Se alt det nye i Calibre 5.0

Release: 5.17 [30 Apr, 2021]

New features

  • E-book viewer: Image popup: Allow dragging with the mouse to pan the image

    Closes tickets: 1926484

  • Sort button: Allow selecting which columns are in the popup sort menu

    Closes tickets: 1923724

  • E-book viewer: When suggesting a default bookmark title, use the name of the current chapter

    Closes tickets: 1851908

  • E-book viewer: When searching the Table of Contents allow holding the Shift key to search backwards

    Closes tickets: 1925038

  • E-book viewer: Add a shortcut Ctrl+0 to restore default font size

    Closes tickets: 1925294

Bug fixes

  • Windows MTP driver: Rewrite parts of the driver in the hope of fixing some rare and hard to reproduce crashes
  • Windows MTP driver: Set modified and created times when putting files/folders on device. Also read modified time correctly.
  • Windows: E-book viewer: Fix switching away from viewer while in full screen and switching back causing some corruption until the page is scrolled

    Closes tickets: 1918591

  • Fix a regression in the previous release that caused errors when editing empty date values

    Closes tickets: 1925378

  • Get books: Update Gutenberg plugin for website changes
  • E-book viewer: The quick highlight button should replace the style of an existing highlight, when one is selected

    Closes tickets: 1926518

  • Elide long items in the middle when showing the completion popup for tags, to make it easier to use with hierarchical tags

    Closes tickets: 1925247

  • E-book viewer: Read aloud: Fix soft hyphens causing read aloud words to be broken up

    Closes tickets: 1925988

  • E-book viewer: Right clicking when text is selected should extend the selection instead of doing nothing

    Closes tickets: 1925390

  • Fix settings in the ToC Editor tool being forgotten when calibre is closed
  • DOCX Output: Fix conversion failing if the input document has missing images

    Closes tickets: 1926025

  • Content server viewer: Fix mouse wheel scrolling not working on the box used to edit notes for highlights

    Closes tickets: 1925961

  • E-book viewer: Fix read aloud word tracking in flow mode not very reliable
  • E-book viewer: Fix navigation shortcuts not working in Read aloud mode

Improved news sources

  • Barrons
  • Krebs On Security

Release: 5.16.1 [17 Apr, 2021]

Bug fixes

  • CHM Input: Fix handling of some CHM files that use non-ASCII internal filenames and dont specify a character encoding in their metadata

    Closes tickets: 1924703

  • Fix a regression in the previous release that prevented calibre from starting if there was a failure in a third party plugin

    Closes tickets: 1924824

  • Content server viewer: Fix a regression in the previous that broke handling of URLs in stylesheets
  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke changing sections in the convert single book dialog after changing the input or output formats

    Closes tickets: 1924767

  • Fix using 'is set' rules not working for column rules with rating values

    Closes tickets: 1924675

  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in 5.15 that causes the viewer to ignore page-break CSS properties (in 5.16.1)
  • Fix a regression that broke using stored templates (in 5.16.1)
  • Fix auto scroll books shortcut not working in standalone cover browser window (in 5.16.1)

    Closes tickets: 1924875

  • E-book viewer: Fix jumping to previous section sometimes not working in flow mode (in 5.16.1)

    Closes tickets: 1924890

  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in 5.15 that broke changing keyboard shortcuts in the viewer preferences (in 5.16.1)

    Closes tickets: 1924853

  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in 5.15 that broke using the delete key to delete highlights (in 5.16.1)

New news sources

  • The Saturday paper by Alistair Francis
  • Crikey by Alistair Francis

Improved news sources

  • Granta
  • New Scientist

Release: 5.15 [16 Apr, 2021]

New features

  • Allow auto scrolling through the list of books by pressing the X key or right clicking on the cover browser

    Closes tickets: 1917634

    Useful to have a "slideshow" of book covers. The speed of scrolling can be controlled in Preferences->Look & feel->Cover browser

  • E-book viewer: Speed up first time open for EPUB files with lots of styling
  • E-book viewer preferences: Allow searching for keyboard shortcuts
  • Edit book: Allow editing WEBP images
  • Various improvements to the template language, see https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337573
  • E-book viewer: Show the current progress percentage in the bottom bar of the viewer controls. This can be customized in the viewer preferences under Headers and footers

    Closes tickets: 1921610

  • E-book viewer: Add an option under Preferences->Miscellaneous to not restore open panels such as Search, Table of Contents etc on restart

    Closes tickets: 1921689

  • When exporting highlights as text or markdown also output top level chapter titles
  • Allow downloading metadata from amazon.se

    Closes tickets: 1922327

  • Preferences->Tweaks: Allow specifying that calibre should open the book details window when double clicking on a book

