• Posts 290
  • Member Since
  • Last Active
Email
  • Name Bal Simon
All Posts Topics Started
Feature suggestion: lock a parent (#3783)
If it is easy to give choices, I'd say do it. But my main concern is mistakenly deleting a parent and winding up with a bunch of orphans. Undo can help, but it's not always easy to tell with the Undo History List which item in the list is relevant. Also, if I've moved forward with other thoughts before catching my mistake, I now have to choose between undoing the subsequent work in order to go back to the earlier state or accepting a lot of orphans.

Locking seems like an elegant solution to me - from a user perspective.

- Bal
Feature Suggestion: Open Thought in New Tab (#1362)
Sometimes, it's the little things that make the big things so much more useful and enjoyable. [smile]

- Bal
Crawl in TB9?
Cool - thanks. [smile]
Feature Suggestion: Open Thought in New Tab (#1362)
I find myself repeatedly right-clicking a thought and looking for a menu item to allow me to open the thought in a new tab.  This is probably a carry-over from what I can do in a web browser with respect to a link.

Since TB9 lets me open a brain in multiple tabs, it would be sweet if this could be accomplished via the Context menu. 

- Bal
Pasting from one TB9 brain to another doesn't work
I'll try to force the error again and then send the log.  Thanks.

- Bal
Pasting from one TB9 brain to another doesn't work
I think I just clicked on the choice provided by the crash dialog.
Feature suggestion: lock a parent (#3783)
I tend to not use "Forget." I suppose I could. But I have very rarely ever regretted intentionally deleting something. The locking would mainly be aimed at preventing inadvertent deletion.  

Thanks for sharing my request.
- Bal
Crawl in TB9?
Hey Matt,

Thanks.  I don't know if you have it already or would consider it worthy, but maybe if you could create a "Rosetta Stone" file that shows how different things from TB8 now appear in TB9, perhaps as a sortable table, that would help with issues like this, e.g.,

In TB8          In TB9
------------------------
Edit-Crawl     Edit- Select Related Thoughts


This would apply to anything where something that exists in TB8 also exists (in part or full)  in TB9. So if a choice was moved from one menu heading to another, that would be noted. If there was a name change, or if something changed in how a function was represented in, say, the Preferences dialog, that would appear in the Rosetta Stone file.

I'd find that very useful.

- Bal
Brain 9: no Expanded view???
As one of the first people to express a desire for mindmap view, and while I am pleased to see an initial effort with it, we still need expanded view.

It's not merely deep linking, which I agree is important. It is also the ability to see multiple regions in a very large topography. Sort of like being able to single out Seattle and Calcutta while leaving the rest of the world linked but largely at a 30,000 foot view.

I get that, given the change in software development between TB8 and TB9, these things take time and you have to pick and choose which features will be provided in the initial release.

An interim thing that would help while we're waiting would be a couple of user-options.

Currently, if I open two tabs on the same brain, the "meta-plex" features like the multi-select pane, the time line, and the breadcrumbs bar on each tab are independent from each other.  If the mutli-select pane is open in one tab, it isn't open on the other unless I specifically open it. And then the selections are independent.

I suggest that there be an option to toggle the meta-plex features to be the same for all tabs of a given brain. That way, it becomes easier to draw links between thoughts that are far away from each other.

In other words, I could have one tab opened to Seattle and another opened to Calcutta. The meta-plex features would then enable me to communicate between the tabs.

If you need further clarification, let me know and I will try again.

- Bal
Crawl in TB9?
Oh - sorry...  I forgot to include it. [smile]

Edit - Select Related Thoughts.  There are a few differences, as you can see. But
it is basically the same function.  

- Bal

thought-selection-by-dialog-in-tb8-tb9.png
Crawl in TB9?
Thank you, thank you, thank you! [smile]

That's exactly what was needed for this situation. Much appreciated.

- Bal
Feature suggestion: lock a parent (#3783)
Having just inadvertently deleted a parent with hundreds of children, I now have hundreds of orphans. 

To avoid this going forward, I suggest that we make it possible to "lock" a parent.  When locked, it can't be deleted until the user unlocks it.

It would also be cool if there was an option where if a parent has more than n children, where n is set by the user, then the parent automatically locks unless manually overridden by the user.

- Bal
Crawl in TB9?
I found that Crawl does exist - under a new name. Crawl was a perfectly good name. Why the change? Oh well. Now I can use it.

Unfortunately, I deleted the parent of all those thoughts in the screen shot. And so now I have a huge number of orphans. Is there a way to show just the orphan thoughts?

Onward and upward! [smile]
- Bal
Pasting from one TB9 brain to another doesn't work
I just tried pasting 90 thoughts from one TB9 brain to another.  TB9 crashes. I clicked the button to send a log. Hopefully it will help the cause.

- Bal
Crawl in TB9?
I thought I would show what I am currently facing - having to manually select each thought until I have about 20 or 30 selected and then delete them... Notice the scroll bar at the bottom. This is somewhere in the middle of a very large set of thoughts. I don't know how I selected all of them in TB8. I thought I was selecting a lot fewer. And certainly none with thought names like linktypeid.

If Crawl is not currently available, I think this shows the necessity of having it - or something like it. Please, please bring it to TB9.

- Bal

showthebrain.png 
count post selected

Newsletter Signup  Newsletter Signup        Visit TheBrain Blog   Visit TheBrain Blog       Follow us on Twitter   Follow Us       Like Us on Facebook   Like Us         Circle Us on Google+  Circle Us         Watch Us on Youtube  Watch Us       

TheBrain Mind Map & Mindmapping Software     Download TheBrain Mind Mapping Software