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

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre > Library Management

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-21-2015, 05:32 PM   #1
BruceDC
Junior Member
BruceDC began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 1
Karma: 10
Join Date: Nov 2015
Device: iPad air 2
Red face Is there a maximum number of libraries.

There seems to be a maximum of 3 calibre libraries in the switch library list. Is there a way I can manage more than 4 libraries?
BruceDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 05:50 PM   #2
theducks
Well trained by Cats
theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
theducks's Avatar
 
Posts: 21,779
Karma: 20975546
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: K4NT, Galaxy Tab 2(RIP)
That is just the (Quick) switch list
Just use the Use Existing item in the Maintenance menu
I thought the 'Quick' was limited to the Last 3, but further down, was more (10). Ain't so on my 2.44 (w10X64)
theducks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 06:59 PM   #3
jgaiser
Omnivorous
jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jgaiser's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,276
Karma: 25839547
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rural NW Oregon
Device: Kindle Voyage, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle 3, KPW1
Quote:
Originally Posted by theducks View Post
I thought the 'Quick' was limited to the Last 3, but further down, was more (10). Ain't so on my 2.44 (w10X64)
Well, I've got 22 libraries in my Quick switch, and I was sure there was an entry in Preferences to set that, but I'm not finding anything. But, definitely more than 3.
jgaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 07:05 PM   #4
theducks
Well trained by Cats
theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
theducks's Avatar
 
Posts: 21,779
Karma: 20975546
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: K4NT, Galaxy Tab 2(RIP)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgaiser View Post
Well, I've got 22 libraries in my Quick switch, and I was sure there was an entry in Preferences to set that, but I'm not finding anything. But, definitely more than 3.
I wonder if your existing list is grand fathered.
I just added a 4th Library today, and an old one spooled off the list
theducks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 07:05 PM   #5
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: 33,054
Karma: 10034422
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
There is no limit to the number of libraries you can manage. Only five most used libraries are shown at the bottom of the menu you get when you click the calibre button, but all of them are listed in the Quick Switch sub-menu.

EDIT: Well technically, not all, but a maximum number that is controlled by a tweak in Preferences->Tweaks. If your number of libraries is larger than the value of this tweak then the quick switch sub-menu becomes sorted alphabetically instead of by usage frequency.

Last edited by kovidgoyal; 11-21-2015 at 07:16 PM.
kovidgoyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 07:16 PM   #6
theducks
Well trained by Cats
theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
theducks's Avatar
 
Posts: 21,779
Karma: 20975546
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: K4NT, Galaxy Tab 2(RIP)
I musta moved one (seldom used), and it self cleaned. I added it back and Now there are 4
theducks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2015, 03:03 PM   #7
jgaiser
Omnivorous
jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jgaiser's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,276
Karma: 25839547
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rural NW Oregon
Device: Kindle Voyage, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle 3, KPW1
Quote:
Originally Posted by kovidgoyal View Post
EDIT: Well technically, not all, but a maximum number that is controlled by a tweak in Preferences->Tweaks. If your number of libraries is larger than the value of this tweak then the quick switch sub-menu becomes sorted alphabetically instead of by usage frequency.
Ok... I knew I tweaked something. Default is 10. Mine is set to 25.

Preferences->Tweak->Sort the list of libraries alphabetically
jgaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 06:29 AM   #8
Capricorn
Enthusiast
Capricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enough
 
Posts: 48
Karma: 532
Join Date: Jan 2012
Device: Pocketbook Touch HD
Quote:
Originally Posted by kovidgoyal View Post
There is no limit to the number of libraries you can manage. Only five most used libraries are shown at the bottom of the menu you get when you click the calibre button, but all of them are listed in the Quick Switch sub-menu.

