What buttons are on YOUR toolbars?

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Aaron Knotts | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Apr 21 2010 6:41 PM

Just a curiosity to see what people find useful.

would love to see some screen snapshots of your toolbars and/or list of your favourite tools, functions etc.

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2010 7:13 PM

I have four buttons:

  1. "Close All"
  2. "Update Now"
  3. Topical Search - based on a collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias searched via a Word Search
  4. My preferred Bible Study Guide 

Earlier today I did delete two buttons - one that pointed to resources used to study I and II Samuel (for a course I was taking at a local university) and one that pointed to a set of resources on prayer (the topic of my Lenten sermon series).  Both the class and lent have passed - and those links were no longer needed.  I still have the layouts that they linked to.

Blessings,
Floyd

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2010 7:15 PM

ESV | NET | BHS | Andersen-Forbes Phrase Marker Analysis | NA27 | Lexham Clausal Outlines | Opentext.org Phrase Marker Analysis | Cascadia Phrase Marker Analysis | Wallace | Merriam Webster's 11th | Merriam Webster's Thesaurus | Close All | Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery | Update Now

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2010 7:31 PM
  1. NIV (for quick reference)
  2. Thesaurus (I hate when I can't think of the right word)
  3. OpenOffice Writer ("Logos has never wanted to include all the features of a word processor, of which there are many good ones")
  4. Close all (I miss the DOS prompt...)

 

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Aaron Knotts | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2010 7:35 PM

Kevin Becker:

Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery

I had forgotten all about FSD!!!  I love it. That has to go on my tool bar Wink

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2010 8:25 PM

Paul Golder:

Thesaurus (I hate when I can't think of the right word)

What's that word for a book that helps you find synonyms? I can never think of the right word.Smile

I have a whole smattering of random, mostly unidentifiable, ones that I haven't cleaned up from testing various things:

The one I use all the time, though, is Close All. Sometimes also FSD and favorite Bible, though I'm just as likely (more, actually) to type in TNIV in the command line. I can't wait until the toolbar icons are more customizeable and can have labels with them. Hovering just doesn't cut it. Too slow to make clicking a button be a shortcut.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 22 2010 12:05 AM

Aaron Knotts:
would love to see some screen snapshots of your toolbars

I'm not sure I should admit mine publicly Embarrassed Kevin and Aaron may beat me on aesthetics - more bookish; but I win the widest mix of images award.

  1. close all
  2. open my Status notes file
  3. open my free software from the Vatican
  4. open a free Bible study program from the Czech Republic for alternative original language manuscripts 
  5. open my Catholic faith database
  6. open my Vulgate search software with Glossa Ordinaria
  7. open specialized mapping software
  8. open Greek prayer book (Menalogion)
  9. open Universalis (western prayer book)
  10. Sage dictionary
  11. Word Web dictionary
  12. Free Mind (mind mapping) [although I use Inspiration 9 more frequently]
  13. Inspiration 9 graphic organizer software
  14. Ling Tree Constructor for linguistic trees
  15. Tree Form another linguistic tree diagrammer
  16. Harmony Assistant a music writing program (files of hymns)
  17. Snagit 7 for screen shots of Logos
  18. Some PDF to HTML Converter - a not terribly satisfactory program that does what it says
  19. Stylus Studio - a XML tool I use for PBB
  20. SQLite Database Browser - to snoop into my own files

Three of the above items are likely to be exchanged for products I use more as there is no particular reason to have multiple products which do the same thing. One is simply on trial until I find something better. Note none of the software I named are Logos competitors - those that are conceivably competitors I did not name.

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JimTowler | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 22 2010 5:40 AM

Paul Golder:
Thesaurus

There must be a better word for one of these - but how to find it?

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 22 2010 9:40 AM

Jim Towler:

Paul Golder:
Thesaurus

There must be a better word for one of these - but how to find it?

Main Entry: thesaurus
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: dictionary of synonyms and antonyms
Synonyms: glossary, language reference book, lexicon, onomasticon, reference book, sourcebook, storehouse of words, terminology, treasury of words, vocabulary, word list

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition
Copyright © 2010 by the Philip Lief Group.

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Amy Leung | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 23 2010 3:15 AM

Kevin Becker:

Close All | Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery | Update Now

How do you make shortcuts to "Close All", "Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery" and "Update Now"?  I can only find instructions on how to add books and layouts in the help.  Hmm

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 23 2010 3:16 AM

Amy Leung:

How do you make shortcuts to "Close All", "Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery" and "Update Now"?  I can only find instructions on how to add books and layouts in the help.  Hmm

You can drag commands directly from the menus onto the toolbar.  (And that includes the dropdown menu that drops down when you type a command into the command bar.)

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Amy Leung | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 23 2010 3:22 AM

That's cool!  Thanks Rosie!  Wilted Flower

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Bruce Junkermann | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 23 2010 1:53 PM

Amy Leung:
"Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery"

I don't know this command.  What is it?  How do you access it?

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 23 2010 2:02 PM

You either type "Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery" or "FSD" (without the quotes) into the Command Box - it brings us a random resource.  Helps you to become familiar with your library.

Blessings,
Floyd

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Aaron Knotts | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 23 2010 6:50 PM

thanks for your responses to this post. It has been great to see what people use and how they use it. I am sure it has also been helpful for a few of us too. (I have picked up a few pointers Big Smile)

 

Please take a look at the new wiki page created by steve clark

http://wiki.logos.com/Shortcuts_bar

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 23 2012 8:31 AM

Floyd Johnson:

You either type "Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery" or "FSD" (without the quotes) into the Command Box - it brings us a random resource.  Helps you to become familiar with your library.

I was looking at the shortcuts wiki thingiee and seen the link for shortcuts others have made. This was interesting reading for a spell, what caught my eye was this:FSD.

In reading this quote for my reply, I find that FSD is just as bombastic as a cell-phone in the woods with no service and you try to keep calling someone to tell them you are lost.......

Here let me explain a little more, from the help file in L4 this is the definition:

Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery

Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery (or FSD) opens a random resource to a random location. 

Now if I use this and it opens a random source to a random location – then I just gotta be bored outta ma gord. I did it a few times within a blank screen having no resources open just to see what ‘facilitates’ the discovery - - It went from Greek text’s to pictures of the Holy Land. So basically it did as directed – kinda like a Roulette wheel-----Black13. Spin it and see where it lands. 

So if someone who use this command on a regular basis would care to enlighten this feeble one as to why it is a good item on the shortcut bar – I would greatly appreciate it. 

Thanks.

 

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 15 2013 12:37 PM

Does anyone know if there is a way to put an entire series on the toolbar instead of just an individual resource?

I would like to put one of my commentary series up on the tool bar. It would be great if I were able to put the entire series as one button instead of a button per volume. 

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Mathew Haferkamp | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 15 2013 2:52 PM

Hi Liam, I have just put one of books of the commentary on the tool bar, and when it opens I just type in the verse I am looking for and it will come in the right book of the series.

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 17 2013 7:54 AM

Thanks Matthew, -yeah that's what I've been doing and it seems to work ok.

Just wondered if there was a better way. 

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