Save Time with Gestures in Logos

Use gestures in Logos

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Tucked away inside of Logos Bible Software are all sorts of shortcuts and power user tricks, not the least of which are gestures. A gesture is a mouse movement while the right button is pressed resulting in an action on the screen.

For example, you can toggle on/off a resource’s table of contents, start/stop read aloud mode, navigate through resources, and more without ever clicking a menu or icon.

Just follow and practice the instructions below and you’ll be saving valuable time very soon!

To toggle on/off gestures type the following text in the Command box and then press the Enter key: (A)


  • Set use gestures to yes
  • Set use gestures to no

To execute a gesture:

  • Hold down the right mouse button
  • Move the mouse in the direction(s) indicated in the table below:



For more detailed training, check out the Camp Logos 2 video training now on pre-pub!


  1. Sorry… but, this procedure does not work on my MacBook Pro.

  2. Don Randolph says

    I may be wrong, but this has the scent of Windows 10, environment of the finger. Be thankful Mike.

  3. Well this work for lap tops?

  4. works on my windows laptop, cool!

  5. Need to develop a way to work with the trackpad

  6. Doesn´t work on german Version of Logos. How do I type a command in the command box, so it works?

    Also it would be better to integrate that option into the program settings, so you can just check or uncheck a box: Mouse gestures ON / OFF