• Posts 16
  • Member Since
  • Last Active
Email
  • Location: UK
All Posts Topics Started
Feature Request Tabs
Yes my tabs do persist, but I mostly want to work on different thoughts so a quick way of opening a new tab would be most useful.

R
Feature Request Tabs
Hi

I thought the addition of tabs to Brain 9 was a great idea but I have found I don't use them very much. What would make them very useful would be:

1) Open selected thought in new tab - a right-click command to do this would be very useful for quickly creating tab to view a selected thought. At the moment the only way I know to do this is to open a new tab, then open the same brain and drill down the the thought.

2) Multiple Selection Window persistent across tab in same brain - I often want to unlink several thoughts from a thought and link them to a different thought. The multiple selection window is a great way to do this but what would be really useful would to have the different thought open in another tab. Having selected multiple thoughts and unlinked them from the original thought it would be great to switch tabs and have the multiple selection window remain open in the new tab so linking to the different though would be very simple. Would only work of course for tabs with thoughts in the same brain.

Rob

PS: Thanks for extending length of thought name and labels in 9.0.162 - this is brilliant for me.
Where to download 9.0.151, 2 & 3
Great - got latest - thanks

Rob
Where to download 9.0.151, 2 & 3
Where can I downloaded these new releases for the MAC from? The download link on the Brain 9 Beta page downloads v150 which I have installed and 'check for update' says I have latest release.

Rob
Can't move pinned thoughts along pin bar in Outline and Mind Map View (#3507)
TheBrain 9.0.150
macOS Sierra 10.12.3

I have upgraded all my software and  checked out again the problem I have been having and I have discovered that I can only drag pinned thoughts to a new position when I am viewing in Normal mode. It doesn't work if I am in Outline or Mindmap modes. Obviously this doesn't make any sense as the pin list isn't directly related to the view mode. Also if I delete a pinned thought in Outline or Mindmap mode then the pin doesn't disappear until I close the Brain and reopen it. If I delete the pin in Normal mode then it disappears straightaway as you would expect.

Please log this as a bug.

Rob
Accelerator keys for copy and paste thought
Thanks Zenrain.

So obvious really - I should have tried it before posting - I am just used to them not working in Brain 8.

Rob
Accelerator keys for copy and paste thought
I there any reason why there are no accelerator keys for 'copy thought' and 'paste thought' or the option to set them up in Preferences?

I frequently create temporary thought templates then use copy and paste to create new ones using the template - accelerators would be very useful for this.

Rob
Can't move pinned thoughts along pin bar in Outline and Mind Map View (#3507)
TheBrain 9.0.143
macOS 10.11.6  

I am not using Sierra yet as it caused problems with Brain 8 and had to revert El Capitan so trying out Brain 9 to see if its stable enough to upgrade.

Rob
Impressions and feature suggestions (#3233 and #3234)
Thats great - just what I wanted.

Thanks

Rob
Can't move pinned thoughts along pin bar in Outline and Mind Map View (#3507)
In Brain 8 you could drag a pinned thought to whatever position you wanted on the pin bar but this doesn't work in Brain 9 - is there another way to do this?
Impressions and feature suggestions (#3233 and #3234)
yes thats what I thought you meant, but I had tried it out in Brain 8 and it didn't work, but now I have tried it on Brian 9 and yes it works - very useful.

The display at the top right is useful you and party gets around my problem.

thanks for your help. 
Impressions and feature suggestions (#3233 and #3234)
Thanks Zenrain

zenrain wrote: 2. If you set Properties > On Click Active Thought set to Open Properties, you can single click a thought to rename it (it opens the Properties window, with the cursor in the Thought name.

Yes I do this, but with my long names I only see the first couple of words so have to scroll back and forwards to find the editing point. Its not as easy as going straight to the field in the Brain 8 thoughts window

zenrain wrote:  You can also access it by hitting [Enter] for the active thought or Option/Ctrl + Enter for the non-active thought.

That's a great tip - it makes life much easier.

zenrain wrote:  5. To define your own custom sort, prepend the note name with ".1",".2" etc. The numbers will only be visible when view the Thought Properties and the thoughts will sort in the numeric order you provide.[smile]


Would you explain this a bit more - what do you mean by note name? I tried the thought name and label but the numbers are still visible.

Thanks

Rob



Impressions and feature suggestions (#3233 and #3234)
I love the new look and feel. Multiple tabs and windows are very useful. Also like the facility to preview attachments in the notes window. 

Some requests - hope they are useful

Rob

1) Make properties window re-sizable. I have very long thought and label names and can only see the first few letters in the properties window. (Auto-resize would be useful). There is now nowhere I can see and edit the full name and label text.

2) Allow thought names to be edited by clicking twice (slow clicks not double-click) on the thought and also have a rename option on right-click menu. This would be compatible with most other software and allow quick changes to be made.

3) Allow the properties window to be dockable and/or permanently visible. I like to move round the plex selecting thoughts and quickly looking at my long thought names and label names without more clicking. This doesn't work well with current property window. It would be great to be able to have the property window on a separate screen.

4) Allow the notes window to be detachable. Again it would be great to have it on a seprate screen.

5) Provide custom sort option for child thoughts. i.e. be able to drag them into a specific order that is preserved (also see next)

6) Provide auto-numbering option for child thoughts. There could then be an option to sort by number and dragging a child thought to a different position would change its number. There could be an option to have the number appear as part of the thought name or as a separate entry. (I do something like this now, but manually and its a pain to change the order of lots of child thoughts).

7) Mindmap view looks good, but I think to be useful it would be necessary to be able to drag the thoughts  around into different positions.

Links not displaying reliably when using link types with directional links
Ahh I see now. I had misunderstood what the one-way link does. The Directional arrow is exactly what I want.

Many thanks

Rob
Menus greyed out after changing preferences.
If I go to the preferences menu, make a change to a setting a then OK it takes 10-15 seconds for the preferences window to close and then all the menus on the main menu  bar (File, Edit, etc) are greyed out. 

If I do something that opens another menu window (e.g. Open Notes Window) or I flip to another App and then back to TheBrain then the menus are visible again. It looks like it is a screen refresh problem.

I am using a MacBook Pro with:

Free Edition Pro Edition trial
8.0.2.0 Jul 24 2015
J-1.8.0_45. 64-bit
 
Rob
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