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unlink selection unlinks from which thought? (#4180)

mmh - but that's not stringent.

If you change the current thought (indicated by the green circle), the details view displays informations related to this very thought, e.g. thought name, notes, attachments; menu items relate to this thought, e.g. "Thought > Create Child".
If you move the cursor onto a thought, and open the contextual menu, these menu items relate to the current thought as well.

imho it's consequent and correct to relate the selection list's actions to the current thought as well...

Just imagine - it would feel strange if e.g. "Thought > Create Child" would address only the active thought ...

Double-click handled twice? (#4202)
Please try:
open the thought's details dialog
open foreground color dialog

You will see something like this:
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When I click once outside the color dialog, the color dialog will be closed.
When I click at second time (outside the thought's details dialog), the thought's detail dialog will be closed.

My expectation is, that if I click from the situation shown above two times outside these dialogs, the dialogs will be closed.

But: if I click too fast, i.e. make a double-click instead of two clicks - where the cursor hovers over the plex (!):
- the two dialogs will be closed, that's ok,
- and the plex handles the double-click as well, want to say, only the plex is displayed / plex and details view are shown again.

Btw: this happens also, if you've opend the TDD from the details view, and (double-)click onto the plex; it does NOT happen, if you double-click within the notes field...

unlink selection unlinks from which thought? (#4180)
Defined tag "open"
Created thoughts A and B, tagged both as "open", both got same jump, child, and parent thoughts.
Added tag "open", and all linked thoughts to selection list

Please note: "Unlink Selection" got shortcut "Cmd-R".

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Make thought "A" the active thought.

Now, place the cursor over thought "B", which gets a frame; details, and notes are displayed for this thought B.
I press "Cmd-R" in order to unlink selection from thought B.

BUT: tag "open" is unlinked from thought "A", as well as all selected thoughts?!

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Btw: you get the same result, if you make thought "B" the current thought (use cursor keys to set green circle indicator onto thought "B").

I might be wrong, but I expected the "Unlink Selection"-command to be applied to the current thought (thought under mouse cursor, or marked with green circle), because than it's stringent, works the same as detail and notes display...

Feature Request: radio tags
Well, we all know radio buttons: a group of buttons where only one of this group can be selected at one point of time; if one button gets selected, all other become deselected automatically.

Now, apply this idea to tags ...

Define "radio tags": add functionality to tags list. Select/deselect two or more tags. Contextual menu, "group tags", or "ungroup".

Usage of "radio tags": add one radio tag R (from group X) to a given thought T. If another radio tag G of group X has been added to thought T, G will be removed without further ado.

Feature Request: rename pin command
My personal workaround: I enter the short "pin text" into the label field, and than switch name and label text...
label as pin.png 
Feature Request: set link type on thought (!) creation
When you create a new thought, you can enter e.g. "abc|def", where "abc" will become the new thought's name, and "def" it's label.
The link between the current and the new thought will be untyped.

What if we could set the type/label of the link within the same step by entering e.g. "-my link type|my link label- abc|def", or "-my link type- abc|def", or "-|my link label- abc|def".
The link would get the new/existing link type "my link type" and/or the label "my link label".
The link informations are enclosed within "-", direction could be optionally be added via "<-", or "->". Samples: "<-is a-", "-|knows->".


thought name removed (partially) on creation (#3430)
Just tested, and yes!!! it's solved!!
Thank you!

typed links are not listed in search results (#2160)
OK, thanks, that's an explanation, and I see, how I could handle link types...

It's stringent, it's the same on thought and thought types - if I search for e.g. "plant", the thought type 'plant' will be listed, and any thought with 'plant' in it's name (notes, etc.), but NO thought which got the type 'plant'. Yes, I understand.
My expectation was wrong, sorry.

I don't want to bother you, just an idea: Google accepts search strings like "TheBrain filetype: pdf".
What if TB9 would understand "type: plant", or "type: born on"...?

typed links are not listed in search results (#2160)
See below: I've linked two dates to one thought. One got the label "born on", the other got the type (!) "born on".

Now, I search for "born on". Listed is the link with the label, and an event. The typed link is, well, not listed ...

The background: I would like to use link types more extensive. But without search coverage, this makes no sense.


