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PocketBible 1.2.0 for Mac OS X Available

Posted on: March 28th, 2016 by Craig Rairdin No Comments

We released an update to PocketBible for OS X today primarily to address some issues that came to light with the release of Deluxe Bible Maps and Timelines. While we were in there we made a few other little adjustments.

The main difference you’ll see is when viewing large images. Previously, large images would bleed off the right edge of the pane, requiring side-to-side scrolling. This worked fine but it made it hard to see the whole image. Version 1.2.0 resizes images so they fit in the width of the pane. If you make the pane wider, the image is re-sized to fit.

Perhaps of more interest are a couple little behavioral tweaks I’ve been meaning to make for a while. First, Advanced Feature Set owners will notice that I’ve extended the hover behavior so that hovering over a Bible linkĀ in your notes will show the verse in a pop-up preview window. This is the same behavior you already have for links in books. You’ll also notice that the preview pop-up now uses the same font and size as you have selected for your books instead of using the default font and size provided by OS X. For those of you who like larger print, the small print in the preview pop-up was kind of hard to read.

Second, I’ve added a separate color and underline setting for Strong’s numbers. This allows us to display Strong’s numbers in a slightly lighter shade of the text color so that they’re still readable, but don’t interfere as much with reading the text. And being able to turn off the underline just makes the text look cleaner.

Finally, I’ve made some changes to how we handle the clipboard when you copy an image. Previously we put both the image and an HTML image tag on the clipboard. This allowed programs like PowerPoint that understand images to get the image directly while permitting programs like our note editor to get the same image in the form of a snippet of HTML. Unfortunately, we discovered that the HTML version was confusing a number of other programs (in particular, the Office apps), causing some to refuse to paste and others to go through some kind of weird, paranoid security dance. Hopefully this will work better.

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