    Closes tickets: 1922591

  • MOBI Output: Convert WebP images to PNG so they work with Amazon's software

    Closes tickets: 1922341

  • DOCX Input: When converting embedded fonts, replace spaces in the filename with underscores to keep the execrable epubcheck happy

    Closes tickets: 1921793

  • E-book viewer: Selection bar: Add keyboard shortcuts for all buttons. Hover over a button in the bar to see the shortcut

Bug fixes

  • FB2 Output: Fix a regression in calibre 5 that caused paragraphs containing only non-breaking spaces to be removed

    Closes tickets: 1924232

  • Metadata comments editor: Fix setting block alignment destroying other block level properties

    Closes tickets: 1924187

  • E-book viewer: Fix margins not being adjusted immediately when preferences are changed
  • Edit book: Upgrade book internals: Fix skipping the NCX removal dialog not remembering the chosen option

    Closes tickets: 1921604

  • Conversion: When specifying a line-height do not apply it to the <html> tag, as it is pointless and causes the execrable epubcheck to complain

    Closes tickets: 1922570

  • E-book viewer: Improve scrolling behavior when extending the selection using keyboard shortcuts
  • E-book viewer: Fix read percent for HTML files that are rendered in a single screen being 0% rather than 100%
  • E-book viewer: Highlights panel: Do not expand all sections when adding/deleting/modifying highlights

    Closes tickets: 1924598

  • CHM Input: Fix a regression in calibre 5.0 that broke opening of some files that dont specify a character encoding

    Closes tickets: 1922503

  • EPUB2 metadata: Read ISBNs in identifier elements without schemes if they are valid ISBNs and no properly identified isbns are present
  • Update Amazon metadata plugin for changes to amazon websites

    Closes tickets: 1922309

  • Edit book: Fix detection of class names containing hyphens/underscores

New news sources

  • Los Danieles – Columnas sin techo by CAVALENCIA

Improved news sources

  • New Scientist
  • Irish Times
  • 1843
  • The Straits Times

Release: 5.14 [26 Mar, 2021]

New features

  • Edit book: When right clicking on a class in a HTML file, add an option to rename the class throughout the book
  • Adding from ISBN: Add an option to check if there are existing books with the specified ISBNs already in the library

    Closes tickets: 1919103

  • Template tester: Instead of next/last, the template tester now shows the template values for selected books

    Closes tickets: 1920576

  • Content server: Allow swiping left and right to show next/previous book on the book details page

    Closes tickets: 1918047

  • E-book viewer: Make the commonly used Shift+Arrow key shortcuts for modifying selections using the keyboard work. Also add shortcuts for selecting by character, line and paragraph.

    Closes tickets: 1919072

Bug fixes

  • MOBI Output: Fix latest Kindle firmware not displaying select publisher font option for calibre produced AZW3 files

    Closes tickets: 1920613

  • E-book viewer: Fix errors when viewing books with mathematics that are split over multiple internal files

    Closes tickets: 1919033

  • Content server viewer: Fix highlights not sorted correctly in the highlights panel

    Closes tickets: 1918436

  • Get books: Fix Smashwords plugin not working because of website changes

    Closes tickets: 1918737

  • Improve the performance of QuickView especially when using composite columns

    Closes tickets: 1920733

  • Improve performance of the virtual_libraries() template function

    Closes tickets: 1918428

  • Browser viewer: Fix Go to Location not working for positions

    Closes tickets: 1920250

  • E-book viewer: Fix searching in the Table of Contents not working

    Closes tickets: 1905257

  • E-book viewer: In paged mode, fix scrolling not working correctly when margins are set to zero

    Closes tickets: 1918105

  • E-book viewer: Fix incorrect ToC navigation in books that link the entries to inline tags that wrap block tags that span multiple pages

    Closes tickets: 1918437

  • Category editor: Searching in library shouldn't automatically open Quickview

    Closes tickets: 1920592

  • Conversion: Fix a hang caused by long sequences of non-word characters when heuristics are enabled, either explicitly or for some input formats such as TXT

    Closes tickets: 1919260

  • Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke --explode-book and --implode-book actions for calibre-debug.exe
  • Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke setting metadata in RTF files

New news sources

  • ZackZack.at by Dirk Gomez

Release: 5.13 [10 Mar, 2021]

New features

  • E-book Viewer: Allow editing the current book by pressing Ctrl+D or adding a button for it to the viewer tool bar

    Closes tickets: 1917967

  • Edit book: Add a command line flag to allow selecting the specified text when opening a book
  • Edit metadata dialog: When trimming covers, show the size of the current trim region