EDIT: Well technically, not all, but a maximum number that is controlled by a tweak in Preferences->Tweaks. If your number of libraries is larger than the value of this tweak then the quick switch sub-menu becomes sorted alphabetically instead of by usage frequency.
Is there also some tweak to change the maximum of five libraries in the menu of the calibre button? I looked at the tweaks and at other preferences but did not see any option.
AS I constantly change libraries to search for stuff, it would improve my workflow if there could be a few more in the main list, instead of having to go to the quick switch time and again.


Capricorn
Capricorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 08:14 AM   #9
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: 33,054
Karma: 10034422
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
No I'm afraid this is not something I am interested in adding.
kovidgoyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 08:32 AM   #10
peaceridge
Fanatic
peaceridge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.peaceridge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.peaceridge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.peaceridge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.peaceridge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.peaceridge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.peaceridge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.peaceridge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.peaceridge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.peaceridge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.peaceridge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
peaceridge's Avatar
 
Posts: 577
Karma: 1092444
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Lg Gpad x8.3, Nexus 7.2, Galaxy Note 8 & Note 10(14), Kobo Aura 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capricorn View Post
AS I constantly change libraries to search for stuff, it would improve my workflow if there could be a few more in the main list, instead of having to go to the quick switch time and again.


Capricorn
My way around the problem of searching multiple libraries looking for something may not be any easier for you, but here it is. I have a main calibre library where everything is added. I then move the item (without deleting from the main library) to the library I want to hold it. Then in the main library I remove the format from the item and add to tags the name of the library where the actual item resides. This puts the work on the front end after adding instead of on the back end when you are looking.
peaceridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 03:54 AM   #11
Capricorn
Enthusiast
Capricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enough
 
Posts: 48
Karma: 532
Join Date: Jan 2012
Device: Pocketbook Touch HD
Peaceridge: Thanks for the suggestion. However, it would not really reduce the amount of work, and as I do different operations on different libraries, it would not help efficiency.

Kovid: I thought I would just ask. There MIGHT have been a chance you would change the number. Thanks for considering my request.


Capricorn
Capricorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 05:18 AM   #12
BetterRed
null operator
BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 10,291
Karma: 10563064
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sydney Australia
Device: none
@Capricorn - firstly I don't use the mouse unless I have to, so this is what I do to switch libraries, which I do quite a lot.

I have Select Library at the top of my book list context menu, so I tap the menu key, and then use arrow keys to navigate to the required library and press enter - only suitable for mouse averse context menu lovers

Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	43.7 KB
ID:	160605

BR
BetterRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 02:50 AM   #13
Capricorn
Enthusiast
Capricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enoughCapricorn will become famous soon enough
 
Posts: 48
Karma: 532
Join Date: Jan 2012
Device: Pocketbook Touch HD
@Betterred: Thanks for the suggestion. Much appreciated. However, I do love my mouse (not as much as my cats used to love mice. They have died now unfortunately. Not the mice, but the cats!). And I use it constantly.
Capricorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 03:49 AM   #14
Terisa de morgan
Wizard
Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Terisa de morgan's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,887
Karma: 5438866
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Device: Kobo Clara,Kobo Aura One, XiaoMI 5, iPad, Huawei MediaPad, YotaPhone 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by BetterRed View Post
@Capricorn - firstly I don't use the mouse unless I have to, so this is what I do to switch libraries, which I do quite a lot.

I have Select Library at the top of my book list context menu, so I tap the menu key, and then use arrow keys to navigate to the required library and press enter - only suitable for mouse averse context menu lovers

Attachment 160605

BR
Thank you very much, I hadn't thought about this but can be very useful.
Terisa de morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
calibre, libraary management

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maximum number of books? mdibella Library Management 21 10-14-2017 01:25 PM
Maximum number of authors? skb Marvin 0 10-28-2015 09:40 PM
Maximum number of notes per book? LovesMacs Amazon Kindle 2 05-10-2014 02:40 PM
Maximum number of books? bookp Sony Reader 27 12-08-2013 05:56 PM
Maximum number of ebooks in Calibre? Bullwinkle Calibre 5 09-20-2010 03:13 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:35 PM.


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