Mar 4, 2011 David Lang

Command-D to Duplicate

Here's another quick Accordance tip that can save you a lot of time:

Need to Modify an existing search? Duplicate your search window.

Let's say you're doing your sermon prep and you have your workspace all set up the way you need it, when you get an emergency call from a member of your congregation seeking counsel. You want to look up a passage you think he'll find encouraging, but you don't want to lose your existing sermon prep setup. Simply use command-D to duplicate your search window and then look up the passage in the new window that appears. When you're finished you can close this second window and get right back to your sermon prep.

Here's another example of how duplicating a window can be useful. Let's say you've done a search in the GNT and want to repeat that search in the LXX. Simply use command-D and change the search text in the new window from GNT to LXX. It's true that you can often accomplish the same thing by amplifying, but sometimes it's quicker just to duplicate a window and change the search parameters.

There are lots of times you'll find duplicating a resource to be useful, and you can simply use command-D (a Mac-standard keyboard shortcut) to accomplish it.

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Archived Comments

J. P.

March 04, 2011 2:43 AM

"When you're finished you can close ..." I rarely feel like I am done, so I typically end up with a huge number of tabs, the overwhelming majority of them generated by cmd-d, since it is so easy to start another line of inquiry (hopefully not a wild goose chase) with this command!

Not complaining!

(is this the Langbot posting queued items in absentia?)

Norman Dalton

March 07, 2011 8:02 PM

Prior to Accordance 9 I could press command-D when the "Save" or "Save As" dialog box appeared and it would select "Don't Save" (also, "a Mac-standard keyboard shortcut"). Alas, in Accordance 9 this ability has been lost! So, hands off the keyboard, grab the mouse, move the pointer, and click.