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Colin A Wright | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Mar 30 2015 2:53 AM

I have my desktop layout in 5 panes, with multiple tabs.

First window has one text book open with 12 tabs for others brought together. 

2nd window has my main bible translation with 5 tabs for other versions

3rd window has another bible translation, open for comparison

4th window also contains commentary, text books ... with 9 tabs holding other volumes.

I have an iMac with 16gb ram and 3 TB HDD fusion drive. 

Yet when reading I get the "spinning wheel ..." .

I go to another desktop, no spinning wheel.

What is the optimum number of resources to have open and tabbed in any layout?

suggestions - help - tips: all suggestions gratefully received.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 30 2015 3:15 AM

Colin A Wright:

What is the optimum number of resources to have open and tabbed in any layout?

suggestions - help - tips: all suggestions gratefully received.

Hi Colin

I don't think there is an optimal number - the processor is more likely to be engaged by the fact that either a number of the panels are linked, or the history window is open, or something else is causing a 'processor intensive' regeneration everytime you scroll.

Cmd+Shift+4 used to grab a screen shot might help with diagnosis.

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Colin A Wright | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 30 2015 5:02 AM

Bibles are linked ... not the books and commentaries 

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 30 2015 9:30 AM

Hi Colin

Nothing jumps out at me.

I seem to remember that it is better to have columns set at 'none' for each resource but I can't remember why.

Perhaps somebody else will have some ideas.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 30 2015 10:02 AM

I can't speak to the Mac.  But I can speak to my own experience, if it helps any.  I run with 4 windows and about 130 resources.  Bibles all linked.  Lexicons all linked. 5 Cited-By panels. Performance is what I call 'early Logos5' using Logos6 (late Logos5 was the best Logos performance).

What can bring my house of cards to a quick halt are:

- Visual filters.  'Links to open panels' and 'Sympathetic highlighting'. I use neither of these.  They're best used with limited number of resources open.

- On-line.  I run off-line and then sync periodically.  Running on-line, I never know when Logos wants to call home.  It's always at the wrong time.

Surprisingly, the CitedBy's are quite efficient.  I don't use linked guides or linked text comparion panels; those are also a disaster (I do use but unlinked).

On Windows, performance per resource appears to only be impacted if the resource is viewable (i.e. not a tabbed resouce not in view).  So, I can have 15  lexicons linked but little performance cost since only 1 is in view.  I don't know how they did the Mac version in the resource text-block buffering.


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