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v16.4.1: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding movies by title

August 11th, 2016

If you are adding most of your movies “By Title”, then this will be a huge time-saver.

Here’s how the new “Search-As-You-Type” feature works:

  1. In the Add Movies Automatically screen, just start typing the first letters of the title you want to add.
  2. While typing, a drop-down list will appear, showing the five most popular titles that match,
    including the release year and a small thumbnail image.

  3. For recent / popular movies, it usually takes only 2 or 3 letters before it shows up.
    For older or less popular movies, type a few more letters.

  4. Once you see your movie appear, use the arrow keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  5. Then under Search Results, that exact movie will be listed, automatically Previewed on the right.
  6. Click the Add Selected button to add it to your database.

Important: this is an *extra* tool, that makes it easier and faster to add recent and/or popular movies
(although you should be able to find any older or less popular movie by typing more letters).
It is not a replacement of the normal title search, which still works like it always did 🙂

Some background: This new tool is doing an online search request to our server with every letter you type in the Search box, the results instantly updating the drop-down list with the 5 most popular matches.
To make these instant “suggestions” possible, our webdev guys have developed a completely new movie suggestions search engine. This new “Search-As-You-Type” engine is now running on its’ own separate web-server in our server farm.

See it in action:


  • Main Screen: the folder tree was wrapping the folder names, causing a messy list.
  • Edit Episode: field labels didn’t show personalized field names.
  • When working offline, closing the program could cause Access Violations.

Recent changes

v18.0.10: Maintenance build with lots of fixes January 18th, 2018 v18.0.9: Fixed: various layout problems on “125% DPI” systems January 12th, 2018 v18.0.8: Various tweaks and fixes for version 18 January 4th, 2018 v18.0.7: Fixed sorting in the pick item screens and more December 21st, 2017 v18.0.6: Updated the Studios field in the Edit Screen and more December 20th, 2017 v18.0.5: Maintenance build with fixes December 18th, 2017 v18.0.4: Fixed a problem in the Edit Episode screen December 13th, 2017 v18.0.3: New Manage Presets Screen and some fixes December 12th, 2017 v18.0.2: Fixes and improvements December 6th, 2017 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 5th, 2017 v17.2.3: New: Manually change the order of movies in box sets October 11th, 2017 v17.2.2: Fixed a problem with formats for box sets and more October 5th, 2017 v17.2: Automatically add multi-movie box-sets October 4th, 2017 v17.1.10: Fixed Access Violation in Add from CLZ Core screen September 14th, 2017 v17.1.9: Maintenance build September 14th, 2017 v17.1.8: New icons for the Add from CLZ Core screen and fixes August 24th, 2017 v17.1.7: Various tweaks July 20th, 2017 v17.1.6: Fixed an issue with hangs in the image browser dialog June 26th, 2017 v17.1.5: Fixed an issue with Search-As-You-Type in the Add Screen June 6th, 2017 v17.1.4: New features for the Add Movies screen and some fixes June 1st, 2017 v17.1.3: New: Keyboard Shortcuts to add movies and more! May 22nd, 2017 v17.1.2: Setting for the “Add Button” in Add Movies from CLZ Core May 18th, 2017 v17.1.1: A completely new Add Movies screen! May 17th, 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