    Closes tickets: 1917363

Bug fixes

  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke sending of emails with text longer than 900 characters
  • E-book viewer: Fix using keyboard to extend selection not turning pages
  • Fix searching for items from the Manage dialog not working correctly

    Closes tickets: 1918030

  • PDF input: Replace paragraph separator characters with spaces

    Closes tickets: 1917386

Improved news sources

  • The Conversation

Release: 5.12 [26 Feb, 2021]

New features

  • E-book viewer: When searching start the search from the current position, jumping to the first match at or after the current page

    Closes tickets: 1915773

  • E-book viewer: Have the Table of Contents view automatically scroll to keep the chapter being read currently visible

    Closes tickets: 1916411

  • Various improvements to the calibre template language, see https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337573
  • Edit book: File browser: Show total size of items in category when hovering over category with mouse
  • Kobo driver: Add support for latest firmware and also an option to choose the color used for cover letterboxing

Bug fixes

  • E-book viewer: Fix selection popup bar sometimes going off screen when dragging up to the top line of text

    Closes tickets: 1915685

  • Get books: Update the Biblio and Chitanka stores for website changes
  • Edit book: Fix editing of JavaScript files not working

    Closes tickets: 1915770

Improved news sources

  • Slate
  • Harper's Magazine

Release: 5.11 [12 Feb, 2021]

New features

  • Edit book: Add a tool to split the tag at the current cursor position, creating a new tag with the same style and class attributes. To add the tool go to the Toolbars section in the editor preferences

    Closes tickets: 1912958

  • E-book viewer: Show the URL when hovering over external links

    Closes tickets: 1911107

  • E-book viewer: Redesign the reference mode to also work on touch screens without a mouse. Now in reference mode paragraph numbers are displayed for all paragraphs
  • Edit book: Allow Ctrl-clicking on class names to jump to the first style rule that matches the tag and class
  • Content server: When browsing highlights for a book allow selecting multiple highlights to delete or export quickly
  • Allow creating keyboard shortcuts to copy show and view URLs for selected books to clipboard

    Closes tickets: 1912954

  • calibredb: Add a timeout option to control the timeout when connecting to the calibre server

Bug fixes

  • Content server: Fix dragging selection handles not working in Safari

    Closes tickets: 1913854

  • E-book viewer: Fix links with a href of "#" not working

    Closes tickets: 1915303

  • E-book viewer: Hide the controls when clicking the back or forward buttons
  • E-book viewer: When jumping to a highlight using the highlights panel, the back button should return to position before jump

    Closes tickets: 1914921

  • E-book viewer: Fix incorrect tooltip when hovering over a section title in the search results list

    Closes tickets: 1914157

  • HTMLZ Output: Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke creating HTMLZ documents when using the option to place CSS inline

Improved news sources

  • Endgadget

Release: 5.10.1 [22 Jan, 2021]

New features

  • Bulk metadata edit: Add a new control to compress the cover image files for all selected books

    Closes tickets: 1911888

  • Add support for the CB7 comic file file format

    Closes tickets: 1912212

  • E-book viewer: Allow adding a button to the selection bar that copies the currently selected text along with a calibre:// URL to show the text in the book

    Closes tickets: 1912070

  • Conversion: Insert metadata: Allow showing identifiers such as ISBN in the jacket page template
  • Conversion: Insert metadata: Allow hiding entries in the jacket template when they are not present in the metadata
  • calibre-server --manage-users: Add a scriptable interface: calibre-server --manage-users -- help

    Closes tickets: 1912337

  • E-book viewer: Add keyboard shortcuts to copy the current location to the clipboard

    Closes tickets: 1912070

  • E-book viewer: Highlight all currently visible Table of Contents entries, not just the first

    Closes tickets: 1912003

  • Add a new tweak under Preferences->Tweaks->Author sort name algorithm to optionally recognize common surname prefixes such as von, van, de, etc. when generating sort names.

Bug fixes

  • E-book viewer: Move read aloud pop-up bar to the bottom of the screen in flow mode

    Closes tickets: 1911470

  • E-book viewer: Fix scrolling with two fingers on touch pad on macOS not smooth

    Closes tickets: 1911218

  • PDF Output: When converting fixed layout input documents fix anchors inserted for navigation sometimes being rendered as blue boxes

    Closes tickets: 1911466

  • Edit book: Remove unused CSS: Fix selectors that don't match from CSS rules containing multiple selectors not being removed

    Closes tickets: 1904350

  • Bulk metadata download: Fix series number not being changes if the series is the same as the existing series
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression that caused non-HTML descriptions to not be displayed in the metadata page
  • E-book viewer: Fix clock being displayed in 24 hr format on some systems even though system locale is set to use 12 hr format.
  • Bulk metadata edit: Fix regression that inverted the meaning of the case sensitivity setting in the Search & replace tab
  • calibredb list: Fix incorrect output when redirecting to file
  • 5.10.1 fixes a regression in 5.10.0 that broke conversion when including metadata as a jacket page and using long text custom columns

