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Draggable link anchors

New to v6.6.2, the source or target ends of map view links can be dragged to a different face of a note/container icon; stub links, inbound or outbound cannot be altered. Dragging the link locks it to a new specific face of the note. The end of the link being dragged affects whether the source or destination attachment is altered: each can be altered independently. Both curved and linear type links can have their attachment points dragged.

When a link attachment drag is active, the note icon whose attachment is affected will show a large arrow over each face (top/right/bottom/left). Dragging onto one of these arrows re-sets the links attachment at that face. To cancel the drag, or to re-set automatic attachment selection, drag the note onto the map background.

The default for selecting where a link is attached is 'automatic.' Tinderbox will attempt to find the optimum face of source/destination to draw a clear line. If the note is moved, Tinderbox my (automatically) shift link attachment points to maintain an optimal layout. The drag method allows the user to override this behaviour. Once a link has been manually set to use a particular face, that attachment is maintained even if the note is moved, unless automatic attachment is re-enabled.

The attachment position of links can be seen via the Browse Links pop-up of the originating note. The pop-ups on this dialog can be used to alter, or re-set, the attachment for the link selected from the dialog's left-side link listing. Changes made on the dialog update the map dynamically.

A Tinderbox Reference File : Windows : Document Window : View pane : Map view : Draggable link anchors