Preventing Internet usage during searches

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 10 2020 2:19 PM

Is there a way to prevent Logos from using Internet during searches?

I cannot see a way to disable Cloud and Bookstore searches when I do a Basic search.

I am often in a situation where I have limited and slow Internet access and don't want to use the precious and expensive data inadvertently. I know I could disable Internet access in Logos Settings, but there are aspects of Internet that I still want to use in Logos.

In addition, is there a way to limit searches only to Cloud sources?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 12 2020 2:06 AM

Just toggle the little arrows for Cloud and Bookstore - no searching done in this position.

Cloud alone is not possible as Library and Personal Books are still searched when not expanded.

I want to stop the Factbook search!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 12 2020 2:21 AM

Dave Hooton:
I want to stop the Factbook search!

I want to minimize it for screen shots ....

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 12 2020 3:52 AM

Dave, You probably know whereas I am merely speculating :-)

I would imagine that the data overhead of Harry's searches would be infinitesimal.

Isn't the search request uploaded - then the search performed on the servers - and the results (in a form for the factbook display) downloaded. I would have thought that this would consist of a very small overhead.

Or do I misconstrue the situation?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 12 2020 8:25 AM

MJ. Smith:

Dave Hooton:
I want to stop the Factbook search!

I want to minimize it for screen shots ....

I want to do that as well!

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 12 2020 8:49 AM

Mike Binks:
Isn't the search request uploaded - then the search performed on the servers - and the results (in a form for the factbook display) downloaded. I would have thought that this would consist of a very small overhead.

The Cloud search is indeed performed on FL servers and spoon fed back to the app in lots of 10 after getting the first 5. You have no control over resources searched - I was getting results from Hidden resources; which I hid for a very good reason! And you don't know how many hits...

But I can't say what impact it would have for Harry, except that he has the opportunity to switch it on/off. I don't understand the significance of the "form for the factbook display".

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 12 2020 9:17 AM

Dave Hooton:
I don't understand the significance of the "form for the factbook display".

I meant that the only information that would need to be downloaded would be the characters that populated the Factbook entry. I imagine that the formatting for Factbook would be done on the home computer.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 12 2020 3:03 PM

Dave Hooton:

MJ. Smith:

Dave Hooton:
I want to stop the Factbook search!

I want to minimize it for screen shots ....

I want to do that as well!

Is there a feedback.faithlife.com post about this that I've either voted for and forgotten about or missed?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 12 2020 9:05 PM

Mike Binks:
I meant that the only information that would need to be downloaded would be the characters that populated the Factbook entry. I imagine that the formatting for Factbook would be done on the home computer.

I'm confused, as I thought you were commenting on Harry's request for Cloud & Bookstore searching??

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 12 2020 9:31 PM

MJ. Smith:

Dave Hooton:
I want to stop the Factbook search!

I want to minimize it for screen shots ....

I agree completely. We should be able to minimize the Factbook search, just like the other resources. If I want to search the Factbook, I will intentionally do so.

Of course, the thread I started on Internet usage has been hijacked. Smile

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 13 2020 12:19 AM

Harry Hahne:
Of course, the thread I started on Internet usage has been hijacked. Smile

My apologies Harry

I have confused myself, Dave, and possibly yourself.

Rather than offer you a solution I was speculating on the actual size of the problem.

With a request going to the servers only taking a few bytes and, possibly the response from the servers also taking a few bytes what might look like a big job may only have minimal impact on data use.

I was trying to harness Dave's expertise to either confirm or put me in my place.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 13 2020 1:27 PM

Harry Hahne:
Of course, the thread I started on Internet usage has been hijacked.

But was your query answered?

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 13 2020 1:47 PM

Dave Hooton:
But was your query answered?

I was just joking about the hijacked thread. I was interested in the new topics that were raised as well.

It was helpful to know that closing the facet for Cloud and Bookstore disables these searches.

I often use my cell phone as a hotspot for my laptop when I am traveling. When I am outside of the US, I have a very small daily data limit, which I can use up very  quickly. I don't always know what programs are using data in the background and causing this to happen.

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