Calibre Releases

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  1. mood

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    Calibre 4.0 released with new e-book viewer and new server capabilities
    October 4, 2019
    https://www.neowin.net/news/calibre-40-released-with-new-e-book-viewer-and-new-server-capabilities
    Calibre v4.0 Released (October 4, 2019)
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    What's New (See what's new in calibre 4.0)
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    I just tried the portable today and I'm impressed! It renders e-book pages much better than Sumatra viewer and allows copy/paste too.
     
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    Calibre v4.1 Released (October 7, 2019)
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    4.1
    New features
    • Viewer: Add an option to have a scrollbar (under Scrolling in the viewer preferences)
    • Viewer: Allow showing the 'position in book', as was displayed in the top left of the viewer in calibre 3, in the header or footer of the viewer.
      Closes tickets: 1846700

    • Viewer: Add options to control scrolling using the mouse in paged mode.
      Closes tickets: 1846800

    • Viewer: Allow copying images by right clicking on them.
      Closes tickets: 1846903

    • Viewer: Add a preference under Miscellaneous to allow only a single instance of the viewer
    • Viewer: Add keyboard shortcuts to toggle between paged mode and flow mode and to quit
    • Content server: Make the book size useable in custom book list templates.
      Closes tickets: 1846839

    • Edit metadata: Use a border rather than background color to indicate correct title and author sort values. Works better with dark themes.
      Closes tickets: 1846967

    • Kobo driver: Support for new firmware
    Bug fixes
    • Viewer: Fix a couple of bugs in flow mode. Scrolling to anchors was not working and remembering last read position was not working
    • Viewer: Fix text after comments not being rendered. Note that the book has to be reloaded if already viewed for the fix to apply.
      Closes tickets: 1846875

    • Viewer: Fix loading progress screen sometimes getting stuck if changing pages rapidly.
      Closes tickets: 1846751

    • Viewer: Fix failing to open books if path to cache contains symbolic links.
      Closes tickets: 1846834

    • Viewer: When restoring from fullscreen go back to maximized state if window was maximized when entering full screen.
      Closes tickets: 1846753

    • Viewer: Fix shortcut changes not being applied after pressing OK if shortcut list is closed by pressing Esc.
      Closes tickets: 1846765

    • Fix a regression that broke reading metadata from ODT files that do not have keywords.
      Closes tickets: 1846828

    • PDF Output: Fix a bug that prevented the first style property in the header or footer template from being applied
    • PDF Output: Fix error with a few embedded TTF fonts.
      Closes tickets: 1846982

    • Edit book: Font manager: Fix removing embedded font failing if @font-face rule has no src.
      Closes tickets: 1847052

    • Viewer: Hide the browser provided scrollbar that flashes momentarily on page load.
      Closes tickets: 1846922

    • Viewer: Fix clicking on margins causing keyboard shortcuts to not work until the main text is clicked on again
    • Comments editor: Workaround for Qt converting ids into anchors
    • Possible workaround for some windows machines where the viewer is getting access denied errors while renaming a directory
    • Viewer: When there is empty text for an header footer section render it as blank instead of moving the remaining sections to the left
    Improved news sources
    • Fortune Magazine
     
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    Calibre v4.2 Released (October 18, 2019)
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    4.2
    New features
    • macOS: Various improvements to dark mode support
    • Viewer: Dont generate covers for books that dont have a cover. Note that because of this all previously opened books will again be prepared for first time reading.
    • Viewer: Restore print to PDF functionality
    • Viewer: Allow also jumping to book positions in Goto->Location
    • Content server: When adding books and a duplicate is suspected provide more information about what books match the duplicate
    • FB2 Output: Speed up conversion of images and handle external links
    • Viewer: If the book has no ToC try to generate one from headings, if any.
      Closes tickets: 1847277

    • Viewer: Improve rendering of comics. No blank pages after large images or after every image in multi-page mode.
    • Viewer: Make it easier to use the bookmarks panel with only keyboard.
      Closes tickets: 1847423

    • Viewer: Set the classes calibre-viewer-paginated and calibre-viewer-scrolling on the <body> tag in Paged and Flow modes. This allows the User styles to target these modes, if needed.
      Closes tickets: 1847427

    • Viewer: Use the same loading spinner as is used by the rest of calibre
    Bug fixes
    • Edit book: Fix a crash when editing CSS files caused by a behavior change in Qt 5.13.
      Closes tickets: 1846760

    • Fix a regression in 4.0 that broke rendering of PDF covers for PDF files that used JPEG2000 compression.
      Closes tickets: 1847567

    • Viewer: Fix a regression in 4.1 that broke creating new color schemes
      Closes tickets: 1847407

    • Viewer: Fix error while viewing books with a comment after a <meta> tag.
      Closes tickets: 1847977

    • Viewer: Fix an error when processing a CFI with an invalid text offset.
      Closes tickets: 1848320

