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Old 11-07-2016, 10:24 AM   #271
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I forgot to ask W10? (blue circle is a possible clue)

It works as expected here. W10 pro aniv (x64)

With Calibre shut down. in the Configuration folder: Plugins:

Rename Search The Internet.JSON by adding a dotBAK
Note: you will need to redo any custom settings you made to this PI
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:10 PM   #272
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I forgot to ask W10? (blue circle is a possible clue)

It works as expected here. W10 pro aniv (x64)

With Calibre shut down. in the Configuration folder: Plugins:

Rename Search The Internet.JSON by adding a dotBAK
Note: you will need to redo any custom settings you made to this PI
Yes, Windows 10. Tried your suggestion and renamed the file and still get the spinning blue circle.
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:36 PM   #273
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Yes, Windows 10. Tried your suggestion and renamed the file and still get the spinning blue circle.
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I would remove the PI using Preferences: (Miscellaneous) Plugins...
restart Calibre
then install a fresh download Preferences:get plugins
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then:
I would remove the PI using Preferences: (Miscellaneous) Plugins...
restart Calibre
then install a fresh download Preferences:get plugins
That didn't work so I tried including a PC shutdown and restart before restarting Calibre. Still didn't work; spinning blue circle and had to close Calibre via the task manager.
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I have two Win10 computers. One a desktop the other a laptop. Trying to customize the PI on my desktop freezes Calibre.The laptop lets me customize.

This is what BetterRed suggested...

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@copyrite - Hmmm, that's interesting and weird. Assuming same version of calibre and the PI, it suggests some strange interaction betwixt the Search the Internet configuration data and the core configuration data - or another PI's configuration data.

If I were thee I would:-
  1. Secure the desktop configuration folder and replace it with the configuration folder from the laptop.
  2. If 1. works, I'd then do whatever is necessary to adjust the configuration to suit the desktop install, testing this PI along the way.
  3. If 1. doesn't work then... suggests some strange interaction betwixt the Search the Internet PI and/or its configuration data and the OS
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And it worked!

Really really strange!
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I have two Win10 computers. One a desktop the other a laptop. Trying to customize the PI on my desktop freezes Calibre.The laptop lets me customize.

This is what BetterRed suggested...



And it worked!

Really really strange!
Well, I only have one computer (laptop) and I've about given up on this plugin. It's really a shame because I found it very useful at times.
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Well, I only have one computer (laptop) and I've about given up on this plugin. It's really a shame because I found it very useful at times.
You could CAREFULLY edit the json file with a TEXT editor like Notepad(++)
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:14 PM   #278
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Well, I only have one computer (laptop) and I've about given up on this plugin. It's really a shame because I found it very useful at times.
@GeckoFriend - try this
  • First if you don't already have one, get a 'JSON' aware text editor, e.g. Notepad++ on Windows, Text Wrangler on OSX, Vim on Linux.
  • In main GUI program (library manager) go to Preferences->Miscellaneous and click Open configuration directory. That will open the calibre configuration folder in your file manager (windows/file explorer, finder, whatever).

    Keep this window open.
  • Go into the plugins folder and save a copy of the file Search The Internet.json, I'll assume to the Desktop.
  • In calibre->Preferences-Plugins remove Search The Internet plugin.
  • Close calibre.
  • Go back to the file manager window and delete the file Search The Internet.json.
  • Start calibre
  • In calibre->Preferences-Plugins install a fresh copy the Search The Internet plugin. To find it enter 'search' in the filter box (top right). This is just in case the PI itself is damaged.
  • The first thing I'd do is go into the plugin's configuration and remove any sites you're unlikely to use - e.g. deviloid and mobipocket are both long deceased, if you don't read Spanish books get rid of Spanish sites etc, etc. If nothing else it will speed up loading them when you next select Configuration from the PI's menu.
  • Do a couple of tests on a couple of preselected common sites - I'll assume they're OK.
  • Now open the Search The Internet.json file you saved to the Desktop in the JSON-aware editor, and use it to re-enter and test the customisations you had. Don't do them all at once, do them selectively. It's quite easy to map the json entries for a site to the columns in the PI's configuration list - e.g.

    Code:
       
    {
            "openGroup": false, 
            "active": false, 
            "method": "GET", 
            "subMenu": "", 
            "menuText": "Barnes and Noble for Title", 
            "encoding": "utf-8", 
            "url": "http://productsearch.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?store=book&TTL={title}", 
            "image": "stip_bn.png"
    },
  • If the PI causes a problem after adding a site, then you've found the 'problem', which you can report here and maybe get a resolution.

It's quite possible that you'll do all that and find everything is working again - that is you won't find a problematic customisation. Perhaps in culling the unnecessary sites you eliminated the problem, or perhaps the json file you had was 'corrupt' in some way.

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Old 11-08-2016, 09:00 AM   #279
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tl;dr Verified the problem lies with a conflict with icon sets.

I was having the same problem. I could use the plug-in, but it would cause the spinning blue circle (Win10) when I would attempt to edit the plug-in. Some time ago, I rewrote the Library of Congress searches to work with their new code and assumed that something revolving around that was going wonky. That appeared to be substantiated by the fact that another profile on this PC was having no problems with the plug-in.

So of course I renamed the file, uninstalled, reset. And yet....the problem remained.

I have been using Calibre for 4 years now and so I switched the icons to the "Classic" set because the news ones threw me off my game. But switching them to the new default set solved the problem with editing the plug-in.

For now, I'm going back to the problematic icons and the inability to edit the plug-in based on a purely utilitarian criteria (the icons impact has a far greater weight than the editing feature). But it would be nice to see plug-in get an overhaul.

Also, if anyone is interested, here's how to search the Library of Congress now:

ISBN: https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode1=KNUM&searchArg1={isbn}&argType1 =all&combine2=and&searchCode2=GKEY&searchArg2=&arg Type2=all&searchType=2&recCount=25

Title: https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=TKEY^*&searchArg={title}&searchT ype=1&recCount=25

Author: https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=NKEY^*&searchArg={author_sort}&s earchType=1&recCount=25
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Lamoo has solved my problem.

I was using the classic icons. I switched to the default icons and customized the plugin successfully. Then I changed back to the classic icons and everything is great.
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I was using the classic icons. I switched to the default icons and customized the plugin successfully. Then I changed back to the classic icons and everything is great.
Thanks, fixed the issue for me, too!

I don't know why I can edit the PI's config on my laptop because everything is exactly the same - the library, all the PIs. Ah well, nice to have a work around!
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Minor but annoying spelling mistake in "fratings" dialog it says "set decimal retings".

The "fratings" app fails on large number of selected apps, it strips the ratings from the publisher but doesn't update the "gr_rating" column. If I only do a few at a time it doesn't seem to fail (it displays a confirmation dialog).

Also if "fratings" run over small number of selected books it will update those successfully BUT it will clear ratings from all books publisher info.

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Old 06-28-2017, 05:33 PM   #283
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Library of Congress connection is out of date

I tried to go to the Library of Congress to look up a book and was told that the plugin is going to their old web site, and it did NOT redirect to the new one so it needs to be fixed...
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I tried to go to the Library of Congress to look up a book and was told that the plugin is going to their old web site, and it did NOT redirect to the new one so it needs to be fixed...
See post #279 Ψ²

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