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Michael Anda | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, May 10 2012 3:08 PM

A drop-down menu containing organized tabs would be MOST welcome.  A "+" option would be nice to add similar resources like the current one only difference being resource would land in folder itself.  Sort control would be good.  Menu dividers would be nice too.  Perhaps right-clicking a resource would be a good interface tool to access "+" feature for resource addition.

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Michael Anda | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 1:49 AM

I should note, this is probably my best Logos suggestion ever.  Would definitely need ability to label folders.  Would be nice to have manual control over order, separation lines, Command keys even.  This idea would allow us to get rid of extra panes, freeing up screen real estate for the making of larger windows.  Larger windows are good.  I'm telling you… this idea truly is wunderbar!

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Michael Anda | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 2:00 AM

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Michael Anda | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 2:08 AM

Tab folders would allow me to completely remove the pane in the lower right, allowing for the window above it to use the entire vertical space available.  This large window to the right of my work-space would allow a person to see more of a given resource at once.  The tab folders would also make for a neater appearance and keep resource tabs from flowing to the right many times forcing one to scroll horizontally in order to access a resource.  A lot of times a person forgets what over there due to the concealment issue.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 5:32 AM

Michael Anda:
I should note, this is probably my best Logos suggestion ever.

Then perhaps you should try to explain it to us a bit better. Maybe it's just me, but I'm afraid that after 4 posts I still haven't got the faintest idea what it is you're suggesting. What's a 'tab folder'?

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Michael Anda | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 8:11 AM

fgh:
What's a 'tab folder'?

A folder for tabs.  So… let's say I have 5 preferred Bibles I'd like quick access to in one of my window panes.  Instead of 5 individual Bible tabs I'd like the OPTION of creating, and naming, one folder called Bibles.  I would then drop the 5 Bible titles into this one folder, position the folder where I want it, and then have glorious access to my FIVE resources from a drop-down menu attached to my Tab Folder™, all in the amount of space ONE resource tab would occupy.  Another Tab Folder™ could contain background commentaries, another dictionaries, etc., etc.  Know what I mean, Vern?

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Michael Anda | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 8:34 AM

The "+" option I mentioned would involve defining the default resource type to be contained by that folder and then making provision to add resources to the folder with the selection of a "+" command situated within the Tab Folder™.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 11:44 PM

Michael Anda:

fgh:
What's a 'tab folder'?

A folder for tabs.  So… let's say I have 5 preferred Bibles I'd like quick access to in one of my window panes.  Instead of 5 individual Bible tabs I'd like the OPTION of creating, and naming, one folder called Bibles.  I would then drop the 5 Bible titles into this one folder, position the folder where I want it, and then have glorious access to my FIVE resources from a drop-down menu attached to my Tab Folder™, all in the amount of space ONE resource tab would occupy.  Another Tab Folder™ could contain background commentaries, another dictionaries, etc., etc.  Know what I mean, Vern?

Wonder about creating a folder(s) in Favorites, then dragging resources into folder(s).  When desired, can drag folder from Favorites to a Panel to open all resources in the folder (or right click on folder to open all in a floating window).

Personally have prioritized two commentary series into my Top 5 Bibles so a right click, then click reference has Bibles and a Commentary (or two) for choices to open.  When a commentary is open, clicking on "+" displays list of commentaries with verse within range of verses included in that resource sorted by library priorities.  Hence, can quickly open many more commentaries.

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Michael Anda | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 24 2012 7:14 AM

Most helpful, KS4J.  Speaking of favorites, Favorites function in newest Android app is a wonderful addition.

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 24 2012 7:31 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

Wonder about creating a folder(s) in Favorites, then dragging resources into folder(s).  When desired, can drag folder from Favorites to a Panel to open all resources in the folder (or right click on folder to open all in a floating window).

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I did not know you could do that! Thanks for that tip.

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Michael Anda | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 24 2012 9:51 PM

Somewhat related, I would like to have some control over which panel a resource opens into by default when not using a panel tab.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 24 2012 11:03 PM

Michael Anda:

Somewhat related, I would like to have some control over which panel a resource opens into by default when not using a panel tab.

Logos User Voice Suggestion => Assign panels a resource type for opening resources

One workaround idea is using "+" to open a new tab with same resource type in a panel.

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Michael Anda | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 24 2012 11:49 PM

I'm talking about already having found the resource I wish to work with, then opening it from there.  Opening a resource from a search results list, for example.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 25 2012 10:34 AM

Michael Anda:
let's say I have 5 preferred Bibles I'd like quick access to in one of my window panes.  Instead of 5 individual Bible tabs I'd like the OPTION of creating, and naming, one folder called Bibles.  I would then drop the 5 Bible titles into this one folder, position the folder where I want it, and then have glorious access to my FIVE resources from a drop-down menu attached to my Tab Folder™, all in the amount of space ONE resource tab would occupy.

You can already do that. Just put those 5 Bibles in a collection, check the box for Show in parallel resources, and open the first Bible where you want it. You can now use cmd-right arrow to quickly flip from one to the next (I presume that's ctrl-right arrow on PC). If you want something far down the list you can click the Parallel resources button instead, and, voilà, there you have your dropdown.

Michael Anda:

I'm talking about already having found the resource I wish to work with, then opening it from there.  Opening a resource from a search results list, for example.

Just drag-and-drop.

Philana Crouch:
I did not know you could do that!

Then you might be interested in Floating Tool Windows.

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 25 2012 10:36 AM

As a Mac user I could do that with the Spaces feature...cool!

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