    • Viewer: Fix scrolling backwards to previous chapter not always scrolling to the end of the chapter, if the chapter loads external resources.
      Closes tickets: 1847818

    • Viewer: Fix hang on books with namespaced attributes on <html> that do not belong to a known ebook namespace.
      Closes tickets: 1846886

    • Viewer: Fix search history not persisting between viewer restarts.
      Closes tickets: 1847976

    • Viewer: Fix scrollbar showing up on initial book open even if disabled in preferences.
      Closes tickets: 1847323

    • Viewer: Fix rendering of books with mathematics failing
    • Viewer: When changing between individual sections/chapters in the book, only render the new chapter after loading is complete
    • Viewer: Fix scrolling by screenfuls not working correctly in flow mode
    • EPUB 2 metadata: Fix obfuscated fonts being broken when updating metadata if the file uses Adobe font obfuscation and the identifier with the key has an uppercase UUID scheme name.
      Closes tickets: 1847890

    • Viewer: Fix right clicking on margins not showing controls
    • Viewer: Preselect text in search box when showing it.
      Closes tickets: 1847677

    • Viewer: Fix SVG images that use xlink:href to refer to paths not being displayed.
      Closes tickets: 1847181

    • Content server: Fix detection of iOS on iPAD with iOS 13 which defaults to desktop mode
    • Metadata jacket: Fix <br> tags in the comments not being rendered correctly when inserting the comments into the jacket page.
      Closes tickets: 1848327

    • Viewer: Show nicer error message for DRMed books
      Closes tickets: 1847468

    • Viewer: Fix preferences under Scrolling behavior not being saved correctly
    • Viewer: Fix remembered position sometimes off by one page in paged mode.
      Closes tickets: 1847322

    • Viewer: restrict max size of margin page turn indicators to 25px rather than 75px
    • Viewer: Dont flash the home page before loading a book if a book has been specified
    • Viewer: Fix ctrl+m shortcut not working on windows
    • Content server: Fix regression that caused series name in book details view not not be blue to indicate it is clickable
    Improved news sources
    • Various Polish news sources
    • Il Sole 24 Ore
     
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    Calibre v4.3 Released (November 8, 2019)
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    4.3
    New features
    • Viewer: Halve the time taken to prepare large EPUB files for first open
    • Viewer: Add an optional toolbar with common actions turn it on under Preferences->Miscellaneous
    • Viewer: Change the default color scheme to "System" which matches the colors used by the rest of calibre/the operating system. Also means the colors change automatically when the system color theme changes.
    • Viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut ; to go to a book location or position
    • Viewer: Add a control to easily reset the interface to defaults
    • Viewer: Allow also using --open-at with book positions
    • Viewer: Add command line option to force reloading of books
    Bug fixes
    • Content server: Fix conversion of comics not working.
      Closes tickets: 1847017

    • Book details: Allow right click to copy author links and identifiers
    • Book details: Fix removal of identifiers via right click not working
    • Book details: Fix clicking on tags etc not generating exact match searches
    • Viewer: When resizing and the resizing back to the old size ensure we return to the same page in paged mode.
      Closes tickets: 1847507

    • Duplicates dialog: Sort sub-list of matching books already in calibre by author for easier inspection.
      Closes tickets: 1851386

    • PDF Output: Fix links that go to destinations in the same file not working.
      Closes tickets: 1849529

    • Viewer: Fix changes to keyboard shortcuts not being applied until viewer is restarted.
      Closes tickets: 1851045

    • DOCX Input: Fix AlternateContent blocks rendering both choice and fallback sections.
      Closes tickets: 1847365

    • macOS: Fix unable to re-arrange entries in the CSV catalog list.
      Closes tickets: 1850918

    • Windows: fix UTF-16/truncated output when reporting unhandled exceptions
    • Viewer: Fix mouse wheel not working when mouse is over page margins.
      Closes tickets: 1850845

    • Linux: Install bash completions as individual files for each calibre binary
    • Content server: Fix download button not working with non-ebook formats.
      Closes tickets: 1850078

    • Fix a crash in popup completion lists if the mouse is over the list and list is scrolled with the keyboard
    • Viewer: Fix rare exception when navigating to a CFI.
      Closes tickets: 1849775

    • Viewer: Ignore failures printing console message when the viewer is launched with broken stderr.
      Closes tickets: 1849612

    • Amazon metadata: Fix failure to get published date from audible book pages.
      Closes tickets: 1849400

    • Viewer: Fix shortcuts preferences not being translated
    • Tag browser: Fix incorrect text color when using dark theme for hovered item
    • Fix crash if canceling the icon theme download while covers are downloading
    • Viewer: Fix non-ASCII content in stylesheets not being interpreted correctly.
      Closes tickets: 1848858

    • Viewer/Content server: Fix history for completion popups such as search bars not being stored correctly.
      Closes tickets: 1847976

