Tip: How to hide up to 10 resources at once

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 19 2011 4:07 AM

I've always thought it impossible to hide multiple resources, but I've recently discovered a workaround which hides up to 10 resources, which whilst far from perfect might help somewhat. Disclaimer: I'm using the beta at the moment, so it's possible this tip only works on the beta. It's worth trying on the release version though.

Here are the steps:

  1. Open your library in one panel, and Program Settings in another panel.
  2. Expand the Hidden Resource section of Program Settings.
  3. Select the resources you want to hide, up to 10. To select multiple resources click on the first, then SHIFT+click on the last. Alternatively, click on the first then CTRL+click on each of the others.
  4. In the library panel click "Open all in a floating window"
  5. When the floating window appears, SHIFT+drag one tab into the hidden resources box. Holding the SHIFT key before you click on a tab causes all the tabs to be selected.
  6. Close the floating window.

 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 19 2011 5:50 AM

Hi Mark

Thanks for this - very helpful

Graham

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Praiser | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 19 2011 6:16 AM

Great to see this...I tried this when Perseus first came out and it didn't work for me at that time (Beta user), or I was trying to move too many resources at once. So this might be a new addition since so many folks were asking for it. I'm glad we are able to do it this way now.Yes

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 19 2011 7:18 AM

Very clever Mark!

It worked in my 4.3Sr3.

 

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Danny Baskin | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 19 2011 8:36 AM

Thanks, Mark! So helpful. Though it was great to get all the free Perseus materials, they tend to "clutter" my library. Now hiding them wil take about 1/10 the time!

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Buck McDaniel | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 28 2011 3:59 AM

I tried this method, but it appeared to be inconsistent.  Now I know why. 
When I tested it, I only tested a few.  Then I deleted all those between files I wanted to keep, but could not figure out why it sometimes worked and sometimes did not.

Now that I am done, I get to learn the difference. :) 

I am glad to know this for the future. 

Thank you

Buck

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Nick Mertes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 28 2011 5:18 PM

I tried your suggestion but couldn't make it work.  In step 3, when I click on any book, it opens in a new window.  When I right click, one of the choices is open in a floating window.  There is no choice to "Open all in a floating window".  Do you have any further suggestions?

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 28 2011 6:08 PM

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 28 2011 6:20 PM

Nick Mertes:

I tried your suggestion but couldn't make it work.  In step 3, when I click on any book, it opens in a new window.  When I right click, one of the choices is open in a floating window.  There is no choice to "Open all in a floating window".  Do you have any further suggestions?

Do not click on the Title to select resources.

The option is "Open in a floating window".

 

 

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 29 2011 2:15 PM

Nick Mertes:
In step 3, when I click on any book, it opens in a new window. 

As Dave said, when you click, CTRL+click or SHIFT+click, do it anywhere on the row, apart from on the title or cover. That way, you can select the row without opening the resource.

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Nick Mertes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 3 2011 1:00 PM

Thanks to each of you who replied.  Sometimes it takes an old curmudgeon (as my secretary refers to me) like me to RTIC (Read the Instructions Completely).

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 7 2011 1:27 PM

Thanks, Mark. This is brilliant! I have gotten behind on tagging new resources and I trace it to the arrival of Perseus in my library. It just overwhelmed me so much I got stuck and haven't done any tagging at all since then.

I see it's possible to drag even more than 10 tabs at a time to the Hidden Resources folder if there's an easy way to get them all open in a floating window at once. I wonder why there's that artificial limit of opening only 10 at a time?

BTW, I figured out a faster way to count to 10 in making my selection in the library. First resize the library tile so that exactly 10 titles appear in it (put some other tile above it). Then you can just page down a page at a time and select from top to bottom of the titles that are showing.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 7 2011 2:29 PM

Rosie Perera:
I wonder why there's that artificial limit of opening only 10 at a time?

Presumably so people don't go mad and try and open hundreds of tabs. It would be the easiest code change in the world to alter though. Perhaps I'll ask in the beta forum.

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Nick Mertes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 7 2011 4:43 PM

I attempted to tag more than 10 titles.  It would let me tag them but when I right clicked & clicked on open in a floating window, it would never open the floating window.  It just took forever to hide most of the Perseus Collection.  What I would really like to see is the ability to create folders as in Windows.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 7 2011 5:10 PM

If you right click on one title in the Library and open it in a floating window, then Alt-Tab (in Windows) back to the Library and click successively on other titles one by one, it will open each of them into that same floating window group, including way more than 10 titles. Then you can Shift click on one of them to drag them all into Hidden Resources at once. It's a bit cumbersome, but it does reduce the amount of precision dragging you need to do.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 7 2011 5:26 PM

I suppose I will eventually have to do this with Perseus (wouldn't have been great to just DL the titles you wanted! Or have the whole Perseus collection DL as hidden files!), so I'm thankful to have this procedure available. Thanks.

I suspect I will spend more time hiding Perseus than I ever will actually using it. Confused

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 7 2011 5:34 PM

Now that I've got so many resources in my Hidden Resources folder, I wish that it were more of a full-featured thing like the Library, so I could filter it and browse for specific titles or authors, or things I'd tagged before I hid them, so that I can unhide things selectively more easily. There have been Targums I've wanted to look at after someone referred to them, for example, even though I'd hidden them all at first. And who knows...someday I might be studying the Odyssey and want to see a commentary on the Greek text. (Not likely, though.)

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 7 2011 5:43 PM

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Rosie Perera:

Now that I've got so many resources in my Hidden Resources folder, I wish that it were more of a full-featured thing like the Library, so I could filter it and browse for specific titles or authors, or things I'd tagged before I hid them, so that I can unhide things selectively more easily. There have been Targums I've wanted to look at after someone referred to them, for example, even though I'd hidden them all at first. And who knows...someday I might be studying the Odyssey and want to see a commentary on the Greek text. (Not likely, though.)

Agreed!!! At this point, putting something in the Hidden file is basically like opening your basement door and tossing it down the darkened stairs...knowing that it's so dank and overwhelming down there that you just as well could have tossed it in the trash, 'cause the chances of ever building up the gumption to go down with the flashlight and try to dig up the one thing you want in that unimaginable pile is slim...or none.

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James H. Schafer | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2011 12:47 PM

Thanks Mark for this splendid idea.

My problem is, that even after I drag the resources into the Hidden box, restart Logos, they continue to show up in  My Library.

I thought hiding the resource meant it would no longer show in the Library. Am I right, or  wrong.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2011 12:54 PM

James H. Schafer:

Thanks Mark for this splendid idea.

My problem is, that even after I drag the resources into the Hidden box, restart Logos, they continue to show up in  My Library.

I thought hiding the resource meant it would no longer show in the Library. Am I right, or  wrong.

I had this problem with a few of the ones from the enormous Perseus collection that I hid, but I restarted Logos again, and they were gone. I think I only had to rehide 10 or 20 of them which were missed on my first pass through.

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