SUGGESTION: Lookup passage as first/default command box option

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Francis | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Jan 6 2019 1:48 PM

Currently typing a Bible reference in the command box and hitting enter will result in the command Open passages study layout to <reference>. It would be better if it opened one's preferred Bible to the reference instead. 

Rationale: one will more commonly want to quickly lookup a passage than to open a Bible study layout. 

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 6 2019 8:25 PM

Francis:
Currently typing a Bible reference in the command box and hitting enter will result in the command Open passages study layout to <reference>. It would be better if it opened one's preferred Bible to the reference instead. 

In version 8.1 you have the choice to do that i.e. the Lookup option

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 7 2019 10:27 AM

Dave Hooton:

Francis:
Currently typing a Bible reference in the command box and hitting enter will result in the command Open passages study layout to <reference>. It would be better if it opened one's preferred Bible to the reference instead. 

In version 8.1 you have the choice to do that i.e. the Lookup option

I think Francis' point is for that to be the default option, so that when you hit enter it goes to the passage in your preferred bible instead of opening a layout. So Look Up would need to be at the top of the list of options you posted in your screen shot.

I second this suggestion. But I know that Logos has collapsed the Command Box and the Go Box into one thing for Logos 8, and they need a quick way to open a layout. But it is annoying to have to take additional steps or type additional syntax just to do something as simple as open a verse in your preferred bible.

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 7 2019 12:17 PM

Francis:
Currently typing a Bible reference in the command box and hitting enter will result in the command Open passages study layout to <reference>. It would be better if it opened one's preferred Bible to the reference instead.

I agree that the default enter key action should be to go to reference in preferred Bible. 

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 7 2019 1:12 PM

If I remember correctly, FL just changed the default option to opening the guide from opening the passage alone in response to requests on these forums.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 8 2019 5:11 AM

SineNomine:
If I remember correctly, FL just changed the default option to opening the guide from opening the passage alone in response to requests on these forums.

I don't remember / can't find those discussions - but I could have missed them.

But, for me, having the default action of opening just the Bible is much better. I've just run across it again now and would really like this default to be restored.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 9 2019 2:49 PM

For L7 Homepage users, the default GO Box action was a  layout with PG.

For L7 Command Box users, the default action was opening in preferred bible.

For L8, the combined GO/Command Box had to make one of these the default. I don't remember if it was different in 8.0, but it makes sense to cater for L7 homepage users when the preferred bible is usually open in one's layout.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 12 2019 12:58 AM

Graham Criddle:
But, for me, having the default action of opening just the Bible is much better. I've just run across it again now and would really like this default to be restored.

In 8.2 beta 3, the default action now seems to be opening the preferred Bible

Are others seeing this as well?

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 12 2019 1:28 AM

I don't run betas.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 12 2019 1:33 AM

Francis:

I don't run betas.

Actually you are quite wise in this respect Francis. There are some that run the Beta expecting the same reliability as the Stable edition and are then occasionally caught out.

For me a major hitch in a Beta is an inconvenience because I have to move my work to the Laptop where I keep a Stable version running but for some misguided folk without a second installation it can be a heart stopper.

Now however you have something to look forward to as the Beta iterations work their way to a stable release.

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 12 2019 2:08 AM

Dave Hooton:

For L7 Homepage users, the default GO Box action was a  layout with PG.

For L7 Command Box users, the default action was opening in preferred bible.

True

Dave Hooton:
I don't remember if it was different in 8.0, but it makes sense to cater for L7 homepage users when the preferred bible is usually open in one's layout.

Agree

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 13 2019 9:49 PM

Graham Criddle:
In 8.2 beta 3, the default action now seems to be opening the preferred Bible

And now it seems to have reverted back to opening the layout - with no update to the software.

I am confused!

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