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Message started by Desalegn on Apr 8th, 2016, 11:36am

Title: CMD+N = new note (not new document)
Post by Desalegn on Apr 8th, 2016, 11:36am

I am curios why new document is preferred over New Note. How many times a user creates a new TBx document? how many times does a user creates a new note?
I think CMD+N should be associated with the creation of New notes than with new documents. We create new documents once in a long time; and we can do them manually (by going to the File).
The intuition seems that [Return] is simpler than CMD+N for creating new note. But, I think the CMD+N opens the opportunity for writing scripts from external tools like Keyboard Maestro or AppleScrip to create a new note in the default or open document, that [Return] cannot do.

To be precise, I was thinking to write a small Quick entry script using Alfred workflow or the Keyboard maestro where I can just drop my ideas into a default open document. But, that doesn't seem possible right now because New Note is associated with just [return] inside open document.

what do you guys think?

Title: Re: CMD+N = new note (not new document)
Post by Mark Anderson on Apr 8th, 2016, 12:20pm

It's worth noting things like AppleScript allow you to send keystrokes like 'Return' so that, in itself, isn't an impediment to what you're trying to do. Although Tinderbox has no built-in Scripting dictionary (sdef) tools like UI Browser let you figure out how to access the UI to press buttons, etc.

Also, in most main views, double-clicking on a blank part of the view will make a new note.

Title: Re: CMD+N = new note (not new document)
Post by Mark Bernstein on Apr 8th, 2016, 5:02pm

⌘-N is conventionally reserved for creating new documents. †I agree that this isn't a task that really calls out for a keyboard shortcut, but itís been a convention for Macintosh software going all the way back to 1984.

That said, I believe you can change the shortcut in System Preferences:Keyboard:Shortcuts.

Title: Re: CMD+N = new note (not new document)
Post by J Fallows on Apr 8th, 2016, 5:18pm


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That said, I believe you can change the shortcut in System Preferences:Keyboard:Shortcuts


Yes. Since I create a new TB file maybe once every few weeks, and create new notes all the time, I've mapped Cmd+N via system preferences to the note function.

In case it's not obvious, the exact menu name you want to use in Systems Pref/Keyboard/Shortcuts/AppShortcuts for the mapping is "Create Note" .

Title: Re: CMD+N = new note (not new document)
Post by Desalegn on Apr 9th, 2016, 5:19am

I totally forget that trick. Thank you guys.

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