When I go to Places, it defaults to “Place List” and I see all my places listed alphabetically. Maybe some of your places are “phantoms” or something and need to be cleaned up if you are only seeing coordinates.
The thumbnails I’m seeing are not too small in the default “Thumbnails” choice.
The “Media List” does have very small thumbnails but are still seeable. And you are right, the file names are not sorted alphabetically. The 2 sorting options do not make sense to me either.
I do not see what you are seeing regarding the spyglass (search box).
4 generations is an option. You can click the Descendants icon to change views:
I have requested that in Beta testing, so we can only wait and see if some kind of hover over pop-up will one day appear.
There are several areas where you can find Memorize or Paste or Copy Citations. The clickyness is maddening. After months of staring at the sources and citations area of RM8, it still confuses me and I sit there and think, “what am I supposed to do next”? You can go down a rabbit hole of sliding menus and be easily lost.
There are two options when you want to copy and paste a Citation to another Fact. Determine if you want to “Memorize” or “Reuse” the citation. The Citation name determines how we find the Citation in a Citation list. After clicking the “Memorize this citation” icon in the “Edit Citation” window, go to a Fact, click “Sources” then click the “Paste citation” icon. After that, there are two options:
“Re-use the memorized citation” - this copies the entire citation so any changes made to that citation will change it for everyone else that is using that citation. This is how the RM7 Master Source works. But in RM8, you can do this for citations. Think of this as a “shared” citation. When in the Edit Citation field, it will show how many times that citation was used in the “Citation Used” field. You can click on that field to display the names and events where the citation was used. This option works great for census transcriptions because if you later notice an error, you can correct the error and it will appear corrected for every fact in which it was used.
“Paste a copy of the memorized citation” - this creates a brand-new citation so that any changes made to that citation will change it only for that one citation. This is what happened in RM7 when you pasted a Memorized Source; RM7 created a completely new separate Source detail. Think of this as an “unshared” citation. The “Citation Used” field will always show that the citation was used only one time. It seems this option would be used less often.
(This reuse/paste citation info may have been from user Jerry Bryan)
I changed my font scaling to 125%. It would be nice if when moving the slider, you could see how it will look.
Unfortunately, there is no setting for that.
I think it would have been better if you started a new post for each issue. You can then add a tag such as “feature-request” so that Renee can see all the feature requests more easily and start working on them.
I’m sorry but there are far too many different subjects in this post. The titles of the posts matter. They enable future readers to read the header, the question and the specific answers. This post could become very long and unmanageable.