Text search results and Text vs Context tabs
Posted 12 May 2020 - 04:45 PM
Posted 19 May 2020 - 02:04 PM
Sorry, but what do you mean by a Text tab? What Accordance calls a Text tab is identical to a Context tab.
Remember that you can "tie" any tabs together as long as they list by verse reference, and they will scroll in parallel. This may be what you are looking for. It works for all tabs displaying Bible text, as well as commentaries, User Notes, etc.
Posted 19 May 2020 - 02:40 PM
If I understand your question correctly, you want to be able to search for words in a tab that shows no extra context, then see all the context in a tab that lets you navigate around, then go back to the original tab. (Knowing what workflow you're trying to create helps folks make suggestions.) I don't think there's an option to do exactly what you've proposed as a solution, but there are several tweaks you could try that might work for you.
The first option is to duplicate your tab (the Mac keyboard shortcut is Cmd+D, so the Windows might be Ctrl+D?) You'd have to type your search into the new tab but at least opening it would be faster and it would preserve the same text/tool pane arrangement as your current tab.
The text tab you describe that lacks the search bar still has the GoTo box in the bottom right of the workspace, so you can use that to navigate around somewhat.
The search hit highlighting color is customizable under settings, so you could try changing it to a color that's easier for you to see. As you noticed, there's a preference to set the target verse at the top of the new tab, but you would still be able to scroll up on your own if you want to see preceding verses.
You can use the shortcuts to quickly open and close tabs if you don't want to keep them open. You already found Ctrl+5 to open the context. Open that, read the context you want, and then just close it again (keyboard shortcut Cmd+W on Mac, Ctrl+W on Windows?) if you don't want to keep it open.
So a couple of keyboard shortcuts and changing font colors might make your workflow work better for you. Hope that helps.
2020 Macbook Air
OS 10.15.5 Catalina
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