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Search Browser Short of using reading lists, the Search Browser offers one of the quickest ways to access a comic book or a set of comic books based on the metadata present. The Search Browser is present above the main Browser window. Please note that the default ComicRack™ layout has the Search Browser hidden. The Search Browser can be toggled on/off by any of the following: • Main Menu → Browse → Search Browser • Clicking the docking grip on the upper border of the Browser window • Using the Shift+F8 keyboard combo As the Search browser opens, a three-part pane will slide down, allowing you to narrow down the visible comic books by using three metadata fields. The drop-down menus can be chosen to display the comic book metadata attribute of your choice. Choosing a particular metadata attribute delimits the comic book search results in the Browser accordingly.

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Column 2

Column 3

Negation

The Negation filter (exclamation marked) helps in excluding a particular set of results from the Browser.

Column Header To quickly clear the filters in the Search Browser, simply click the column header, and it will revert to showing ‘all’. If you click on the header of the leftmost column, this won’t reset all the columns; instead, it will now reflect the search results based on the new filters provided.

Drop-down Menu The drop-down menu of all the 3 columns contain the same metadata fields. The Search Browser provides more than 20 commonly used metadata fields to filter your search results. As per your requirement, you can choose any combinations of them.

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Using metadata fields to filter the search results

In the example shown, we have chosen the 3 columns as Publishers, Genres and Series. Clicking a Publisher will narrow down the Genre column to all comic books of the particular Genre; clicking a specific genre narrows down the third column to all the comic book series that have the selected genre. Finally, the comic book listing is narrowed down further once you click on a particular comic book.

That is some really fast search! Yipeee..!

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ComicRack Manual (5th ed)  

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600Wpmpo. The ComicRack manual : for ComicRack 0.9.142 and beyond / by 600Wpmpo. -- 5th ed. p. cm. Includes index. 1. Computer software 2....

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