Gospel Library for Windows Beta Issues

Below is a list of known issues with the beta version of Gospel Library for Windows, now in open testing via a download from the Windows Store. This new version of the application has been written specifically for Windows 10 and takes advantage of Microsoft's Universal App Platform. Bugs that have been struck out below are bugs that are currently fixed in the code and will be fixed in an upcoming update to the beta.

You can learn more about Gospel Library for Windows 10 Beta here.

Note: We are not currently taking feedback on the Windows 10 Mobile version of the app.

Critical Issues

  • (VSO 818) Users with specific annotations issues are unable to use the app. Covers fail to load, books fail to download, and errors abound.

General Issues


  • (VSO 677) There isn't a "New Journal Entry" button in the Annotate ribbon
  • (VSO 764) When selecting user-generated content, like an inline note, tag, or link, the app does not disable annotation options in either the annotate ribbon or the context menu.
  • (VSO 794) Doing anything to cause the app to redraw annotations will cause the chapter to scroll upward. Editing highlights, clicking "save" in the annotations editor, etc., even when nothing has actually been changed.
  • (VSO 816) In note titles, words after double quotation marks will not appear inside the note box in the reader view.

Annotations Editor

  • (VSO 676) Invert cancel/delete/save button locations to match iOS, or use the more Windowsy close button and place save at the bottom below and to the right of Notebooks
  • (VSO 775) It's not possible to add a link to an existing note in the Annotations Editor.
  • (VSO 819) Notes containing bold or italic formatting lose that formatting when loaded into the Annotations Editor.

Context Menu

  • (VSO 776) Links aren't entirely intuitive when using the context menu.

Error Reporting

  • (VSO 820) Sometimes, the app fails to attach error logs to emails it generates. Including the error text at the very bottom of the email would help to mitigate most of the disadvantage support has when attempting to answer such emails.
  • (VSO 821) The app is prompting users to send in error reports when a "The content does not exist." error appears.


  • (VSO 787) Download button remains selected (darkened) in the media ribbon after an item has been downloaded and the user switches to another chapter.
  • (VSO 788) It's not intuitive to have to select media again to get it to play after it has finished. For example, if I play Psalm 10, then move to Psalm 15, there's nothing that tells the user that, in order to get to Psalm 15's audio, they have to click the Select Audio button. If the audio playback has stopped (the chapter has finished playing or was never started) the app should be switching the audio selection for the user.


  • (VSO 603) Remove the redundant Doctrine and Covenants from Library Contents Entries for sections
  • (VSO 804) A blank semantic square appears between M and N in the semantic zoom view of the Topical Guide.
  • (VSO 805) The Topical Guide is agonizingly slow to scroll--it causes a rather noticeable spike in CPU usage. Interestingly, CPU usage is also fairly high on the Bible Dictionary, but it scrolls much smoother.
  • (VSO 817) Some links in content fail to navigate and present the user with a Cannot convert given urldecoder to an iCatalogObject error. For example, open Youth > Aaronic Priesthood: Come, Follow Me, March: The Atonement of Jesus Christ, then scroll down to the bottom and attempt to open the "Duty to God" link in the "Duty to God" section.


  • If a user's default browser is Firefox, the print function does not work. The user is hit with an "Access to the file was denied" error. This is a bug in Firefox. In order to use the print feature, you'll need to at least temporarily change your default browser to something else, like Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, or Google Chrome.
  • (VSO 720) Printing currently only supports the base content, and doesn't include any annotations--notes, tags, links, or markings.

Sheet Music

  • (VSO 822) Immersive Mode cannot be triggered (or untriggered) when viewing the sheet music.
  • (VSO 823) The app doesn't usually respect the show/hide sheet music toggle in the View ribbon.


  • (VSO 783) The CTRL + Tab and CTRL + Shift + Tab keyboard shortcuts exhibit some peculiar behaviors. Often, the hamburger menu (CTRL + Tab) or New Tab button (CTRL + Shift + Tab) will get put into the rotation. Sometimes, the tabs cycle out of order.
  • (VSO 808) References locations are not rehighlighted when switched back to in tabs. Open a piece of content, for example, Jacob 4. Open a reference and follow it, like "little"s link to Jarom 1:14 in verse 1. Open a new tab. Now switch back to Jarom. Note that the chapter is scrolled, but the referenced verse is not highlighted.
  • (VSO 813) Entering into Semantic Zoom in one tab will cause any other tabs that are capable of semantic zooming to also semantic zoom when switched to. Reproduction steps: (1) Open one tab to the Topical Guide and other to Teachings of Presidents. (2) In the Topical Guide tab, trigger semantic zoom. (3) Switch to the Teachings of Presidents tab. Note that the tab is now zoomed.


  • (VSO 800) At times the minimize, restore, and close buttons on the title bar of the app become unresponsive until minimized and restored via the taskbar.


  • (VSO 736) Changing the theme doesn’t recolor toggles or the slider when changing to the night theme 
  • (VSO 792) CDCorrupt / System.IO.IOException error.
  • (VSO 814) Ctrl + Mouse Wheel doesn't adjust the text size, but literally zooms on the HTML document.

Mobile-Specific Issues

Note: We are not currently taking feedback on the Windows 10 Mobile version of the app.

  • (VSO 742) … doesn't work in the Bookmarks flyout
This page was last modified on 25 March 2017, at 20:27.

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