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Old 03-11-2012, 11:57 AM   #1
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Searching for author or title of book

When I first installed Calibre and searched for a book, I typed it in and hit 'enter', and the book appeared.

But since installing the more recent updates the 'search' does not seem be as good.

I typed in 'Mark Twain' (the quickest way to find an author or title) and hit 'enter' but the search results seemed to come up with nothing; but I was sure I had a Mark Twain book, so I scrolled down and there were a few highlighted in green, some which had absolutely nothing to do with Mark Twain, and eventually I found two highlighted which were by Mark Twain.

Am I doing something wrong or is the way Calibre searches different now.

When I first started searching Calibre the results always popped up without any problems, but now results are all over the place.

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Sounds like you have enabled search highlighting:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=168508
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Thank you.
What is the reason for the other type of search?
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Thank you.
What is the reason for the other type of search?
It is the same search, different way of displaying.

(I don't use that mode)
You might want to see where in a bigger,ordered list, those items fall.

Example: sort by Size
Now do your (highlight) search

You can see where the results fall among other books of similar sizes
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Just click on the advanced search icon - right next to the search bar, and type in there instead.


Would be better if calibre could incorporate that search better into the main search space - ie There could be a simple check box on the column heading, and clicking it would mean the next search would be restricted to that.
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