Viewer TOC and search results are not clickable

Bug #1981629 reported by To Do
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Bug Description

With the new update to version 6.0, there are a number of issues with the UI.

One of them is that the TOC of the viewer is not clickable on my system.

I'm running Calibre on Fedora 36 on Wayland.

The same is true for the search results.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

Dont use wayland, and you will be fine. Or set QT_QPA_PLATFORM=xcb to
force Qt to use XWayland.

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Won't Fix
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To Do (entodoays) wrote :

I consider this a workaround. Wayland is becoming the default for many Linux distros, including Ubuntu and Fedora.

I understand your position, but please reconsider making Calibre compatible with Wayland.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

It's not calibre thats incompatible, it's Qt.

There is no Wayland specific code in calibre. calibre uses Qt. The same
Qt code that works on X11, Windows and macOS fails on Wayland. Indeed,
for the next calibre release I will default Qt to using the X11 backend
even on Wayland unless the user expressly sets QT_QPA_PLATFORM. Life is
too precious to waste on Wayland.

Let me repeat my general recommendation. Avoid Wayland like the plague
that it is. Maybe when the Year of the Linux Desktop finally arrives,
Wayland will be ready for general use. Until then stick to X.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Fixed in master

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: Won't Fix → Fix Released
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