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Message started by Russel on Jun 3rd, 2015, 3:55pm

Title: Why won't maps ever display w/o scrolling?
Post by Russel on Jun 3rd, 2015, 3:55pm

I get that map view has its specific uses and I'd really like to use it. But whenever I shift to map view, it seems I always have to scroll-search here and there before seeing anything. I can try cleaning notes up, aligning, and putting them into clear view. But when I return to the same container later, I once again am forced to scroll and search for what's on the map, or at least to bring the container notes into full view. I normally use TB on a large screen, at a reasonable zoom level.

Is there something I've missed about getting map view to focus directly on any notes within a container?  

Title: Re: Why won't maps ever display w/o scrolling?
Post by Mark Bernstein on Jun 3rd, 2015, 5:38pm

When switching tabs, maps will scroll to the last recorded scroll position -- which is generally the scroll position for the most recent recorded change.  

Occasionally, Tinderbox may scroll to the wrong place, or occasionally the right place is wrong for you. There are LOTS of fast ways to move in maps, especially:

  • just type the name of the note you want to scroll to
  • press ctrl-opt-cmd to briefly zoom out

Title: Re: Why won't maps ever display w/o scrolling?
Post by Russel on Jun 3rd, 2015, 11:26pm

The quick zoom out via ctrl-opt-cmd to briefly zoom out looks especially handy.

Thus far, I've only constructed files of any size via outline view. I can imagine that construction of a file in map view will likely result in maps that lay out better for viewing. And of course I see all sorts of cleanup options and other visual enhancements that would make map view come alive.

Thanks as always for your personal attention to my novice-class questions.

Title: Re: Why won't maps ever display w/o scrolling?
Post by Philip Hellyer on Jun 7th, 2015, 9:02am

When moving up and down note-levels in a single map tab, I also usually find myself in an unexpected location on the note that I've navigated to; it seems to be based on the location I was viewing on the note that I navigated from.

For parent-child notes that I'm likely to navigate in this way frequently, I spend some time moving the notes on each map so that they're in an expected place when navigating up and down. That helps, but I think it'd be even more helpful if the map (not the tab!) remembered its position.

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