Suggestion: Improved commentary passage guide

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JohnHubris | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jul 20 2019 3:34 AM

Currently the commentary passage guide only gives you the title of the commentary. (Eg. when you search for commentaries for a particular verse or passage.)
The title of the commentary is usually the least informative part of working out what the commentary is!
Would be great to have the title, author, year and commentary series. Heck an image of the thumbnail.

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 20 2019 5:32 AM

HI John,

If you hover your mouse over the link in the passage guide it will provide you what you are looking for. See screenshot below:

If that is not what you meant, then please post back.

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 20 2019 8:07 AM

JohnHubris:
The title of the commentary is usually the least informative part of working out what the commentary is!

Agreed. We've been asking for this change for ages, but Faithlife seems to prefer to torture us. Smile

Other than hovering over every entry in the list to find what you're looking for, the other flavor of torture is to rename every commentary in your library. Eg. I've Prefixed most of the major commentaries in my library with the series abbreviation.

Another bit of torture they provide here is the More button which you get to click 5o times in order to see all of your commentaries listed.

However, there is some minor relief if you can't take the full torture suite. Under the Settings menu that displays when you move the mouse over the Commentaries header is a search box and an option to specify how many commentaries to show at once. However, however, the most you can enter is 99 so you still get to click More some more. Smile

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 20 2019 10:56 AM

Randy W. Sims:
the most you can enter is 99 so you still get to click More some more.

I seriously can't imagine the headache I'd get from having 99 commentaries in a single PG section! I highly recommend making collections so that you can know reasonably well what kind of commentaries you're opening from a given section.

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JohnHubris | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 26 2019 3:10 AM

You get me! I really do not want to rename my 10 most used commentary sets to be able to tell what they are in the commentary guide.

Faithlife feel free to make some improvements!

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