    • PDF Output: When a link with a fragment points to a non-existent anchor link to the top of the file instead of not linking at all
    • PDF Output: Fix standard svg fullscreen image markup not working
    • PDF Output: Fix some books with full screen images failing to convert.
      Closes tickets: 1848701
    Improved news sources
    • Clarin
    • Various Polish news sources
     
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    Calibre v4.4 Released (November 21, 2019)
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    4.4
    New features
    • Viewer: Allow customizing what actions appear on the toolbar (Preferences->Miscellaneous->Customize toolbar).
      Closes tickets: 1852017

    • Viewer: The --open-at command line argument now allows matching on ToC hrefs as well as titles
    • Book details window: Show path to book in cover tooltip.
      Closes tickets: 1853184

    • Book details popup window: Add Open with actions to context menu when right clicking the cover image.
      Closes tickets: 1852626

    • Edit book: Check book: Mark empty id attributes in the OPF as errors.
      Closes tickets: 1852318

    • Viewer: Add a shortcut (Ctrl+F11) to toggle the toolbar
    • Bulk metadata download review dialog: When clicking cancel ask for confirmation if some books have already been reviewed
    Bug fixes
    • PDF Output: Fix an error when using fonts with vertical metrics.
      Closes tickets: 1852036

    • Viewer: Fix flickering when scrollbar is enabled and the header/footer is too wide for the screen.
    • PDF Output: Improve handling of images that do not fit on a page.
      Closes tickets: 1852205

    • Viewer: In paged mode break long text without spaces at arbitrary points instead of overflowing to the next page.
      Closes tickets: 1852192

    • Viewer: Fix hang when using --open-at with single instance viewer and the specified location is already open.
      Closes tickets: 1656573

    • Viewer: Fix opening .txt files in the standalone viewer leaving behind a temporary index.html file in the directory of the txt file.
      Closes tickets: 1853232

    • Linux: Make some cache removal code robust against un-decodeable filenames in the cache directories
    • Viewer: Fix scrolling of panels in preferences causing artifacts.
      Closes tickets: 1851933

    • Viewer: improve appearance of controls on small screens.
      Closes tickets: 1851921

    • Move close button in viewer preferences to left to match the rest of the content server UI.
      Closes tickets: 1851937

    • Viewer: Fix restoring user stylesheet to default not being applied until a viewer restart
    • Viewer: Do not wait for loading of <link> tags that are not stylesheets.
      Closes tickets: 1851814

    • Viewer: When using the system color theme only override link colors in the book if the theme is dark.
      Closes tickets: 1852990
    Improved news sources
    • The Atlantic
    • LifeHacker
     
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    Calibre v4.11.2 Released (February 21, 2020)
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    4.11.2
    New features
    • Viewer: Allow right clicking on the scrollbar to easily access commonly used scrolling shortcuts
    • Edit book: Preview panel: Allow right clicking on images to edit them
    • Add a new Quick select action to quickly select a virtual library with a few keystrokes. Activated by Ctrl+t or the Virtual library menu
    • Viewer: Calculate default column widths based on current font size
    • Viewer: Add a control to quit the viewer useful on touchscreens.
      Closes tickets: 1862441

    • Viewer: Add shortcut for showing metadata (Ctrl+n)
      Closes tickets: 1862432
    Bug fixes
    • 4.11.2 fixes a couple of regressions that broke the New bookmark button in the viewer and scrolling in the content server library view. Also fixes calculation of default column widths in viewer not changing when font size is changed.
    • Viewer: Fix a regression that broke detection of pop-up footnotes using EPUB 3 markup
    • Viewer: Fix current reading position not preserved when changing preferences and auto scroll is active.
      Closes tickets: 1863438

    • Viewer: Fix stopping autoscroll at end of chapter not stopping next chapter jump.
      Closes tickets: 1863487

    • Fix for viewer window going off screen even when not restoring window geometry
    • Edit book: Fix syntax highlighting for break-(before|after)
      Closes tickets: 1863020

    • Fix drag and drop of some image files onto edit metadata dialog not working
      Closes tickets: 1862440

    • Conversion pipeline: Fix styles applied via selectors to the <html> element being ignored
      Closes tickets: 1862401

    • Bulk metadata edit: Fix clear series not resetting series index
    • Fix clicking on author name in book details panel to search in Goodreads not working if author has more than two parts in his name
    Improved news sources
    • New York Times
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2020
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    Calibre v4.12 Released (March 6, 2020)
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    4.12
    New features
    • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware with the series list on the device
    • Automatically extract the source DOCX file from Kindle Create KPF files when adding them to calibre. If you prefer to preserve the KPF file you can disable the KPF Extract plugin in Preferences->Plugins
    • Content server: Add a button to delete all locally cached books.
      Closes tickets: 1864305

    • Edit Book: Allow selecting the contents of a tag with Ctrl+Alt+t
    • Viewer: Save current position after 3 seconds of last position change. Useful if the viewer crashes on resume from sleep.
    • Viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+w) to toggle the scrollbar.
      Closes tickets: 1864356

