Book List Modes

By default, Booknizer shows the "Books" tab in the left part of its main window. Here, all books from your library (that you previously added into the book organizer) are displayed. You can sort this list in several ways.

For this list, two display modes are available. The detailed list mode is suggested by default. It includes covers, titles, years, authors, rating, and some other details (if available).

Detailed book list

Additionally, you can switch to the cover list mode:

Cover list

In the latter mode, just covers and titles are shown.

At the bottom of the book list, there are two buttons. They allow switching between the two modes:

Buttons for cover list modes

Size of book covers can be adjusted in the interface settings window. Just press F10, go to the "User interface" tab and click the "Settings" button below the list of the available interfaces. This opens the settings window:

Interface settings window

To adjust size of covers in the cover list mode, find the "Cover list options" area:

Cover list options

The "Cover dimensions" field specifies the target width and height. "Cover cell dimensions" is for the space that contains the "cover + title" pair. Obviously, it always has to be somewhat bigger than cover dimensions, otherwise there will be no space for titles.

"Cut covers to fit the given dimensions". If enabled, this option makes sure that the original aspect ratio is kept for each cover. For example, imagine that after resizing to your specified dimensions you get a 90*150 cover. Booknizer will cut 5 pixels at the top and 5 pixels at the bottom to create a 90*140 cover.

With this option disabled, covers will be resized to the specified dimensions regardless of their aspect ratio.

Size of book covers in the detailed list mode can also be adjusted. Find the "Cover / photo width in the list" field in the interface settings window (highlighted on the screenshot). In this mode, you cannot specify height. All covers will be resized proprtionally, so height of different covers may be different in this mode (depending on their aspect ratio).

In the detailed list mode, you can hide covers and other details, creating quite a simple list. Take a look at these two options:

  • Show covers in the list of books.
  • Show only titles and years in the book list.

If you disable the first option and enable the second one, you will get a list like this:

A simple list without covers

The list area can be made bigger or smaller. Additionally, it is possible to hide it completely:

Hide / show the list area

The options above also apply to the list of authors.