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Old 10-11-2019, 05:00 PM   #1
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Some feedback on the 4.1 viewer

So I greatly appreciate the option to have a scrollbar returned. It's somewhat narrower than the old one and I don't know if there's a way to make it a bit wider, but I could potentially get used to it.

I also appreciate the return of the ability to view book positions, but unfortunately the way it was implemented still lacks the functionality that I need. Previously I used to be able to click in that box and type in the position I wanted which is still not possible. You click on it now and it just brings the menu up.

I also find the font on the headers and footers too small. Is there a way to adjust the font size for those? If not, that would be a helpful thing to add.

I'm still really not fond of the new menu. The way it's laid out is very difficult for me to read and it's like instant eye strain. I really hope that the option to choose between the new menu or the old sidebar will be added. I never felt the old viewer was cluttered at all with the old header and sidebar, and they were much easier for me to navigate than the new setup.

The main thing I like about the new viewer that the old one doesn't have is the ability to estimate how long it will take you to finish a chapter/book. It was a feature that I liked from Moon + Reader, which is one of my favorite ereader apps, but it unfortunately doesn't have a Windows version. Unfortunately, given how difficult I find the new menu system, this is not enough to keep me using the new viewer. I think I'm still going to have to keep using 3.48 until there's an option for a menu that doesn't cause me physical pain to read and preferable the return of a book position box that I can type in to jump to the position I want.
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:38 PM   #2
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For me, the 4.1 viewer is a big improvement on 4.0. I have the scroll bar back, and the bugs in flow mode are corrected. Now everything seems to flow better. Those were my biggest problems, so I'm relieved.

One small detail I'm missing is that when I have the TOC open and I scroll down, as I changed chapters, before 4.0 the TOC elements opened as I scrolled into them (when there are several levels), while now they remain closed.

In any case, thank you to Kovid and to everyone else working on Calibre for giving us such an excellent program. It's a lifesaver for those of us who love ebooks.
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