Tuesday, June 3, 2008

This is what I'm talkin' 'bout: Dual Monitor Logos

Oh, yeah. Now I'm doing serious Bible study.
Thanks to a question on the Logos newsgroup and a response by John McComb, I have two instances of Logos running, each on a different monitor. If you crave such versatility, check out John's
Libronix Tools page. In addition to the Libronix Workspace Startup Helper that is needed to run multiple instances, he has a lot of other good stuff on his site: a number of PBB books, Scratch Pad (a simple Libronix editor window and toolbar), enhanced morphology visual filters, a number of addin toolbars (for managing windows, linking to Persesus-Tufts or CCEL, searching the dictionary), icons, and much more. Thanks for sharing, John!

Update: Dale Durnell who has used this dual monitor deal noted on the Logos newsgroup:

As you've probably noted by now -- I've only found two (very small) short comings
in using this method.

A) Alas -- you can't sync between the two monitors since they are, indeed, two distinct iterations of the application. So, literally, the left hand (screen) doesn't know what the right hand (screen) is doing. Therefore, Link A on the left screen won't connect and talk to Link A on the right screen (etc). And,

B) The only caution I've ever suggested to folks using this method is that they *NOT* open the same note file in both iterations of the application. That could cause problems when making changes to the file -- there's no "refresh" to make them both look alike and you might be tempted to make a change on one screen and a different change on the other screen. It may not be a problem -- but I'd rather not take a chance.

UPDATE 2: TCBLack commented that to avoid dealing with the note file issue and to keep all the set links together, why not simply run Logos in a non-fullscreen window, and stretch it all the way out. So, here is what that looks like. I have it set as a saved workspace for when I do my OT in the NT work. (You'll probably have to click on the graphic to see it, but you really want dual monitors to see it all!)

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