    • Viewer: Keyboard shortcuts to change number of columns (Ctrl+[ and Ctrl+])
    Bug fixes
    • Fix the Douban metadata download plugin
      Closes tickets: 1853091

    • Viewer: Fix searching in Regex and Whole words mode not working well.
    • Viewer: Fix searching for multiple words in fixed layout books not working.
      Closes tickets: 1863464

    • RTF Input: Fix handling of RTF files with invalid encoded text.
      Closes tickets: 1864719

    • PDF Output: Add a hangcheck for loading HTML if there is no progress for sixty seconds abort
      Closes tickets: 1865380

    • Viewer: When starting without a book allowing quitting the viewer by clicking the close button on the "Open book" page
      Closes tickets: 1864343
    New news sources
    • Spectator Australia by James Cridland
    Improved news sources
    • Wired
    • ABC News Australia
     
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    Calibre v4.13 Released (March 27, 2020)
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    4.13
    New features
    • Edit book: When searching in normal mode, have spaces in the search expression match multiple spaces and line breaks in the text.
      Closes tickets: 1868847

    • When running calibre-portable.exe popup a more useful error message if it is placed in a location with a too long path.
      Closes tickets: 1866739

    • Edit book: Allow skipping confirmation dialog when marking non-first file as cover page
    • Add a shortcut [Ctrl+Alt+p] to switch to the previously opened library.
      Closes tickets: 1866742
    Bug fixes
    • Viewer: Fix searching in flow mode not scrolling to display the search results.
      Closes tickets: 1866519

    • Viewer search: Fix jumping to next match sometimes selecting previous match if the searched for expression occurs with identical context in multiple places.
      Closes tickets: 1868633

    • Viewer: Ensure there is no bleed between pages when using single page per screen
    • Fix shift click not working reliably in the book list
    • Fix edit open with applications not working from files browser in editor
    • MOBI Input: Upshift non-animated GIF to PNG as it is a more widely supported format
    • MOBI Input: Dont auto-convert images in PNG/GIF formats to JPEG
    • MOBI Output: Improve conversion of PNG images with transparency to GIF
    • Check Book: Do not fail if non-UTF-8 stylesheets are present in the book.
      Closes tickets: 1866701

    • Viewer: Maximum font size for margin text should be the body font size not hardcoded to 12px
    • PDF Output: Ignore glyph size mismatches when merging fonts for TTF.
      Closes tickets: 1866364
    New news sources
    • Istorias and Sardinia Post by tzium
    Improved news sources
    • Forbes
    • LA Times
    • Glasgow Herald
    • Spectator Magazine
    • Newsweek
     
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    Calibre v4.14 Released (April 23, 2020)
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    4.14
    New features
    • Viewer: Add an option to have taps turn by screen fulls instead of pages, under Scrolling behavior
    • Viewer: Allow double clicking or long tapping on images to view then in a new window.
      Closes tickets: 1872759

    • Edit Book: Add a new fuzzy search mode in which typographical quotes and various space types are matched by the plain equivalents
    • Content server: Add a new setting to allow un-authenticated users from specific IP addresses to make changes to the calibre library
    • Quick view: Double click in a column to show that column in the main book list
    Bug fixes
    • Book details panel: Fix copy path to file not copying full path to file when right clicking on a format entry
    • Windows: Fix error when applying hyphenation in bulk with Polish books.
      Closes tickets: 1873949

    • macOS: Fix selecting applications that use binary plist files such as Kindle.app with Open With not working.
      Closes tickets: 1873972

    • DOCX Output: Fix images that use URL unsafe characters in their filenames being dropped during conversion.
      Closes tickets: 1873571

    • DOCX Output: Fix internal links not working when converted files contain URL unsafe characters in their filenames
    • Viewer: Fix view image popup not remembering its geometry
    • Viewer: Allow leading and trailing whitespace in search expressions
    • HTMLZ Output: Fix SVG images that use xlink:href not working.
      Closes tickets: 1869856

    • Windows: Fix drag and drop from SMB shares to the edit metadata dialog formats list not working.
      Closes tickets: 1869471

    • Comments editor: Dont insert blank lines between list elements
    • Allow using Quick view from the Book grid view.
      Closes tickets: 1869550

    • Fix tri-state booleans not working with color/icon rules and undefined values
      Closes tickets: 1873106
    New news sources
    • Heise ct and iX by Ralf Hein
    • Saechsische Zeitung by by epubli
    Improved news sources
    • London Review of Books
    • Seattle Times
    • MIT Technology Review
    • Zeit Online
    • Handelsblatt
    • Spectator Magazine
    • Spektrum der Wissenschaft
     
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    Calibre v4.15 Released (May 2, 2020)
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    4.15
    New features
    • Viewer: Improve the interface for changing font sizes
    • Viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+b) for adding a bookmark
    Bug fixes
    • Bulk metadata edit: Fix a regression causing scrollbars to not appear in Custom metadata tab.
      Closes tickets: 1875090

