zenrain
Since you can select multiple tags at the same time it would be nice if the right-click thought tag dropdown menu persisted after selecting a tag. Clicking on the background or elsewhere should dismiss it.
macOS 10.14.6
TheBrain 11.0.119
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mcaton
Great catch.  It took me a minute to figure this out, but yes, leaving the menu open would be helpful.  Documented.

Thanks,
Matt
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Harlan
Unfortunately this is not possible since that list of tags is a native menu and native menus do not enable this sort of behavior. To do this we would have to replace the submenu that shows tags with a "tags" command that would then open the tags popup like the in the Thought Properties Dialog.
Regards,
-Harlan
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zenrain
Ah, gotcha. Ok, thanks Harlan!
macOS 10.14.6
TheBrain 11.0.119
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Underdog
In V9 I really miss the (dockable) Tags and Thoughts tools panels. Not having these in TheBrain 9 is nearly a show-stopper for me, which is a shame because many of its other features I miss in V8. Is/was there no interest in keeping this amongst users?

- Michael
TheBrain 10.0.17.0 beta / 9.1.x / 8.0.2.1 / (PB) 6 || Win7

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mcaton
Michael,

Thank you for the honest feedback.  I believe most comments have been supportive of the new drop down menus for Types and Tags.  Being a long time user of TheBrain myself, it took some "getting used to" at first, but I quickly adopted a new process for accessing a desired Type or Tag.  I usually kept these tabs closed in v8 - so it didn't change my number of clicks to get to an Urgent Tag for example - it just changed the location and now takes less screen real estate.

Did you keep the Tag and Type Tabs open in v8 for easy access to a specific Tag/Type?

Thanks,
Matt
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Harlan
It's also worth noting that in TB9, there is improved support for accessing tags and types via the keyboard (Ctrl+E, Ctrl+G, then type and/or use arrow keys) both for activation and for setting types and tags from the create thought and thought properties dialogs.
Regards,
-Harlan
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Underdog
Thanks Matt, Harlan.

On some Brains where the Thoughts often fell into multiple "categories" (i.e., tags), I did in fact keep the Tags area open and accessible. My workflow was as follows:
  1. Create a new Thought usually a webpage or from a (non-Outlook) email attachment
  2. Select one or (mostly) more Tags to categorize the newly added thought immediately
  3. Repeat the above steps until enough information has been gathered.

Step 2 is vital. I could also easily click on any Tag itself to see what other Thoughts this "category" (Tag) and in this way make sure my classification is consistent. If not, I could click on any other Tag in the Tags area or even create a new one and reorder the newly added Thought or Thoughts accordingly without losing sight of the Tags: there they were always at hand whenever I wanted them. Of course, on other Brains, I could collapse or hide the Tag area as needed.

I really miss this kind of flexibility, but I'll try out your suggestions and report back on advantages/disadvantages of the new B9 layout.

- Michael
TheBrain 10.0.17.0 beta / 9.1.x / 8.0.2.1 / (PB) 6 || Win7

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mcaton
Michael,

Thanks for sharing and happy to hear if you are able to get comfortable with the new layout.

Thanks,
Matt
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