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#1 tony10000

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:56 PM

I am using the Windows version and would love to see an full-screen reading option like the one that Logos has.  I can use the F11 key to expand to full-screen view and the space bar to advance the text by a page.  Multiple columns would also be nice.



#2 Daniel Semler

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 08:24 AM

There is the Reading Mode for a pane which is accessible under the little gear wheel icon on the top left of the inner most pane border. It will not give you multiple columns which I agree might be a nice option, particularly when using larger displays.

 

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#3 tony10000

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 08:43 AM

Hi,

 

I am aware of that mode, but it would be nice to be able to get rid of the tabs, toolbar and the rest of the interface a la Logos' full screen mode.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:04 AM

I thought that might be what you wanted.

 

For what it may be worth as a possible workaround in the meantime :

 

  you can get rid of the toolbar.

  There is a preference (I just found) to hide the tab area if there is only one tab in the zone - it's under Preferences -> Workspaces

 

But the context slider, search box and the pane top border I cannot remove.

 

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Mac : 2009 27" iMac                 Windows : HP 4540s laptop

      Intel Core Duo                          Intel i5 Ivy Bridge

      12GB RAM                                8GB RAM

      Accordance 10.4.3.2                     Accordance 10.4.3.2 and Aleph 10.4.3.2

      OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)                    Win 7 Professional x64 SP1


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:06 AM

It would be really great if they could make everything go away with the F11 button.  That is a Windows convention for fullscreen.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:56 AM

+1 to your request. And also, that the reading mode would have the ability to do pages like a book, rather than scrolling. Or ideally, a separate app (like Logos's Vyrso) where you can do reading.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:09 AM

Tony, I'm not sure which interface elements you are bothered about in Reading Mode.  Everything disappears except for the navigation bar at the bottom (in case you want to move around) and a thin bar at the top to show you which text you are reading, and in case you want to change it.  The tabs, toolbar, menus, etc. all are gone.

 

Supporting F11 is a good idea - we'll likely implement this soon.  Supporting columns and pages (which go together - can't have columns without pages!) is also on our list, so thanks for the requests.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:23 AM

Here is a comparison of Accordance and Logos full screen modes.  I am looking for something closer to Logos' version:

 

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Posted Yesterday, 11:24 AM

The top screenshot does not look like Accordance's Reading Mode.  Are you sure you selected it from the Action (Gear) menu on the pane?  From your screenshot, the only difference should be our lack of columns.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:32 AM

Then something must be wrong.  I am definitely in reading mode.  I am running Windows 8.1:

 

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Posted Yesterday, 11:49 AM

This is the result when hiding the toolbar and also hiding the tab area:

 

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Posted Yesterday, 11:55 AM

Interesting!  It seems Full-screen doesn't activate properly if your app is maximized.  We'll get this fixed ASAP.  In the meantime, try un-maximizing your app (window-looking button in the top right, next to the Close X) and then try entering Reading Mode to see what it properly looks like.

 

Thanks for finding this bug.


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#13 tony10000

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Posted Yesterday, 12:02 PM

It works when it is not maximized:

 

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So, I guess it is a bug...


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#14 Daniel Semler

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Posted Yesterday, 10:42 PM

Ah now I get it - I don't use this mode all that often and had forgotten what it looked like apparently. Sorry.

 

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Accordance Configurations :

 

Mac : 2009 27" iMac                 Windows : HP 4540s laptop

      Intel Core Duo                          Intel i5 Ivy Bridge

      12GB RAM                                8GB RAM

      Accordance 10.4.3.2                     Accordance 10.4.3.2 and Aleph 10.4.3.2

      OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)                    Win 7 Professional x64 SP1





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