    • Viewer: Fix a regression that broke searching in flow mode.
      Closes tickets: 1874877

    • BibTeX Catalog: Dont output comment describing the catalog as Zotero fails to process it.
      Closes tickets: 1876302

    • Linux: Fix uninstaller not working on Linux distros that have no python symlink.
      Closes tickets: 1876164

    • Viewer: Fix zoom step size setting ignored.
      Closes tickets: 1875840

    • Viewer: Fix text that has font sizes specified using keywords not being scaleable by the viewer's font size controls.
      Closes tickets: 1875021

    • Viewer: Fix LRF files not opening
    • MOBI metadata: When reading author sort from MOBI files, construct the final value from all author fields
    • macOS: hide accelerator key underlines since they dont work anyway as Apple does not believe in them
    • macOS: Fix keyboard shortcuts for select all, copy and paste not working in file dialogs.
      Closes tickets: 1874499
    Improved news sources
    • The Nation
    • Animal Politico
     
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    Calibre v4.16 Released (May 15, 2020)
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    4.16
    New features
    • Viewer/Edit book fuzzy search: Ignore soft hyphens and zero-width joiner characters when searching for text.
      Closes tickets: 1878046

    • Tag browser: Allow adding/removing tags/authors/etc. to the currently selected book by right clicking on that tag and choosing "Apply to selected books".
      Closes tickets: 1878308

    • Kobo driver: Add support for updated firmware
    • Manage categories dialog: When editing a value with multiple values selected, change them all
    • Book list column header context menu: Add an entry to resize the column to fit its current contents.
      Closes tickets: 1878450

    • Show completions when editing tags/authors/series etc in the Tag browser and Manage tags dialog.
      Closes tickets: 1878302

    • Quickview: Double clicking an item now searches for it
      Closes tickets: 1878393

    • Comments editor: Add an action to the context menu to smarten punctuation.
      Closes tickets: 1876381

    • FB2 metadata: Add support for setting publisher and publish year
    Bug fixes
    • Edit book: Fix compress images losslessly failing for a few images on windows when there are a lot of images in the book.
      Closes tickets: 1877066

    • Fix a regression in 4.13 that broke the user category editor for all custom columns.
      Closes tickets: 1877101

    • Viewer: Fix font size changes not applying to monospaced fonts.
      Closes tickets: 1876580
    Improved news sources
    • Ars Technica
    • Washington Post
     
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    Calibre v4.17 Released (May 23, 2020)
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    4.17
    New features
    • Add a workaround for Amazon destroying cover thumbnails on e-ink Kindles.
      For books sent with this release of calibre, reconnecting the Kindle to calibre after the cover has been destroyed will restore it automatically

    • Viewer: Group search results by section
    • Viewer: When the search results panel is expanded, show more context
    • Tag browser: Add options in Preferences->Look & feel->Tag browser to hide empty categories and also to have the Find in the Tag browser show all matches instead of jumping from match to match.
    • Tag browser: The Find function for searching for items in the Tag browser can now do exact matching by using = as a prefix.
    • Manage tags/authors/etc dialogs: Allow searching and filtering the list of items.
      Closes tickets: 1879134

    • Book details panel contenxt menu: Add an action to open the Book details window.
      Closes tickets: 1878768

    • Viewer: Add Next and Previous buttons in the bookmarks panel.
      Closes tickets: 1878691

    • Conversion: Change the default white-space CSS for <pre> tags to pre-wrap as this suits ebooks better
    Bug fixes
    • Edit Book: Fix default CSS template not quoting the charset, causing Check book to complain about the CSS.
      Closes tickets: 1879618

    • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke the losslessly compress images tool when the image filenames had upper case characters on Windows.
      Closes tickets: 1879313

    • Fix a regression that broke drag and drop of images from browsers to the book details panel on some platforms.
      Closes tickets: 1879120

    • FB2 metadata: Fix setting dates before 1900 failing
    • Fix Bookeen Diva HD not being detected.
      Closes tickets: 1877965
    New news sources
    • Independent Australia by Pat Stapelton
    Improved news sources
    • How To Geek
    • Tagespost by Pat Stapleton
    • ABC News
     
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    Calibre v4.18 Released (June 5, 2020)
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    4.18
    New features
    • Viewer: Search panel: Add a button to return to the position the book was at before doing a search.
      Closes tickets: 1879889

    • Tag browser: Improve handling of hierarchical tags
      Closes tickets: 1880264

      Renaming a tag now renames it and all its children. Drag and drop of hierarchical tags alters their hierarchy. Deleting a tag now deletes all its children.

