TIP of the day: Controlling where a reference opens

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 11 2015 11:41 PM

Option 1: opening reference resource not needed

Often the popup window on mouse-over provides the complete reference content. In this case nothing else is required.

Option 2: resource referenced is already open

Clicking on the reference will take you to that location in an open resource. However, especially with Bibles, you don't want to keep losing your position in your Bible. The solution:

  1. Open a second copy of your Bible.
  2. In the Resource Menu set the option "Send hyperlinks here".

This will cause all clicks on the reference to go to this panel leaving the first occurrence untouched.

Option 3; Open the resource

When the resource is not already open, you can control where the referenced resource opens:

  1. If you simply click on the reference, you are allowing the system to chose which pane to open the referenced resource in.
  2. If you use shift + click, you are asking the system to open the referenced resource in a floating window.
  3. If you drag-and-drop the reference, you may place the referenced resource in the pane of your choice.

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 12 2015 1:29 AM

Thank you, MJ.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 12 2015 3:44 AM

MJ. Smith:
If you use shift + click, you are asking the system to open the referenced resource in a floating window.

Thanks, MJ. I did not know that one.

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 12 2015 6:54 AM

MJ. Smith:

Option 3; Open the resource

When the resource is not already open, you can control where the referenced resource opens:

  1. If you simply click on the reference, you are allowing the system to chose which pane to open the referenced resource in.
  2. If you use shift + click, you are asking the system to open the referenced resource in a floating window.
  3. If you drag-and-drop the reference, you may place the referenced resource in the pane of your choice.

Thank you, MJ!  Smile    Option 2 has been my most common approach for scripture references.  I didn't know about items 2 and 3 under Option 3. 

One thing I have never been able to understand though in regard to hovering over a reference, is why when it's so often the case that there is plenty of room on the screen to display the entire reference when hovering over the reference link (often even enough space in the active panel), that Logos just doesn't do it.  Instead, you're forced to take one of the other click / shift-click / drag options to see the entire reference.  Sad

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James Taylor | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 15 2015 9:02 PM

Rick Ausdahl:
you're forced to take one of the other click / shift-click / drag options to see the entire reference.

My favorite workaround for this is to press f7 while hovering over the linked reference. Then a temporary popup of the text comparison will display the reference in your top Bibles, and the best part... it shows all of the reference (you can even scroll to display several chapters if needed)! 

Here's what normally happens when hovering over a long passage link...

Here is what happens when you press f7 hovering over the link....

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Elina A. | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 15 2015 9:18 PM

James Taylor:

My favorite workaround for this is to press f7 while hovering over the linked reference. Then a temporary popup of the text comparison will display the reference in your top Bibles, and the best part... it shows all of the reference (you can even scroll to display several chapters if needed)! 

Here's what normally happens when hovering over a long passage link...

Here is what happens when you press f7 hovering over the link....



Thank you James! Yes

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Schumitinu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 18 2015 2:06 AM

James Taylor:

My favorite workaround for this is to press f7 while hovering over the linked reference. Then a temporary popup of the text comparison will display the reference in your top Bibles, and the best part... it shows all of the reference (you can even scroll to display several chapters if needed)! 

How do you do this on a Mac?

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 18 2015 4:18 AM

Schumitinu:

James Taylor:

My favorite workaround for this is to press f7 while hovering over the linked reference. Then a temporary popup of the text comparison will display the reference in your top Bibles, and the best part... it shows all of the reference (you can even scroll to display several chapters if needed)! 

How do you do this on a Mac?

Same key—ƒ7, without the fn key.

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Schumitinu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2015 1:53 AM

Ok, I got it to work, actually with the fn key.

This is a great way to briefly look up references in different languages side by side.

Thanks for the tip!

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2015 2:40 AM

Schumitinu:
Ok, I got it to work, actually with the fn key.

Glad you got it to work, but the difference in the fn key intrigued me. Guess this check box in System Preferences must be the difference.

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Schumitinu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2015 5:02 PM

Jack Caviness:

Schumitinu:
Ok, I got it to work, actually with the fn key.

Glad you got it to work, but the difference in the fn key intrigued me. Guess this check box in System Preferences must be the difference.

Yes, that check box is unchecked in my System Preferences

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2015 7:15 PM

Schumitinu:

Jack Caviness:

Schumitinu:
Ok, I got it to work, actually with the fn key.

Glad you got it to work, but the difference in the fn key intrigued me. Guess this check box in System Preferences must be the difference.

Yes, that check box is unchecked in my System Preferences

I was not aware of that setting until I searched to determine why our ƒ keys gave different results.

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