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Make changing notebooks easier


mrschwarz

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In the old Windows varsion, to change the notebook for a note, the user clicked on the notebook, and chose the new notebook; easy peezy.  To make things even simpler, the user was shown the last three notebooks selected; one click to change the notebook and one click to select the new notebook.

The current version shows the note's notebook. Clicking on it sets a filter for only notes in that notebook. Since it's easy to select the notebook in the side listing of notebooks, this is unnecessary redundancy for doing the same thing. In addition, this is the only item in a note that behaves this way. When clicking on any other item in the note, the user is presented with a list of changes the item can be changed to (like the notebook item used to do). For existing users, this requires retraining from years of use. In addition, the disappearing icon implies that the note is going to be added to another notebook (the '+' implies adding, not changing).

Because the 'move' icon is invisible unless the cursor hovers over the notebook, this former old version user intuitively clicks on the notebook (which now sets a filter). This requires this user to go to the side list, find and click on 'Notes', find the note and remember to find the move note icon. Once the icon is clicked, the user is required to search for the correct notebook, by either typing the name of the notebook or scrolling to the name of the notebook. The two-click method to change the notebook is now a multiple step operation, even when the user doesn't mistakenly click the notebook name.

Please restore the behavior of the notebook item selection to its previous behavior. Since it appears that current development is mostly restoring functionality that previously existed, this one thing is enough to keep this user from switching to the new version.

 

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Instead of clicking on the notebook, you click on the „change notebook“ button. You know where to find it - right beside the notebook title. Hiding it reduces clutter on the UI.

To find the notebook usually requires just 2 or 3 characters - it searches everywhere in the name, not only at the beginning.

To get there even faster you can type the keyboard shortcut (strg-cmd-M on the Mac). 

Clicking on the notebook name takes you to the note listing for that notebook. This is consistent with other functions. Furthermore now the notebook is preselected as a filter for searches.

So sorry, this action path is already in use, for a function requested by other users here.

After looking what would be destroyed in functionality to implement what you ask for, I am against making this move.

We will see what other users think about it.

Personal observation: If this notebook handling is so important for you, you probably use mainly notebooks to organize you notes. I would switch to tags instead - makes organization much better, and reduces the need to move stuff to notebooks permanently.

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I'm with @PinkElephant - several things have moved around in the new version, and if we have everything restored to where it used to be - that'll be the old version back again.  Plus everyone whose muscle memory had adapted to the 'new' way to do things will have to adapt back.  Again.

Evernote used to have the option to click on the notebook name,  or click the arrow just to the right of it - this doesn't seem like much of a departure,  and I already got used to it.  Sorry if this is an irritation for you,  but you'll get used to it... eventually...

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Honestly, I think it's just that the "move note" button is invisible. It took me a few tries until I randomly hovered my mouse at just the right place, and now I know it's there. IMHO, nothing would be lost by keeping it visible. IMHOO (other opinion), it works fine when you know it's there. Does anybody say "meh" anymore?

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I've never known that button not to work (once you make it visible), but yes, there are other options: Shift+Alt+M, and the 3-dots menu to the right of the Share button. I'm not sure who "must remove them first" -- not us; we are just other users here.

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