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Mark Hale | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jan 11 2021 8:22 AM

I have the latest version of Logos, and find the Go box now a bit frustrating. I was used to entering a Bible reference, and pressing enter (or selecting Go). Up till 9.0 that opened the Passage Study Layout (first on the drop-down list). When I now do that (in version 9.1.0.0018) sometimes the Factbook is shown at the top and sometimes the Passage Study Guide. That means rather than just pressing "GO" I now have to look what is shown and then select the Passage Study Guide. I know Logos is pushing the use of the Factbook, but is there any way to customise what I get at the top of the drop-down list, or to understand when the Factbook is shown first, and when the Passage Study guide.  

I would appreciate any help with this.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 11 2021 8:27 AM

HI Mark - and welcome to the forums

Mark Hale:
When I now do that (in version 9.1.0.0018) sometimes the Factbook is shown at the top and sometimes the Passage Study Guide. That means rather than just pressing "GO" I now have to look what is shown and then select the Passage Study Guide

This was introduced in the Logos 8 timeframe but has become more prominent with the introduction of the new Factbook.

There are no settings available for us to change this behaviour but the software should learn from the choices we make. So if, for example, you always choose to open the Passage Study Layout, over time it should default to that behaviour and it should appear first.

If that doesn't happen, please advise

Graham

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Mark Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 11 2021 8:37 AM

Thanks for the quick answer.

Two examples:

  • I enter Psa 2.11 and first in the drop-down list is Tools, and the Factbook to the Messiah's reign. The second entry is Layout - Open Passage Study layout.
  • I enter Mat 3.17 and first in the drop-down list is Layout - Open Passage Study layout. The second entry is Tools with three different Factbook entries.

I have always opened the Passage Study layout this way, and would like to understand what drives this haphazard choice of result.

Mark

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 11 2021 9:28 AM

Mark Hale:
Two examples:

With both of those examples, the first choice I am presented with is to open that passage in my preferred Bible - which is my default option (it is very rare I do anything else)

So, "training" the software does seem to work in some way.

Mark Hale:
I have always opened the Passage Study layout this way, and would like to understand what drives this haphazard choice of result.

But your experience seems to suggest this "training" isn't working.

I think we need someone from Faithlife to comment further - hopefully someone will see this and respond

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Andrew Batishko (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 11 2021 12:17 PM

There's not really much to add.

The auto-completer orders the groups ("Look Up", "Layout", "Tools") according the frequency with which you selected a command within one of those groups in the last 25 times you ran a command from the Go box.

If you use "Look Up" more frequently than "Tools", then that will be what shows up. This mechanism for ordering the results is not new. What's new is that the "Tools" group didn't use to show up when typing a verse reference. Now it does.

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