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Old 09-24-2011, 07:08 AM   #61
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That's a very cool icon. I replaced the original with this one and it worked perfectly until I updated to 0.8.20. The original icon came back.

I guess I should have set the new icon as read-only?
Reading the directions closer would be better than setting it to read only. You need to create the path in your configuration directory.

Calibre Settings\resources\images\

and place the icon in this directory.

If you use any plugins this path may already be there in your configuration directory, simply place the icon there and restart calibre. Updates will not overwrite these icons.

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Old 09-24-2011, 07:58 AM   #62
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I actually LIKE the way Calibre looks - it is functional and easy to use.
Agreed! I like its distinctive look and ease of use.

One, (very minor), GUI issue is that the 3-icons in the bottom right, (next to the Jobs status), seem a bit out of place, (clutterish) - perhaps they should be on a "View" tool button on the main toolbar instead.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:10 AM   #63
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One, (very minor), GUI issue is that the 3-icons in the bottom right, (next to the Jobs status), seem a bit out of place, (clutterish) - perhaps they should be on a "View" tool button on the main toolbar instead.
I actually love those icons there, I use then quite often. They seem out of order to me. I would like to see the tag browser as the left icon, followed by cover browser then book details.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:44 AM   #64
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When I first installed Calibre I thought it looked "old" and I felt it wasn't very intuitive.

Now, a year later, I actually like the way it looks. I actually had to open it up while rading this thread and try to look at it with not-too-biased eyes (hard, since I love the program so much!), and even though it's not very pretty, it's simple and clutter free. And I do appreciate that it looks the same update after update, because I'm lazy and don't want to learn to use a new UI!

The only customization I have done apart from removing icons I don't use is exchanging the default "remove" icon for the trash icon provided here. Works a treat and so much more appropriate than the green "recycle" icon! (Thanks for that Jackie_W!)

There are lots of things I have no clue about in Calibre, but the basic things I want to do are really easy.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:44 AM   #65
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I actually love those icons there, I use then quite often. They seem out of order to me. I would like to see the tag browser as the left icon, followed by cover browser then book details.
So perhaps a bit more customisability of the current GUI would suit us both, without the need for a major overhaul.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:52 AM   #66
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Reading the directions closer would be better than setting it to read only. You need to create the path in your configuration directory.

Calibre Settings\resources\images\

and place the icon in this directory.

If you use any plugins this path may already be there in your configuration directory, simply place the icon there and restart calibre. Updates will not overwrite these icons.
Many thanks, Walt.

I have many plugins but this directory didn't already exist. Created \resources\images\, put trash.png in it and it's now working.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:38 AM   #67
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I actually love those icons there, I use then quite often. They seem out of order to me. I would like to see the tag browser as the left icon, followed by cover browser then book details.
+1 on the ordering being "wrong" Walt. I've never mentioned it because I wondered whether that ordering made sense in one of Calibre's other "modes" like Wide mode or something, but if that is not the case I agree they should be swapped around.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:41 AM   #68
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+1 on the ordering being "wrong" Walt. I've never mentioned it because I wondered whether that ordering made sense in one of Calibre's other "modes" like Wide mode or something, but if that is not the case I agree they should be swapped around.
I run in wide mode and was wondering the same thing.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:42 AM   #69
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I just checked, so do I - perhaps I should have said whether the ordering makes sense in "narrow" mode
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I have no problems with the way Calibre look. Sure, it isn't the most fancy looking but it is a great program that works without problem. And that's what count to me .
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:48 PM   #71
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I just checked, so do I - perhaps I should have said whether the ordering makes sense in "narrow" mode
I've fixed the ordering to be consistent with the mode being used.
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:07 PM   #72
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I actually love those icons there, I use then quite often. They seem out of order to me. I would like to see the tag browser as the left icon, followed by cover browser then book details.

They are also on the right side so my mouse does not have to traverse the screen to get to them.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:24 PM   #73
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I've fixed the ordering to be consistent with the mode being used.
That cleans up the GUI for me.

Thanks.
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One alternative is to use click and hold instead of requiring the clicking of the arrow. Would that be more usable for you?

EDIT: Never mind, changing to click and hold is liable toconfuse people as it means the arrow will no longer be clickable, so I guess I'll just add the right click.
Thank you for even considering this! I'm sure any solution you settle on will be more than adequate. As I said in my earlier post, I certainly hope this interface "fix" is taken with the appropriately modest priority level that it merits relative to other fixes that would address real functionality.
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This thread got me thinking about the graphical effects issue and I realize there may be a way to fix it on windows (and maybe even OS X, though I'm less sure about that). It would work by using a custom Qt style, probably a modification of QtCurve. This requires not too much work (basically customizing QtCurve and getting it to compile on windows/os x). After which it is just a drop in replacement for the current Qt style.

The downside is that calibre would no longer have a "native look and feel" (i.e things like progress bars, dialogs, buttons etc. wont look like those from other windows programs). I dont know if that is worth it, opinions?

This would also allow for greater customization of the the calibre UI via a CSS like stylesheet, which could of course be "skinned".

For an example of the kinds of things would be possible, the current SONY software uses Qt with a custom style+stylesheet.
+1 - I definitely vote for!
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