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Old 12-05-2018, 08:14 PM   #16
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Use the X in the top corner, not back. Or the breadcrumbs bar.
Maybe I'm being dim, but I don't see this? I click on search, authors, "C", then on a specific author. I see "Showing books matching: authors:"=C. J. Cherryh" " or whatever the author's name is. I don't see the breadcrumbs any more, and if I click on "X Clear" it returns me to the home page (full library listing) not the search page I was just looking at. There isn't any X in the top corner?

But actually when double checking I discovered that clicking on the magnifying glass *does* return me to the "C" search page, so I guess that works just as well as what you're saying
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:17 PM   #17
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That is true, sadly. The problem is that reading PDFs is complex, and the only good code library for doing it is open source (GPL). Because Freda is not an open source application, I cannot use that library. The alternative code libraries are either very expensive, or rather flaky. Actually, I did try using one of the latter, but I subsequently abandoned it, because it did too messy a job of decoding PDF documents (words broken up or spliced together oddly, tables laid out at random, images appearing in the wrong places or not at all, page numbers and headers popping up where you did not want to see them ... ).

But if you want to read a PDF book that is already in your Calibre library, you could consider using Calibre's conversion feature, to convert it into EPUB. That will give decent results (certainly much better than Freda's attempts at presenting PDF content, back when Freda used to attempt to display PDF content).
Yeah, I understand. But unfortunately the tablet I am using is a Yoga Book C930, which in addition to the normal screen has an e-ink screen, but that e-ink screen *only* displays PDFs..... not a problem, I thought, I can just convert in Calibre and download the PDF version instead of the epub.....

It's a shame you can't make Freda open source because I think the open source libraries work pretty well, but I do understand - mine is a bit of an edge case..
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