Improved news sources

  • Jacobin
  • Japan Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Mediapart

Release: 5.9 [08 Jan, 2021]

New features

  • Annotations: Allow exporting highlights and bookmarks in Markdown format, with a link to open the book at the highlight location
  • Content server viewer: Allow exporting all highlights

    Closes tickets: 1909529

  • Icon rules editor: Add a button to open the icons folder

    Closes tickets: 1909339

  • Quickview: Dropdown menu for all selectable columns

    Closes tickets: 1909258

Bug fixes

  • Fix a regression that caused the Content server to crash if a client closed a connection during a file transfer on macOS and Linux.

    Closes tickets: 1909880, 1906152

  • LRF Output: Fix conversion broken in calibre 5 when font size rescaling is active

    Closes tickets: 1909224

  • E-book viewer: Cancel any speech in progress when hiding the selection popup bar after triggering the speak aloud action on it
  • Color/icon rules editor: Fix duplicate rule button not working correctly

    Closes tickets: 1909332

  • Fix dropping files onto Book details causing an error if the confirmation dialog is disabled

    Closes tickets: 1909291

New news sources

  • Mallorca Zeitung by VoHegg
  • T-Online by VoHegg
  • El Diario by Dirk Gómez

Improved news sources

  • General Knowledge Today
  • El Pais
  • USA Today
  • WirtchaftsWoche Online
  • The Guardian
  • Arcamax
  • Miami Herald
  • The Seattle Times

Release: 5.8.1 [24 Dec, 2020]

New features

  • Happy holidays to all calibre users!
  • E-book viewer: Add a mode to follow links with only the keyboard (triggered by Alt+F)
  • Edit book: A new option to show a configurable number lines above the current line when syncing the position of the preview panel to the current position in the code editor (under Preview settings in the Editor preferences).

    Closes tickets: 1908929

  • Windows: Automatically resolve shortcuts (.lnk files) when adding books to calibre.

    Closes tickets: 1907410

  • Content server viewer: Don't enter full screen mode automatically when reading on desktop like devices (this can be controlled via a setting in the viewer preferences under Page layout)
  • E-book viewer tool bar: Add a select all action and a Read aloud action (can be added by right clicking the tool bar and configuring it)
  • Template/formatter enhancements: Add a 'for' statement and add the ability for a developer to pass extra information to a template.
  • Rules editors for icon/coloring rules: Add a button to duplicate rules and to convert a rule to advanced template mode

    Closes tickets: 1907919, 1907918

Bug fixes

  • Content server viewer: Fix regression in 5.0 that broke scrolling on iOS
  • E-book viewer: Fix error when scrolling to some search results in flow mode

    Closes tickets: 1908000

  • AZW3 Input: Fix rare AID based links not working.

    Closes tickets: 1898394

  • E-book viewer: Fix clock in header/footer not using system time format

    Closes tickets: 1907907

  • Windows: Fix Read aloud not working with books that have a single large internal text file, such as MOBI or DOCX books
  • PDF Output: Fix a regression causing conversion to fail when typesetting Chinese text
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix no results being found when using the automatic or Google servers because of a change in the markup of the Google search results page.
  • Version 5.8.1 fixes a couple of regressions that broke the Save to disk function and changing Page layout settings in the viewer.

    Closes tickets: 1909217, 1909197

New news sources

  • SchwarzerPfeil by tastytea
  • Substack by topynate

Improved news sources

  • The Australian
  • The Atlantic
  • Zerohedge
  • New York Times Book Review

Release: 5.7.2 [12 Dec, 2020]

New features

  • E-book viewer: Add a "Read aloud" function that works via the operating system's Text-to-speech engine.

    Click the "Read aloud" button in the viewer controls to start reading the book text aloud from the current page.

  • A new busy spinner for waiting animations
  • Edit metadata: Add buttons to easily set yes/no fields also shortcut to clear the field.

    Closes tickets: 1907140

Bug fixes

  • PDF Output: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke text rendering for some fonts due to a bug in Qt WebEngine (full fix is in 5.7.2).

    Closes tickets: 1905967

  • PDF Output: Fix conversion failing when adding header/footer and the input document defines margins/padding on the <html> tag.

    Closes tickets: 1905736

  • Windows: Fix the case of library names in copied calibre:// links sometimes incorrect.

    Closes tickets: 1907159

  • AZW3 Input: Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke processing of files with inline flow replacements.

    Closes tickets: 1906459

  • Fix hiding and showing Book details panel changes its size by a pixel or two.

