'Double tap to add the last object used' feature is not working anymore

  • 12 December 2021
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Userlevel 2

Also you can press

“n” for sticky note

The cursor will change into a sticky note pointer and you can click once to create a note with the same colour previously used. 

Userlevel 1

I would really love to have this feature back - it only took a single action to create multiple objects exactly where I wanted them (especially useful when creating lots of sticky notes during retros with multiple columns!). Now I either need to copy and paste (2 actions) a fresh object or click the sidebar, click the page, and then double click to edit (3 actions). Yeah, sometimes you forget which object you were on last and create something just to delete it, but that is FAR preferable to not even having the option to double click.

 

@Helga I used this feature also all the time. Not having the double-click feature is so disappointing. Like many others said before it speeds things up a lot.

 

Please bring it back, optional is fine and should be the best for all. 

 

Best,

Maximilian

Userlevel 2

Please vote to bring it back:
https://community.miro.com/wish-list-32/bring-back-double-click-to-add-the-last-object-used-6812?postid=29198#post29198

I used this feature all the time. Like many others said before it speeds things up a lot.
Several other features like snapping can be enabled/disabled in the settings. This should be fairly straight forward to add to that list.
Can you please bring it back? One more vote from me.

Very unfortunate that this feature has been removed. When I was screening white board apps to use, only ones with that functionality made it to the short list. Miro ended up at that top of the shortlist, but I now find I need to start from scratch, as this is really such a convenient feature.

Me and my team (quite big team) absolutely NEED that feature. Since this feature is gone, it slowed down the work dramatically. It makes such a BIG difference.

Please bring that feature back - even if you make it optional for the user to turn it on/off.

But the doubleclick is absolutely NECESSARY!

Thank you!

 

@Everyone:

Please vote on the wish-list to bring the feature back:

https://community.miro.com/wish-list-32/bring-back-double-click-to-add-the-last-object-used-6812

Userlevel 1

I had to google this after weeks of frustration, people signing up here just to comment shows how important this feature was, and I’m starting to think the metric was misinterpreted, as I believe I have created and removed notes a lot, and not by accident, thus contributing to this metric, if anything, it is showing how much it improves usability to the point where you don’t care anymore about the effort on creating new items. Now it hurts having to add new stickies, and I have tried the alternatives mentioned before but nothing comes close to the original feature. It sounds crazy but this single feature makes enough difference and produces enough frustration for me to stop using the service all together until it is reverted or improved. 

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@Lena Shenkarenko @Helga 

Not having the double-click feature is so disappointing.

I used it for quick notes when doing UX interviews….can’t do that now, too slow :(

I used it for a lot of workshops where timed activities, you need to brainstorm and throw a bunch of notes.

ESPECIALLY when using for collaboration activities with various business teams. They are not always the most tech saavy, so having an easy way instead of having to explain yet one more thing about a new tool (the N shortcut) for them to use an already “new” experience for them.

All of my colleagues use this function, across multiple companies and teams. If the basic speed is impacted this much, it doesn’t necessarily matter what special features you have, since the basic ideas are altered. (with the N you still have to click on color and click on page, still too slow and you can’t capture important SPEEDY conversations appropriately.)

I am trying to get this set up for an enterprise like I did for my other positions. This will be a factor. Please reconsider adding this feature back in, it is truly impactful.

I also just signed in into here to tell you that me and my whole team across 5 miro boards are all SO sad about this change.

We loved having the double tap to make a sticky note. it makes such a difference! Honestly it sounds strange but it was one of your coolest smartest features.

Please bring it back as an optional feature.

Please.

Thank you for all your hard work.

Please bring back the double click shortcut!!! Not having it has slowed me down significantly. I hope you consider bringing it back as a feature you can turn on/off

Userlevel 2

I signed up here just to second what all the people here wrote. Removing this feature has significantly slowed down my workflows (and for now - as long as I still have this learned behavior - is a great nuisance). The suggested alternatives are nice, but all (except for TAB maybe, but that one doesn’t work as universally) introducing extra steps or complicated combos. Not happy. 

