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  1. Similar to how it is supported in GitHub. See https://mermaid.js.org/

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  2. Two-step verification (sometimes called multi-factor authentication or 2FA) should help us protect our TB content by making it more difficult for someone else to log into our TheBrain account.
    Ideally, offer it with Microsoft or Google Authenticator apps.

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  3. For example, the expanded view in version 8 allowed saving and loading of a user-configurable set of thoughts set at particular locations.

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  4. Sometimes you have thoughts that have some formal longer name, like there are companies named "International Consolidated Airlines Group SA" in real life. But when you refer to it in your notes with a shorter name, the reference won't be recognized.

    Now, you don't want to fully write out this name each time, but you also don't want to manually create a link each time you write shorter version like "ICAG SA", not only would that be a work-around, often you actually don't want to create a clickable link at all and just leave it with a dotted underline, but…

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  5. I take notes on the fly using other products and it's a stupid shame that I rarely use TB to do so. Doesn't it make sense to laser focus in on a shortened process for users and potential users to be able to view TB as the ideal note taking product/service that competes head on with the plethora of note taking apps that shall ultimately disappear? I like the idea of The Brain Box being re-imagined as the in-box for ideas and web snapshots to be used later when using TB desktop or web client.

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  6. I want to find thoughts that mention a specific word or phrase.

    All search tools use a special operator for this: quotation marks, but not TheBrain Desktop and Vulcan. Actually, put quotation marks around any word or phrase, such as ["advanced search"], will show all throught that contain any words in phrase.

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    Putting a search query in quote finds exact matches of the phrase and shows them first. Additional matches that contain all the words in the phrase are also shown. Given that, is the goal of request to eliminate these "extra" results?

  7. Currently, the note editor is restricted to the 'active' thought. However, I would like to edit thought notes in an integrated continuous way (like the scrivenings mode in Scrivener). This would allow me to work on content more easily that is distributed across notes (such as scenes of a novel.

    The notes could be separated with a dotted line for example, and when moving in the note editor to other notes, the relevant thought in the plex is navigated to automatically. This would be amazing, as you would always have your relevant brain-part available to you as you focus on…

    7 votes
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  8. Currently the only way to customize thought backgrounds, a valid use case on its own, is by assigning a type that has one associated by it. This renders the typing system useless.

    So for my (creative) work flow, I want to assign backgrounds and types, but they are not linked. Types are supposed to work cross cutting across the plex, but this breaks if your background-requirements are not exactly the same.

    It would make more sense to have background simply a property of thought itself. Or of tags with some sort of priority system, but that would be complicated in…

    7 votes
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  9. The way AI is implemented in theBrain is not a really assistant as e.g. Github Copilot. So it should have agents e.g. prompts starting with "@" and context ones e.g. prompts start with "/" which shall replace the existent ones in "notes" tool. Also as an AI assistant as a chat.

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  10. The Mindmap Layout is unique in that clicking and activating a node doesn't navigate to it. For bulk thought updates (like renumbering them for example, or mass note updates), this is super useful!

    But why not enable this mode of thought activation in any Layout? There's plenty of space next to the Layout button to switch between 'normal' mode and 'locked navigation' mode.

    Or else allow a ctrl-shift click on a thought (or similar) to activate without navigating.

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  11. Have, in the note content editing area, a tool that allows us to use Markdown structure templates. Today, we can do this by tinkering a bit and using third-party files or external tools. For example, I use the third-party tool Lepton.

    Ideally, this function should be integrated into TheBrain tool to save time and increase efficiency.

    For example, I would like to quickly call up the following note structures:
    - Footer note template (link to similar topics, update date, and copyright)
    - Meeting note template (date, location, subject, participants, summary, and actions...)
    - Contact note template
    - Book note template…

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  12. This is a personal thing for me and maybe other users may feel empathy for me. I do not at this time favour the inclusion of the AI function and would appreciate if a user off switch would be best for strange users such as I. Maybe to make it a usage preference. I wanted to say I often pause using TB since the inclusion of the AI function. Yes I do know I can use it or not, yet the exponential evolution of AI is unsettling to this older mind. Sorry guys, I just have to say what I…

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  13. 4 votes
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  14. 4 votes
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  15. Fix the random decolouring of pinned thoughts.

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  16. 1) As a user, I would like to search on hashtags that exist in included markdown documents or that I might add to Brain notes. Currently special characters like # are stripped out of search

    2) As a user, I would like hashtags to work interoperable with Tags. Any found hashtags would show up in the Tags menu. This would greatly increase interoperability with other markdown tools

    One of many forum threads
    https://forums.thebrain.com/post/is-there-a-future-for-hashtags-7444-11119130?highlight=search%20hashtags&trail=30

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  17. In code blocks color the content using the syntax of the coding language (auto-detect and/or utilize the language specified at the top of the code block)

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  18. After clicking on the local path, the brain appears in the front-end application window, not in the background.

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  19. Allow me as a user to host my own sync service that I can use for air-gapped networks. This would allow me to share my brain with my local devices that cannot directly reach the Internet.

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  20. With many people working on large monitors, the Pin bar could be much more powerful. Please consider making it full screen width. Part 2 is to make it two lines deep via pulling down with the cursor. Related forum post

    https://forums.thebrain.com/post/could-you-please-make-the-pin-bar-and-history-bar-fullcreen-wide-8288-13374940

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