Navigation between Panels in a Layout

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Graham Owen | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 19 2018 11:45 AM

With Logos 8 on Windows 10 is there a way from each panel to navigate between Panels other than using the os <alt> <tab> or the logos taskbar icon?

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 19 2018 5:15 PM

To my knowledge only if you have your panels all in floating windows.

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Graham Owen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 4:01 AM

David Taylor Jr:

To my knowledge only if you have your panels all in floating windows.

Sorry should have said Panels in Windows.

When a Layout has Panels spread across multiple Windows the only navigation options that I am aware of are the Windows OS ones. 

In adapting some of my normal work flow to 8 moving some Panels to new Windows seems logical but with 5 Windows rather than 3 the limited navigation available within Logos makes this problematic. As a minimum it would help if each child window had a quick way to return to the parent/main/home given that this is the effective control centre. 

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 6:30 AM

Uh... is it too obvious to say with a mouse?

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Graham Owen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 6:35 AM

Michael S.:

Uh... is it too obvious to say with a mouse?

For panels that are tabs in the active Window this is then the mouse works. 

It's switching to other Windows with Panels that I'm thinking I'm missing something. 

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 7:17 AM

I am on a Mac, which has a keyboard shortcut for switching between windows of the same app. I was surprised to see that Windows doesn't have that (I think it used to back when I was on Windows). I looked around and found this page which explains how to get a shortcut back for switching between open windows of the same program—it involves buying a $5 program, but maybe it will do the trick for you.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3184385/computers/how-to-easily-switch-between-open-windows-of-the-same-program.html

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 7:40 AM

Switching between windows of the same application: If you pin Logos to the Windows taskbar and position it within the first 10 slots from the left (top), you can use Windows Key + [upper number keys 1-0] to switch. That's one I didn't know before now. Also there are quite a few free utilities that do this as Levi indicates.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 7:44 AM

Graham Owen:

Michael S.:

Uh... is it too obvious to say with a mouse?

For panels that are tabs in the active Window this is then the mouse works. 

It's switching to other Windows with Panels that I'm thinking I'm missing something. 

I've been using 5 windows for Logos for years. The alt-tab is maddening, since the sort's been last-used. I don't have W10, but earlier editions, the sidebar icons were/are in the order of first-used. And Logos saved layouts respected first-opened. So, the 'home base' was always a quick click at the top or left icon ... granted no quick key, though it is programmable.

Edit: Maybe combine Randy's numeric keys with Logos remembering the opened sequence in your layout.


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Graham Owen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 7:52 AM

Levi Durfey:

I am on a Mac, which has a keyboard shortcut for switching between windows of the same app. I was surprised to see that Windows doesn't have that (I think it used to back when I was on Windows). I looked around and found this page which explains how to get a shortcut back for switching between open windows of the same program—it involves buying a $5 program, but maybe it will do the trick for you.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3184385/computers/how-to-easily-switch-between-open-windows-of-the-same-program.html

<alt> <tab> or the task bar icon work at the Windows operating system level I just noticed that after 3 windows it gets a bit clumsy and feels more like a random set of Windows rather than an integrated layout.

There are some updates on the horizon that may see me reduce the number of Windows back to 3 so this might go away for me. I can see some real potential for multi Windows layouts but have concluded that Logos would ideally have a Windows management tool to make this easier. 

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SteveF | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 21 2018 11:10 AM

pin Logos to the Windows taskbar and position it within the first 10 slots from the left (top), you can use Windows Key + [upper number keys 1-0] to switch.

Thank you!

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