 

And speaking as a product manager myself - removing a feature that was used in 1/3 of all sessions effectively does not sound smart to me. It’s a significant number. I hope a deeper analysis went into this than just looking at this one metric. At the very least this should be a feature that can be toggled on (and being turned off on default). 

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@Joshua Ryan @Kurt Margenau @Kate McRae @KasiaW @Aaron Kurth @Emre Cosar @Takahiro Ito @Jovee @Jesus76 @Artie thank you for providing your feedback – I’m definitely passing it on to our product team. We’re closely monitoring user feedback and feature usage to identify what the next steps for us can be, and I will keep you posted if there are any updates. 

In the meantime, I also want to recommend you a few alternative ways to create sticky notes quickly: 

  • Using bulk mode to add multiple sticky notes at once right from the toolbar 

  • Adding a sticky note using the board context menu (right mouse button click or single click on a trackpad in the empty space on the board)

  • Pressing TAB when finishing writing on a sticky note to create the next one 

  • Using CTRL/CMD + D shortcut for adding a new sticky note

 

Userlevel 1

 I think the idea of burning bridges is awful. Is it really necessary to delete the function? This is not to mention the fact that under 64% you count cases, not the percentage of people. But even if we consider this as a percentage of people, then depriving a third of users is not cool.
This "fix" slowed down my work significantly. Every time I have to pause and pull out the damn sticker instead of continuing to write. Just make a switch for it as for other functions. Your program is the most user-friendly among competitors. Please don't take a step back.

 

Userlevel 1

I share the same view and id like if they change it back again. I made a topic in the idea section. Maybe you guys want to vote for it.

https://community.miro.com/wish-list-32/bring-back-double-click-to-add-the-last-object-used-6812

Userlevel 2

@Helga please check if the 64% of cases actually means that those users would want the option to be removed. Majority of the users creating that 64% might actually want to keep the feature as they are the ones actually using it. There is a high risk that you are misreading this data and I hope you recheck it. A simple poll for the users would give more reliable results.

Userlevel 2

I am really disappointed to experience this deprecation. Please bring the double clicking functionality back.

I create an empty one and remove it immediately often too, but it doesn’t mean I would want double click to create new note option to be removed. It is my most used function on the whole app.

I am still missing this feature. Please please please revert this back to being available. This was really valuable.

Userlevel 1

It was definitely the fastest way to create and edit sticky notes for me and I am really disappointed to experience this deprecation.  

The saddest part is that I often use rectangle sticky note, and currently there is no way to create as fast and as easy as before.

Userlevel 1

Sorry to see this feature go :( it should probably be a user setting. 

I also use this feature all of the time and I am really disappointed to see it go. 64% is not a strong number to remove a feature on - especially when it is so easy to double click and create an object. Just because it was not used, does not mean that object was not valuable. I’m frustrated this feature is removed.

Userlevel 2

I would also echo the colleagues above - taking away this features slow down my work significantly. I tried with using ‘N’ button but the shortcuts don’t work either. No chance for an efficient work on Miro anymore and I’ve been using it on daily basis till now :’(

Userlevel 3

@Agata S I wish I had better news for you but we are going to completely deprecate the double-click shortcut. And there is no way to keep in on the particular users’ accounts as it’s not technically possible. As we already mentioned, we made that decision because our data shows that in 64% of cases the newly created widget is either removed or not edited. The shortcut has no indication of what widget will be created, and causes unnecessary friction in both continuous and first-time usage. Also, the adoption of the feature isn’t high enough to justify investing in improving its UX. 
We hope for your understanding.

so, to those 33% using is, tough luck…got it. so should power users, which will always account for less than 50%, should plan on more features being removed? 

Userlevel 3

signed up just to say please provide an option to re-enable the double-click feature as it is used all the time in our workflow and speeds things up considerably for us. embarrassing to have it just go away without notice while trying to illustrate an idea in a meeting. i’ll remember to not update software before meetings…

I don’t know who you did your research with it - but our whole team is missing the double click function.

It would benice if you gave people a headsup when you’re going to take functionality away. 

 

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