Posts Tagged ‘customise’

Ribbon Customisation in Mindjet 11

Monday, October 29th, 2012

It’s another new feature of the latest version of MindManager now called Mindjet 11. Mindjet say in their release notes “Modify existing menus or create your own customisable ribbon menu. Users can keep most-used commands visible for easy access and improved productivity. Right click on the ribbon menu to see the customise ribbon option in the context menu.”

Here is what I discovered:

Right clicking a ribbon brings up this window –

Customise Ribbon - Mindjet 11 (was MindManager) - Adding new Ribbons and editing existing ones

My first attempt was to remove the Sharepoint Items from the Map Data group on the Insert ribbon. This was not possible. Michael Deutch answered my request for help in the Mindjet Community post “Why are the options to Add and Remove greyed out in the Customize Ribbon pane?“. This is what you can do:

  • Remove groups from an existing Ribbon e.g. Map Data from the Insert Ribbon
  • You can add groups to an existing Ribbon e.g. Tablet > Ink (which includes Insert Sketch) to the Insert Ribbon
  • You can create a new Ribbon e.g. Presentation and populate this with the predefined groups e.g. Zoom and/or add a New Group to which you can add individual commands.
  • Finally you can reset the Ribbons to their default settings.

You can’t:

  • Remove or add commands to an existing group.

How could I use this functionality:

  • Adding Tablet commands to existing Ribbons
  • Creating new Ribbons with all the tools I use for exporting to Word and the Web
  • Create a new Ribbon for Presentations or Project Management

Will this new feature be of any use to you?

Don’t forget you can customise the Quick Acces Toolbar as well.

Restoring your Quick Access Toolbar set up after a repair

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

If you run MindManager > Repair in the Control Panel to fix a problem, the Quick Access Toolbar will be returned to its default install state with 8  tools.  I have  just had to Repair the Outlook MindManager button which adds mail, contacts, calendar and tasks to your current topic.  I lost the 18 tools I had added to the Quick Access Toolbar.
BUT prior to running the repair I exported this key using Regedit from the Registry to my Desktop as QAT.reg:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mindjet\MindManager\9\User Interface\BCGRibbonBar-59398

After the repair I ran the QAT.reg file and the MindManager – Quick Access Toolbar was restored to its pre-repair state.

You could use this process to create different Quick Access Toolbar sets for different applications of MindManager. I have 5 Ink tools which allow me to map in Ink without having to open the Insert ribbon.

Quick Access Toolbar