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  1. You can blame ASOMBRO on me, as I put in the request to fix the title name. I figured (errr assumed) the weekly updater would have some magic flag for renamed titles and auto-magically resolve. I guess not. Dear CB techies, can this be done? If a title gets renamed, or anything that impacts the folder path a flag be set so the updater can do that work and solve all these file dir naming issues?
  2. If this was implemented the interface would have to allow you to define your home language/country (English or just United States), that way the definition of foreign could be applied properly. Or maybe a checklist of languages you only want, or not want; whitelist vs. blacklist mentality.
  3. Fred, See my comments i the old forum at https://atomicavenue.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9342&SearchTerms=highlight about using the Themes. I have color-blind issues, and changing the theme got my row highlighting to the way i view better.
  4. Peter / Mark / CB crew: Hopefully this is not an insane request, but can the edit issue dialog box be revised to allow you to update (save in place), and also provide Next + Previous issue navigation buttons as i have demonstrated in the picture below? When I get in mass edit mental mode, I am churning through data in bulk. Having to save and then select the next issue to edit really is much slower. I will admit this interface request is mimic'd from what I first saw within then ServiceNow ticketing system, which I use daily at work. I can update (save-in-place) an edit, then hit next record to get within the same workflow. I already make heavy usage of the Ctrl+G (quick change) feature, but that only helps when the data is the same. Whereas this update/next/previous modification would be for churning through data that varies, like cover dates, ISBNs, etc. when I have an entire box of comics in my lap and chugging through book after book consecutively. Thanks for listening.
  5. I can't figure out how to bulk insert new issues with blank dates? I create a new title, from Spain in this example. I then create issues 1-52, and set the cover date to blank because I have to pull them from indicia later. CB2020 then creates issues 1-52, with #1 getting a blank date like I wanted, however the rest start their cover date as 1/1/1900 and increment one month forward. I then try to bulk edit 2-52 to set them back to blank, except the wiz-bang interface won't let me because it has the very nice calendar widget but in this case blocks what I am trying to do. Does anyone have a work around for either of these items? 1. how to enter new issues and get the dates to be blank like i want 2. how to fix multiple issues and set the date back to blank.
  6. Yes, I have this same problem on my #3 (middle) monitor which is running in portrait mode at 1440x2560. The portrait monitor is my default/primary/main window, aka "Make this my main display" option in windows. However I have yet to find any window size while CB2020 runs on portrait screen that will survive a restart, it always comes back full screen. I still think this is a bug in the new CB. -BRIAN
  7. Kaleb, Glad to hear it. You can also find my very cheap .bat file solution I use to send my database to all my cloud backups when I exit CB2020, over in the old forums at https://atomicavenue.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9359 Nothing special, but it gets the job done. I shovel backups of my CB data everywhere because, no way am I going to re-enter 16000+ books again. I even have my very last backup of data from every version of CB going back for the last 10 years, just in case i need a reference. Disk storage is cheap, time and data entry is not. I even copy a file onto my Android phone's SD card every now and then. -BRIAN
  8. If you had already configured database file backups under the preferences options, you have a backup you .cbdb you could restore, then try starting CB with that copy. Not sure if it by default makes auto-backups. Look in your folder to see if there are, below is my example directory. rename bad file, then copy last backup to the file name and open it.
  9. Yes, "Rebuild series list" crashes for me, some of the other rebuild options do not crash. I've reported this to tech support since beta days. So I can't tell if that will help if it won't complete with throwing a .net DBNull error.
  10. Okay, the 2nd picture from my post was supposed to show the failure from my main laptop... my goof. So let me try again, this what happens when i use the Find option. I just type, and nothing auto-magically matches and display anymore, used to work, but stopped on this machine.
  11. My main PC with CB20 (build 2743) now longer does psychic typing in the Find dialog, and I'm not sure why unless I accidentally disabled it. But it works fine on my convention 2-n-1 tablet, and the screen capture below is an example just to make sure everyone gets understands my context. Any ideas on how to get this back to working? When I type it matches nothing, but I can type a full or partial name and hit enter, and the find box loads the closet match just nothing displays like my working example above.
  12. O I can't make any profile picture image fail for me. Even my custom GIF i made years ago works for this forum's profile. I'll blame Friday the 13th on your issues, even if it was yesterday the 12th.
  13. So i was looking for a way to change grid view limit to what I own or not own. Well, had not see that during beta. Nice ... now my huge Detective Comics grid is back to manageable, at least until i fill in that small gap between issues 0 and 276. Now I just need one more item in this last drop down "Un-owned Items". -BRIAN
  14. yep. duplicate the issue and track the grading and cost independently. My Green Lantern collection is riff with multiple, as I upgraded my silver age collection over the years. dupe it, and all is simple after that.
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