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Old 11-13-2017, 10:25 PM   #1
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Question How to NOT refresh list after editing metadata?

I just had to reinstall Windows and whatever version of Calibre I was using before was several versions older than this new one and I can't figure out how I did this before.

Basically, say I add 50 books. Right now if I edit the metadata on one when I go back to the list it refreshes and I lose the remaining 49 in the library before I could adjust the metadata on them. On my old install somehow it let me keep the newly added books at the top of the list, even through adjusting metadata, until either I refreshed manually or restarted. Can someone tell me how to do this? I can't find how anywhere.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:35 PM   #2
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Select all 50 right click the edit metadata button and choose edit metadata individually. Then click Next in the edit metadata dialog instead of OK
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:42 PM   #3
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Thank you for the fast reply.

I don't need to edit all of them except to add a cover photo. I might highlight a dozen and add tags. Another 5 I might highlight and add a series name, etc. If I had to do that individually it would take forever.

Is there no way any longer to keep newly added books at the top of the list? Or to keep the list from refreshing until you refresh manually or restart the program?
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:42 PM   #4
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1) select all the books you need to work on metadata. Ctrl-M (marks books)
2) work on any metadata
3) Right-click on any title: Show Marked books
4)Work harder

Do note there are other Calibre operations that may Mark or Clear Marks, so finish your MDE task befor using other features
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:52 PM   #5
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OK that kept them at the top of the list. Thank you both for your swift replies.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:15 PM   #6
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Well I spoke too soon. If you edit one at a time it keeps the marked books at the top. If you highlight, say a series, and bulk edit the metadata it refreshes the list. The books are still marked though. How do I get the marked books back to the top of the list?

Edit: NM I just added a column and sorted by date modified.

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Old 11-13-2017, 11:20 PM   #7
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This is what I was looking for!

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=254443
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:18 PM   #8
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I was going to ask why you don't just sort the list by date? That's what I do when I add a number of books for exactly the reason you describe. No need to add anything.
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