Right Click Menu Options + Right Click Menu Instruction

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Raoul Comninos | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jul 18 2020 6:41 AM

I have two questions relating to the right click menu. First, can it be customized? I find many of the options redundant for my purposes. Second, is there a video anyone can recommend on the right click in Logos 8. I find myself confused, not sure what everything means. 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 18 2020 6:59 AM

Raoul Comninos:
First, can it be customized? I find many of the options redundant for my purposes

No, it currently can't be customized.

I seem to remember suggestions about providing a "lite" version but there is no such feature at the moment

Raoul Comninos:
Second, is there a video anyone can recommend on the right click in Logos 8

Have a look at https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016600052-Context-Menu

Please post back with any further questions you have on this.

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Raoul Comninos | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 18 2020 7:27 AM

Thank you. That video was helpful for getting me started. Still a little confused by some of the different searches and copy options. 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 18 2020 7:49 AM

Raoul Comninos:
Still a little confused by some of the different searches and copy options. 

The way I try and approach them is to just focus on the thing I am trying to do:

  • Am I interested in searching for / copying a lemma, a person, a sense, a propositional outline etc
  • Do I want to conduct a Bible search, an inline search, a morph search etc

That can help to find a way through!

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Raoul Comninos | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 18 2020 9:04 AM

I will keep at it! Thanks. 

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 18 2020 1:05 PM

If you're not sure what a specific item on the left side means, you can select it then look at the top of the right side for the meaning (of the icon).

Graham Criddle:

Raoul Comninos:
First, can it be customized? I find many of the options redundant for my purposes

No, it currently can't be customized.

Graham is right that the left side can't be customized, but some of the specific choices that can appear on the right side (such as lexicons or dictionaries) are based on the resources you prioritized in your library.

My top three Logos 9 Wishlist items: Carta, Dark mode, and Hebrew audio bible, please.

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Raoul Comninos | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 18 2020 1:34 PM

That's very helpful thanks.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 18 2020 2:09 PM

Raoul Comninos:
First, can it be customized? I find many of the options redundant for my purposes.

I think in my decade using Logos, I have used 3 choices: search all resources, search this resource, and lexicons. Then, on the other side, lemmas, and selection. All the other stuff is fine, but for much of that decade, I dutifully had to 'scroll down' over and over (and over), so Logos could show off another feature I had no need for.

It's interesting that Logos hates customizing the right-click so much. I could be wrong, but almost every app I often use, lets me customize menus.  Apparently, it speeds things up. 

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Raoul Comninos | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2020 5:35 AM

I tend to agree. Just to give a small illustration. I use Logos mainly for translation and language study. I have attached an image which gives some idea of the features I do not ever use in a right-click menu:

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2020 6:35 AM

Raoul Comninos:
Just to give a small illustration. I use Logos mainly for translation and language study. I have attached an image which gives some idea of the features I do not ever use in a right-click menu:

That is a very interesting illustration, thanks.

Comparing that to my own usage I see that we have some in common (I rarely use them either) but some you show as not used are ones that I use daily.

So I think this means that any move towards customisation needs to allow each of us to apply our own customisations as opposed to the "lite" idea I mentioned above that would provide the same cut-down functionality for everyone.

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Raoul Comninos | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2020 6:42 AM

You have laid out the issue very well: customisation over lite.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2020 3:45 PM

My used/not used is almost the reverse of Raoul's. My primary use of the Context Menu is to verify FL tagging and to generate Searches on that tagging. My other major use is to show others on the forums how to find a bit of information ... I would hate to have to start them all with "have you hidden ..."

I am actually more concerned with the options that are missing from the menu e.g. semantic roles. However, if customization was allowed, I would be inclined to hide the Strong's numbers but otherwise leave it intact. It jogs my memory on rarely used features that might be useful in this particular case.

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Raoul Comninos | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 20 2020 5:25 AM

I think your mail supports the need for customization because it shows how differently we all use Logos! However, your point about helping others is well taken. May I ask what you mean by "FL tagging"?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 20 2020 9:04 AM

Raoul Comninos:
May I ask what you mean by "FL tagging"?

Everything that Faithlife adds to the text through tags, labels, reverse interlinears ...

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