Have I forgotten a trick? Dragging image files on to a map!

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I used to be able to drag an image file from File Explorer to a map topic as a subtopic with the file name as Topic Text and a hyperlink to the image file. All my attempts to do this ended up with a sub-topic with a topic image in it. I didn't want the 3.6mb image in my map just a link to it.

What have I forgotten or missed?
Or has Mindjet altered my previous reality?
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Hi Andrew and happy New Year,

I'm still using MM2012 and it works the way you remember: if you simply drag the image into the map, the default is to create a subtopic with the image name as the topic text and a hyperlink to the image file.

If however you hold the Control key down while dragging across you get a dialogue box with a choice - treat the image as an attachment, set up a hyperlink as above or to cancel the operation.

I haven't played with MJ11, but one possibility is that they may have simply reversed the default to become attaching the image rather than hyperlinking it, but the dialogue box with the above options may still be available. I'd try holding down the Control key while importing to see if it appears.
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Hi Andrew,

Are you using Windows 8?
I use Windows 7 and when I drag the image into a mindmap it adds a subtopic with a link to the image.
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Yes, Windows 8.

Will try Ctrl.
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Tried Ctrl but this dragged the image on to the map not the link.

How do I drag and drop a link to an image file from File Explorer in Windows 8 to Mindjet 11?
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Interesting - sounds like a bug.

Overall, how do you find MJ11, especailly in Windows 8?
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It's working well with the occasional crash. Having a SSD helps as well.
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I am being annoyed but the lack of ability to drag image files from File Explorer to create new linked topics or add links to existing topics in Mindjet 11.

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