    Closes tickets: 1906149

  • Get books: Fix amazon.fr not working because of website changes.

    Closes tickets: 1907067

  • Bulk metadata search/replace: Fix text transform function not being applied to the test result in character mode
  • Book list: Improve rendering of column headers when they dont fit, by eliding them instead of just cutting off rendering.

    Closes tickets: 1906464

  • Fix template function "first_non_empty" fails if no argument evaluates non-empty

    Closes tickets: 1906063

  • Fix regression in 5.7.0 causing failure to start if one of the previously used libraries had a stored path ending in a slash.

    Closes tickets: 1907773

Improved news sources

  • The Guardian
  • The Atlantic

Release: 5.6 [27 Nov, 2020]

New features

  • Edit book: Show a non-modal popup for a few seconds to allow undoing file delete operations
  • Device books view: Add an action to the context menu to easily jump to the matching book in the calibre library view

    Closes tickets: 1903418

  • Add ability to undo Generate cover in the Edit metadata screen, by long clicking the Generate cover button

    Closes tickets: 1903270

  • Edit book: Allow adding tags to the list of tags for the insert tag button
  • calibredb add: New option --automerge to automatically merge duplicates
  • Add an edit notes action to the context menu in the viewer highlights panel

    Closes tickets: 1905646

  • Content server viewer: Allow viewing images in a new window by right clicking them, matches the calibre builtin viewer behavior

    Closes tickets: 1903333

  • Book details window: Allow opening the edit metadata window using either the keyboard shortcut or the context menu

    Closes tickets: 1903403

  • Allow copying the current search as a calibre:// URL by right clicking the search box
  • Book details panel: Add entries to copy calibre:// links for the current book to the context menu
  • Edit book: Upgrade book: Ask whether to keep the NCX based Table of Contents

Bug fixes

  • Windows: Fix calibre portable launcher not working correctly from root folder in calibre 5.5

    Closes tickets: 1904310

  • macOS: Fix rendering of space after punctuation incorrect in Big Sur

    Closes tickets: 1904505

  • DOCX Input: When converting images placed using the obsolete VML markup default them to being inline rather than block images

    Closes tickets: 1905319

  • Metadata edit dialog: Fix keyboard shortcuts for bold/italic/underline not working when more than one comments editor widget is present on a single tab

    Closes tickets: 1905479

  • When using calibre://show-book URLs and the book is not found, clear any Virtual library or search restriction and then show the book

    Closes tickets: 1905113

  • macOS: Fix calibre:// URLs not working from other documents
  • Fix calibre:// URL search action not changing library if needed
  • annotation_count() template function displaying value for deleted annotations

    Closes tickets: 1904305

  • Edit book: Fix syntax highlighting not recognizing ends-with selector

    Closes tickets: 1905806

Improved news sources

  • The BBC
  • Folha de Sao Paolo
  • Netzpolitik

Release: 5.5 [13 Nov, 2020]

New features

  • Support the calibre:// URL scheme

    Clicking on calibre:// URLs can be used to have calibre perform various actions. For details, see: https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/url_scheme.html

  • Viewer: Show calibre:// URL for current book in the Goto->Location panel
  • Edit book: Add an action to the right click menu for tabs to close tabs to the right of the current tab.

    Closes tickets: 1902518

  • Add ability to copy tag, publisher and author in Book details panel by right-clicking

    Closes tickets: 1902413

  • Annotations browser: Add a context menu for common actions.

    Closes tickets: 1902326

  • Annotations browser: Show a dot for highlights with notes.

    Closes tickets: 1899839

  • Edit book: Saved searches panel: Allow copying the current saved search to the regular search panel by clicking the Export button.

    Closes tickets: 1902227

  • Windows: Fix command line arguments not working for the portable.exe launchers
  • Viewer: back and forward buttons on the mouse now trigger the back and forward actions
  • Option to mark all books with annotations/bookmarks

    Closes tickets: 1902313

  • Various minor improvements to how keyboard focus is handled in the Tag browser

Bug fixes

  • Edit book: Fix regression in calibre 5 that caused an error when managing user dictionaries.

    Closes tickets: 1903294

  • Viewer: Fix previous/next buttons iterating over removed bookmarks

    Closes tickets: 1903831

  • Welcome wizard: Fix changing the language causing a empty folder to be created.

    Closes tickets: 1903825

  • Viewer: Fix regression causing custom shortcuts with Shift key pressed not working

    Closes tickets: 1903699

  • Viewer: In dark mode when showing images with transparency in the popup use a light background color as most images are designed with a light background color in mind.

    Closes tickets: 1903423

  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke conversion of DJVU files

    Closes tickets: 1903428

  • Metadata edit: "Set to Undefined" button missing on integer columns.

