How to prevent auto change of search version?
It may likely be that I simply do not know how to configure the correct settings, but I would like some help with search versions. Bibleworks 8 appears to automatically change the default search version (on the command line) based on the last search. Is there a way to stop this? This behavior slows down my work, and is a little annoying. Here is what I mean:
- I am looking at a passage in multiple version mode. For example, 2 Kings 18:7, with ESV/NASB/WTT and BGT visible.
- My search version is ESV.
- I see a word I want to run a search on - perhaps a Hebrew word
- I double click the word and it brings up the search, opens the secondary browser window (great!) to the first result with all my versions. The search window shows the WTT results.
- The search version is automatically changed to WTT.
So when I close the secondary browser window, I now have the WTT as my search version and search display version. I need to manually fix it to go back to where I was (in this case, ESV). Is there a way to prevent the automatic switch of search version? I realize it may not be possible for the search display version (since that is what was displayed) but I don't know why the (default) search version would automatically change.
Any help is appreciated.
Options that don't have the effect I think they should
I hit this problem frequently. I don't know Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, so I want my default display version to be NRS. When I hit the footprints, I want to see the context in the language I can read.
But most of my searches are lemma searches, so I will right click (once the popup gloss tells me that I am where I want to be) and search on the lemma.
And now I have lost the ability to hit the footprints, and see the context in the language I can read.
There are two flags in the Browse options that don't seem to work for me, one of which claims to be the answer to my need. (I document both only because of my felt need to ventilate.) Both BW7 and BW8 behave exactly the same for both of these.
1. (copying from BW8 help)
Maintain search version after lemma search
If this option is checked the search version will not change when you right click on a Greek or Hebrew word and do a morphology lemma lookup. Otherwise the version would switch to the morphology version used for the lemma search.
Whether or not this flag is checked, it switches my search version to the relevant Hebrew or Greek Morph version.
2. (again copying from BW8 help)
Automatically make morphology versions display versions
If this flag is set and you activate a Greek or Hebrew morphology as a search version, it will automatically be activated as a display version. This permits you to do morphology searches while having only the text version displayed. For example, you can do GNM searches but have only the GNT displayed in the Browse Window. For non-Hebrew/Greek versions, activating a version as a search version always adds it to the display list as well. If this flag is not set and you activate a Greek or Hebrew morphology as a search version, it will not be activated as a display version. This permits you to do morphology searches while having only the text version displayed.
Whether or not this flag is checked, it never adds the morph version to the browse display. Doesn't really matter to me, but inaccurate help documents are annoying.
The best way I have found to deal with this problem is:
Hit escape twice (to make sure), type nrs, hit enter, and try to suppress any bad words.
Lemma Search is the culprit.
The way I understand this, (and I often miss the point, so be patient with me) If you have an English version selected as search version, but then right click on a Greek or Hebrew word (in multiple version display) and perform either a form or lemma search, that search is executed on the version you have just clicked on. That changes your search version. In a lemma search, the search is actually performed on the morphological brother text. When the search of the morphological version finishes, it returns you to the search version, not to the search version prior to clicking on the Greek or Hebrew version. So by not leaving you in the morph version it has preserved the search version, but it can't take you back to the version you had selected before you activated the search. Does that make sense? That's how it works here, and it make sense that it is the way it is meant to work. Am I still missing your point?