[Enhancement] Library context menu and keyboard shortcuts for copying links

Bug #1912954 reported by Nick Chomey
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Won't Fix

Bug Description

Thanks for the quick implementation of the Cite toolbar button! It has been very useful already.

Similarly, I am wondering if we could get a keyboard shortcut and/or right click context menu option for copying "Link to show book in calibre" and "Link to view xxx format of book"? Right now you have to right click on the Book details pane, which I sometimes have hidden.


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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Re: calibre bug 1912954

I'm afraid the canonical place for this is Book details, after all a
link is a book detail. As for the context menu when cicking the book
list, that can have entries added to it via third party plugins so you
can do this yourself by creating a calibre plugin.

 status wontfix

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Won't Fix
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Nick Chomey (nick-chomey) wrote :

Thanks for the quick reply, as always.

I must not have been clear - I wasn't looking to move this action from the Book Details as it is perfectly fine there.

I was just hoping that it wouldn't be a big deal to simply add a keyboard shortcut to access the existing two Actions that are available through right clicking in the Book Details Pane, which I (and surely many others) keep minimized most of the time.

And similarly to have the same Actions available in the library context menu. There is already Edit Metadata -> Copy Metadata (this is copying a subsection of the metadata), or Send to Device (we'd be "sending" the link to another application). And there are various other Actions which are possible to access through both the Book Details and Context Menus - such as the View actions or performing searches with Tags and other metadata.

Unfortunately I don't know how to create a plugin to do any of this, so I hope you are willing to reconsider!


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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

I'm afraid not, sorry.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

Well, I decided to add the keyboard shortcuts. There wont be any by
default, you will need to go to Preferences->Shortcuts search for URL
and configure it.

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Nick Chomey (nick-chomey) wrote :

Thanks very much! That will suffice for me!

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