Trick: Arrow-Following - nice feature and a timesaver

  • 30 March 2021
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Hello,

the miro programmers are awsome and added a new feature. This feature is nice and its a timesaver:

 

You have to drag the arrow till the center of the sticky - till you see a white-blue-dot

than everything works perfect:

 

@mironeer developers: Thank you miro - You’re awsome:thumbsup::dizzy:

 

Michael


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Great analysis, @mlanders - thanks for pointing this out to us all!

Good catch, @mlanders :wink: And thank you for sharing it with the community!

By the way, this is not a new feature :see_no_evil:  We described this behavior in the article Connection Lines.

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@Marina  ...:eyes:

I use miro so long and haven’t noticed this feature …

I love miro so much … it’s like an old couple living together and after years maybe there is still something new - good … you haven’t noticed before …

Michael

 

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Good catch, @mlanders :wink: And thank you for sharing it with the community!

By the way, this is not a new feature :see_no_evil:  We described this behavior in the article Connection Lines.


I think I picked this up during development of Clusterizer -- so many hours spent with lines and sticky notes. Indeed these are the little details that add up to the best UI of collaborative white boarding tools. 

@mlanders never a bad time to thank the Miro developers 🙂🙏  … I love these thank you notes you’ve been writing, keep em coming. 

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I use this all the time! I actually have a few wishes that I feel aren't big enough to make separate posts for, but I'll take the liberty of piggybacking on this thread 😇

- I wish I could set this to be the default when creating new elements while drawing a new connection

- I wish it was possible to combine it with the shape edge connection feature, so the line ends automatically trace the shape contours.

- I love how multiple lines spread out automatically when connecting to the same side of an element. But I wish this would work together with "fixed" edge connections (which always snap to the center point), because it looks bad when there's a mix.

Actually, being able to control this per line as a style setting would be nice, choosing between three modes: Snap to side center, snap to side spread-out, and trace contours. And you'd still control which side to use or to pick sides automatically using the existing connection points on shapes. That would basically combine all my wishes, since new lines use the same style settings as the last one, essentially making it "default".

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