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Old 12-01-2019, 10:13 AM   #1
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Mark Cover Grid / Thumbnails as Read or Not Read

Any idea if there is a way to mark books as read in the Cover Grid / Thumbnail view? I use an app on my Android phone and it has a black bar on the side of completed books, I have seen green check marks on other programs, and Plex (which I use for media) has an orange triangle for unwatched shows/movies. Fading out already read books by a certain amount would be awesome too. Really I'd be happy with any option and grateful for any insight, have a great day.
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Create a field to track read status and then setup a rule to display whatever emblem you want based on the field in Preferences->Look & feel->Cover grid->Emblems
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Any idea if there is a way to mark books as read in the Cover Grid / Thumbnail view?
As Kovid stated you can set up emblems. Attached are what my emblems look like.

# = ran count pages plugin on this book.
Ordered List = Has a decent TOC
X in Red Circle = Has no TOC or garbage TOC
White Heart in Blue circle = I have read the book
Recycling Symbol = Massive work still needs to be done on this book.

The options are endless, use whatever icons you want. You can also change how large the emblems are in preferences.
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:15 AM   #4
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Awesome quick solution thank you.

I assume there is no way to put the emblem "on top" of the cover image. That is superimposed, not above it, it would save some space and I could get more book covers on one screen.

@DoctorOhh - What are your settings to get your covers so close, I messed with the spacing between covers and the , cover size options but couldn't get anything that was a "tight" as the screenshot you posted, also didn't see an option to get all covers set to same height width even if I change the Cover Width and Cover Height options manually they still show up with different aspect rations (that is some wider and some taller, are yours all the same resolution to begin with or am I missing something.

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Old 12-02-2019, 10:26 AM   #5
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re read the request. superimpose is not a choice
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I wouldn't mind a superimpose option (like for marked books when emblem is disabled) or improved alignment.

It gets a bit floaty with my setup...
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I assume there is no way to put the emblem "on top" of the cover image. That is superimposed, not above it, it would save some space and I could get more book covers on one screen.
Not that I'm aware of.

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@DoctorOhh - What are your settings to get your covers so close, I messed with the spacing between covers and the , cover size options but couldn't get anything that was a "tight" as the screenshot you posted, also didn't see an option to get all covers set to same height width even if I change the Cover Width and Cover Height options manually they still show up with different aspect rations (that is some wider and some taller, are yours all the same resolution to begin with or am I missing something.
Preferences - Look & feel - Cover Grid Tab - Layout tab - Spacing between covers (see attached)

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also didn't see an option to get all covers set to same height width even if I change the Cover Width and Cover Height options manually they still show up with different aspect rations (that is some wider and some taller, are yours all the same resolution to begin with or am I missing something.
My covers aren't all the same resolution but they are all the same ratio. All of my covers are 3:4 ratio. I use the Resize Cover plugin (see attached) to resize my covers to a 3:4 ratio this makes them all uniform, but obviously slightly distorts many covers. Personally I like the uniformity, but it drives some folks to distraction.

So far all of my e-ink ereaders have had a 3:4 ratio and I use the cover of the book I'm currently reading as the image presented when the e-ink ereader goes to sleep.
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:27 AM   #8
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Not that I'm aware of.





Preferences - Look & feel - Cover Grid Tab - Layout tab - Spacing between covers (see attached)



My covers aren't all the same resolution but they are all the same ratio. All of my covers are 3:4 ratio. I use the Resize Cover plugin (see attached) to resize my covers to a 3:4 ratio this makes them all uniform, but obviously slightly distorts many covers. Personally I like the uniformity, but it drives some folks to distraction.



So far all of my e-ink ereaders have had a 3:4 ratio and I use the cover of the book I'm currently reading as the image presented when the e-ink ereader goes to sleep.
Awesome, thank you I'll try to act when I get home from work on Sunday, that is my life doesn't have a list of things for me to do :-)

What ereader do you use and how do you set the book cover to the sleep image?

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