I’m running version 1.12.0 on Windows. As I’ve been using Tropy every day recently, I’ve come across an issue where the contents of notes are cleared when I switch between the photos in an item. Is this a known issue? Sometimes, pressing Edit > Undo has brought them back. Other times, I’ve had to go into my backups to open an older version of my project file.
When you switch from photo A to photo B the first note of photo B will be loaded into the notepad; if there’s no note attached to photo B and empty note will be displayed instead. But this does not delete the previous note attached to photo A – it should still be there when you switch back to photo A.
(That said, we’re currently working on item-level notes, which will make it possible to keep a note ‘sticky’ while switching between photos.)
This has been happening to me on and off for the past few months, but I can’t find a way to recreate it consistently. Would a log file have information that would help you troubleshoot?
On a related note: Could you tell me whether the following is a bug? In Windows, when I use Alt+Left and Alt+Right to move through photos, the note attached to a selection doesn’t appear in the notepad. When I use my mouse, the note does appear. Here’s a recording: Tropy-video-2.mkv - Google Drive.
Yes, that’s a bug, thanks for reporting!
We’re currently in the process of re-writing the way the notes are treated in memory while they’re active in the UI, so I hope that the original issue will also be solved by the upcoming release.