Better, smoother Desktop App is here!

  • 19 August 2020
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@Eddy Bruin Further to @Isman Tanuri’s comments, I find that I never have just Miro open in Chrome (I probably have at least 4-5 sites open at any given time) and as I move between and open more Miro boards in the browser, Chrome begins to slow down to the point where I get frustrated with my Miro experience. Therefore, I have started using the desktop app to keep the two (Internet & Miro) separate.

Now we just need a way to open a board in the desktop app via a URL. I did find one post in the Ask a Question section, but I’ll mention it again here.

I tried entering it into Search box, but that doesn’t work. Perhaps

  • somewhere in the Miro dashboard to paste in a board URL
  • or an option in the tabs bar to open by URL

One example:

@Patterson Waltz shared a trick to open a board from a URL in the Windows app in this comment, but I am unable to recreated it in the latest stable Chrome on Windows 10 2004 to both the latest stable Miro Windows 64-bit app and the beta Windows 64-bit Miro app.

@Rob Johnson  - If I’ve understood your “open board  from url’ need my workflow may help

I open the url and click the star  after th ename then go to the app where the starred board is now in the list and open there and close the browser tab

Drag and drop URL NO LONGER works for me ! the URL shows a “+” next to if in the mouse tool tip but nowt happens when dropped

1st new  version issue i’ve noticed

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I just downloaded the app and I’m testing it out. I like what I see so far. I have a board open in app and in browser just to compare and the app experience is at least comparable so far. I often have boards open in multiple tabs, and I like being able to keep them together in a separate app outside of a browser. 

I like to have two boards in side-by-side screens, and do that with Chrome regularly. The app allows for opening multiple instances of the program (it doesn’t have tile or side-by-side view).

I’m concerned about computer memory.

  1. How does memory consumption of 3 boards open in the app compare with the same boards open in Chrome? 
  2. and how does memory consumption compare with multiple instances of the app.

Brian

I had two copies of the app open - one with 7 boards open and closing it terminated 12 separate processes!

After that the other with NO boards open has 6 processes with between 500m and 10m commit and quiet a bit of other memory!

 

not sure how to map a chrome tab to a process

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When Search Results return in the Browser you can open a Result in a New Tab and continue looking through the Results List.  This is useful to open several possible Search Results in the background while continuing to scroll through the List.  Please add this to the Desktop Search function.

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Cannot reorganize Icons on the Teams Bar (Left of Browser)… this is annoying as I have 20+ Teams and only actively use 3 of them :bug:  

I noticed that this has been implemented… not sure why it didn’t work earlier when I tried.

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Add keyboard shortcut keys Ctrl + Tab to jump between Board Tabs :rabbit:

@Tolya Filippov 

  1. Is it possible to list the version numbers of your apps on the download page? It’s frustrating to have to not know the latest version number available once installed.
  2. Some of my Mac users are getting this error on version 0.4.2, when just a day before, they didn’t.

 

 

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@Robert Johnson Yes, you are right, if you have Windows Desktop App you need to press “Alt” and open “Help”. We’ll discuss with the team what can be a more obvious place to discover the app version.


 Small addition, the Alt key only works if you are on the main “Boards” tab, not from any content board. Is there a technical reason why this is so?

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Was the 40% RAM optimization made for all OSs? Probably yes, but just want to confirm

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Thankfully finally added Spell Check :grin:

Hey Spell Check highlights but doesn’t give Suggestions :disappointed_relieved:

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@jihye.jang - Miro is currently only available in English as per the Dashboard help article:

https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017571294-Dashboard

 

The Google Translate Chrome extension seems to do a good job of translating from English to French in the Chrome browser, so it may work for Korean too:

https://community.miro.com/got-a-question-ask-the-community-45/french-version-2151?postid=8904#post8904

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@Robert Johnson I’m so glad that you liked the prompt to open a board from a link!

While I’m here, something that has caused me extra work is lack of a way way to see what version of the Miro desktop app that I am running from within the app itself. 

You can check the current desktop app version in “Help” tab here. I agree that it’s not the most discoverable place, we’ll think about the better placement.

 

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I’d like to second the spelling comment from @Rahil Karimlou. Especially when typing in languages other than English, such as French and Spanish.

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@Tolya Filippov / @Phill R - 

 Well, I learned something new today when looking at the Desktop App help article. If you scroll down to (or search for) Possible Issues and how to resolve them, you will find:

 

And sure enough, in the Windows desktop app on Windows 10 (not sure about the Microsoft Store version), when I press Alt on my keyboard:

 

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@Robert Johnson Yes, you are right, if you have Windows Desktop App you need to press “Alt” and open “Help”. We’ll discuss with the team what can be a more obvious place to discover the app version.

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@Tolya Filippov - Suggestion: In the desktop app’s Help menu, add a shortcut to the Miro Help Center Desktop App article → https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017572854-Desktop-App

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Holy shirtballs! I was just working in the Miro desktop app (Windows 64-bit, v0.5.2) and when I right-clicked on a word that spell check highlighted as being misspelled a list of suggestions appeared!

 

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Annoying when Miro Session times out and I have many Desktop App Boards open in my active Browser (being used for Internet and not Miro work) the Miro App Tabs will open the same number of Browser Tabs and send me to Login Page :disappointed_relieved:

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Cannot reorganize Icons on the Teams Bar (Left of Browser)… this is annoying as I have 20+ Teams and only actively use 3 of them :bug:  

@Tolya Filippov Hello! Reheating this thread because I can’t seem to find any newer information on opening links in the Miro app. Has this functionality changed, or perhaps is it limited to a specific browser or OS? Or is there a setting we need to enable in the app? My team uses many Miro boards for many different client projects and several of us would love to click shared links and open the boards in the Windows or Mac app instead of browser, but nobody seems to have that functionality, all links just open browser tabs instead.

 

  • Users can FINALLY open board links (e.g. the ones shared with them on Slack) right in the desktop app.

 

 

 

This feature is broken for me and my colleagues. I'm wondering what changed :( The issue is that clicking links of Miro boards no longer open in the Microsoft Miro application. (version 0.4.6 64-bit). Hope you can help :)

I can’t determine which version started with the “find board by URL”.  For that matter, I can’t find what version I am running.  Any pointers?

 

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I can’t determine which version started with the “find board by URL”.  For that matter, I can’t find what version I am running.  Any pointers?

 

@Michael R. Wolf - from an earlier reply to the post you are currently in:

https://community.miro.com/changelog-feedback-31/better-smoother-desktop-app-is-here-1725?postid=8952#post8952

 

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@Dwayne Stroman / @Tolya Filippov - I am using Windows 64 bit version (0.4.2) and so see the scrollbar when I select Templates (and → All templates) from the content creation toolbar, albeit a very slim scrollbar:

 

not to start a whole discussion, but just curious why I would need a desktop app over the web based version. So far I haven’t felt the need. I'm working on Windows 10 desktop. If someone could enlighten me I'll give it a spin again :)

Yes, let me second the requests to just make your versioning obvious - everywhere. You posted a notice about the app update in the app itself but there was no version number! So how do I know if I should update? Nothing about version in the download section - so how do I know if I have the latest? Please just make this easier.

And..for good measure...how about the mac app having a way to alert you to a new version and allowing you to update from within the app itself? This is the MOST common way mac apps alert users to updates.

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