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Clarification on text pane link tool

I’ve just updated a re-titled page on the text pane link widget. Although it looks like the main tab-bar link park, it functions more in the style of the view pane selected-item’s link widget. The difference with the text pane tool is that depending on whether the $Text has a selection, the dragged link is created as a Tinderbox basic or text link.

If you need to link to note not in view either:

  • Scroll/expand the view without altering the current note selection, then drag from the text pane widget to the target note.
  • If you can bring the target in view without altering the selected note, before altering the view, drag from the text pane widget to the main tab-bar link park, then set the view and complete the link by dragging from the link park.

It’s all much simpler in practice than this amount of text might imply, yet the process may not be so obvious first time around.

Separately, if you use the pop-up link completion dialog by clicking on the text pane widget, you can create a link without dragging. If a link is generated this way, the dialog remembers (for the current session) the last used target - even if the text pane is selected for a different note. This can be useful if needing to link several different notes to the same target, as the main link part only stores the source half of the link as opposed to the destination half. At present, the link completion dialog is not populated for a link generated by normal drag/drop though a feature suggestion for such functionality has been made.

(site map and TBX zip are also updated/uploaded).