z Alpha
Device: Sony PRS-300, Kobo Aura HD, iPad (Marvin)
Missed that by cross-posting. I can't type that fast.

Thanks, now waiting for next release. (which is what I'd do anyway )
Perkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 09:19 PM   #9
lunixer
Addict
lunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-books
 
lunixer's Avatar
 
Posts: 231
Karma: 928
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kindle 3
I'd also like it to be optional in the next release. I keep accidentally dragging and dropping back onto the open calibre window. And then it adds the books, informs me that it is a duplicate, etc. It's just a little annoying. Or maybe you could make it so that you can't drag and drop back into the calibre window, since there are other ways to duplicate books if that's what someone is trying to do.
lunixer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 11:11 PM   #10
DoctorOhh
US Navy, Retired
DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DoctorOhh's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,909
Karma: 12755553
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by lunixer View Post
I'd also like it to be optional in the next release.
You might want to read the thread before wasting our time by posting a redundant complaint after the solution has already been decided and reported that it will be in the next release, see post #5 above.
DoctorOhh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 11:20 PM   #11
lunixer
Addict
lunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-bookslunixer has learned how to read e-books
 
lunixer's Avatar
 
Posts: 231
Karma: 928
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kindle 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwanthny View Post
You might want to read the thread before wasting our time by posting a redundant complaint after the solution has already been decided and reported that it will be in the next release, see post #5 above.
Post #5 is completely unrelated to what I was discussing. I was talking about when I am dealing with books, such as double clicking, not when I am selecting a number of books with or without a modifier key.
lunixer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 11:48 PM   #12
DoctorOhh
US Navy, Retired
DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DoctorOhh's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,909
Karma: 12755553
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by lunixer View Post
Post #5 is completely unrelated to what I was discussing. I was talking about when I am dealing with books, such as double clicking, not when I am selecting a number of books with or without a modifier key.
My mistake. I'm glad that's cleared up it wasn't clear from your initial post.

I do see where you can drag and drop a single book within the calibre book list. Apart from selecting multiple books I can't see where it would be common to stumble across this, but it certainly is there.
DoctorOhh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 01:23 AM   #13
Anarel
Evangelist
Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.Anarel has a propeller beanie that spins backward.
 
Anarel's Avatar
 
Posts: 424
Karma: 61399
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: K1, GKDX, K3
>_> I just noticed the update, I tried to select several books to convert all at once and I just kept adding the books back to the library they were already in... Kinda like when there's a video on youtube and people repost it on youtube....

I don't wanna hit Command+Alt+a number every time I need to select a number of books ;_;
Anarel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 01:37 AM   #14
DoctorOhh
US Navy, Retired
DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DoctorOhh's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,909
Karma: 12755553
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anarel View Post
>_> I just noticed the update, I tried to select several books to convert all at once and I just kept adding the books back to the library they were already in... Kinda like when there's a video on youtube and people repost it on youtube....
Kovid in post 5 said it would effectively be corrected or at least minimized drastically in the next release.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kovidgoyal View Post
In anycase in the next release if you have a modifier key pressed, like ctrl or shift, the drag and drop wont be started.
And as an interim measure Perkin stated in post 3 that he could work around this by:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Perkin View Post
I have found a slight help, If i select the actual numbers of the entries in the list rather than the entries themselves, calibre does what it used to. Just have to remember to do that, not so easy when I've been doing it the old way for ages.

Last edited by DoctorOhh; 10-05-2010 at 01:40 AM.
DoctorOhh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 11:38 AM   #15
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,465
Karma: 5383257
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
Quote:
Originally Posted by lunixer View Post
I'd also like it to be optional in the next release. I keep accidentally dragging and dropping back onto the open calibre window. And then it adds the books, informs me that it is a duplicate, etc. It's just a little annoying. Or maybe you could make it so that you can't drag and drop back into the calibre window, since there are other ways to duplicate books if that's what someone is trying to do.
Next reelase wont allow you to drag and drop back into calibre.
kovidgoyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drag and Drop jjjconnon Calibre 11 02-28-2010 12:59 AM
Drag and drop suggestion AprilHare Calibre 1 01-16-2010 11:00 AM
Drag-n-drop to a 500? DrMoze Sony Reader 1 10-21-2009 05:43 PM
Drag and Drop of Folders iain_benson Calibre 1 01-24-2009 03:13 PM
Drag and Drop not working mazzeltjes Calibre 2 01-15-2009 06:32 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:16 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.