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Old 01-14-2020, 05:38 PM   #1
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How to clear the search history in the ebook viewer?

The answers in old threads with this question say that in the Preferences button in the viewer and under Miscellaneous there is a button to clear search history, but this function seems to be missing in the current Calibre version.

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Old 01-14-2020, 05:51 PM   #2
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I don't recall the V4 viewer ever having a clear search history function. Took me a while to realise it even kept any search history

FWIW: they're in the "search-bar-history-search-in-book" section of viewer-webengine.json.

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I don't recall the V4 viewer ever having a clear search history function. Took me a while to realise it even kept any search history

FWIW: they're in the "search-bar-history-search-in-book" section of viewer-webengine.json.

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Thanks! Deleting the json file did it.

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If you deleted the file you would have lost many other settings. My hint was intended to suggest you remove a specific section.

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If you deleted the file you would have lost many other settings. My hint was intended to suggest you remove a specific section.

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Oh crap... can you tell what settings I lost, please?
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Not precisely. If you have a backup of your user folder then you can restore the file from there?

This is my viewer-webengine.json, the white lines are where I've collapsed the irrelevant details

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Name:	Annotation 2020-01-15 101957.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	168.2 KB
ID:	176397

Tip: in future instead of blithely deleting application control files, rename them to something like viewer-webengine.json.save.

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