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purpose of New Window?
Jun 23rd, 2014, 12:06pm
 
What is the purpose of File/New Window?

At least while outlining, the original window just mirrors whatever is going in the active window.  Is this normal?  Intended? a bug?

I expected (and hoped) to be able to look at one part of an outline in one window while working on another part of an outline in the other window.


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Re: purpose of New Window?
Reply #1 - Jun 23rd, 2014, 12:20pm
 
I think the the issue is they follow sort of! I've admittedly not spent a lot of time in this aspect of he map. If you have an outline open at root level and another open on a hoisted container, the former will track focus as it's still in the scope of the whole doc outline. However, if you have two views (be they outline or otherwise) open in different windows they should hold different focus. Edit: see post #5 below.
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Reply #2 - Jun 23rd, 2014, 12:24pm
 
I should add that tabs notwithstanding without being able to have separate windows you can't see more than one major view at once - something some users definitely want. $Text can be opened as a (temporary) torn-off windows albeit not with all the functionality of its normal home in the right pane of a window.

I don't think all aspects of window behaviour are yet set in stone - so if you've particular needs do let Eastgate know.
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Reply #3 - Jun 23rd, 2014, 12:35pm
 
Thanks, Mark.  That is a helpful response.  I love opening $text in a separate window.  I would like to "tear" off a tab and see it as independent window that does not follow any other window.  This becomes enormously helpful in complex documents or when you want to move sections of an outline to another part of the outline.  I will email eastgate.

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Reply #4 - Jun 23rd, 2014, 12:46pm
 
Apropos your last I don't believe drag/drop, linking, or other possible cross-window tasks one might intuit are (yet) implemented. For now, copy/paste is the way to go (and link parks works across all window of the same doc - I think).
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Re: purpose of New Window?
Reply #5 - Jun 24th, 2014, 9:29am
 
You can tear off an outline tab in a new window and hoist it to focus on a new section.

Then you can tear off a map tab in a new window and focus that wherever you like.

The two are independent, but the current selection is the same for all notes in a document.
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