Mac (Big Sur): Context Menu - DOESN'T DRAG AND DROP

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Mitch Davis | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 25 2021 9:21 AM

Okay quick backstory, I just moved from Logos Windows (since 1995... v 2.1... is that ancient or what!?!) to Mac. The new M1 chip is all the hype and feel it in my Logos Bible studies. :-)

The Drag and Drop feature doesn't seem to work in the context menu. Is it just me or is this a non-Mac feature?

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2021 12:11 AM

Greetings Mitch

Mitch Davis:
The Drag and Drop feature doesn't seem to work in the context menu. Is it just me or is this a non-Mac feature?

As a long term Mac user I may, of necessity, be unfamiliar with this feature. Please will you expand on what the 'drag and drop' feature did?

Drag what from where to where with what result?

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Mitch Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2021 7:09 PM

Hi Mike,

Re:

Mike Binks:
Please will you expand on what the 'drag and drop' feature did?

In the Windows version a user can "right click", which brings up the context menu, upon which time the user can select a given execution (let's say "Word Study" on a lemma. I can simply click on "Word Study" and drag it to a specific area to launch that window. Does that make sense?

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 27 2021 12:21 AM

Mitch Davis:
the user can select a given execution (let's say "Word Study" on a lemma. I can simply click on "Word Study" and drag it to a specific area to launch that window. Does that make sense?

It does make sense Mitch. The fact that Logos does not function that way on a Mac explains why I knew nothing of that function.

So you are correct. Sorry.

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Pater Noster | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 27 2021 4:13 AM

Mitch does it still work in other apps? I have seen reports of this not working properly in Big Sur now, like here. I do what one user suggests, it works great in Verbum/Logos with the trackpad:

1) Click the Apple Icon (top right) > System Preferences > Trackpad > Point & Click

2) Change "Look up & Data Indicators" to "Tap with three fingers"

Then, when I do my right click gesture (configurable on the Mac in System Preferences/Trackpad/Secondary Click, I use press two fingers), then I just do a firm press with 3 fingers - for example on Bible Word Study. Boom it opens right up in another pane! It is very easy and fast.

You may be able to find a similar thing to do with a mouse in system preferences (I can't see any of the options as I don't have a mouse). FYI, the true Mac experience though is to ditch the mouse and use the trackpad ;-) Believe me, it will take a little work with it to get used to, but you will never go back to a mouse once you have made the switch!

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 27 2021 8:21 AM

Pater, Mitch was asking about something different from what you are talking about.

Apparently, in the Windows version of Logos, you can drag an element (like Bible Word Study) off from the context menu and pull it into a Logos Panel. As Mike noted above, the Mac version has never had this...I've never seen it on the Mac version either and I've used Logos and Macs for more than a decade. 

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Pater Noster | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 27 2021 9:51 AM

Levi understood, my point was on the Mac the 3-finger hard press does the same thing - in this case it will open Bible Word Study for the word right clicked on in a new panel.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 28 2021 12:31 AM

Pater Noster:
my point was on the Mac the 3-finger hard press does the same thing

But it doesn't!

In your case a 3-finger hard press, in my case a 1 finger hard press opens eg a Bible Word Study in a new panel.

Using widows it would seem that one can DRAG eg a Bible Word Study to the desired position in a layout.

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