Could you tell us a bit more about your use case for this?
Also as a more general version of this, I’m planning on adding the ability to alt/opt drag a card to instantly duplicate it to a new position (kinda like how design software does it). Would this address most or all of the need here?
You brought up this behavior in my post as well. I must be missing something because what you are describing here (alt/opt drag to duplicate) is completely unrelated to what I was asking for, and what I interpreted @tqwhite is asking for…
I think what @tqwhite means by “link” icon is the connector button to make connections. (see my linked post).
I’m new to this so I am building out my first spaces, getting organized and playing around.
One space is about a project with a roadmap, a feature list and bugs (among other things). I was embroidering each of these with random ideas (the best thing about kinopio is the ease of placing random ideas in context!!!). I type in a bug description and that made me think of a feature. That meant I wanted to add a leaf to that tree. Maybe something else in my history made me expect to do this but I tried clicking on the connector button (see, I learn) and tried to drag out a new editor.
After finding that unavailable, the process was either…
click on the parent, shift-enter, type stuff, drag the leaf into a good spot
cmd-click to get an editor, type my stuff, click on a connector button and drag to connect, drag the leaf to a good spot.
The process I and the other guy proposed seems smoother. It allows one to choose the parent, establish the connection and specify the ‘good spot’ in a single action.
It sounds like it is exactly what I am talking about with two small exceptions.
it would require opt. This is fine but does represent additional cognitive load. If this feature existed without opt, I would have discovered it naturally. With opt, I would have ended up requesting the feature unless I noticed it in the help pages. (Which, to be fair, I probably would have. I read them all.)
it would require deleting the duplicated text. Also, clicking remove if it was accidental or I changed my mind. I don’t really know of a reason why I would want to squares with the same text. Because of that, I would probably consider having to select all and delete to be superfluous every time I did it. I think I would prefer that it act exactly as shift enter does, create a new, empty editor and, if I do not type, it goes away, albeit with a connection.
that makes sense, I guess they’re both diff features after all. In the case of making a new card from dragging on the connector though, I don’t think it’d be clear (esp in all contexts) that the new card should include all or part of it’s name from the parent card?
I think i’d expect that new card to be blank, just like what you get when you click anywhere. What do you think?