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Old 03-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Is this a bug? Keyboard issues...

Hi all,

I'm not sure if this is a bug I'm experiencing or I'm doing something wrong...

I'm slowly going though my collection in Calibre (latest version for Mac) and I'm merging records. I'm scrolling down the list using arrow keys and I just select two books to be merged with "M" key. However, after merging, I cannot use arrow keys anymore. I have to select with mouse for arrow keys to work again.

Could someone please verify if this is only happening to me? Also, is this considered a bug? I'd think so but I don't know...

Thanks!

Melanie
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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Same thing happens on my Windows 7 - always has.

If I press the Home (or End) key after the 'M' then the arrow keys resume normal service, you could try that on your Mac

There are other and similar situations where I have to press the Home key to restore the up/down arrow key functions in the spreadsheet. I can't recall what they are because the pressing the Home key has become habitual.

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Old 03-03-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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BetterRed, thanks for confirming!

I guess I'm back to square one... I have so many duplicates, mousing around is simply going to take too much time and it's not worth it.

I guess I'll have to start a new topic and ask what the best way is to import 10,000 books... and deal with all the dupes etc.
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BetterRed, thanks for confirming!

I guess I'm back to square one... I have so many duplicates, mousing around is simply going to take too much time and it's not worth it.

I guess I'll have to start a new topic and ask what the best way is to import 10,000 books... and deal with all the dupes etc.
@MelBr

Have you tried tapping the Home key after you do a merge with 'M' - with luck you should get the up/down arrow keys back - much easier than the mouse. See first image - its a stock apple keyboard.

If you're using a Macbook, then see this for Home, End etc shortcuts http://apple.stackexchange.com/quest...pageup-in-os-x

When you add books you can get Calibre to merge duplicates - its in the Control Add preferences. See second image.

And there's also a very good Plug-in - Find Duplicates - that can be useful for resolving duplicates.

BR
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@MelBr

Have you tried tapping the Home key after you do a merge with 'M' - with luck you should get the up/down arrow keys back - much easier than the mouse. See first image - its a stock apple keyboard.

If you're using a Macbook, then see this for Home, End etc shortcuts http://apple.stackexchange.com/quest...pageup-in-os-x

When you add books you can get Calibre to merge duplicates - its in the Control Add preferences. See second image.

And there's also a very good Plug-in - Find Duplicates - that can be useful for resolving duplicates.

BR


THANK YOU BetterRed!!!

I had no idea about the Find Duplicates plugin. I just installed it and will go through it.

As for merging, I've decided to go with this script... I basically look for files that have the same names (but different extension) and puts them in a temp folder (folder<randomnumber> etc) and then I import them into Calibre using that second option that assumes all of the files in a folder are the same book. This method caught about 30% of the files. Im hoping this Duplicate plugin will help with the rest.

Thanks again,

Melanie

Edit: yes, Home key (Fn-Left arrow on my keyboard) works fine as a workaround for that bug! TY.

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