Add Option to Hide All Menu Bars for Reading

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John Marino | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Dec 3 2019 5:30 AM

I'd like to suggest adding an option to hide all menu bars. In my screenshot below, you'll notice how I have three different windows organized on the screen. I'd like to have the option to hide all menu bars in Logos to provide more vertical pixels for reading. I'm aware of some "workarounds" like hiding the Mac menu bar and decreasing the program scaling. But I'd rather get rid of those menu bars in their entirety. It's a way to reduce clutter and focus exclusively on the text in front of you.

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 3 2019 5:43 AM

Yes

Logos 8 disappointed me in actually increasing the vertical space used by menu bars. I've wanted FL to shave pixels off from the vertical use for a long time now: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/113500/751930.aspx#751930

Being able to hide all menu bars (with a keyboard shortcut as a bonus) would go a long way helping those on smaller screens.

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Ronald Quick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 3 2019 5:48 AM

Will the Reading View (F11) do what you want?

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J. Remington Bowling | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 3 2019 6:40 AM

Open the resource in a floating window and it will give you maybe another inch of vertical text (depending on your monitor size and resolution).

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John Marino | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 3 2019 6:47 AM

Ronald Quick:

Will the Reading View (F11) do what you want?

No. For at least two reasons (it may be different on a PC, I'm using a Mac). First, Reading View forces Logos to take up the entire screen. As you can see in my initial post, I'm trying to use at least three different programs on one screen. Second, Reading View still does not eliminate all of the menu bars. The book tab and corresponding menu bar are still present.

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John Marino | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 3 2019 6:49 AM

J. Remington Bowling:

Open the resource in a floating window and it will give you maybe another inch of vertical text (depending on your monitor size and resolution).

Yes, I'm aware of this and have tried it before. It does help admittedly, but it is cumbersome because there is an extra step involved, and it still doesn't eliminate all the menu bars.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 3 2019 11:10 AM

I agree, a disappearing main window menus would be nice. Maybe a secret hot key, so no one would know.

Scarce space was one of several reasons I stayed on El-Seven (L7). I'm opposite you ... typically nine panels per window. I put the space busters (searches, library, tools) on the main window, and reading/analyzing on non-main windows.


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