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Old 12-13-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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I really like Calibre, and I like it even better for being open source. I've always been a reader and though I had to will myself to overcome my resistance to digital over hard copy, I have done so. Now I look at all the books (I recently moved which is a reminder of the weight and space they consume) and feel both like I am betraying them, and I would like to dump them.

I did wonder where I might post on a suggested keyboard shortcut on the main book list screen to swap title/author without having to go into metadata page. I find a lot of my older books that I've been collecting for a while need this.

Another question about resource management is whether there is a way to select a less demanding background mode for larger tasks, a maximum cpu and disk threshold or percentage.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:41 AM   #2
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I did wonder where I might post on a suggested keyboard shortcut on the main book list screen to swap title/author without having to go into metadata page. I find a lot of my older books that I've been collecting for a while need this.
This might help you. You can select multiple books one at a time by holding down the control key and selecting a book. Once you have a bunch of books selected then open the edit metadata window and swap the title and author by checking the box and clicking OK.

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Another question about resource management is whether there is a way to select a less demanding background mode for larger tasks, a maximum cpu and disk threshold or percentage.
Go to Preferences - Miscellaneous and change Job priority to Low. This will ensure conversion jobs will not interfere in your normal operations. You can also go to Preferences - Miscellaneous and check the Limit the max. simultaneous jobs to the available cpu cores.

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Old 12-14-2011, 02:12 AM   #3
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:42 AM   #4
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:06 AM   #5
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