    Closes tickets: 1903363

  • Entry remains underlined in Tag Browser after clearing filter

    Closes tickets: 1903086

  • XML Catalogs: Fix languages field missing

    Closes tickets: 1902126

  • Fix a regression that broke loading of third party plugins that are encoded in an encoding other than UTF-8
  • macOS: Fix viewer not responding to cmd+c to copy text by default
  • Windows: Fix sending email on computers with non-ASCII computer names

Improved news sources

  • Spectator Magazine

Release: 5.4.2 [30 Oct, 2020]

New features

  • Windows: Allow adding of books to calibre from folders 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 folders 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

Release: 5.3 [16 Oct, 2020]

New features

  • Tag browser: When grouping items by first letter if adjacent letters have few entries combine them into a single group.

    Can be controlled via an option in Preferences->Look & feel->Tag browser to combine 'first letters' together if there are a small number of items under adjacent letters

  • Viewer: Allow displaying the current page / total pages in the header/footer. Useful in paged mode to see exactly how many pages are left.

    Closes tickets: 1899163

  • Viewer search panel: Show more result context in a tooltip when hovering over a search result.

    Closes tickets: 1899834

  • DOCX Input: Add support for Word controls used to rotate or flip images

    Only works with output formats such as EPUB that support CSS transforms

  • Viewer image pop-up: Allow maximizing/minimizing the window.

    Closes tickets: 1899762

  • Edit metadata dialog: Use only a single line for custom column date fields
  • Add an item to search for categories to the category editor context menu.

    Closes tickets: 1899341

  • Category editor: Add a right click menu to change case of the selected entries.

    Closes tickets: 1899316

Bug fixes

  • Fix a regression in 5.0 that caused performance of dialogs that contain title/series/tags edit fields to be very poor with large libraries.

    Closes tickets: 1898221

  • Fix a regression in 5.0 that caused some pop-up menus to appear on the wrong monitor in multi-monitor setups
  • macOS: Fix a long standing bug that prevented drag and drop of multiple items
  • Windows: Fix a regression that broke scanning for default programs for the Open with action
  • Windows: Fix a regression in 5.0 causing some MOBI files with non-BMP characters not being processed correctly.

    Closes tickets: 1898894

  • E-book viewer: Fix scrolling past the end of chapter boundaries not working in books that have negative margins
  • Edit metadata dialog: fix incorrect rendering of custom column names that start with emoji.

    Closes tickets: 1899466

  • Quickview: Fix nothing shown after clearing the search.

    Closes tickets: 1899318

  • Dark mode: Fix radio buttons having no outline.

    Closes tickets: 1900022

  • Annotations browser: When showing a book in the calibre library that is not currently visible, display an error.

    Closes tickets: 1900066

New news sources

  • Deutsche Welle by VoHe

Improved news sources

  • Reuters

Release: 5.2 [07 Oct, 2020]

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

Release: 5.1 [02 Oct, 2020]

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: Don't 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

Release: 5.0.1 [25 Sep, 2020]

New features

Bug fixes

  • Version 5.0.1 fixes a bug in 5.0.0 that broke connecting to devices on macOS

Release: 4.23 [21 Aug, 2020]

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 E-book 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 don't 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

Release: 4.22 [31 Jul, 2020]

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

Release: 4.21 [16 Jul, 2020]

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

Release: 4.20 [03 Jul, 2020]

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

Release: 4.19 [19 Jun, 2020]

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 date and time 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: Don't 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

Release: 4.18 [05 Jun, 2020]

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

Release: 4.17 [23 May, 2020]

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 context 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

Release: 4.16 [15 May, 2020]

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

Release: 4.15 [02 May, 2020]

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: Don't 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 don't 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

Release: 4.14 [23 Apr, 2020]

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: Don't 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

Release: 4.13 [27 Mar, 2020]

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: Don't 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

Release: 4.12 [06 Mar, 2020]

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

Release: 4.11.2 [21 Feb, 2020]

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 auto scroll 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

Release: 4.10 [07 Feb, 2020]

New features

  • Viewer: When searching have single and double quotes match their curly variants as well.

    Closes tickets: 1861715

Bug fixes

  • Fix a regression that caused the edit metadata individually and convert individually actions to use the bulk actions when multiple books are selected.
  • Linux: Fix a crash caused by broken/incompatible CUPS Qt system plugin.

    Closes tickets: 1861741

  • Viewer: Fix Search shortcut button not focusing search input if the search panel is placed in a tab or a floating window
  • Update Google Images cover download plugin for website markup changes

    Closes tickets: 1862034

  • Catalog generation: Ignore invalid pubdates
  • Viewer: Stop auto scroll when changing page layout mode.

