Add An Option to Hide Any Individual Button Within the Resource Panel Toolbar
This could be accomplished by adding a new section in either the Program Settings or Panel Menu with on/off choices for each toolbar button. In addition, “Show (Name of Feature)” options corresponding to each toolbar feature could be added to the Panel Menu for situations in which a user might wish to access a feature without unhiding its button. Two of these options already exist in the Panel Menu (Show Interlinear Pane and Show Inline Search).
Another way to accomplish this would be to right click anywhere within the Resource Panel Toolbar to view a drop-down list of feature buttons to hide or unhide.
This suggestion would allow a user to hide the toolbar button of any seldom used feature or any button a user finds particularly distracting. One could also hide the button of any feature he/she routinely accesses through means other than the toolbar such as the Context Menu.
Set forth below are a few personal examples which further explain how a user could benefit from the implementation of this suggestion:
Example #1: I recently had to return a purchase of the Logos 7 Full Feature Set because the three vertical line toolbar button of the new Multiview Resources feature was so distracting to my eyes that I could not comfortably focus on the resource text below it. The feature itself was nice but my eyes could not tolerate its toolbar button. Had the option set forth in this suggestion been available, I could have simply hidden the distracting button while continuing to access all other toolbar features. If needed, the feature could have been accessed through a Panel Menu option or the button could have been unhidden at any time with a couple of mouse clicks.
In this example, the lack of an option to hide the distracting toolbar button not only resulted in my reluctant return of the Full Feature Set, it also is preventing me from purchasing a Logos Now subscription or from considering the purchase of a new base package.
Example #2: I frequently use the Inline Interlinear Display, but almost never use the Interlinear Pane. I use the Inline Search feature for word studies but access it through the Context Menu. I therefore have no need for the Interlinear Pane button or Inline Search button to appear on my toolbar every time I open a resource, especially considering the fact both features can already be accessed through the Panel Menu. I would prefer to hide both of these buttons and in the rare event I choose to access either feature through the toolbar, I would not mind using a couple of mouse clicks to unhide the button.
In this example, neither button is distracting on its own but each one unnecessarily contributes to a crowded toolbar appearance which can be distracting. The ability to hide one of these buttons, both of them, or any other button would allow users to more comfortably focus on resource text by reducing toolbar clutter.