I don't mind the selection-box nor the specific options it offers.
Just adding more highlighting circles as the only marker for a selected Thought wouldn't work well if one "leaves the area".
It should be possible to use those commands as well on a highlighted Thought, without having to add it to the selection box.
/rant about the lack of overloading, apparently
I just don't understand why I have to remember a completely different command-set as well as remember which commands work in one context, but not on another.
For example, why should I have to learn six different deletion-commands? I want to only use one deletion command and that should use the key "delete".
Like in every program ever. What you delete and how many elements you delete should be implicit from the selection context.
And there should only ever be one thing that your selection context. That there's an active Thought and a Highlighted Thought might be unavoidable,
but the rest of all the context and focus-splliting just seems unnecessary, slow and extremely confusing.
I am in the search box, type my query, go down with the cursor/focus-marker to the third result, click "ctrl+delete" and all of a sudden I deleted the highlighted-Thought? That's absurd!
If TB would be a normal program, then this:
If you've started a search by typing or you're editing a note, then pressing delete will delete the character to the right of the cursor. If a Thought is highlighted, then delete will delete that. If you've got multiple Thoughts selected, then delete will delete those.
If you've got a Report open and you have made some selection on the Report results, then delete would delete those.
You can tab into the results, use the arrow key to navigate within, use shift and ctrl and ctrl+a to select things.
Like I'm used to doing for longer than a decade. Like everyone is used to doing at this point, really.
If I'm selecting an icon, delete should delete the icon. If I'm focussing on an attachment or an event, then delete should delete that.
It's the delete key on the keyboard. I'm in the habit of using it to delete things. And when I want to delete things, I'm used to using that,
rather than doing finger gymnastics for each different possible version of deletion.
This is absurd to me.
And that's just deletion.
Renaming is F2 in Windows and always has been (since Windows Vista and I barely remember anything before).
But in TB, when you wish to rename a Thought, you have to press alt-enter.
If you want to rename an attachment, you'll have to press a specific command. If I want to rename your brain, you have to click a hamburger.
You I want to rename or even name a link, you better get your hand-eye coordination straight, cause it's analog target practice-time!
Hope you played those FPS-shooters, when you grew up! Time to get those headshot-skills back up to snuff!
TB11 has more than two hundred commands and at first I was delighted about all the things I could do with it and all the functionality I could discover,
but it's all fake.
It's fake complexity that masks incredibly inefficient design.
/ok, sorry. Didn't mean to rant, when I responded. That just happened. Didn't really understand this general problem, before I wrote this.
/ but that's probably one of the worst thing about TheBrain, that I couldn't point my finger to before.