    Closes tickets: 1861621

  • zipfile: Fix regression that broke handling of zipfiles with internal filenames not encoded in UTF-8.

    Closes tickets: 1860889

  • Check Book: Turn off unique headings CSS warning
  • DOCX Output: When a list item contains a nested list but no text, it should be output as an empty list item.

Improved news sources

  • The New Yorker
  • Financiele Dagblad

Release: 4.9.1 [23 Jan, 2020]

New features

  • Viewer: Much improved search functionality

    Closes tickets: 1834247

    Now all matches are displayed when searching in a side bar with a few words of context. Also supports searching using regular expressions.

  • Edit book: The Check book function has a new, improved CSS checker with support for CSS 3
  • Edit book: Add an "Open with" action to the context menu of the files browser to easily open files with external programs.

    Closes tickets: 1860462

  • Viewer toolbar: Add button to easily change color schemes

    Closes tickets: 1859547

Bug fixes

  • version 4.9.1 fixes a couple of regressions in 4.9.0 with Check Book reporting false positives and an error when using the source editing view in the comments editor
  • Comments editor: Fix inserted blank paragraph being rendered as two lines.
  • PDF Output: Fix conversion of files containing <canvas> elements failing.

    Closes tickets: 1859040

  • Viewer: Fix failure to open some books that contain unparseable URLs.

    Closes tickets: 1858836

  • Viewer: Fix data displayed in side margins getting moved out of position when mouse hovers over side margin.

    Closes tickets: 1858263

  • Book details panel: When right clicking to save the cover, replace invalid characters in the suggested filename
  • Fix harmless error popup when adding SSL key/certificate in server settings

    Closes tickets: 1858198

  • Dark mode: Fix colors in remove all formats except dialog

Improved news sources

  • Liberty Times

Release: 4.8 [03 Jan, 2020]

New features

  • Viewer in flow mode: Add auto-scrolling which can be triggered from the viewer controls and also make smooth scrolling by pressing down the arrow keys configurable
  • Viewer: Allow showing data in left and right margins in addition to headers/footers.

    Closes tickets: 1855121

  • Viewer: Allow right clicking in the lookup panel to zoom in/out.

    Closes tickets: 1857989

  • Viewer: Allow setting colors for the margins when creating new color schemes in Preferences->Colors
  • Viewer: Ctrl+, to show preferences

Bug fixes

  • PDF Output: Fix extracting text from generated PDFs not working if more than 100 characters per font are used in the text.

    Closes tickets: 1857886

  • macOS: Fix viewer controls not using system UI font
  • Viewer: Fix images not being rendered at certain sizes when they are the only content on the page in paged mode with single page per screen.

    Closes tickets: 1857803

  • Viewer: Fix svg links not working.

    Closes tickets: 1857812

  • Viewer: Fix a bug that could allow maliciously crafted EPUB files to read data from files on the computer. Thanks to dozernz for discovering this attack vector.

    Closes tickets: 1857800

  • macOS: Fix regression in previous release that caused link color to be light blue even when not using dark color themes
  • RTF Output: Fix a regression that slowed down conversion of images.

    Closes tickets: 1857732

  • Server viewer: Make the Exit full screen action available in viewer controls.

    Closes tickets: 1857677

  • Viewer: Fix error when trying to change more than a single keyboard shortcut at once

    Closes tickets: 1858117

  • Fix typo causing a harmless error message when downloading covers and only a single cover is found

Improved news sources

  • London Review of Books

Release: 4.7 [26 Dec, 2019]

New features

  • macOS: Use transient scrollbars unless they are disabled in system preferences
  • Viewer toolbar: Add actions for next and previous section. They are not added to the toolbar by default, customize it to add them.
  • Viewer: Add an option to keep the toolbar visible in full screen mode (Viewer Preferences->Miscellaneous)
  • Viewer: Allow modifying the current selection using Ctrl+Shift+Arrow.

    Closes tickets: 1855942

  • Book details: Add an option in Preferences->Look & feel->Book details to show a heading for the comments in the Book details panel

    Closes tickets: 1855942

  • Edit book: Spell check: Ignore soft hyphens in words
  • Viewer: In multiple pages per screen mode, When paging back to a chapter we have just paged forward from return to the exact position we left from in terms of number of blank trailing pages displayed.

    Closes tickets: 1856472

  • Viewer: Add a setting under Preferences->Colors to control when the viewer will override all book colors or not.

Bug fixes

  • Viewer: Fix flick scrolling in flow mode jumping to next chapter.

    Closes tickets: 1856398

  • Windows: Possible fix for some windows appearing off screen on multi-monitor setups

    Closes tickets: 1857651

  • macOS: Fix PDF Output not working when running ebook-convert via symlink on the command line.

