Go Box Commands

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You can quickly open and close resources, search, and perform other tasks using the Go box. To start, click the Go box, or press Opt + Cmd + L (Mac) or Alt + D (Windows). As you begin to type, a drop-down box will appear with suggested commands. You can select one of these, or continue typing, then press Enter.



Commands are not case-sensitive. Some can be combined, e.g. [resource name] to [reference] in [a new window / a new tab]. You can pin a command to the toolbar by dragging it from the list of suggestions.


Opening Resources

Opening a biblical passage

You can quickly open a specific passage in your preferred Bible by typing the reference in the Go box.



Opening any resource

You can open any resource by typing its name or abbreviation in the Go box (You can find a resource’s abbreviation listed under its title in the Info panel of the Library tool).



Opening a resource to a specific location

You can open a resource to a specific reference or heading by typing the resource name or abbreviation, followed by to [the desired reference or heading].




Opening a resource in a new window or tab

You can also open a resource in a new tab or window by adding in a new window or in a new tab.




Opening Help

You can open Logos Bible Software help documentation by typing help in the Go box. You can open the help documentation to a specific section by typing help to [topic].




Close All

You can close all open panels by typing close all.



Look Up

You can quickly look up a topic or word by typing look up [word].




You can quickly open any guide by typing open [guide name]. Some guides can be opened to a specific location using to [reference].





You can quickly open any tool by typing show [tool name].



Opening and Creating Documents

Opening Documents

You can open any document by typing open [document name] in the Go box.




Creating Documents        

You can create a document by typing create [document type]. To specify a name for the document, add named [document name] in the Go box.




Copying Text

You can copy text using the Go box by typing copy [passage reference]. The passage will be copied to your clipboard from your preferred Bible version. You can specify a different version by including from [version].





You can search from the Go box by entering search for [topic]. This performs a basic search of your entire library.



To specify a specific type of search, enter [type] search for [topic].




Other Functions

Update Active Layout

You can update the saved version of your current layout by entering update active layout into the Go box.



Read Aloud

To start the Read Aloud feature of Logos, type read aloud. Logos will begin reading the active resource aloud at the current location.



To stop reading aloud, enter stop.


Program Settings

You can set the value of a program setting using the Go box. To do so, type set [setting] to [value]. You can find a full list of settings by clicking Tools > Utilities > Program Settings.



To restore a default setting, type set [setting] to default.



Advanced Functions

Note: These features can only be accessed through the Go box. Generally speaking, these are advanced or uncommon. Proceed carefully.


Rebuild index

Sometimes the search index will need to be rebuilt, either because the indexer failed to complete its tasks, or because the index somehow became corrupted. Note that building the index takes a long time and uses a lot of system resources, so don’t do this unless you are prepared to wait. If the indexer is already running, these commands restart the indexer from the beginning.


You can rebuild all indexes by entering rebuild index in the Go box.



You can rebuild a specific category of index by entering rebuild [index type] index.



You can also choose to reindex a single resource. To do so, enter reindex [resource name].



Remove a Spell-Check Word

You can remove a word you have previously added to your custom user spell-checking dictionary for a specific language by entering remove [word] from [language abbreviation].



Remove Expired Resources

In some cases, specifically when acquired as a rental or those included as part of Logos Now or Logos Cloud collections, resources may have been downloaded to your computer that you no longer have licenses to. You can safely delete these files by entering delete unlicensed resources in the Go box.




You can find and integrate resources to your library by entering scan [resource path]. The resource path can be a location on your computer, or a CD/DVD drive. This may take a long time, and standard licensing restrictions still apply. If you think you should have a license, but the scan command doesn’t recognize it, call customer service.




You can tell Logos to synchronize your settings and documents with the server by entering sync now in the Go box. (You can also click the Synchronize icon  in the toolbar.)



You can tell Logos to double-check the synchronization of your documents and settings by entering rebuild index into the Go box.




You can tell Logos to check for updates by entering update now into the Go box.



Additional Information

Logos Help: Go Box

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