How can I get a *blank* Factbook tab to drag up to my shortcut bar?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Nov 19 2020 11:56 PM

Every time I open Factbook, it opens up to whatever I had searched for in it last. There does not appear to be a way to clear this text to go back to the default state, like you can do with the Search tab (to see the search helps). If I delete what was there in the Topic/Reference box, the results still remain below and clicking on the Go arrow does nothing.

The reason I want to be able to do this is to have a generic Factbook icon on my shortcut bar. I don't want the day that I searched for my own name in Factbook to be memorialized forever every time I bring up Factbook from the shortcut bar in the future.

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Sascha John | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 12:14 AM

seems no Way even if I delete what stands in "Verlauf" it don't open empty...well you could deinstall Logos every Time you use Factbook...but that's not realy a way ;-) I closed every Thing in Factbook so, at least, it dont't take 5 Hours to search until it realise tat I like to want a new search.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 12:25 AM

Hmm, it appears that whenever I open Factbook from the shortcut bar, it opens it with the most recent topic, not whatever it had open when I dragged the icon up there. So I guess my quest for a blank Factbook page to drag up there is a pointless one.

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Sascha John | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 12:31 AM

sadly...but by the Way you don't hav to put it in the shortcut Bar you can rearenge your Toolbox

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TWBeining | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 12:32 AM

Hi Rosie,

It is my understanding from what I have read on the forums that Logos is actually going to add an button for Factbook on the menu bar beside the library button. I believe I saw it was going to be in L9.1

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 12:37 AM

TWBeining:
Logos is actually going to add an button for Factbook on the menu bar beside the library button. I believe I saw it was going to be in L9.1

Yes - it is working in the current L9.1 beta

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Kevin | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 12:44 AM

Graham Criddle:

TWBeining:
Logos is actually going to add an button for Factbook on the menu bar beside the library button. I believe I saw it was going to be in L9.1

Yes - it is working in the current L9.1 beta

But it still does not bring up a blank one, but the last opened. (Win10)

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 2:01 AM

Kevin:
But it still does not bring up a blank one, but the last opened.

Yes, that is standard Factbook behavior.

To get a blank entry you could try:

  1. Open a brand new FL account under a new email
  2. Buy a brand new computer
  3. Buy a new Logos package.
  4. Login
  5. Open Factbook ... this is probably your only shot at the blank input so sit and stare at it until it is burnt into your visual memory
  6. Be prepared for this beautiful blank entry to open to the last viewed entry based on any syncing or use of Factbook  
  7. You have now learned why I prefer to always have all sections of Factbook closed before I exit the program ... I hate watching it populate an entry I have no current interest in.

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Kevin | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 2:14 AM

I don't mind it populating, I mostly use one layout and leave it open.

I was just pointing it our for Rosie, however I am now intrigued as to what a blank Factbook would look like, so will be back with a screenshot if possible.

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Kevin | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 2:23 AM

Cool, it is not blank, if no previous entry it populates 'Jesus'.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 2:24 AM

Kevin:
however I am now intrigued as to what a blank Factbook would look like, so will be back with a screenshot if possible.

Think about it a bit ... a Factbook page has a variable layout depending upon the entry type ... one can even obtain pages without a heading. Without an entry type a black Factbook page would simply be

at least theoretically .. 

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Kevin | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 2:44 AM

Thanks I was wondered what the little blue box would say if anything...

but if no previous entry, it populates 'Jesus'.

Perhaps it should be blank, especially since the new button opens a new Factbook and has to run the query again.

I will start a thread in the beta forum for that button.

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Andrew Batishko | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 6:41 AM

This request is actually on our list of things we are interested in implementing. For now though, as indicated, there is no uninitialized state. I don't have a timeline for when we will get to this.

Andrew Batishko | Faithlife software developer

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 20 2020 5:54 PM

Andrew Batishko (Faithlife):
This request is actually on our list of things we are interested in implementing.

Oh good! I would much prefer that the Factbook open blank than open to the last entry.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 21 2020 1:05 AM

SineNomine:

Andrew Batishko (Faithlife):
This request is actually on our list of things we are interested in implementing.

Oh good! I would much prefer that the Factbook open blank than open to the last entry.

Yes

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Paul Meathrel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 21 2020 1:16 AM

Andrew Batishko (Faithlife):

This request is actually on our list of things we are interested in implementing. For now though, as indicated, there is no uninitialized state. I don't have a timeline for when we will get to this.

Given that it doesn't do this currently it would be nice, if when opening the factbook, the focus was set to the search box so one can type immediately without having to use another mouse click (particularly now that there is a keyboard shortcut in the latest beta).

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 21 2020 4:34 PM

Paul Meathrel:
Given that it doesn't do this currently it would be nice, if when opening the factbook, the focus was set to the search box so one can type immediately without having to use another mouse click (particularly now that there is a keyboard shortcut in the latest beta).

Yes

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 21 2020 5:07 PM

Paul Meathrel:
Given that it doesn't do this currently it would be nice, if when opening the factbook, the focus was set to the search box so one can type immediately without having to use another mouse click

That would be very nice too.

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TWBeining | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 21 2020 5:33 PM

Paul Meathrel:
Given that it doesn't do this currently it would be nice, if when opening the factbook, the focus was set to the search box so one can type immediately without having to use another mouse click

I like this idea.  Yes

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Andrew Batishko | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2020 9:22 AM

Paul Meathrel:
Given that it doesn't do this currently it would be nice, if when opening the factbook, the focus was set to the search box so one can type immediately without having to use another mouse click (particularly now that there is a keyboard shortcut in the latest beta).

Thanks for mentioning this. It's a bug that the default focus is not in the navigation box. I've created a case to fix this.

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