    • Viewer: In flow mode, implement drag scrolling.
      Closes tickets: 1880707

    • Tag browser: Allow Manage Tags to open to a selected letter when clicking on a letter.
      Closes tickets: 1880175

    • Viewer: Show number of search results in title of search panel.
      Closes tickets: 1881792

    • Content server: In the book list hovering over the library name now shows the total number of books in the library.
      Closes tickets: 1881384
    Bug fixes
    • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke the copy and recalculate author sort buttons.
      Closes tickets: 1880395

    • Book details: Fix extra margin to the right of the metadata fields.
      Closes tickets: 1881488

    • Cover grid: Show text under books that have no cover as well.
      Closes tickets: 1880558

    • When merging metadata, if a custom column has type multiple in the new data and some other type in the old data, ignore the old data instead of failing
      Closes tickets: 1881796

    • macOS: When using the single instance option of the viewer, crashes should not require a restart of the computer to use the viewer again.
      Closes tickets: 1881375

    • Windows: Fix an error when changing title/author for books in a library whose name contains characters not encodeable in the current code page
    • Windows: Fix amazon metadata download failing when accented characters in search query
      Closes tickets: 1880300

    • Comments editor: Fix shortcuts for bold/italic not working when toolbars are hidden
    Improved news sources
    • The Hindu
    • Wired Daily Edition
    • The Economist
     
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    Calibre v4.19 Released (June 19, 2020)
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    4.19
    New features
    • Manage authors dialog: Improve performance in very large libraries
    Bug fixes
    • Book details panel: Fix a regression that caused right clicking on an author name to manage it not opening with that name selected.
      Closes tickets: 1883768

    • calibredb set_metadata: When converting a string into a datetime if the string is a full ISO 8601 date with timezone do not adjust the date to make it timezone neutral.
      Closes tickets: 1883433

    • Edit book: Fix Check book spuriously reporting incorrect mime type warnings for fonts after upgrading a book from EPUB 2 to EPUB 3.
      Closes tickets: 1882436

    • Book details panel: Dont show sizes less than 0.01MB as zero.
      Closes tickets: 1882469

    • Viewer: Fix jump to previous section not working when viewer is on last section
    Improved news sources
    • Journal of Accountancy
    • Bangkok Post
    • 20 minutes
     
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    Calibre v4.20 Released (July 3, 2020)
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    4.20
    New features
    • Edit book: Preview: Support displaying mathematics
    • Kobo driver: Add support for the latest firmware version
    • Allow copy/pasting dates from columns having different date display formats.
      Closes tickets: 1885004

    • Book details panel: When right clicking on tags/authors/etc. allow finding them in the Tag browser easily.
      Closes tickets: 1884343

    • Allow selecting individual items to delete in the Check library dialog.
      Closes tickets: 1884402

    • Add an option to the wireless device driver to ignore device free space when sending books.
    Bug fixes
    • Viewer: Fix turning pages in paged mode with a high precision touchpad to generate scroll events too fast
    • Edit book: Fix pasting files from another editor instance causing unsaved changes in open editors to be lost.
      Closes tickets: 1885455

    • Tag browser: Do not show counts for searches as they are always zero
    • Check library: Do not abort if there are folders in the library that calibre does not have permission to access.
      Closes tickets: 1884544

    • Amazon metadata download: Fix download of ratings not working from amazon.co.jp
      Closes tickets: 1884400
    New news sources
    • The Print by Kovid Goyal
    Improved news sources
    • Popular Science
    • Caravan Magazine
    • Sports Illustrated
    • Gazetta Prawna
     
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    Calibre v4.21 Released (July 16, 2020)
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    4.21
    New features
    • Kobo driver: Add support for the new Kobo Nia
    • Cover grid: Vertically center covers that are smaller than the available space.
      Closes tickets: 1886731

    • Quickview panel: Add a checkbox to easily toggle if virtual libraries are respected.
      Closes tickets: 1886347

    • When creating custom columns allow specifying a default value to be applied to new books for that column
      Closes tickets: 1886079
    Bug fixes
    • Edit book: Fix initial sync of preview panel to cursor position sometimes not working when a new HTML file is opened for editing
    • Fix changed author sort name not being used when adding another book by the author to the library.
      Closes tickets: 1886492

    • Cover browser: improve rendering of text with heavily hinted fonts.
      Closes tickets: 1886239

    • Viewer: Fix CBC comic files not being viewed correctly. Note that you have to reload the book via the viewer controls to apply the fix.
      Closes tickets: 1886307

    • Viewer: Fix Table of Contents not correct for comics.
    • Viewer: Ignore the zero width non-joiner character in searches
    • Viewer: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke reading of books with mathematics and also <a> tags without href attributes.
      Closes tickets: 1886192

    • Cover grid: When using a background image do not scroll it with the covers.
      Closes tickets: 1886139
    Improved news sources
    • 1843 magazine
    • Caravan Magazine
     
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    Calibre v4.22 Released (July 31, 2020)
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    4.22
    New features
    • Edit book: In dark mode, make the preview panel also dark.
      Closes tickets: 1888071

    • PDF Output: Headers/footers: Allow displaying the current page number and total number of pages in the top level section/chapter.
      Closes tickets: 1889000

