BUG & Pet Peeve: Over-selection of text in Logos

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jul 23 2011 12:48 PM

Every now and then when I am selecting text in Logos, it will grab a huge amount of text instead of sentence or word/s that I wanted to select.  Since I highlight a lot, I have to slow down to see what winds up being highlighted (after all the Logos tools run).  However, I get ahead of myself and tend to use the letter key shortcut to fire my highlighter before Logos gets around to showing me what it highlighted.

  Just now, I wanted to highlight a couple of words in Deut 24 and add a green underline.  However, unbeknownst to me, the over-selection bug decided that I must have really wanted to select everything that I'd read in this session--all the way back to Deut 20--and so, when I hit my Green Underline hotkey, now it ruined chapters and chapters of highlighting that will take me an hour or more to fix--IF I don't get zapped by this bug again.

 

  The bug has been around a long time, and I'm not quite sure how to replicate it--but I encounter it a lot.

 

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 23 2011 1:25 PM

Ward Walker:
Just now, I wanted to highlight a couple of words in Deut 24 and add a green underline.  However, unbeknownst to me, the over-selection bug decided that I must have really wanted to select everything that I'd read in this session--all the way back to Deut 20--and so, when I hit my Green Underline hotkey, now it ruined chapters and chapters of highlighting that will take me an hour or more to fix--IF I don't get zapped by this bug again.

Did you try reversing the process by undoing it?  I don't know whether this works with highlighting since I almost never highlight and when I do I remove it shortly thereafter (mark something to review when current operation is complete then go back, review that and remove highlighting).

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 23 2011 1:32 PM

George Somsel:

Did you try reversing the process by undoing it?  I don't know whether this works with highlighting since I almost never highlight and when I do I remove it shortly thereafter (mark something to review when current operation is complete then go back, review that and remove highlighting).

ALT+Backspace has no effect on highlighting, as far as I can tell.  Block erasing wipes out the complex stuff I wanted, along with the single "oops" I didn't.

Continuing on with de-rezzing Chapter 22...EOL

 

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 23 2011 1:53 PM

Ward Walker:
Every now and then when I am selecting text in Logos, it will grab a huge amount of text instead of sentence or word/s that I wanted to select.  Since I highlight a lot, I have to slow down to see what winds up being highlighted (after all the Logos tools run).  However, I get ahead of myself and tend to use the letter key shortcut to fire my highlighter before Logos gets around to showing me what it highlighted. . .

I don't have this problem with my desktop computer.

Sometimes have it on my laptop. I think it's a function of the touch pad. I get the same thing in other applications sometimes. In fact, the only way I've found to turn this off is to right-click something. Very annoying.

Are you finding this on a desktop computer, or laptop with mouse? Is this a laptop with a touch pad?

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 23 2011 2:07 PM

It occurs with my desktop (normal mouse) and with my tablet (pen-based selects.)

 

I've tried to figure out how to force it to happen, but thus far have never developed a bullet-proof case...it just happens.  The amount of text it grabs seems to be somewhat random too, but usually is a very large block--well off the screen of what is currently displayed.

 

Because I highlight a lot, I may be hitting this bug much more than folks who don't select lots of text as they work in Logos.

I just caught up with where I was when I last encountered this bug...at least it didn't grab all of the ESV!!!

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 23 2011 4:14 PM

Ward Walker:
Since I highlight a lot, I have to slow down to see what winds up being highlighted (after all the Logos tools run).

I would practice that and ensure my highlight region is in the middle of the page, not the top.

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Tonya J Ross | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 27 2011 1:45 PM

I've never encountered this before, but we'll try to reproduce the issue.

If you (or anyone else) do happen to uncover a set of steps to consistently reproduce the issue that would certainly be helpful. Smile

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Alan Charles Gielczyk | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 27 2011 5:41 PM

Never happened to me on my laptop or desktop, sounds like you need to slow down. Have you tried ctrl/z for undo?

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 27 2011 6:45 PM

I've tried to Undo, but it has no effect on the application of a Highlight...at least on my computer.  

 

Regarding duplicating my experience, I'm ambidexterous (means I can't do anything well with either hand Wink ) so I select from left to right and right to left.  Perhaps I'll put a video camera on the screen someday and try to capture the over-selection in action--it happens to me at least once a study session, so it isn't rare--at least for me.

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