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Posted by AdminByTheBay
Nov 3, 2020 at 12:37 PM

 

Skywatcher wrote:
>Now after having eliminated the Expanded view, they have also removed the
>Hover feature, and alos insisted that it was not coming back *.

They’ve added Update on Hover back in 12.0.11: https://forums.thebrain.com/post/thebrain-12-0-11-11248357

Seems like the large outcry for the feature saved it, so they are listening.

 


Posted by Skywatcher
Nov 3, 2020 at 05:16 PM

 

AdminByTheBay wrote:

>
>Skywatcher wrote:
>>Now after having eliminated the Expanded view, they have also removed
>the
>>Hover feature, and alos insisted that it was not coming back *.
> >They’ve added Update on Hover back in 12.0.11:
>https://forums.thebrain.com/post/thebrain-12-0-11-11248357
> >Seems like the large outcry for the feature saved it, so they are
>listening.

Only for notes however. “Hover” for the embedded Webbrowser, Html links, etc.. is still gone, unless I missed something. You now need select the Thought, then click on the links for every Thought you want to visualize the weblink. All you had to do before is fly-over the various Thoughts.

 


Posted by Harlan Hugh
Nov 18, 2020 at 08:57 AM

 

For those who are curious about the new features in 12 but don’t want to invest too much time, we recently put up a 5 minute tour of the top new features: https://www.thebrain.com/products/thebrain/thebrain12

If you’ve been following TheBrain for a while here is a quick recap of the most recent releases: Version 11 added a custom-built Markdown editor that offers in-place previewing, tables, images, and synchronized, near-identical notes-editing functionality on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. Version 12 adds backlinks, mentions, and a redesigned content area with the ability to operate fullscreen without the plex.

Based on user feedback, TheBrain 12 has been the most highly-regarded update we have ever done.

Skywatcher wrote:

>Only for notes however. “Hover” for the embedded Webbrowser, Html links,
>etc.. is still gone, unless I missed something. You now need select the
>Thought, then click on the links for every Thought you want to visualize
>the weblink. All you had to do before is fly-over the various Thoughts.

The hover feature has been fully restored in version 12 and works better than before. Not sure why some people got the impression that it does not work for web links and other content as that is not the case.

Disclosure: As one of the founders of TheBrain, I may be slightly biased. ߘœ

Regards,
-Harlan

 


Posted by Skywatcher
Nov 19, 2020 at 01:09 PM

 

Harlan : Unless I’m mistaken, it was re-implemented in a different way than in V.11. In V.11 you could setuup the behavior so that in case a thought has both a Note and Content (web links ex.), you could prioritize one over the other on hover. In my case it was setup to always show the web content in the built’in browser even if a note is also present.

In V.12 however,  the Hover will always show the Notes even if both Notes and Content are present in the thought. It will ONLY show the content if no notes are present in the thought. I remember reading on your forum that the whole “show content on hover ” feature was removed because some people find it confusing. And even now that it is re-implemented it removed the flexibility that was in V.11
I believe that the best way to make the people that found it confusing less confused is by making the choice of prioritizing Notes or Content clearer, not by removing the feature, or reimplementing only one behavior.

Harlan Hugh wrote:

>
>The hover feature has been fully restored in version 12 and works better
>than before. Not sure why some people got the impression that it does
>not work for web links and other content as that is not the case.
> >Disclosure: As one of the founders of TheBrain, I may be slightly
>biased. ߘœ
> >Regards,
>-Harlan

 


Posted by Skywatcher
Nov 19, 2020 at 03:03 PM

 

@Harlan : also, I would say tha The Brain, has always been , by very far, the worst performer of any app I use.  it has always been very inneficient in terms of processor power. on a MacbookPro with 2,8 GHz Intel Core i7 and 16 GB RAM, all versions of TheBrain ( inclusing the lates v12 betas ) are constantly hitting 80 to 120% (!) of processor use. And that with around 70 Thoughts in it. Tinderbox, with nearly a 1000 notes barely hits 20% at most on the processor ( whatever map mode I’m using ), Devonthink with more than thousand documents never goes over 5 or 6%

I’m getting into 3D creation, and at times TheBrain consumes almost as much processor power as some rendering I’ve been doing in Cinema 4D. There is absolutely no way in hell that an app like TheBrain with 80 notes needs as much power as a high-end 3D modeling software rendering with hundreds of polygon ! Unless it’s due to ( and I’m very sorry to say this but it has to be said ) very clumsy programming.

 


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