The Library Browser

The Library Browser is the section of ComicRack that allows the user to interact with archived ecomics. Archiving ecomics gives the user the advantage of storing metadata, creating simple and smartlists, and creating folders to store these lists. You can create lists for specific tasks, like running importers on those files that haven't yet been tagged, or lists for only particular characters or publishers. The library browser gives you an interface for these and more.

The Library Browser Toolbar


Favorites is the first icon, the golden star. When you select this icon, a small window will open at the top of the Library Browser:

Select any item in the library browser (The Library, Folder, or List), right-click, and you will be able to add it to the Favorites window.

Note that individual ecomics cannot be added or displayed in this window. It's purpose is for Browser items that you use frequently and would like quick access to. This is especially helpful when one has a large assortment of lists and folders.

New Folder Creator

The second icon will create a new library folder. Note that this folder is not a folder that exists outside of ComicRack and on your computer; it exists only within ComicRack and serves the purpose of collecting your lists.

Simple List Creator

Third from the left, this icon will create a simple list in the folder of your choosing. A simple list has no rules, and ecomics must be manually added. A list of this type can be used to add random comics that couldn't be filtered through any rules using a smart list, and you can sort by sequence of addition, through the Position arrangement.

Smartlist Creator

Third from of right, this icon will create a smartlist in the folder of your choosing. Smartlists allow the user to filter comics through rules. The Smartlist is one of the strongest features of ComicRack. More can be learned in the article Creating Custom Smartlists.

Current List In New Window

Second from the right, this icon will open the currently selected library, list or folder in a separate window.

Current List In New Tab

Last icon on the right, this icon will open the currently selected library, list or folder in a tab. You can return to the library and leave the tab open, or open multiple tabs.

Previous & Next Arrows

The two arrows on the far right of the Library Browser Toolbar enables the user to move through the succession of lists recently browsed.

The Comic Preview

This small window at the bottom of the Library Browser will display a comic, whether opened on not, without changing it's read state and bookmarks. More about this feature can be found at The Comic Preview.