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#1 wlkernan

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 03:48 AM

Hi,

 

I was wondering is it possible to display reference books (or reference library) as a window like commentaries etc are?

 

I see there is a little button for reference library and it opens in a new window, but is there a way to display it always?

 

Thank you,

 

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 04:21 AM

No there isn't a way to do this, it is always a floating window.



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 01:59 PM



Hi,

 

I was wondering is it possible to display reference books (or reference library) as a window like commentaries etc are?

 

I see there is a little button for reference library and it opens in a new window, but is there a way to display it always?

 

Thank you,

 

William

 



No there isn't a way to do this, it is always a floating window.

On that note, having the reference book/library as a "floating" Window is extremely handy when it comes to having dual or triple monitors.

 

Since having dual monitors (which is now about 2 years) I've been using the Reference Library a lot more. But it goes further than that. The Bible, Commentary, and Dictionary Search dialogs can be moved over to the other monitor, and make it really handy to work from.

 

To demonstrate what I talking about, below is screenshot of all the dialogs and Windows I mention on secondary monitor.

 

Attached File  Working with e-Sword on Dual Monitors.jpg   71.81K   12 downloads

 

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Edited by APsit190, 28 January 2019 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 04:11 AM

Hi. I have e-sword version 11.1.0 and my download tab is greyed out. At the moment I cannot download anything. What do I do?

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 04:47 AM

In Control Panel, go to Internet Options, -> Advanced tab. click Restore advanced settings, button, and then restart your computer.



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Posted 29 January 2019 - 09:41 AM

It works nicely as a floating window too, or even when maximize because it could truly stand on its own as a separate program.



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Posted 29 January 2019 - 01:09 PM



It works nicely as a floating window too, or even when maximize because it could truly stand on its own as a separate program.

 

Actually, I disagree with you, and would go as far to say that you are wrong, and the reason, or rather the fundamental reason is the main cause for the actual popularity e-Sword the way it has been designed for the user.

 

The fundamental way that e-Sword has been designed is two fold:

  1. Quick access to all main interface areas
  2. Ease of use.

By having that kind of design places everything virtually at one's proverbial finger tip, and the result of this places all the main study areas in total line of sight. This means the user doesn't have to go through a myriad of floating windows to access any particular resource.

 

The tabs also are a far quicker method to access a particular Commentary, Dictionary/Lexicon, and Bible translation rather than a type of Menu system because they are there already in front of your line of sight, thus you don't have to scroll through a menu thingy for that particular book.

 

There is a great deal more that I can go in to in the way that e-Sword has been designed which makes this program perhaps the best Bible study program, but that would take a book to write.

 

Finally, there are both free and premium Bible Study software, and most of them have floating windows, which includes the editors. That said, look at the number of users and user support they have, plus the amount of resources, both free and paid, then compare them against e-Sword, and ask yourself the question, "Why is e-Sword topping them?"

 

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Edited by APsit190, 29 January 2019 - 01:21 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 08:37 PM

As a result of my above response, I decided to do a video in regard to the way e-Sword has been designed. This is a 23 minute video looking at the integrated environment in comparison to the integrated environment of Visual studio.

 

Trust that this will be really helpful in understanding the whys and wherefores of e-Sword. So with that, sit back and enjoy the video.

 



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 05:38 PM

If you're using Windows 10 open eSword and the Reference window. Now you could click/tap on Task View, then right click or long-press the open window of eSword and choose snap left. Once you've done this Windows will allow you to choose what will sit in the other half of the screen, which in your case would be the Reference window.




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