Find Command for epub and mobi files


#1

I’m new here but find SumatraPDF the only satisfactory ebook reader on windows systems. When reading an ebook or an article in epub or mobi the FIND command is almost essential. Now there is such a command in the pdf formats but I can’t find this command - ‘Find’ - for epub or mobi. Am I missing something? It would complete the program for me if one was available.
Thanks for a brilliant programme! Phil


#2

This info. should probably be made a sticky thread given how often the question comes up…

No, you’re not missing anything at all. Unfortunately only the FixedPageUI (used for PDFs) displays the toolbar with the Find text field whereas EbookUI lacks this. You can open up Advanced Settings via Hamburger (3 lines) menu > Settings > Advanced Options and change:

EbookUI [
    # if true, the UI used for PDF documents will be used for ebooks as well
    # (enables printing and searching, disables automatic reflow)
    UseFixedPageUI = false
]

to

EbookUI [
    # if true, the UI used for PDF documents will be used for ebooks as well
    # (enables printing and searching, disables automatic reflow)
    UseFixedPageUI = true
]

Close and re-open Sumatra for the modified setting to take effect.


#3

Changing UseFixedPageUI from false to true works also in ChmUI?

Best regards


#4

Why not try it and see? Anyway available settings and explanations are all there in the link I gave above that leads to this page.


#5

Brilliant, many thanks. Phil