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Martin Tohill | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 21 2019 2:42 PM

Android/Samsung Note 9

What I want to do is search my current bible for a word or phrase. 

I open a bible and click the vertical ellipsis. It offers a list of search locations, eg <Mark 14:7>. Since I have no other choice I pick one and it searches all resources for the verse specified. I can now (if I remember) click "all resources" then "bible" then clear the passage and then search for what I want. 

Is there no natural way to simply search the bible?



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Martin Denham (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 22 2019 3:06 AM

There are several ways to bring up Search.  Touching the bottom right 'hamburger' menu and selecting search from there will open up a new empty Search view.  The bottom right menu is the main app menu whereas the top right menu is specific to the currently displayed resource. 

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Martin Tohill | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 23 2019 3:34 PM

Thanks for the explanation. As a user I find having two different routes to the same search engine providing two different search experiences confusing but I'll remember this for now.

Thanks again


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Fr Devin Roza | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 24 2019 11:51 PM

If I understand correctly, Martin wasn't asking how to open search, but how to search the Bible or resource you are currently using:

Martin Tohill:

What I want to do is search my current bible for a word or phrase. 

Even with the new redesign of the Moibile App search interface in v8.7 this is still way too difficult to do. 

99% of the time I search on the Mobile App, I want to search my current resource/Bible. And yet, even with the recent redesign, that still implies a long process of taps (around 10) to achieve. On just about every other Mobile Reader app I know of you can achieve it with 2 taps (1 tap to select the text you want to search for, and 1 tap to search the current resource for that text). 

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Martin Tohill | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 28 2019 4:18 PM

If I follow the instructions, click on the hamburger and then the search it then will default to search the bible and allow me to change the range of the search. If I forget and click the vertical ellipsis's then I get the general search. Certainly an awkward arrangement but will do for now. 

I am not a robot. 

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