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PL | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 21 2009 8:16 AM | Locked

Now that Beta is under way again, can we request that the Information Window expand its content?  Or at least show the full content when hovering the mouse over the resource name or the ellipsis (...)?

In its current form the Information Window is not useful at all.



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Greg Gray | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2009 11:24 AM | Locked

I agree with your observation, and would like to add my list:





1.  Ability to adjust the behavior of the information tool for use with interlinears so that no information would be displayed unless you click on a word.


2.  Have headings for each category in the information tool that can be expanded or contracted similar to the way the new cited by tool's "compact view" works.






3.  Logos4 remembers whether you expand or keep contracted each heading. 


4.  V4 remembers which headings you expand most often and stacks them in the appropriate order. (in all tools) or at least allows you to drag them like in passage guide

5.  V4 only searches for the information in the expanded headings. (making it much quicker)

6.  The ability to designate which resources are used for the information source material. (again making it much quicker)


These ideas would organize the information tool as well as speed it up.  For example in my case I never want the English word definition when using an interlinear, I never use the cross-reference section, and I would prefer most of the time to just see the tense, mood, etc and the Louw Nida definition, or EDNT.


If I could set up the information tool this way, my results would be almost instant and I would be only seeing what I want (but could expand the other headings if I wanted to see the other info at any time.)


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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2009 10:40 PM | Locked

Good ideas Greg. Let's see what surprises they have for us.

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 5:13 AM | Locked

Yes, good ideas all..

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 24 2009 10:21 AM | Locked

Greg Gray:
 The ability to designate which resources are used for the information source material.

This is very important to make this truly useful.

Performance really needs to be improved here as well. Perhaps by limiting the search to only a few key resources, this will do it.

I does appear to me that the Information Window in 4.0a beta 1 is less twitchy. It does fewer displays of information on words that you don't want it to, although that can still happen.If we can have the option to turn off automatic display of information, that would prevent that for those of us with undisciplined mice that wander the screen.


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