What's in Your Shortcuts Bar?

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Andrew Biddinger | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jan 30 2019 6:53 AM

What shortcuts are in your shortcuts bar? Do you use them?

My Shortcuts (right now) are:

  • Faithlife Assistant
  • Highlights Tool
  • Copy Tool
  • Explorer Tool
  • Notes Tool
  • Passage Guide
  • Word By Word Guide
  • Biblical Events Navigator

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 30 2019 7:09 AM
  • Highlighting (just added after your example :) )
  • Favorites Folder
  • Copy Bible Verse Tool (just added)
  • Sermon Starter Guide
  • Close all windows
  • a shortcut to a custom layout when I am using my Surface Pro in Tablet (Touch) mode
  • 2 favorite Bible.

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J. Remington Bowling | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 30 2019 7:36 AM

There is now a dedicated "close all windows" button on L8, so you can remove that shortcut if you want to free up some space for other shortcuts.

It is the button right next to the layout button:

My shortcut bar:

Prog settings

Highlight

ESV

CSB

FL Study Bible

ESV Study BIble

Apologetics Study Bible

NET Bible

Favorites

Lexham Textual Notes on the Bible 

Lexham Theological Wordbook

NA28

High Definition OT

COED

Collins Latin Dictionary

Metzger's Textual Commentary on GNT

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Andrew Biddinger | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 30 2019 10:14 AM

Thanks for Sharing! It's always inspirational seeing what others have done.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 30 2019 2:29 PM

You don't want one like mine. It is so long that on my laptop computer, I can't even get a screenshot of it all.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 31 2019 2:06 AM

Mine are basically my frequently used resources and tools. Several of which are different combinations of Bibles that I need to use frequently. (When I'm preaching, I like to consult the four versions most frequently used in my church, but different combinations of those Bibles is often useful.) So, from left-to-right:

  • NIV
  • NIV with NKJV (multiview)
  • NIV with NKJV, ESV and KJV (multiview)
  • ESV
  • ESV with NKJV (multiview)
  • ESV with NKJV, NIV and KJV (multiview)
  • NKJV
  • NKJV with NIV (multiview)
  • NKJV with NIV, ESV and KJV (multiview)
  • NIV 1984
  • LEB
  • LES
  • Grudem's Systematic Theology
  • Text Converter
  • Gospel Transformation Study Bible
  • Bible Outline Browser
  • Commentaries Custom Passage Guide
  • Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
  • New Bible Dictionary
  • New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
  • ESV Study Bible
  • Dictionary of Bible Themes
  • Who's Who in the Jewish Bible
  • Zondervan Encyclopaedia of the Bible
  • New Testament Use of the Old interactive
  • Favorites
  • Concise Oxford English Dictionary
  • Notes
  • Courses
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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 31 2019 10:29 AM

On the left the are some dictionaries, then Bibles (Finnish, English, original languages)

Capital omega is for CNTTS because it i not always visible in the passage study layout. 

The flags are with the Lexham syntactic NT, also because the sentence analysis is not alvways visible in the passage study layout.

Atlases, study Bibles.

Four book-like shortcuts are for layouts: orange for pictures from books, I change the pictures perhaps every other day (after Logos 8 home screen lost a similar feature). Green for reading lectionaries, prayer/devotion, and the book under study/read. Red and blue are OT and NT original language daily study layouts. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 31 2019 5:52 PM

  • Open Biblical Events (my current project)
  • Open Amber (my current beta focus)
  • Faithlife server status
  • FSD (facilitate serendipitous discovery)
  • Five Gospel Parallel (University of Toronto)
  • app.Logos (don't know why it isn't Verbum)
  • ThALES (a database of lectionaries)
  • Logos Reading lists (for editting)
  • Wordnet
  • Silva rhetorica (great site for figures of speech)
  • Lector prep site
  • USCCB (US bishops' site)
  • Jewish lectionary
  • Hebrew calendar
  • Byzantine Catholic lectionary
  • Canon layout ... this has lost it's link so I have to track it down again
  • Cascadia Syntax Graphs ... a Canvas/Sentence diagramer project on back burner
  • Text This Week - essential lectionary preaching/teaching site
  • the religion teacher video/web site
  • Text Comparison
  • Faithlife

Yes, organization is lacking and many of the links show where I think Logos is lacking ...but I have a rather different approach than most who have responded.

