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Drag & drop files to notes

Alex Jenter 10 years ago updated 4 years ago 5
I would like to drag and drop files to a note. Instead of the actual file I would like to get a clickable link to it. This way I can maintain lists of links without entering them manually (which is especially error-prone if I need to enter links using spaces or files hidden deep in the Windows folder structure).
A great additional option would be to distinguish between relative and absolute paths (via configuration setting).
http://cintanotes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1030
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Under review

Sounds like incorporating Windows shortcuts function into CintaNotes.

Shall we add some details on the mechanics?

Firstly, how to handle dead file links?

Secondly, "drag & drop files to notes" may be related to the following items:

  1. Drop file into note editor window -> "Link" field is overwritten with the file path
  2. Drop file into main window, release mouse button over a certain note -> that note's "Link" field is overwritten with the file path. No confirmation dialog, but "overwrite" warning is rendered near cursor if the "Link" field is not empty [~overwrite existing note field]
  3. Drop file into main window, release mouse button over a certain note -> new note is added, "Link" field is populated with file path [~create new note, as opposed to #2]
  4. Same as #3, with the ability to act as #2 if Shift or Ctrl is held down at the moment of mouse button release [~action 2 and 3 merged]
  5. Drop file into main window, release mouse button over a tag in the sidebar -> create new note with that tag, populate "Link" field with file path
  6. Drop file into main window, release mouse button over any other zone (including empty space and search bar) -> create new note with no tags, populate "Link" field with file path

One, or combination of the above items may be implemented.

Also, please fix the link to the forum thread (the extra ';' signt after "t" key).

It would be helpful (to me ;-) to have the option as separate feature: allow links to be absolute or relative (w.r.t. to notesfile location) paths. I couldn't get relativte paths to work with CN 1.4.3. neither in Windows path notation nor as URL notation.
-- Regards, SRE
I also need this features very much - drag&drop as well as multiple links, and link clicking (single left-click, like url) right on the note in list (without opening in editor)