Electric Prayer

The Liturgy of the Hours, the Mass, and other things.

How to send a Contact Us message

Posted by universalis on 16 October 2019

All the Universalis apps and programs now have a command called “Contact Us”. This is a good way of getting in touch with us, because it creates an email which automatically contains a lot of useful information – such as which version you are using, what calendar and language settings you have, and what page you are looking at.

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Updating apps and programs

Posted by universalis on 21 February 2018

Depending what Universalis app or program you are using, it may update itself automatically when a new version comes out. Here are all the details, with instructions for manual updating.

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October 2021 newsletter

Posted by universalis on 7 October 2021

Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, which is as good a reason as any for sending out the October newsletter today. Thank you for subscribing, and I hope you enjoy it. This month it is mostly about the features of the Universalis apps and programs, because sometimes people forget some of them and in any case there is always something new to discover.

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August 2021 newsletter

Posted by universalis on 23 August 2021

It has been rather a quiet summer, and we have been quiet too: there was no newsletter in July. We got one or two emails expressing concern about this, but don’t worry! All is well here, as we hope it is with you.

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The chant marks in the psalms

Posted by universalis on 11 August 2021

From time to time people ask about the stars * and daggers which appear in the psalms and canticles. They always appear in the Latin, and in the English you can turn them on and off.

The stars and daggers are marks to guide the chanting of the psalms and canticles. Especially when you are own, you don’t need to worry about conforming to them, but they can be a helpful guide.

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Universalis on Linux

Posted by universalis on 1 July 2021

There are versions for the downloadable Universalis program for Windows and for Mac, but there is no specific version for Linux. However, some people have reported success in using the Windows download on Linux (see the earlier blog posts from 2009 and 2012). Here is another report from a user, which includes some specific instructions:

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June 2021 newsletter

Posted by universalis on 23 June 2021

Welcome to another Newsletter. It marks the 25th anniversary of Universalis!

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April 2021 newsletter

Posted by universalis on 23 April 2021

Happy Easter! He is risen indeed, alleluia!

The Easter Alleluia

As the last newsletter promised, we have been trying out a new feature for Easter this year.

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March 2021 newsletter

Posted by universalis on 26 March 2021

The Easter Alleluia

We are trying out a new feature for Easter this year.

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Technical: avoiding dark mode on the Mac

Posted by universalis on 22 March 2021

Mac OS has a ‘dark mode’, in which text is light on a dark background, taking us back to the 1980s and the era of VDUs. The Universalis app and program for the Mac now obey the dark mode and if you select it in the system settings, the text in Universalis will be light on a dark background.

It appears that some people want to have Mac OS in dark mode but still have Universalis displaying dark text on a light background. This is rather an unexpected requirement, but Mac OS does allow this to happen. Here are the instructions.

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How to try Universalis

Posted by universalis on 18 February 2021

People often encourage their friends to get Universalis, which is a good thing and kind to both the friends and us.

If you have a friend who is interested but isn’t quite sure, and would like to try Universalis out before buying anything, here is some advice for you to pass on:

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February 2021 newsletter

Posted by universalis on 8 February 2021

Happy New Year! It is still all right to say this, since there hasn’t been a Universalis newsletter since before Christmas.

It has mostly been steady progress without anything spectacular, but here are some points worth reporting.

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