Can anyone point me to a video/tutorial about roll-ups?

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Hello

I can't work out how map roll-ups work. Can any one point me to a video/tutorial on how they work?

Thanks

J
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Do you mean task roll-up to parent topics within a map or the facility added from MM 2017.1 onwards to roll up topics and branches from multiple maps in a dashboard map? If it's the latter I described the process in this article here: https://sociamind.com/2017/01/17/mind... Bear in mind however that the comments about setting up dashboards within the same map as the source topics apply only to 2017.1 as this aspect of the feature was removed in 2017.2.
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Thank you. Yes, from what I can see a task "roll-up" to parent topics in different (i.e. "dashboard") maps  is what I am looking for.  I am on MM17.2. 

Quick Question: How do I jump between maps that are open. [Or should I create a new thread for this question?]
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Just click on the link icon on any topic linked to another map. Edit: I have subsequently seen and responded to your other question regarding map roll-ups and I suspect you want a quick link from the source map to the linked one rather than vice versa. To do this you could just insert a topic in the source map with a link to the central topic of the dashboard map; linking to specific rolled-up up topics is a bit more complicated - I'm without a computer at the moment but I think the steps to do this which you describe in your other post are probably correct.
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Sorry I was unclear.  Yes I have worked out how to paste in links between topics on different maps, I was looking for a keyboard hotkey way to change between open maps.
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Hi Alec Stewart,
If you have multiple open maps, they are visible in tabs at the bottom of your screen.
You can click on each to switch between them.
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Yes but is there no hotkey way to switch between them?
e.g. Like in ms Excel Control+PageUp (or PageDown)...
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Hello Alec Stewart,

Ofcourse you can, just follow standard Microsoft conventions. You could have found this easily.

First you detach one ore maps by right-clicking the tab.
Now you have more separate windows and you can do Alt-Tab
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Just checked and you don't even have to right-click the tab.

You only click on the small thing next to the X and the map is detached.
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Hey Alec Stewart,
I also checked the ctrl-h command that I would expect since the h is underlined in the right-click menu, but that doesn't work.
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Thank you Ary
Yes, I agree I should have spotted that. I have to say though that detaching so as to create an entire separate window has unintended consequences: 
[e.g.
- You can't now see the names/titles of all your open files at a glance
- If you move to different application and then back to a detached MindManager window, there is now no menu at the top of the screen.
- If you open say lots (e.g. say 15) MindManager files at once, it makes moving to other applications somewhat harder... ]

Suggestion: (if anyone working for Mindjet is listening)
What Excel does to change tab focus does seem vastly easier!  [e.g. Control/PgDn]
For now I'll probably just use the mouse to click on the relevant tab.
Cheers
J
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Hi John, 

We're listening! Thanks for the suggestions. 

There are existing keyboard shortcuts to navigate through Map tabs. 

View next map:
Ctrl+F6

View previous map:
Ctrl+Shift+F6

Best, 
-Marian
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Slightly hard to guess but otherwise brilliant. Many thanks.  :)
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PS While  I've got you. Is there any way to Zoom in & out based the mouse's exact position on the screen?  

I use a scroll wheel and if I hold down Control it will scroll in and out but unlike many other applications it does so ignoring the mouse's position on the screen. I am using a very large map and so scroll a lot and it's a bit of a pain to have to keep dragging the page view around after each scrolling.

Cheers

J

PS Is there a better more official way to make suggestions?
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