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Daniel Jonson


Joined: 08/08/2008 11:36:13
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First off all I'd like to say thank you to developers of VUE. VUE is great program. And I want to soggest several things that could make it even better.
1. Fast creating of children nodes. For example. Double click on parent node creates the children node which is attached to the cursor (so I can place it anywhere) and already linked to the parent node.
2. Deleting the attached Image. I didn't find the way how to delete Image which is added to the node. Sorry if I'm just missing something. But if there is not such an option, maybe it could be useful to add it.
Mike Korcynski

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Daniel,

There are 2 select tools in the first Toolbar item drop down. The hollow arrow, the Direct Select tool, allows you to select images within nodes rather then nodes themselves. You can select an image this way and delete it.

Mike
Daniel Jonson


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Thank you, Mike. Sorry for making noise about it.
And how about first suggestion. Do you think it could be useful?
Mike Korcynski

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Daniel,

No problem, it is good to flush out these features, it's not always easy to know what's obvious and what's not to users. Thanks for taking the time to ask.

I was leaving the first one for someone else to answer, as I can only speak for myself, but I think it's an useful idea, and it seems like a fairly straightforward feature for someone in the community to implement if there was interest. Whether its something the core VUE team would do, I can't answer that. It probably would need to be flushed out a bit more to see what use-case it was fulfilling. We certainly consider all proposed features, and appreciate the thought our users put into generating these ideas. Unfortunately, time constraints, and our current roadmap sometimes prevent us from getting to everything our users would like to see in the short term.

Just my thoughts,

Mike
paolo brunello


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Hello guys,
I totally endorse Daniel's gratitude to VUE developers first, and also his feature request.
i appreciate VUE for its flexibility in creating many to many labeled relationships, which is a feature that other mind mapping programs miss, BUT... it's really annoying and time consuming having to do everything with the mouse! A simple software like FreeMind is very limited in many ways, but is extremely fast at jotting down ideas, as all new nodes can be created via simple keyboard shortcuts. It's not just a matter of being lazy, but the very thinking process is hindered by this tedious going back and forth from the keyboard to the mouse. The user should be able to choose whether the new nodes are created with or without links to the parent one. I think Inspiration 8 is the most complete software I've tested so far in terms of flexibility of use, but is not multiplatform, open source and free as yours (and waaay less elegant, by the way).

To me it would be a tremendous improvement to simply implement a few essential keyboard shortcuts, that should work in the Outline window as well.

I hope it's not that difficult and it's coming soon.

Thanks,

Paolo
Mike Korcynski

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In VUE child nodes are embedded as subnodes of a parent node. (Drag one node over another and drop it for an example) Independent nodes floating on the map are just peers to one another so those wouldn't necessarily be parents. VUE has a ton of available keyboard shortcuts, see the Help menu for an exhaustive list. We do not have the specific one you're asking for, although I think you'll see we have shortcuts to aid in node and link creation. We certainly consider all feedback as we work on future versions of VUE, so I appreciate the time you've taken to write in.

Thanks,
-Mike
Done Ugarte


Joined: 12/10/2010 04:47:30
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Hello,
I am also grateful to VUE developers. The soft is great!!
I've been browsing around the wish-list forum, and this seems to be linked to the Alternative Rapid Prototyping thread.
In both threads a request for quicker generation of already linked nodes is suggested.
Mike, thanks for the explanation of child-nodes in VUE.
I'd say that both threads are looking for a command that from the keyboard would generate a same level node linked to the initially active node.
Best regards,

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agree
 
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