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Old 02-27-2010, 08:45 AM   #1
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GUI suggestion

Today I noticed that the grid that the library view uses, allows you to resize the row heights.

I've always thought the rows in the library view are too big for my tastes, but I assumed it was due to the library (Qt?) that calibre uses.

I think it would be great to add this as a preference, to allow the rows to be shrunk down to minimum height by default.

This allows much more books to be displayed, and IMHO looks much more usable. This is especially important when using a macbook, and there is very limited vertical screen space

Thanks, I hope you consider my suggestion :-)
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:26 AM   #2
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Allied to your suggestion, I'd like to make the icons smaller, or at least to have the option to, to give more real estate to the list.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:39 AM   #3
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You can already make the icons smaller in Preferences->Interface.

As for decreasing row height, calibre used to do that, but I've found that it makes starting up excruciatingly slow, because Qt has to calculate the min height of every row.
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You can already make the icons smaller in Preferences->Interface.
I know, I'd just like to make em smaller than the smallest setting that is available currently
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