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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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Old 01-14-2020, 06:17 PM   #3
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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:	124
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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Old 04-24-2020, 09:49 AM   #7
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I know I'm bringing up an old thread, but the way I edit books and check them, I use the search function often. Starting a new book and having to scroll through all the searches gets too cumbersome, so I always clear the search when starting a new book. Before it was a simple thing, go into Miscellaneous options and clear the history. Now I have to go in and edit a file, which I'd really not have to do constantly.

Also Editing the viewer-webengine.json file didn't work. I did find though that editing the search words out of the history.plist file did the trick. But still, having to constantly edit the files gets old fast.

Is there any chance of bringing back the setting to clear the search history within the GUI like it was?
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Right click on the search field and select Clear search history
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Thank you! I swear I looked everywhere for any documentation about such a feature.

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Right click on the search field and select Clear search history
Thanks. What about the Search table of Contents?
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Same way, in next release.
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