Edit or copy saved search text

Bug #1816274 reported by Warren Young on 2019-02-17
This bug affects 1 person
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Charles Haley

Bug Description

When you select a saved search to re-execute, it shows only the name of the search in the search bar, not the actual underlying text of the search. If you want to create something just a bit different, it's not obvious how to get an editable copy:

1. Click the Saved Search button in the GUI

2. Select "Managed saved searches" option

3. Choose a saved search and then click "Edit search" button

I expected to find something like this at the top UI level, since so often, a new saved search is like an existing one, but with small tweaks. I suggest one of two options:

1. Right-click saved search in the tag browser

2a. Copy search text

2b. Raw query for 'SEARCH NAME'

The first option would let you paste the raw text into the Search box, edit it, and then maybe re-save it. The second option would save the user the copy/paste operation, but it is perhaps non-intuitive enough in its own right that it doesn't pull its own weight.

Changing the component for this bug.

 assignee cbhaley
 status triaged

Changed in calibre:
assignee: nobody → Charles Haley (cbhaley)
status: New → Triaged
Charles Haley (cbhaley) wrote :

You can already do what you want.
1) Get a saved search expression into the Search box
1a) Click on a saved search in the tag browser
1b) Click on a saved search under the "Saved Search" button
1c) type it in
2) Click the "Saved Search" button
3) Click "Get saved search expression"

However, adding a "Search using saved search expression" action to the context menu is a good idea, so I will do that.

Changed in calibre:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed

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

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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