Logos 4: Quickly Clean Up a Messy Desktop

Logos 4: Layouts

When I primarily studied with print books, I normally spread them out on my desk and quite often “lost” resources as they became buried under others. Where is that commentary? I know it was here a minute ago. I’m sure you can relate.

If we’re not careful the same thing can happen with Logos. We get lost in study and pretty soon we have numerous Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries and the like, all scattered about on the Logos desktop. We may lose valuable study time with a cluttered desk.

Well, help is on the way. If you want to quickly clean up that messy desktop try this:

  • Choose the Layouts menu
  • Click one of the prearranged layouts (the light gray boxes) in the lower left of the menu
Logos 4: Layouts
Logos 4: Layouts

Please notice that Logos tries its best to organize your open resources, placing Bibles with Bibles, commentaries with commentaries, and so on. I only wish someone would do that with my print books on my desk!

What do you think about the preset Layouts? Do you use them, or do you create your own? Let us know by leaving us a comment. Then, feel free to share your Layout with others by uploading a screen capture to Facebook and tagging Logos!

Written by
Morris Proctor

Morris Proctor is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

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  • The layouts are fine and helpful. Is there a way to keep the windows resized the way I want? They keep going back to default sizes whenever the program reopens. I’d like them to stay the way I put them. Thanks for great work.

  • I LOVE THE LAYOUT FEATURE! I use it often and have a few I have created on my own. As the article says it is a great way to dig out from under a pile of study materials. I would appreciate even more options in this area.


  • I’m a bit surprised to see comments that this excellent functionality does not work on this or that version. I used the PC version for eight years and now have the latest fully patched Logos 4 on on iMac. Everything works exactly as described. The combination of layouts, auto columns and the iMac’s 27″ display beats paper books every time.

Written by Morris Proctor