This issue bothers me as well. I’m trying to use Tinderbox to take notes while watching lecture videos and viewing PDFs. This involves switching between apps very frequently. Losing my place in a note’s text, or while editing a note’s title, really disturbs my workflow.
In Mark B’s post on the old TB forum, he said this was designed such that users would not have to “keep scrolling to the top.” But here are a few arguments against this behavior:
- It’s much easier to scroll to the top of a note (just press CMD+Up) than to find and return to the place you’d just been working.
- Continuing to work where you’ve just been working is likely to be a more time-sensitive matter, and a more frequent occurance, than opening a note for “edit and review” (in Mark’s words) and having to scroll back to the top. So I don’t see why the latter workflow should be prioritized over the former.
- Of the many word processors / text editors / outliners / note takers I’ve used, not to mention the text entry fields of any app that involves text input, I can’t think of even one that loses my place when I switch to another app and back. So I’m not sure why Tinderbox would want to be the outlier in this respect.