html5: old garbage never dies

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It is great that HTML5 published maps now have a Tag View (4.2.159). That is, in case I did indeed use tags in my mind map.

I cannot exactly reproduce the entire history of a mind map. But I have to admit that a mind map can look nice, while my collection of tags has become a mess over time. Often I didn't even use them for a particular mind map, but they were still in the "Index Task Pane". That was no problem as long as an outsider couldn't look at my tags.

Now with the new Tag View in HTML5 published maps, anyone can "look in my kitchen" and see that it's a mess. :(

I think there is no other option than:
  1. to go back to my original Mindmap in MM20
  2. to remove all unnecessary tags in the "Index Task Pane"
  3. to republish the mindmap while keeping the original link.
A tedious job, but that is simply "the price of beauty".

This does help, but with one exception. In the "Index Task Pane" of my mind map is a tag group called "Tasklist" (and also a "Resources: Mindjet Tasks" with one resource, my own name). Those tags are not used in my mind map, but they cannot be removed. I also cannot get rid of that one Resource (which apparently belongs to those tags). And therefore these irrelevant tags do still become visible in the Tag view of my published HTML5 map.

I suspect these obscure tags and resource are from the Mindjet Tasks application that I used years ago. Or maybe from Outlook, which I haven't used for a while.

How do I remove these tags?
Please, advice,
Best regards,
Pieter
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Pieter van der Hijden

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Pieter van der Hijden

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I found the solution to get rid of the old task related tags:
  1. go back to the original Mindmap in MM20
  2. go to Design / Theme organizer / Marker list
  3. select the appropriate marker list and click Apply; the obsolete task tags have gone!
  4. republish the mindmap while keeping the original link
The published map is OK now. As there are no longer tags in use, the tag view can no longer be selected.

I double checked what is happening when I create a map from scratch:
  • when I create a new radial map from scratch, it comes with a nice clean marker list
  • however, two tag groups have been defined already: general tags and Kanban
  • General tag group is empty --> not visible in HTML5
  • Kanban tag group has three tags (although not used in the map) --> this group is visible in HTML5
  • Kanban tag group can be removed from the Index Task Pane easily
  • after republishing, in the HTML5 map, the tag view no longer can be selected
Hope this could be useful,
otherwise sorry to bother you with my "kitchen problems":)
Best regard,
Pieter


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Pieter van der Hijden

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To avoid these "high level gymnastics", I have the following suggestion:
  • HTML5 tagview should be limited to tag groups with tags which are actually used in the map
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Thanks for the feedback!