For those of us still using hard drives

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mab | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Sep 26 2019 3:47 PM

Starting Logos is painfully slow if you still use a hard drive. Whatever layout seems to take forever to load and settle into place. Don't go there! Open up your program settings and change it to open with a blank layout. The next time you open up Logos it will open up blank. It does this a whole lot faster. Then open your last layout. It will do this much faster. It's an extra step but it's still way quicker than trying to get it to fire up with the layout in place. 

I still want an SSD, but this is really easy and works great. Try it!

A big thank you/shout out to Steve Long who posted this great workaround on YouTube I am very grateful.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 26 2019 4:10 PM

Irrespective of drive type, set At startup open to (in Program Settings) to "Most recent layout - Local"**, as the layout will load faster and it will be saved on exit. If you first open to a "Blank layout", consider whether your "last" layout needs saving before you exit, else you will open a static layout.

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** if you need to share the layout between installations, you should choose "Most recent layout - Any".

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 26 2019 5:37 PM

Dave Hooton:

Irrespective of drive type, set At startup open to (in Program Settings) to "Most recent layout - Local"**, as the layout will load faster and it will be saved on exit. If you first open to a "Blank layout", consider whether your "last" layout needs saving before you exit, else you will open a static layout.

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** if you need to share the layout between installations, you should choose "Most recent layout - Any".

Dave

This gives slow startup on a hard drive. Yes, you should always save your last layout if you wish to go back to it, but if you open it to a layout on startup, you will spend a very long time waiting for "preparing your library" to finish on a hard drive. This doesn't happen if you open a blank layout. It is much shorter. Why this is so is beyond me, but the difference is amazing. 

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Rodney Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 27 2019 10:39 AM

I am curious.  You state "those still using Hard Drives"..   What other options are there besides HD's?..  Last time I read the paper, HD's are still current technology?  No?

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 27 2019 11:25 AM

The comparison is to SSDs which are known to radically improve performance over HDs (generally) but especially when using Logos.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 27 2019 11:27 AM

Rodney Phillips:

I am curious.  You state "those still using Hard Drives"..   What other options are there besides HD's?..  Last time I read the paper, HD's are still current technology?  No?

Curiousness is dangerous.

Most average Christians these days are adept at installing the perfect SSD, re-working system settings, and using high-end software with limited guidance. Indeed, having a 'hard-drive' is almost embarrassing to admit, in Bible class. (I'm joking.)

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 28 2019 2:45 PM

Denise:

Curiousness is dangerous.

Most average Christians these days are adept at installing the perfect SSD, re-working system settings, and using high-end software with limited guidance. Indeed, having a 'hard-drive' is almost embarrassing to admit, in Bible class. (I'm joking.)

ROFLOL, Denise!

Having installed a couple, I'll offer that you can usually find a Youtube video "How-To" for either YOUR PC/Laptop or one that's so similar that it doesn't matter. And the authors of those videos have made it easy for the rest of us to follow. IMO, the main risk is static discharge damaging one of the electronic components. To prevent that, we just need to be sure we're well grounded before handling any of the electronics. Blessings & courage, friends! 

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 28 2019 7:56 PM

BillS:

Denise:

Curiousness is dangerous.

Most average Christians these days are adept at installing the perfect SSD, re-working system settings, and using high-end software with limited guidance. Indeed, having a 'hard-drive' is almost embarrassing to admit, in Bible class. (I'm joking.)

ROFLOL, Denise!

Having installed a couple, I'll offer that you can usually find a Youtube video "How-To" for either YOUR PC/Laptop or one that's so similar that it doesn't matter. And the authors of those videos have made it easy for the rest of us to follow. IMO, the main risk is static discharge damaging one of the electronic components. To prevent that, we just need to be sure we're well grounded before handling any of the electronics. Blessings & courage, friends! 

Your a more daring man than me Bill. Mechanics whether it be vehicles or computers remain a mystery to me.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 28 2019 10:05 PM

Denise:
Most average Christians these days are adept at installing the perfect SSD, re-working system settings, and using high-end software with limited guidance. Indeed, having a 'hard-drive' is almost embarrassing to admit, in Bible class.

Of course they are. Just ask my brother who when I mentioned that my piano needed its pins replaced gave me a set of pins for Christmas and offered to lend me the tools. Same brother who gave me a calculus book for Christmas when I was in the fourth grade. I'm quite sure he never considered a division between able to/not able to only between done that/have to try that. It follows "Christians these days are adept at installing the perfect SSD, re-working system settings, and using high-end software with limited guidance."

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 29 2019 7:23 AM

MJ. Smith:
Of course they are. Just ask my brother who when I mentioned that my piano needed its pins replaced gave me a set of pins for Christmas and offered to lend me the tools. Same brother who gave me a calculus book for Christmas when I was in the fourth grade. I'm quite sure he never considered a division between able to/not able to only between done that/have to try that. It follows "Christians these days are adept at installing the perfect SSD, re-working system settings, and using high-end software with limited guidance."

Smile

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 29 2019 1:11 PM

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