    • Edit book: Show EPUB version in window title
    • Allow testing if a number column is set or not set in coloring/icon/emblem rules.
      Closes tickets: 1888456

    • Viewer: Add a setting to control how many pixels a scroll wheel should generate before triggering a page turn
    Bug fixes
    • Edit book: Fix a regression in the previous release that caused poor performance when editing large files.
      Closes tickets: 1889047

    • DOCX Input: Leave undefined text colors in the input document as undefined
      Closes tickets: 1888897

    • Viewer: Fix using a very small font step size not working.
      Closes tickets: 1888609

    • Font scanner: Also scan the new win 10 local font paths
      Closes tickets: 1888798

    • Viewer: Fix typing values in font size adjust control not working
    Improved news sources
    • Respekt
    • The Atlantic
     
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    Calibre v4.23 Released (August 21, 2020)
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    New features
    • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware. Also add recognition of 'Kobo Plus' subscription books
    • Edit book: Allow customizing the base background/foreground and link colors for the preview window.
      Closes tickets: 1889925

    • Quickview panel: Add actions to the context menu to search for book in library, open in viewer, etc.
      Closes tickets: 1891765

    • Allow forcing calibre to remember the column width for the On device column by right clicking the header of the column
    • Template language: Add functions to perform math operations to convert fractional numbers to integers
    Bug fixes
    • Content server: Fix Esc key not working in several views.
      Closes tickets: 1849958

    • Fix unable to delete default value for custom columns of boolean type, once set
      Closes tickets: 1889973

    • EPUB Output: When splitting dont consider files with only a single character empty
    • Comments editor: Fix syntax coloring for HTML view in dark mode
    • Book list: When a series column is not wide enough, elide text in the middle so that the series number is visible
    New news sources
    • linuxnews.de and t3n.de by Volker Heggemann
    Improved news sources
    • El Diplo
    • calibre Blog
    • ESPN
    • LA Times
    • Winnipeg Free Press
    • Popular Science
    • Science News Recent Issues
     
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    Calibre v5.0 Released (September 24, 2020)
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    5.0
    New features
     
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    Calibre v5.0.1 Released (September 25, 2020)
     
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    Calibre v5.1 Released (October 2, 2020)
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    What's New
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    5.1
    New features
    • Enhancement: allow using templates in search expressions
    • Viewer lookup panel: Add a checkbox to disable automatic update of lookup when the selected text changes.
      Closes tickets: 1897435

    • Viewer: Allow skipping the confirmation when using the remove highlight button in the popup bar.
      Closes tickets: 1897415
    Bug fixes
    • ToC Editor: Fix bulk rename of entries not working
      Closes tickets: 1897618

    • Linux: Fix right clicking on system tray icon not working
      Closes tickets: 1897571

    • Fix User category based searches unreliable dues to caching issues
      Closes tickets: 1897356

    • PDF Output: Dont fail if the input document has an html file identified as the cover
    • Catalog generation: Fix a regression that broke generating catalogs if books with no comments are present.
      Closes tickets: 1897467

    • Windows: Fix error on first run of calibre after install/upgrade
      Closes tickets: 1897314

    • Viewer: Fix copy to clipboard button in toolbar not working
    • Viewer: Fix copy to clipboard not copying text as HTML to clipboard in addition to plain text
      Closes tickets: 1897297

    • macOS: Fix some drop down menus such as in the ToC editor and cover generation in the Edit metadata dialog not working
      Closes tickets: 1897409
     
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    Calibre v5.2 Released (October 7, 2020)
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    5.2
    New features
    • Browse annotations: Add a check box to restrict the displayed annotations to only the books currently selected in the calibre library.
      Closes tickets: 1897354

    • Allow storing and calling functions in the calibre template language (Preferences->Template functions)
    • Add a shortcut (Shift+V) to open the last read book.
      Closes tickets: 1897336
    Bug fixes
    • Fix import errors with some third party plugin on Windows
    • Viewer: Fix toolbar show controls button not working when no book is open.
      Closes tickets: 1898598

    • Viewer: Fix incorrect positioning of context menu for viewer toolbar.
      Closes tickets: 1898577

    • MOBI Input: Fix regression that broke reading of some documents
    • Bulk metadata search and replace: Fix some regular expression causing errors with the new regex engine
    • Fix a regression that broke application of plugboards when sending by e-mail
    • ODT Input: Fix a regression that broke conversion of ODT files with footnotes.
      Closes tickets: 1898441

    • Viewer: Fix mouse wheel not working while selection bar is visible
      Closes tickets: 1898413

    • Viewer: Fix selection popup bar not always close to mouse when ending select-to-drag
    • Fix calibre-server not exiting on Ctrl+c on Windows
    • Content server OPDS feeds: Fix error if the metadata for a book contains particular unicode characters.
      Closes tickets: 1897410

    • Edit book: Reports tool: Fix a regression that broke sorting.
      Closes tickets: 1898167

