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Armin | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 24 2018 12:58 AM

I absolutely love Logos 8. It was a leap forward. Here are a few random thoughts and suggestions on what I hope still improves with time:

  • If several resource panels are open in a window, I have to repeatedly click the left or right arrows to get to the next tab. If I continue pressing (not clicking) on the arrow, nothing happens. My preference would be that the tabs would flow through.
  • The course tool and workflows have a button "Continue". In my understanding, pressing this button means "Done" as it ticks off the previous step. For me, there is a difference between "Continue" (forward looking) and "Done" (backward looking). Also, as far as I know, there is no way to "undo" something that I accidentally clicked. 
  • In some searches, there is the option to show more results by clicking "More >>". In some cases, I get 10 more results, in other cases, I get all results. My preference would be to have two options:
    • More >>: Give 10 more results
    • All >>: Show all results
  • In order to float a panel, I would prefer to just drag its tab elsewhere. And if I want to redock it, I want to drag it to a window. I like this approach in Google Chrome.
  • Copying text from a resource to a notes file does no longer create a hyperlink to the original resource. This worked in the old note files. It would be great to have this again.
  • I would like to specify how many highlights a text needs in order to be classified as "Popular Highlight". I noticed a "popular highlight" to be highlighted by only 6 people. 
  • I live in the developing world and internet is slow and expensive. I would like to be able to adjust the resolution of the videos of courses and FaithlifeTV.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2018 3:12 AM

Some great thoughts and ideas hereSmile

Here's some comments on some of them

Armin:
If several resource panels are open in a window, I have to repeatedly click the left or right arrows to get to the next tab. If I continue pressing (not clicking) on the arrow, nothing happens. My preference would be that the tabs would flow through.

This has been discussed in a number of places and Faithlife are aware of the issue

Armin:

  • In some searches, there is the option to show more results by clicking "More >>". In some cases, I get 10 more results, in other cases, I get all results. My preference would be to have two options:
  • More >>: Give 10 more results
  • All >>: Show all results

Agreed - this suggestion (or variants of it) has been made a number of times

Armin:
And if I want to redock it, I want to drag it to a window

This works for me on Windows

Armin:
Copying text from a resource to a notes file does no longer create a hyperlink to the original resource. This worked in the old note files. It would be great to have this again.

This is recognised and on the list to be brought back - item 5 on the missing features list at https://www.logos.com/faq/notes 

Armin:
I would like to specify how many highlights a text needs in order to be classified as "Popular Highlight". I noticed a "popular highlight" to be highlighted by only 6 people. 

That's an interesting idea. I haven't really thought about that - I don't tend to use them much - but I found https://community.logos.com/forums/p/61098/433493.aspx#433493 interesting (written a long time ago but I assume its still current)

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2018 5:26 AM

Armin:
Copying text from a resource to a notes file does no longer create a hyperlink to the original resource. This worked in the old note files. It would be great to have this again

This is restored in 8.1 Beta 3, except it gives the appearance of a footnote.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2018 5:34 AM

Jack Caviness:
This is restored in 8.1 Beta 3, except it gives the appearance of a footnote.

From your screenshot it looks as though the resource is linked but not the page number. Is that correct?

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2018 6:07 AM

Graham Criddle:

Jack Caviness:
This is restored in 8.1 Beta 3, except it gives the appearance of a footnote.

From your screenshot it looks as though the resource is linked but not the page number. Is that correct?

It does link to the copied text. I get the same type links in MS Word for Mac. Clicking the blue text takes me to the proper location. This is different that it had been previously—but I do not remember when it changed.

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2018 8:02 AM

Armin:
If several resource panels are open in a window, I have to repeatedly click the left or right arrows to get to the next tab. If I continue pressing (not clicking) on the arrow, nothing happens. My preference would be that the tabs would flow through.

I've been thinking along a slightly different line: I think it would be really cool if click-hold on the arrow would drop down a list of all the resources in that panel and give me the ability to immediately jump to the one I want to get to.

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2018 1:47 PM

Armin:
The course tool and workflows have a button "Continue". In my understanding, pressing this button means "Done" as it ticks off the previous step. For me, there is a difference between "Continue" (forward looking) and "Done" (backward looking).

Semantics, but Done would not necessarily imply that I wish to "Continue" to the next step!

Armin:
Also, as far as I know, there is no way to "undo" something that I accidentally clicked. 

You can revisit a step if you accidentally clicked Continue/Skip before completion. But it won't update status to "complete" if the step was skipped. There is room for improvement here. What would you like to see?

Dave
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