[Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

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[Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:05 am

Jun 7, 2017 - Version 3.8

In this version:

Features:
  • Autosave currently edited note Completely transparent to the user: in case of crash or power failure, edited note will be reopened after startup.
  • Editor: Added "Paste as plain text" command to context menu with Ctrl+Alt+V shortcut
  • Added option to auto minimize on losing focus to the Options menu
    Use Options/Window/Minimize on losing focus submenu to configure timeout.

Enhancements:
  • Notes list: more prominent display of selected tags in note previews
  • Retain tag filter when hiding tag sidebar
  • Double the length limit for names of note links
  • "Window/Close to tray" option is now active by default
  • "Window/Minimize to tray" option is now not active by default
  • Added "--close" ("-c") command line option to close all app instances from batch files

Fixes:
  • Updates subscription ending notification couldn't be hidden
  • Editor: fixed extremely slow opening of some notes
  • Editor: entering uppercase accented letters was not possible in some locales
    Added "editor.shortcuts.rightalt.enabled" option to regulate this.
  • Remembered password shouldn't be requested upon clipping
  • Recycle bin: zlib decompress error upon opening
  • Rules: rule windows underneath main window when main window is "always on top"
  • Don't focus main window after closing editor if main window wasn't active when this editor was created
  • Editor: Pasting from Outlook inserted "&nbsp"'s
  • Print and HTML export: line breaks in wrong places

Download:
Installable: CintaNotes_3_8_Setup.exe
Portable: CintaNotes_3_8.zip

P.S. Huge thanks to date and Thomas for extremely valuable feedback about the beta versions!
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

Postby gustms » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:54 pm

Thank you for the update!
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

Postby rhickman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:09 pm

Just to say, I very much like the autosave and ctrl+alt+v features of the update.

Small usability and workflow/speed improvements like this are always welcome.
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:39 pm

Thanks a lot, guys! Always glad when you find the update useful.
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

Postby Clairvaux » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:52 am

It seems to me there's another small, but very welcome improvement in this version : while in the editor, you can now move from one field of a note to another with the arrow keys. Most notably, you can type (or edit) your title, then move on to the beginning of the text by using the down arrow ; while beforehand, you needed to leave the keyboard in order to reposition the cursor with your mouse.

The down-up arrows also work to move the cursor from the note body to the lower fields (tags, URL, remarks) and back again.

You can also use the tab key to move from the note title to the text body, which again wasn't possible before, to the best of my recollection. However, if you try to move the cursor from the title by hitting the tab key, and you had positioned the cursor in the middle of the note at a previous stage, it will then move back into that place, instead of the beginning of the text.

Opening the note for editing, adjusting the title, then hitting the down arrow key will move the cursor to the beginning of the note text, as expected.

The same result will be achieved with the tab key, without needing to move the cursor to the end of the title beforehand. Another instance of correctly guessing the user's intentions, because why would you want to use the tab key to move text within the title ? That would make no sense. The user must want to jump to the text part of the note.

However, if you then proceed to edit the text body, move to the end of the text and hit the tab key, this will not move the cursor to the tags field ; the software will correctly assume that you want to add some text to the end of the note, starting at a tabbed position.

And by the way, thank you for the lightning-fast addition of longer names for note links.
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:47 am

Hi Alex,

the auto minimize feature does not trigger in the following situations:

* have main window visible and press "INS" to create a new note
* have main window visible and use the global shortcut to create a new note

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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:55 am

Clairvaux wrote:It seems to me there's another small, but very welcome improvement in this version...

Well actually all of this was added long before the last version, I wonder why it didn't work for you.

And by the way, thank you for the lightning-fast addition of longer names for note links.

No problem! If only all improvements were this easy to make ;)
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:59 am

Hi Thomas,

Thomas Lohrum wrote:* have main window visible and press "INS" to create a new note
* have main window visible and use the global shortcut to create a new note


I think we have discussed it in email. This is by design, the "losing focus" part in the "minimize on losing focus"
refers to the application as a whole, not to the main window alone.

I would find it irritating if main window would minimize to tray every time I open a note for reading.
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:03 am

Ok, i see. Since i use minimizeonenter i'm used to have the editor window open while the main window is minimized. I did not realize that this setting is still supported. I thought it was included as part of the new setting. :)
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:13 am

No problem Thomas! I wasn't going to remove this option: I remember we agreed that you'll use this setting and everyone will be happy ;)
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

Postby Clairvaux » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:48 pm

CintaNotes Developer wrote:
Clairvaux wrote:It seems to me there's another small, but very welcome improvement in this version...

Well actually all of this was added long before the last version, I wonder why it didn't work for you.

Strange indeed. I would have sweared I tried this before and failed, then tried again with the present version and succeeded. Maybe I stopped trying several versions ago, and assumed it would never work... Anyway, it's a small thing that speeds up my work, so I wanted to give a tip of the hat for that.
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Re: [Ann] CintaNotes 3.8 Final

Postby ryan88 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:47 am

Useful updates! Another welcome improvement :D

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