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Andrew Biddinger | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 1 2019 6:54 PM

I should add FSD to mine! :)

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 1 2019 8:04 PM

David Thomas:

  • Close all windows

If you have Logos 8 you don’t need “close all windows” anymore. It comes included in the software and it shows every time panels are opened 👍😁👌

So you can erase it and add another favorite tool or resource if you want.

DAL

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 1 2019 10:58 PM

The examples above show why we need to be able to stack shortcuts in Folders--like shortcuts in Chrome.Imagine being able to open a folder full of shortcuts!  That would be so awesome.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 2 2019 1:22 AM

GaoLu:
The examples above show why we need to be able to stack shortcuts in Folders--like shortcuts in Chrom

Yes

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Gail | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 2 2019 2:36 PM

The one I use by far the most is the text comparison tool - I love having one click access to see a verse in all my Bible versions.

I also use the search shortcut frequently (to find a highlight style I use for bookmarks).

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Michael | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 2 2019 4:11 PM

GaoLu:

The examples above show why we need to be able to stack shortcuts in Folders--like shortcuts in Chrome.Imagine being able to open a folder full of shortcuts!  That would be so awesome.

Yes x2

It would be nice to have folders with the ability to right click for a context menu that allows us to "open all".  Folders would allow organization of related resources to make better use of the limited space in the shortcut bar.  I'd like a folder for "favorite Bibles", "favorite dictionaries", etc.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 2 2019 10:40 PM

Gail:
The one I use by far the most is the text comparison tool - I love having one click access to see a verse in all my Bible versions.

Did you know about pressing F7 when you're hovering over a verse? That might be even better for you!

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Gail | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 3 2019 8:35 AM

Mark Barnes:

Gail:
The one I use by far the most is the text comparison tool - I love having one click access to see a verse in all my Bible versions.

Did you know about pressing F7 when you're hovering over a verse? That might be even better for you!

No, I didn't - thanks! That gives me something slightly different: it shows the verse in my top 5 bibles and it can also show more than one verse at a time - very handy. I will enjoy using that too. Smile

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 3 2019 2:31 PM

Michael:

GaoLu:

The examples above show why we need to be able to stack shortcuts in Folders--like shortcuts in Chrome.Imagine being able to open a folder full of shortcuts!  That would be so awesome.

Yes x2

It would be nice to have folders with the ability to right click for a context menu that allows us to "open all".  Folders would allow organization of related resources to make better use of the limited space in the shortcut bar.  I'd like a folder for "favorite Bibles", "favorite dictionaries", etc.

If you are on Windows, there is a slick solution outside of Logos. WinStep Nexus has docks which can have subdocks, It also has tabbed shelves if you prefer. There's quite a lot of ways to organize your shortcuts. From Logos get the L4 shortcut for whatever tool, resource, doc you want to access. Edit the shortcut to remove or change the reference or options. Make the link and organize however you like. You can also assign shortcut keys to show/hide the shelves or to each of your links so that you can add shortcut keys to whatever tools Logos doesn't already provide shortcut keys to.

There are some demos on Youtube that demo it, like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTlF8m32w6U

Some functionality like multiple docks and shelves are unlocked by purchase, $30USD. Very much worth it. It's also very themeable. Most of the demos have pretty wild themes. You can opt for a more toned down theme if that's your preference. Great tool.

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 4 2019 7:32 PM

Andrew Biddinger:
What'sin your shortcuts bar?

I can tell you what's NOT in my shortcuts bar...ENOUGH SPACE TO MAKE IT FUNCTIONAL!

I've fussed about this for years...including putting up a UserVoice request. This is one thing that would make the software so much more customizable, but almost nothing has been done with it in at least 10 years.

Frustrating!

Here is what is in my SC bar-

  • ESV
  • Lexham Greek NT
  • Highlights
  • (a SC that no longer works for some reason)
  • Show Cited By
  • Show History
  • Collections
  • Favorites
  • Update Active Layout
  • Open Book Reading Layout
  • Open Serendipitous Clippings
  • Open Serendipitous Notes

As you can see, the icon set is insufficient and is not customizable (I made a UserVoice item for that, too, but it was also ignored), and the allotted space is insufficient and encroached upon by the popup tools.

Too bad. It could be so much more.

My thanks to the various MVPs. Without them Logos would have died early. They were the only real help available.

Faithlife Corp. owes the MVPs free resources for life.

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