    Closes tickets: 1857377

  • PDF Output: Ignore upto 8 byte glyph data size mismatches when merging identical glyphs.

    Closes tickets: 1857268

  • Edit Book: Spell Check: Fix words surrounded by narrow non-breaking spaces being incorrectly detected as mis-spelled
  • Get books: Update various Polish language stores
  • macOS: Fix drag and drop to re-arrange items in the viewer toolbar not working
  • PDF Output: When an inline image is placed alone inside a block tag, ensure that it is not split over two pages.
  • ToC editor: Fix generate from links not working correctly when links have no fragments.

    Closes tickets: 1856395

  • PDF Output: Don't dedup images that cannot be uncompressed

    Closes tickets: 1856564

  • Advanced search dialog: Fix an error when closing dialog if on the second tab and no field is focused

Improved news sources

  • Global Times
  • London Review of Books
  • The Telegraph (UK)
  • The Economist

Release: 4.6 [13 Dec, 2019]

New features

  • Windows 10: Add support for dark mode.

    If you turn on dark mode under the Windows Settings->Personalisation->Colors and restart calibre it will use dark colors. Can also be enabled by setting the CALIBRE_USE_DARK_PALETTE environment variable.

  • Polish books tool: Add a setting to add or remove soft hyphens from the book text
  • Viewer: Re-enable the old reference mode from calibre 3.x
  • Kobo driver: Support for new firmware

Bug fixes

  • PDF Output: Fix the option to break long words at the end of lines not working since calibre 4.

    Closes tickets: 1854349

  • DOCX Input: Fix incorrect font sizes for footnote references in paragraphs that have text with multiple font sizes.

    Closes tickets: 1855403

  • DOCX Input: Avoid nested <sup> tags for footnote references
  • Viewer: Fix max text width/height settings not being applied correctly on window resize.

    Closes tickets: 1854211

  • Viewer: Auto-expand entries in the Table of Contents when viewing the corresponding location in the book.
  • Viewer: When creating a new bookmark, if there is selected text use it as the default bookmark title.

    Closes tickets: 1854611

Release: 4.5 [29 Nov, 2019]

New features

  • Driver for the new PocketBook Inkpad X

    Closes tickets: 1854335

  • Driver for the new Bookeen Diva HD

    Closes tickets: 1854063

  • PDF Output: Add an option to shift text horizontally on odd/even pages.

    Closes tickets: 1853155

  • Image viewing popup dialog: Add a checkbox to fit image to window.

    Closes tickets: 1853671

  • Edit book: Create @font-face rules when importing multiple font files into book automatically, similar to how it is done when importing a single font file.

Bug fixes

  • PDF Output: Fix incorrect rendering if the input document has too many anchors.

    Closes tickets: 1854345

  • Fix a regression that could cause window layout settings to sometimes not be saved during shutdown

Improved news sources

  • L'express
  • The Toronto Star

Release: 4.4 [21 Nov, 2019]

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 folder of the txt file.

    Closes tickets: 1853232

  • Linux: Make some cache removal code robust against un-decodeable filenames in the cache folders
  • 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

Release: 4.3 [08 Nov, 2019]

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 then 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

Release: 4.2 [18 Oct, 2019]

New features

  • macOS: Various improvements to dark mode support

    Closes tickets: 1847571

  • Viewer: Don't generate covers for books that don't 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: Don't 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

Release: 4.1 [07 Oct, 2019]

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 folder
  • 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
  • E-book viewer: Add a "Read aloud" function that works via the operating system's Text-to-speech engine. [5.7.2]

    Click the "Read aloud" button in the viewer controls to start reading the book text aloud from the current page.

  • Support the calibre:// URL scheme [5.5]

    Clicking on calibre:// URLs can be used to have calibre perform various actions. For details, see: https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/url_scheme.html

  • For details on the major changes in calibre between 4.0 and 5.0, see https://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/fourteen [5.0.1]
  • E-book viewer: Add support for highlighting [5.0.1]


  • E-book viewer: Add support for right-to-left and vertical text [5.0.1]
  • Switch calibre to Python 3. This means that some no longer maintained third party plugins will not work. See https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326405 [5.0.1]
  • Viewer: Much improved search functionality [4.9.1]

    Closes tickets: 1834247

    Now all matches are displayed when searching in a side bar with a few words of context. Also supports searching using regular expressions.

  • Windows 10: Add support for dark mode. [4.6]

    If you turn on dark mode under the Windows Settings->Personalisation->Colors and restart calibre it will use dark colors. Can also be enabled by setting the CALIBRE_USE_DARK_PALETTE environment variable.

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