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v17.1.1: A completely new Add Books screen!

June 1st, 2017

Big changes today! The Add Books Automatically screen has been completely re-designed, to make it both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye (and it’s now called “Add Books from CLZ Core”):

  • A simple two-panel design: Search Results on the left, Preview on the right.
  • The Search Results now show cover images.
  • Automatic Preview of selected result (no more double clicking).

See it in action:

Here’s the full list of improvements:

Add by ISBN improvements

  • ISBN Barcode Queue and Search Results are now integrated into one list.
  • ISBN Barcodes added to the queue instantly show author, title, ISBN, publisher, format and a cover image.
  • Use “Add [x] books” on the bottom left to add all books.
  • Use “Add [book title]” on the bottom right to add the selected book only.
  • To remove an ISBN from the queue either
    • Right click the queue to delete selected entries.
    • Hover your mouse over the cover image and click the small “remove” icon.

Add by Author/Title improvements

  • Automatic Preview of selected result (no more double clicking).
  • Can’t find your book? Choose”Add this book anyway” at the bottom.

Other improvements

  • Add button now pops up a small “Add to Collection” vs “Add to Wish List” menu.

    TIP: you can disable this using the “Adding to Collection/Wish List” option in “Tools > Options > Add/Update Books Automatically”.

  • Keyboard shortcuts:
    • ALT+A to add current selected result
    • ALT+C to add checked results (only in “By ISBN” tab)
  • Use the “hamburger menu” top right to:
    • Connect to CLZ Barry
    • Find OPN-2001 or Flic scanner
    • Open the Webcam scanner
    • Set Regions to search
    • Configure CLZ Core download settings

Recent changes

v18.1.2: Maintenance build with lots of fixes January 18th, 2018 v18.1: Add Books screen: Better and faster Author/Title searches January 10th, 2018 v18.0.6: Various tweaks and fixes for version 18 January 4th, 2018 v18.0.5: Fixed sorting in the pick item screens and more December 21st, 2017 v18.0.4: Edit Screen: Updated the Genre and Subject fields December 20th, 2017 v18.0.3: Maintenance build with fixes December 18th, 2017 v18.0.2: Some fixes for the new Edit Book screens December 12th, 2017 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 11th, 2017 v17.2.5: Fixed invisible queue entries October 11th, 2017 v17.2.4: Fixed Access Violation in Add from CLZ Core screen September 14th, 2017 v17.2.3: Fixed an issue with checking/unchecking in Add Screen September 14th, 2017 v17.2.2: New icons for the Add from CLZ Core screen and fixes August 24th, 2017 v17.2: Now sync your Loan Information to CLZ Cloud / Book Connect! July 20th, 2017 v17.1.2: New: Sort your author/title results with right mouse click June 26th, 2017 v17.1.1: A completely new Add Books screen! June 1st, 2017 v17.0.7: Fixed the “Update” button in the Edit Screen April 26th, 2017 v17.0.6: Fixed a “Cannot focus window” error. April 25th, 2017 v17.0.5: Fixed an error and added new links to the What’s New page April 13th, 2017 v17.0.4: Maintenance build with lots of fixes April 10th, 2017 v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 16th, 2017 V17.0.2: New image popup method and updates to the quick search February 16th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! February 14th, 2017 v16.4.6: Fixed crashes during Check for Update January 4th, 2017 v16.4.5: Maintenance build: various fixes January 2nd, 2017 v16.4.4: Improvements to “Unrecognized ISBN” screen December 8th, 2016