Remember where you had the root node when map saved

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When a mindmap is saved it should remember where you had the root node. In some maps I am forever re-positioning the map to where I most often use the map. Perhaps an option "Open map with root at center; or where last saved?"
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Vaughn Seward

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Posted 6 years ago

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Do you mean remember which topic has the focus and center on it when you open the map?
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Vaughn Seward

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Sure, that would work. But I was thinking that it could just remember exactly how the map appeared, with various nodes open or closed, and the focus on whatever node you had been working with.

It would be just like how Excel remembers which worksheet you had open and even which cell the cursor was sitting on.

Thanks.
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Vaughn

As far as I can see, MindManager 2012 for Windows does remember the last selected topic, and the expanded/collapsed status of the map. What it does not do is centre the map on the last selected topic when opening it, but if you press F3 as the first action after opening a map, you will jump straight to the last selection and focus on it.

A useful technique when working with larger maps is to mark "favourite" places with a topic icon, then use the Marker Index task pane to click on a topic in the favourites list to go straight there. There is also an option in the Marker Index page in the MindManager Options to also focus on a topic when selecting it from the Marker Index, which will close down other trees and just display the area around the selected topic.