Logos 8 removed the button to change preferred Bibles

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Roland Bowen | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 20 2018 7:47 AM

I work in both English and Spanish almost daily and sometimes switch several times a day.  I could go to the Home Page and switch preferred Bibles and load my appropriate workspace.  I upgraded to Logos 8 and when I go to now to change my preferred Bible to the correct language so that hyperlinks work in either language, there is NO BUTTON on the Home Page like before.

I'm very frustrated by this change and will be contacting Logos to change back to version 7 until this is fixed. Please get this fixed right away!

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 8:06 AM

Roland Bowen:
 I upgraded to Logos 8 and when I go to now to change my preferred Bible to the correct language so that hyperlinks work in either language, there is NO BUTTON on the Home Page like before.

Just to make you aware there are already plans to bring similar functionality back - https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019175372-Changes-from-Logos-7-to-Logos-8#h.kuwra76she2s - but I don't know any timescales.

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Luuk Dondorp | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 8:30 AM

You can also do this in Logos 8: go to the Library, click upper left right on the three dots and select prioritize. Put you preferred Bible for the moment on top and your are done. Easy!

Luuk

 

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 8:46 AM

Luuk Dondorp:
Easy!

In all fairness to the OP, that is not nearly as streamlined as the old method. Easy, maybe, but if you change the PB out often, a real pain compared to the button that used to be there.

My thanks to the various MVPs. Without them Logos would have died early. They were the only real help available.

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Luuk Dondorp | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 1:49 PM

Doc B:

Luuk Dondorp:
Easy!

In all fairness to the OP, that is not nearly as streamlined as the old method. Easy, maybe, but if you change the PB out often, a real pain compared to the button that used to be there.

Agreed but it is possible. No need to turn back to 7 while waiting for re-implementation of missing features 

Luuk

 

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Ken Shawver | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 2:06 PM

Understand the OP's frustration as the button did make that function easy. Logos is working to bring it back in  L8 so as Luuk stated no need to switch to L7 just for this point. Yes it has been an issue for many, but the many benefits of L8 outweigh the move back to L7.

Suggest prioritizing your top 5 bibles in the priority table than at least they are handy to switch.

In Christ,

Ken

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Benjamin Tan | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 5:17 PM

Agreed. I don't understand the thinking why they removed this functionality in the first place. Something easy to see for something "hidden". Something that can be done fast to something slow. Something intuitive to something that require more UI knowledge.  Now we wait for it to be brought back.

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Donovan R. Palmer | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 5:49 PM

I could be wrong, but similar to removing the 'i' button from resource panels, I suspect the intention is to try to simplify the interface.  I get that.  Therein lies a challenge.  Some aspects of a UI probably don't statistically get used a lot, but to those that use them, it is essential in their workflows.

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