"Manage Author" from book details panel doesn't jump to author

Bug #1883768 reported by ownedbycats on 2020-06-16
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Bug Description

Calibre 4.18 (x64), Windows 10.

In the Tag Browser, right-clicking on a specific author and clicking "Manage Authors" will jump to their name in the Manage Authors window.

However, right-clicking on an author name in the book details pane and clicking "Manage [Author Name]" doesn't have the same behaviour.

Thanks for making Calibre!

Charles Haley (cbhaley) wrote :

Works fine for me. What I tried:
1) Select an existing book.
2) Press E to Edit Metadata (single)
3) Click the "Manage Authors" box

The manage authors dialog opens with the first author's sort field selected.

What are you doing differently from above? In particular, are you trying to open the dialog for an author that has never been saved to the database?

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Incomplete
ownedbycats (ownedbycats) wrote :

I was referring to the Book Details pane (Show Book Details, default hotkey I, or the toggleable details pane). Sorry if I was unclear.

When I right-click an author in the details pane and open it, instead of selecting the author's sort field it instead has focus on the Search box.

Charles Haley (cbhaley) wrote :

Sorry about the spam. I didn't know (or forgot) that you could get to manage authors from book details.

Changed in calibre:
status: Incomplete → 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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