Place More Emphasis on Updates Which Reduce Eye Strain and Increase Eye Comfort
In the interest of reducing eye strain, increasing eye comfort, and protecting the long term vision health of Logos users, I request the following changes/improvements be considered:
• Allow users the option of customizing the background color of individual resource panels and the font color that appears within them. In my opinion, the current “White” background color is uncomfortably bright. Among potential color options, I recommend various darker shades of white, a lighter shade of “Paper”, and a night mode with black background and green font.
• Allow users to customize the background color within the pop-up window which appears when the mouse hovers over a cross reference within Bible text as well as the color, style, and size of the font used within the window. Also, please include the option of increasing the overall size of this window.
• Allow users to customize the panel background color and font color, style, and size within the Power Lookup Tool.
• Allow users to set a highlighter color of their choice to display Search engine results. I realize these highlights are intended to stand out within the text, but the current solid yellow/orange color is irritating for my eyes (especially when there are multiple hits in close proximity). This issue is most evident with Search results for the “Library Results” section within “Factbook” searches which highlight nearly the entire first paragraph of the article. This is visually overwhelming and in my opinion, unnecessary.
• Allow users to set a highlighter color of their choice to display the “Links to Open Panels” visual filter. Although this visual filter is normally too important to turn off, its defaulted bold pink color can be annoying at times.
• When using “Print/Export”, please allow users to increase or decrease the font size and customize the font style of any resource (especially Bibles). In Logos 5, I was able to increase the font size of printed Bible passages by adjusting the Font Size Slider within the Bible Resource Panel prior to opening Print/Export. I used Print/Export often to avoid hours of staring at a desktop computer screen. This feature also allowed me to get up and walk around while reading printed text rather than setting for prolonged periods; however, I am no longer able to do this because the Print/Export default font size in Logos 6 is uncomfortably small for my eyes and is unable to be changed. Please also restore the option of adding Bible notes (literal renderings, alternate translations, or explanations) without cross references to the footnotes section at the bottom of the printed page.
• For the Copy Bible Verses tool, please allow users to add Bible notes (literal renderings, alternate translations, or explanations)without cross references to the footnotes section at the bottom of the page when exporting Bible chapters/passages to an MS Word document.
• Allow users the option of decreasing the brightness level and adjusting the color shade of any current Bible book cover icon. Several Bible cover icons that were recently changed for Logos 6 (especially the ESV and LEB) are now so bright they are preventing me from comfortably focusing on the Bible text and are causing eye strain. If it would be easier for Logos to accomplish, please simply restore all Bible icons that were recently changed back to their original Logos 5 appearance (design, color, and brightness level). A third option would be to allow users to hide or "turn off" Bible book cover icons when the resource is opened. (In addition to Bibles, there are several other resource icons to which this issue applies, but Bibles are a higher priority.)
• Please create an option to use a soft highlighter color of one’s choice which will highlight a particular Bible verse and scroll down (verse by verse) as one reads through the Bible. This verse highlighter would be controlled up or down by the keyboard arrow keys or the mouse wheel. I previously used this feature within WORDsearch (a program far less sophisticated than Logos) and it significantly helped in reading text.