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Old 11-11-2010, 10:23 AM   #1
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[Old Thread] (viewer) Ignoring left-off position

For reading a structured document non-sequentially I would like the viewer to always start at the beginning (an index page). Effectively, ebook-viewer should not load and save bookmarks from the epub document.
Is this possible in an elegant way? I've considered adding a command line option for this, but the actual code that handles the bookmarks load/save seems too generic to change for this purpose.
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Run calibre from source and patch the relevant code to not load bookmarks?
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:58 AM   #3
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Yes. That's the brute force way.
I'm hoping that there's also a more elegant way so other users can also benefit.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:04 AM   #4
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Implement it as a toggleable option in the preferences and submit the fix to Kovid?
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:12 AM   #5
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Just press Ctrl+Home when the viewer starts, it will take you to the start of the document.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:47 AM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestion, but a touchscreen PC does not have Ctrl-Home .
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If you can do right clicks, the goto start action is accessible via the right click context menu as well.
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Implement it as a toggleable option in the preferences and submit the fix to Kovid?
That would be my preferred solution. Now if he only would give me a clue how to get at the command line options from within the iterator...
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you dont need to access the options in the iterator, you need to do it in viewer.main, where the last saved position is loaded.
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The idea is to have books that have a first page that is a customised table of contents.
I went with the following approach:
* command line option: --start, when used:
* the book will be positioned at the first page (implicit goto_start())
* the [TOC] button will behave as goto_start()

This works for me. Anyone think this is more generally useful?
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* command line option: --start, when used:
* the book will be positioned at the first page (implicit goto_start())
* the [TOC] button will behave as goto_start()
Here's the patch, updated for 0.8.17. Hope it will be useful.
Note that the --start functionality is different from the remember_current_page option.
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