[Enhancement] Auto Expanding All Categories/Subcat Option

Bug #1414315 reported by ValentinJesse on 2015-01-24
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Bug Description


I'm building my library right now for the first time and i'm pretty perplexed that Calibre doesn't offer an "auto expand" function or at least a button. I see that a "minus" button for collapsing already exists, but not one for expanding.

My current structure looks like this,


but in a short time i will be creating a lot of categories and multiple subcategories, so expanding them manually via clicking will be a really painful experience. Is there a solution for this ? I'm thinking that i must have missed something.

If you have a lot of categories, I suggest you not spend time scrolling
through the list looking for individual ones, instead use the find at
the top of the tag browser, that auto-expands the parent category when
it finds a match.

Auto-expanding everything with a large library will simply make the widget
unmangeable, with too many entries to scroll through.

That said, if you really, really want the ability to expand a particular
node and all its descendants, I can add it to the right click menu. If
so, feel free to reply.

 status wontfix

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Won't Fix

Hi and thank you for the fast reply. Yes, for me that option would be really beneficial. An expanded list would help me organize and access my books much faster. I guess that i'm too used to a structure similar to the one implemented in Microsoft OneNote where i can see every title/category/subpage and can optimize constantly.

If you could add the function in a context menu or by making a "+" button right next to the "-" (the one for collapsing)... Or if you could add it as an option in the "preference" to auto expand categories on Calibre startup, that would be great.

Thank you for all the work you've put in for this software! I see that you are accepting Bitcoin for donations. That's pretty cool too.

Best Regards

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: Won't Fix → Fix Released


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