Can I create a default task relationship dependency viz. That is whenever I create a relationship between tasks it defaults to F-S?

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Can I create a default task relationship dependency viz. Finish-Start? That is whenever I create a relationship between tasks it defaults to F-S? And further without the Callout bubble (which I have to 99% time delete)?
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Greg Zuccarini

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Posted 7 months ago

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Janosch, Employee

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Hi, Greg,

there are 3 possibilities:
The simplest is to mark the tasks according to their dependencies and create the desired dependency in the task pane Task Info.



Alternatively, you can create an F-S dependency in Gantt Pro by moving the task bar to the bar of the predecessor task.



Gantt Pro also offers the possibility to use regular relationship as F-S dependency in the Gantt Pro options.



You can manually delete the annotation on the relationship line, but perhaps it is easiest to hide the relationship lines via the menu View -> Show/Hide -> uncheck Relationships

These features are available in MindManager 2020 for Windows

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Greg Zuccarini

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Thanks! Though would still prefer default task dependency attributes as the point of having a mind map is to help with the visualization including links that are not sequential but maybe from one end to the other, though not so extreme there is often for me a need to link tasks between groups etc. Finding and deleting the callout bubble amongst the maze of other lines is not easy and one furthermore needs to define the relationship - all unnecessarily tedious and resource-intensive. These are marginally easier to do in the Gantt chart. But if one is going to do that, why not just export to MS Project and do it there the old fashioned way? But your advice is nonetheless still extremely valuable for simple sequential tasks.
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Andrey Kazak

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I fully support this idea.
Default task dependency attributes seem to be a useful feature saving time.