Add is:mirror search operatorPlanned
Mirrors are great. For so many reasons. Great work.
I would like to be able to find nodes which are (or are not) mirrors in search.
Can you add an is:mirror operator. This should also work in the negative: as -is:mirror.
This would search for nodes which are mirror nodes. It should find nodes which have the diamond mirror node symbol in the UI. It should find nodes which have been mirrored, as well as finding any nodes which are mirrors of that node. Keep it simple.
This would be similar in syntax and operation to is:shared for example, but finding mirror rather than shared nodes.
A bit more explanation of the use case:
I want to be able to search for nodes which are in my project tree tagged with #task, which have not been mirrored into my separate kanban board tree.
So -is:mirror is more important than is:mirror in my case. So to find these I might use #task -is:mirror as a search term.
You might also consider a well thought out mirror count operator instead. But I don't think it would add much. Even better would be some sort of path based search syntax with mirror as something which could be detected on a node. I would welcome a new, more powerful, search syntax in Workflowy. Something equivalent to XPath in power.
-is:mirror is more important than is:mirror in my case
this is the same for me as well
when i'm searching the document, i don't want all the mirror nodes to show up in the search but only THE ORIGINAL
e.g. if i search #task -is:mirror
right now i see every mirror node throughout the whole document which is redundant
what i would love to see is the ORIGINAL mirror node only, along with all other nodes tagged as #task
The problem with your request and the current state of the situation is that now there is no more "original node" with many mirrors. Rather, all mirrors are equal now; then… all of them are mirrors and "originals", as well. No way to conceptually distinguish them anymore, this new approach was a solution to deleting originals without deleting its mirrors.
I want to voice my agreement with Charlie. I just started using WorkFlowy today, and my intention is to mirror all my tasks (organized by project) into my to-do list (organized by timeframe - this week, next week, later).
I can envision a time when I have added many tasks, but forgot to mirror some to the to-do organization, so being able to search for "not mirror" would be very helpful to find those.
A couple more details I would like to add:
1) I assume most of my tasks will be at the lowest level of the bullet hierarchy, so it would be nice to be able to filter for that too. For example, if I have a project name bullet, with a bunch of tasks underneath, each task should be mirrored, but not the project name. It would be nice to avoid cluttering up the search result by filtering out bullets that are not at the lowest level, even if they're not mirrors...
2) Similarly, there may be some nodes that I don't care to have mirrored to the to-do organization (perhaps a long-term personal project), so it would again be great to be able to filter the search to exclude items below any particular bullet hierarchy.
Both of these details "mirror" (pun intended) Charlie's request for more powerful search syntax in general. Of course, as I said, this is my first day with WorkFlowy so my apologies if some of these capabilities already exist and I'm just not aware yet.
Thanks! I'm really enjoying the tool so far!
Viewing Node Locations
The Locations tab identifies all locations of a selected node in a hierarchy viewpoint. Multiple locations for the same node can be visualized together and you can navigate to any location where a node exists. Locations are grouped by parent and can be viewed in a collapsed or expanded format. Property values for each location can be displayed to determine similarities or differences across locations.
For shared nodes that exist in multiple locations in a hierarchy viewpoint, the Locations tab provides an easy way to:
Identify all of the locations - including the full ancestry of the node
Navigate to any of the locations to browse or modify data
Visually compare properties for the node in different locations
The properties that display in the Locations tab are configured in the viewpoint inspector. For more information, see Configuring Locations Tab Properties.
Even if a node doesn't exist in multiple locations, the Locations tab provides a list of ancestors for the node. Expand the ancestry list to navigate to any of the node's ancestors.
To view node locations:
Open a view and select a hierarchy viewpoint.
Expand a hierarchy and select a node.
Click the Locations tab.
- Do any of the following to navigate in the Locations tab:
Click the expand button to see the node's ancestry.
In the expanded view, click any of the node's ancestors to navigate to that node.
Click the navigate button to go to a different location of the node in the viewpoint.
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