Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-24-2009, 05:21 AM   #1
phkoech
Member
phkoech began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 10
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2009
Device: Sony PRS-505
Automatically grab news at windows startup ?

I want Calibre to automatically grab news and send it to my ebook when I start Windows.

The only way I've found to do that is to schedule my news in Calibre (egg at 7 am) and automatically start Calibre at windows startup.

The problem with my solution is that Calibre windows appear at each windows startup, and I have to hide it manually.

What is the best solution to do that ? Should I use command line to run Calibre in silent mode at windows startup ?
phkoech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 07:30 AM   #2
acidzebra
Liseuse Lover
acidzebra ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.acidzebra ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.acidzebra ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.acidzebra ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.acidzebra ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.acidzebra ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.acidzebra ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.acidzebra ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.acidzebra ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.acidzebra ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.acidzebra ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
acidzebra's Avatar
 
Posts: 869
Karma: 1035404
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Netherlands
Device: PRS-505
Hmmm, I just leave Calibre running on my linux box and attach my reader briefly in the morning to sync the scheduled downloaded news for reading on the way to work. Works for me. Of course I never turn the damn thing off

Other than that, yes, it looks like you will be running commandline. Look at ebook-convert (linked to the recipe section of the manual) and ebook-device which is undocumented as of yet but will yield info when executed from the commandline.
acidzebra is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Advertisement
Old 08-24-2009, 11:43 AM   #3
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,436
Karma: 5383257
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
calibre has a --start-in-tray option, use it.
kovidgoyal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 03:14 AM   #4
phkoech
Member
phkoech began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 10
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2009
Device: Sony PRS-505
Thanks for this usefull start-in-tray option. That's exactly what I wanted
phkoech is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Calibre news automatically deleting kidblue Amazon Kindle 43 10-12-2011 06:08 AM
deliver news feeds automatically? oddboy Calibre 12 11-30-2010 11:34 PM
Calibre crashes in windows on startup Jamz Calibre 12 09-17-2010 03:58 PM
Grab news error with PDF output chatainsim Calibre 3 02-28-2010 07:59 PM
Windows Startup Files - What/Why gvtexas Feedback 0 06-11-2003 11:00 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:50 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.