I just purchased (yesterday) the Accordance Original Language Collection with the Hebrew and Greek Syntax Modules to run on Windows 8.1.
When I bought it I assumed I could change the default Hebrew lexicon in the ID window and simply hover the cursor over a word in HMT-W4 to view it. I thought I saw this feature on Accordance's Windows Video at http://www.accordanc...nce-For-Windows , at 00:58 to 01:04, where hovering the mouse brought up a HALOT entry in the ID box, and on the screenshot to start the video. I had also watched many Podcasts where hovering brought up the Strong's lexicon in the box. Since both hovering actions appeared to be the same, I assumed that the default lexicon in the Windows Video had been changed to HALOT, and that was a feature of the program. I eventually called Tech Support, and based on what they told me the person in the video had to be holding the CTRL key while hovering the mouse.
At least the video shows exactly what I am proposing - simply hover the mouse to view a preferred lexicon. Here is why I think this should be a basic feature.
According to the Accordance Philosophy in Podcast #16, Accordance is/strives to be "flexible enough to adapt to each user's study habits," i.e., "users don't have to study the Bible using someone else's pre-defined path," is "unobtrusive, never distracting from the study of the text," and is customizable. Based on this philosophy (which I agree with 100%), I believe I should be able to change the default lexicon. I don't know any OT/HB scholar who would prefer Strong's over a scholarly lexicon. Even PhDs in OT/HB don't remember the definition of every word, especially of some that occur only once or a few times. So we do need a more scholarly lexicon in the Instant Details window. Just as "no customer should ever be forced to buy resources he or she doesn't need," no customer should be forced to view a resource he or she doesn't need.
If I had known about the CTRL + cursor feature beforehand, I still would have purchased Accordance. I bought it to replace Gramcord, which doesn't work in Window 8.1, to resume grammatical searches and to add the syntax search feature. Suffice it to say that I am impressed with Accordance's search capabilities. But its usefulness would be greatly enhanced by the feature I propose - not only for scholars, but also for students. It would also be fantastic for an iPad, etc.
Thank you for considering this proposal.