    • HTMLZ Output: Fix an error when converting a document that has SVG images
     
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    Calibre v5.3 Released (October 16, 2020)
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    What's New
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    5.3
    New features

    • Browse annotations: Add a check box to restrict the displayed annotations to only the books currently selected in the calibre library.
      Closes tickets: 1897354

    • Allow storing and calling functions in the calibre template language (Preferences->Template functions)
    • Add a shortcut (Shift+V) to open the last read book.
      Closes tickets: 1897336
    Bug fixes
    • Fix import errors with some third party plugin on Windows
    • Viewer: Fix toolbar show controls button not working when no book is open.
      Closes tickets: 1898598

    • Viewer: Fix incorrect positioning of context menu for viewer toolbar.
      Closes tickets: 1898577

    • MOBI Input: Fix regression that broke reading of some documents
    • Bulk metadata search and replace: Fix some regular expression causing errors with the new regex engine
    • Fix a regression that broke application of plugboards when sending by e-mail
    • ODT Input: Fix a regression that broke conversion of ODT files with footnotes.
      Closes tickets: 1898441

    • Viewer: Fix mouse wheel not working while selection bar is visible
      Closes tickets: 1898413

    • Viewer: Fix selection popup bar not always close to mouse when ending select-to-drag
    • Fix calibre-server not exiting on Ctrl+c on Windows
    • Content server OPDS feeds: Fix error if the metadata for a book contains particular unicode characters.
      Closes tickets: 1897410

    • Edit book: Reports tool: Fix a regression that broke sorting.
      Closes tickets: 1898167

    • HTMLZ Output: Fix an error when converting a document that has SVG images
     
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    Calibre v5.4.2 Released (October 30, 2020)
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    5.4.2
    New features
    • Windows: Allow adding of books to calibre from directories whose path length is larger than 260 characters
      Closes tickets: 1900761

    • Tag browser: Add an option in Preferences->Look & feel->Tag browser to allow the tag browser to get keyboard focus
    • Tag browser: Allow editing the set of permissible values and colors for a custom column with fixed values, by right clicking on it.
    • Edit metadata dialog: Make most custom metadata controls use only a single line.
      Elide the names of custom columns that are longer than a fixed width, instead of using multiple lines.Configurable via Preferences->Tweaks->Edit metadata custom column label length

    • Edit book: Remove unused CSS: Add an option to merge CSS rules that have identical properties
    • Book details window: Double clicking on the cover now shows it in the default system image viewer.
      Closes tickets: 1901379

    • News download: Allow passing username/password in feed URLs.
      Closes tickets: 1900874

    • Open with: Allow renaming Open with applications.
      Closes tickets: 1900890
    Bug fixes
    • Viewer: Fix jumping to search result not always working in flow mode.
      Closes tickets: 1900868

    • Get Books: Update Google and Gutenberg plugins for website changes
    • Viewer: Fix keyboard shortcuts using ctrl+alt+letter key not working on windows.
      Closes tickets: 1900946

    • Viewer: Fix keyboard shortcuts to shrink/grow selection not working.
      Closes tickets: 1900942

    • Viewer: Fix keyboard shortcut to toggle highlights panel not working when the highlights panel is itself focused.
      Closes tickets: 1900938

    • Viewer: handle editing of missing highlights more gracefully
      Closes tickets: 1900358

    • Drivers: Fix regression in calibre 5 that broke connecting to SONY devices
      Closes tickets: 1901289

    • Open with: On Linux when reading names from .desktop files, use the first matching language
      Closes tickets: 1901276

    • Conversion: Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke conversion of some malformed CSS stylesheets.
      Closes tickets: 1901593

    • Conversion: Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke processing of some PDB files with images.
      Closes tickets: 1901957

    • Conversion: Fix regression in calibre 5 in the handling of @import() rules in stylesheets that import from directories above themselves.
      Closes tickets: 1901278

    • Content server: Fix various controls on the book details page not working when viewing a random book.
      Closes tickets: 1901232, 1901230

    • Tag browser: Fix a crash when renaming a saved search to a value that already exists.
      Closes tickets: 1901273

    • Tag browser: Fix renaming of custom column with fixed set of values not working.
      Closes tickets: 1900921

    • Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke auto-sync of generated catalogs to devices.
      Closes tickets: 1901630

    • Fix setting rating via ebook-meta command line tool broken in calibre 5.
      Closes tickets: 1901113

    • : When boolean columns are set to bistate, checking "show checkmarks" results in all non-boolean values being shown as false
      Closes tickets: 1900099

    • Spell check: Fix using non UTF-8 dictionaries broken in calibre 5
    • Fix a rare issue where restarting calibre from within the program would fail.
    • Version 5.4.2 fixes bugs in 5.4.0 that prevented calibre from starting on macOS and from choosing save file names on Windows.
    Improved news sources
    • Psychology Today
    • Washington Post
    • LifeHacker
    • The Atlantic
    • New York Review of Books
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2020
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