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Old 04-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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Feature Request: limit viewer windows to one instance only.

Hopefully this is a simple request to implement.

Basically I would very much like to see a tick box in the viewer config which give me the choice of limiting the viewer to a single instance. In other words, all books are opened in the same window, rather than each new book opening a separate window.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:02 AM   #2
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:01 AM   #3
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Yesterday I was messing around with the Cover Browser and clicked on a book to open it. I didn't see an immediate response so I figured it must need a double click and I tried again. Directly after that I had three instances of the same book opened in three different viewing windows. If I had the tweak mentioned by the OP I could have protected me from myself.

Also if I was doing eyeball checks of my books one after the other you wouldn't need to keep closing the viewer windows as you go.

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Old 04-23-2012, 02:20 AM   #4
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This is actually far from simple to implement. You'd need to implement some form of IPC in the viewer process and global locking. While that's certainly do-able (it's done in the main GUI), it's not easy to do.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:51 AM   #5
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I sometimes open 2 Viewers at the same time to compare how Calibre displays (different file) versions. If this Is implemented: optional, please.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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I am torn both ways. Ideally I would like the default behavior to be to re-use the same viwer, but still have a way of opening a particular book in another viewer instance if I want.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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I'd definitely check that box if something like this was implemented, but since it's apparently a difficult thing to do I think my "vote" would be to leave it alone and focus on other improvements.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:05 PM   #8
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It will certainly be an option if I do implement it. Go ahead and open a bug report asking for the enhancement. I'll get to it eventually.
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