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thought name removed (partially) on creation (#3430)

just tested on macOS with TB9.0.204.
Issue still there, as described on Jan 26, no change (i.e. selected text is removed when thought type is selected).

Btw.: I explicitly pressed "Return" (tried both, normal keyboard and numpad enter), and did NOT select the thought type via mouse click ...

b202 question
When you link to a new thought, you can press cursor down to scroll the list of existing thoughts.
The selected thought's name is than   also   displayed in the name field for the thought to link, where you can edit this name, and afterwards create a new thought.

See also the post #4070.


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replace tag(s) instead of add tag (#4077 and #4078)
Within the contextual menu for a thought, menu item "Set Tags", as well as from the thought details dialog, tags button, one can select one (contextual menu) or multiple (TDD) tags to be added or removed from the current thought.

I often face the situation, where I want to add one tag, and remove another tag.
Now, these are two steps: add one, remove the other.

It would be nice I could press e.g. the Shift key while selecting one tag. This tag would than be added, the other tags would be removed. It could be visualized within the tags lists like ...

Contextual menu:                                                      Thought Details Dialog (TDD):
tag menu - shifted.png  tdd - shifted.png      

But there might be a small problem: where I want to replace "open" by "finished", I might want to keep the tag "Prio 1". This could be solved within the TDD's tag list, while holding the Shift key, I could click on "Prio 1", and it would be "unselected from removal" (= line removed).

Because the contextual menu offers a 'direct action' (= select one item starts the appr. action), there must be another procedure, e.g. "Space" for select/deselect, and "Shift-Space" for replace/'unselect from replace' (...but I'm not happy about these different approaches, it would be better to have only one...).

link to existing thought instead of create new one (#4070)
Just try the procedure I described on Jul 04 in TB8 (eight), and compare it to the current behavior of TB9 (nine).

Imagine: you enter a phrase, get a list of existing thoughts, and scroll down to check whether the thought you want to link already exists; well, it doesn't - so you have to re-enter the whole name again, because the name field has been cleared. What's that good for? [confused]
link to existing thought instead of create new one (#4070)
Well, yes and no ...

When I now press "Cursor down", the name field is cleared. It stays empty, whatever existing thought is marked within the list.
My intention is to select an existing's thought name, change it, and create/link a new thought with this new name.

Suggestions for improving the timeline. (#4040 and #4053)

the basic idea is to keep (not only) the interface as simple, or as clean as possible.

For example, I use TB as a tool to handle the data, and the relations of my ancestors, as a genealogy tool.
Each person got a birth date, and in most cases, a date of death.
So I create a thought for the single person, and per date one thought (name format "yyyy-mm-dd", unique within TB).
I link person and dates.

Now, using the timeline, I am forced to create two events, e.g. "born", and "died".
But: I got various persons to enter, so I see a lot of "born"-, and "died"-events, with the name of the appr. person in front.
BUT: this does not work, because I can't change the scale of the timeline to display e.g. a century, and even if I use the largest scale, no events at all are displayed.
AND: there's no relation between the active, or selected thought(s) and the events on the timeline, or the period of time being currently visible ...

I'm used to get the central information and the related data at a glance.
One person. Two dates. The links stand for "born" and "died."

"Time View": We've got the "Mind Map" view: one thought in the middle, the linked thoughts are more or less evenly spread on the left, resp. the right side. The kind of the links is present, but not that important for the way the thoughts are arranged as they are in normal view.
Now, just imagine having date thoughts, on the left side; dates are displayed from the past (top) to present, or future (bottom). Depending on the selected scale, you would see one thought per year, or month, or day.
If a "normal" thought x is linked to a day d, this thought x would be visible on the right side; if the month of d, or the year of d is displayed (due to scaling), a "virtual" link would be displayed between thought x and month, or thought x and year. You can scroll the dates, and change the scale. If more thoughts are linked to one date, than can be displayed, well, than just show three or four in a line - if I want to see the rest, I can either scroll those thoughts (left/right), or make the date in question the active thought in normal view ...
Just an idea - we could navigate via cursor keys to a normal thought, press enter, and by this switch to "Normal View"; and vice verse - navigate to a date thought, press enter, and enter "Date View"?
Periods of time could be represented by a vertical line.

@Harlan: I've got your mail and apology, thank you very, very much. Your kind words have reconciled me. I appreciate you and the work you do.

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