Manipulating Topics

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When using "Google Earth" or "Cooliris" style controls

Single clicks:
Left click the red flash on a topic Enter its Topic Center (to see the occurrences in it).
Left click a tunnel Enter the tunnel to see the topics loosely associated with that one. You can then select one to visit.
Left click a topic Make it current.
Left double-click the field Make a new topic.

When using Traditional Topicscape controls

Double clicks:
Left double-click a topic Enter its Topic Center (to see the occurrences in it).
Left click a tunnel Enter the tunnel to see the topics loosely associated with that one. You can then select one to visit.
Left click a topic Make it current.
Left double-click the field Make a new topic.

Common to both sets of controls

If a topic rectangle, cone, pyramid or List topic is selected:
Alt+C or Insert Make a topic (it defaults to child of the selected topic).
Alt+P or Shift+Insert Make a topic (it defaults to parent of the selected topic).
Alt+L Make a topic (it defaults to a Loose Associate of the selected topic).
If no topic is selected:
Alt+P Make a topic that will default to being a parent when dropped on another topic.
Alt+C or Insert Make a topic that will default to being a child when dropped on another topic.
Alt+L Make a topic that will default to being a Loose Associate when dropped on another topic.
Ctrl+N (New) acts like Alt+C in the Map or 'Scape.
Insert In the Map or 'Scape, makes a topic that will default to being a child when dropped on another topic. In the Topic Center, makes a new occurrence.
Shift+Insert In the Map or 'Scape, acts like Alt+P. In the Topic Center, makes a new occurrence.
Alt+M If a topic is selected, allow it to be moved (it will disappear from the spot it occupied when you selected it, but all other associations will be preserved). A red floating topic will appear. You can drop this on any other topic and it will become that topic's child). If you need it to be a parent or loose associate, just make a child first and drag a green dot from it to its parent. A menu will pop-up from which you can select the desired association.



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