Logos 4 Commands

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See also
  Logos page CommandBar
  Logos video CommandBar
  Logos video How to Use the CommandBar, Part 1
  Logos video How to Use the CommandBar, Part 2

NOTE: Use Alt+D (PC) or Option+Command+L (Mac) for quick access to the Command Bar in which these commands can be used.


  • Add note {Bible Reference}
  • Add note {Bible Reference} in {Note Name}

Close All

Close All closes everything and returns you to a blank desktop. (It has no effect on the Home Page.)


  • Copy {Bible Reference}
  • Copy {Bible Reference} from {Bible Version}

See Copy Bible Verses Wiki Page


(Alternate commands: “show new” or “load new”)

  1. Create {Document Type}
    • Create Clippings
    • Create Handout
    • Create Notes
    • Create Reading Plan
    • Create Syntax Search
    • Create Visual Filter
    • Create Word Find Puzzle
  2. Create {Template Type}
    • Create Bible Word Study Template
    • Create Exegetical Guide Template
    • Create Passage Guide Template

Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery

Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery (or FSD) opens a random resource to a random location.


  • Go {Bible Reference}
  • Go to {Bible Reference}


  • LLS:{Resource ID} opens a resource using its Resource ID (e.g., LLS:TRUSTGOD opens “Trusting God”; LLS:1.0.71 opens “NASB95”)


  1. {Layout Name}
  2. Load {Layout Name}
  3. (Open {Layout Name} also works.)

Look Up

  1. Look up {Term | Reference}
  2. Lookup {Term | Reference}

NB. Lookup can be omitted for many References e.g. Bible, Strong’s number.


  1. Open {Resource Name}
  2. Open {Resource Name | Series} to {Reference}
  3. Open {Guide Name}
  4. Open {Author}
  5. Open {Author} to {Reference}
  6. Open {Document Name}
  7. Open {Document Type} Named {Document Name}
  8. Open Biblical People to {Person Name}
  9. Open Biblical Places to {Place Name}
  10. Open Biblical Things to {Thing Name}

NB. Open can be omitted in many cases.

Rebuild Index

Rebuild Index forces a complete reindex of the library. It will restart the Indexer from the beginning if it is already running.
Rebuild Library Index deletes and rebuilds just the library index (not Bibles)
Rebuild Bible Index deletes and rebuilds just the Bible index (not the Library).
Rebuild Personal Book Index deletes and rebuilds the Personal Book index.

Remove Duplicate Notes

  • This command removes notes which were duplicated (typically) by running Logos on two different computer at the same time.
  • See this post for the exact steps to be used per Tech Support.


  1. Scan {Resource Path} - finds unlocked books in a folder or on a disk.
  2. Scan DVD - (PC) finds unlocked books on a media disk.
  3. Scan Optical Media - (Mac) finds unlocked books on a media disk.


  • On versions prior to 6.3, you must restart Logos before this command will execute. With 6.3 and later, the application should not be restarted, as this will interrupt the scan.
  • The scan command will search all directories/folders under the given path.
  • “scan Optical Media” and “scan dvd” require a CD or DVD to be in the drive before you run the command.
  • The command will run a full scan of any Libronix folders and Logos Resources folders in addition to what you specify.
  1. {Search Term}
  2. Search {Search Term}
  3. Search for {Search Term}
  4. Bible Search {Search Term}
  5. Bible Search for {Search Term}
  6. Morph Search {Search Term}
  7. Morph Search for {Search Term}
  8. Syntax Search


  1. Set Accessibility to {Yes|No} – enables or disables UI Automation, used by screen readers to read user interface controls
  2. Set Automatically Download Updates to {Yes|No}
  3. Set Citation Style to {Citation Style}
  4. Set Copy Citations to {Yes|No}
  5. Set Copy Footnotes to {Yes|No}
  6. Set Custom Chrome to {Yes|No}|{True|False}|{On|Off}
  7. Set Default Font to {Font Name}
  8. Set Old Default Notes Text Size to {Font Size (8-24)}|{Default} – changes the text size of old notes which used the default size set in Program Settings and have not been edited for size since the option was removed
  9. Set Default Text Size to {80%|90%|100%|110%|120%|140%|160%|200%|240%}
  10. Set Greek Font to {Font Name}
  11. Set Greek Transliteration Format to {Transliteration Name}
  12. Set Hebrew Font to {Font Name}
  13. Set Hebrew Transliteration Format to {Transliteration Name}
  14. Set Language to {English|Spanish|Swedish} – sets user interface language
  15. Set Play Sounds to {Yes|No}
  16. Set Program Scaling to {80%|90%|100%|110%|120%|140%|160%|200%}
  17. Set Send Feedback to {All|Anonymous|None|Default}
  18. Set Show Alerts to {Yes|No}
  19. Set Syriac Font to {Font Name}
  20. Set Syriac Transliteration Format to {Transliteration Name}
  21. Set Update Channel to {default|stable|beta} (Use at your own risk! See: Explanation of Update Channels )
  22. Set Use Internet to {Yes|No}
  23. Set Use Red Letter to {Yes|No}


  1. {Tool Name}
  2. Show {Tool Name}
    • Show Collections
    • Show Favorites
    • Show History
    • Show Reading Lists
    • Show Visual Markup
    • Show Biblical People
    • Show Biblical Places
    • Show Biblical Things
    • Show Program Settings
    • Show Bible Explorer
    • Show Copy Bible Verses
    • Show Passage Analysis
      • Show Compare Pericopes
        • Show Compare Pericopes for {Bible Reference}
      • Show Word Tree
        • Show Word Tree for {Bible Reference}
      • Show Morph River
        • Show Morph River for {Bible Reference}
      • Show Cluster Graph
        • Show Cluster Graph for {Bible Reference}
      • Show Version River
        • Show Version River for {Bible Reference}
    • Show Text Comparison
    • Show Cited By
    • Show Information
    • Show Power Lookup
    • Show Pronunciation
  3. {Program Item}
  4. Show {Program Item}
    • Show Help
      • Show Help on {Subject}
    • Show Home
    • Show Library

Start Reading Aloud

Start Reading Aloud starts reading the active panel.

Stop Reading Aloud

Stop Reading Aloud stops reading.

Sync Now

Sync Now forces an immediate sync and can be used to sync manually if automatic sync is disabled. This command synchronizes user items such as notes, layouts, etc.


  • Syntax: UILang en
    • Changes the User Interface language to English
    • You can substitute the following language abbreviations:
      en = English, es = Spanish, sv = Swedish, and pt = Portuguese
    • This works in any language, so you don’t have to type something it in the language that L4 is set to. (see this post)
    • Some languages may be partially supported. “UILang fr” will not visibly change the interface, but when typing in the “Go” box or command box, results such as subtitles and book names appear in French.


  1. Update Now (formerly Autoupdate Now) Incremental update. Checks what has been updated on the server against your last update.
  2. Update Resources Full update. Performs an intensive and time consuming – though generally unnecessary – check against your licenses, the books on your computer and the server to ensure that you have everything.

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