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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jun 30 2014 6:58 PM

Yes, it's that simple. I know what I have on mine but haven't a clue as to what are the common entries. So what do you have on your shortcut bar?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 30 2014 11:34 PM

MJ. Smith:
So what do you have on your shortcut bar?

I have a very small set

and the one of the left - "close all" - is the one I probably use 90% of the time

The rest are most of the items available from the Tools menu.

I am sure I could be using this bar much more effectively but it is what I have at the moment.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 30 2014 11:50 PM

MJ. Smith:
So what do you have on your shortcut bar?

First shortcut is "Close All" command.  Most used Layout is "v:Collections + Library" that opens two tabs, which is highlighted in screen shot: 

"FSD in Bible Background" is a shortcut.

Dreaming of shortcut folders since have more shortcuts than available bar space.

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 5:41 AM

I too am dreaming of shortcut folders, becasue like Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) I have too little space for the amount of items pinned to my shortcut bar. I will post a screenshot later today for illustration.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 6:02 AM

Here is my shortcut bar -

The icons from left to right are for updating, saving a saved layout, search NIV 84, a link to maps, show Bible facts, specific resources and a numbered layout system.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 6:52 AM

Close all is the most important to me. I can't imagine why Logos haven't included that as default. I then have my favorite Bibles, my favourite custom passage guide, a couple of favourite dictionaries (Anchor and NBD), my favourite study Bible (ESV), plus the following frequently used reference books:

  • The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
  • Dictionary of Bible Themes
  • Who's Who in the Jewish Bible (I used to have Exhaustive Dictionary of Bible Names which has more coverage but in less detail)

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Brian Huddleston | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 7:47 AM

Here's what's on my shortcut bar:

Commands: Serendipitous Discovery | Update Now | Sync Now | Show Copy Bible Verses | Show Favorites | Show Highlighting | Show Notes Document | Show Collections | Show Text Comparison

Execute: Xmind 2013 | PowerPoint | OneNote

Bibles and a few reference books.

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 8:23 AM

This is what I have on my shortcut bar:

  • A few Bibles (5-6)
  • my two favorite dictionaries/commentaries
  • Throckmorton's Gospel Parallels
  • Schaff's The Creeds of Christendom Vol. III.
  • Commands: Show Explorer | Show Text Comparison | Show Collections.

I always type "close all" in the command box, but I agree that this is a very useful shortcut.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 8:38 AM

Img Item Used for ...
Close All   as most have pointed out, close-all windows
Library   a PB which contains grouped most used books by category in my library
Documents   a PB which contains links to my Logos Docs
Systematic Theology   Fav Systematic Theology
Bible Commentary   Fav Bible Commentary, often use Parallel Resources off this
Bible Themes   Bible Themes, often use Parallel Resources off this
Bible Dictionary   Fav Bible Dictionary, often use Parallel Resources off this
Oxford Dictionary   Fav English Dictionary
NIV 1984   1 of 3 most used English translations, use Parallel Resources off this
NASB 1995   2 of 3 most used English translations, use Parallel Resources off this
ESV   3 of 3 most used English translations, use Parallel Resources off this
Study Bible   Fav Study Bible, often use Parallel Resources off this
Bibl2   link to my Bibl2 program used to generate Library link into Word doc for PBs
Special Program   link to unspecified program i built
Logos Wiki PB   PB which has Logos' wiki pages in it
LLR Program   Logos Library Reporter link, program for generating Library reports
Website i use   Fav website that i use
QuickLinks for A   QuickLinks - allows me to navigate without fixed Linking in Logos
QuickLinks for B   QuickLinks - allows me to navigate without fixed Linking in Logos
QuickLinks for C   QuickLinks - allows me to navigate without fixed Linking in Logos
QuickLinks for D   QuickLinks - allows me to navigate without fixed Linking in Logos
PB of NT Chart   PB of NT chart which we are using in a Bible study group

...

QLinks, Bibl2, LLR, Macros
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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 9:55 AM

MJ. Smith:
So what do you have on your shortcut bar?

Here is a pic of mine with explanation below:

1. The "X" is a "close all" shortcut

2.  The "[star] Fave" opens a list of favorites (which serves as an embedded shortcut to MANY resources/documents, and my current list of bookmarks)

3.  The ESV translation for when I just want to open my preferred Bible quickly.

4.  Opens the "Show Highlighting" palette.

5.  The double arrows are my "Show Text Comparison"

6.  Opens my Bible study layout

7.  Opens my daily devotional layout

8. Opens my Revelation study layout (I'm teaching/preaching through the Revelation and have been since January 2014... about half way through it so far)

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 11:31 AM

Looks like most people have a Clear shortcut. 'lrg' is my single layout, plus I have a Save layout update.  Then, I like quick access to the Settings panel.

Finally, I have 3 Map/Facts icons (1 the regular Bible Facts, 1 for the maps in the PB list, and then a search for maps, images, etc).

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 11:37 AM

Here's mine.

From left to right:

  • Close All
  • Show Copy Bible Verses
  • Collins English Dictionary
  • The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
  • King James Version
  • Cambridge Paragraph Bible of the AV
  • NASB
  • NIV
  • NIV-Anglicised
  • ESV
  • ESV Study Bible
  • The Bible Guide
  • Show Bible Facts
  • Update active layout

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 11:46 AM

A much quicker option to "close all" on Mac (sorry I dont know the PC equivalent) is the keyboard shortcut: Option + Command + W.

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 12:02 PM

John Kight:

A much quicker option to "close all" on Mac (sorry I dont know the PC equivalent) is the keyboard shortcut: Option + Command + W.

PC equivelent

Ctrl+Shift+W

I guess it would be quicker if you had no mouse or your hand is not already on the mouse. Three operations opposed to click of the mouse. Smile

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 12:24 PM

My three most commonly used ones are:

  • Close All
  • Open my preferred Bible
  • Copy Bible Verses
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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 12:24 PM

Erwin Stull, Sr.:

I guess it would be quicker if you had no mouse or your hand is not already on the mouse. Three operations opposed to click of the mouse. Smile

I have "close all" in my shortcut bar, but tend to use the keyboard short cut more often. Good news is there are options if you are needing space on the shortcut bar and would still like to close everthing quickly.

Thanks for providing the PC equivelent.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 12:56 PM

I'm getting some very good ideas. I'm even going to change my own toolbar.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 1:03 PM

Denise:

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Ah, I like a person who still thinks in DOS command-line language. Smile

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 4:04 PM

MJ. Smith:
I'm even going to change my own toolbar.

If only it was larger to incorporate all of them.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 1 2014 4:21 PM

Civilization went downhill fast with 'Win-dows' and 'Mac-in-tosh' (except for the Amiga of course).   DOS eternally! (or more accurately translated, 'a long time').

Need we point out Egyptian and Sumerian writing? Mayan? Icons are a cancer to civilization.


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