The main page
Inside the browser are two main areas of the application, a menu of actions on the left-hand side, and a working area on the right which holds the contents (your browser links and documents) of whatever 'directory' you are currently viewing.
This example shows a populated lattice structure that might be used to organize the desktop belonging to an investment research assistant. This is just one of many use cases, of course.
The four important item types are context nodes, urls, text documents and files. Here they are again (labeled 1 through 4):
A 'context node' is quite like a directory. It can contain other context nodes, in the same way a file system directory can contain other directories. These nodes can contain the resources that directories can contain, but they also add the additional url pointer item just mentioned.
Users can move around from node to node inside the organizational structure that houses important resources that are kept handy for their use.
So why would it not be important to have folder icons in front of the context nodes? Because, by design, they could easily lend themselves to being a part of content as much as a being a directory tree housing content. The kinds of structures are numerous and reformatting their appearance has been kept easy. A rendering of them to look like a directory would be just one possible formatting option.
With the default formatting option, the light-grey downward-pointing arrow [ ] indicates that a context node has its own contents that we are not currently able to see. Without the arrow, it is simply a leaf node and has no children.
At the bottom of the main page is an area designated for web urls, text docs and files of other types that might reside on the computer's file system. These items are leaf items, so they don't have any child items.
These items are a part of the selection order, and can be selected for opening and closing. A selected resource looks more or less like this, depending on the size of the container window:
The locator path
Above the main window is the locator path. It is quite like a path on a website or like a directory path. It is clickable, selectable and when you push the ENTER key while one of it's components is selected it brings you to the ancestor node location for that component. In the image below, for example, the "Clients" component is an ancestor node that can be accessed using this particular locator path...
The left-hand side of the main application page has the multi-purpose menu. It's basically organized into sections for navigation, editing, development and grouping.
These are the keyboard shortcuts for various user actions. If the action does not have square brackets around it, then it is a menuitem. Otherwise, what is inside the square brackets is a description of what the shortcut does....
|ACTION||SHORTCUT KEY||IF ALT KEY IS DOWN|
|add -> context node||n|
|add -> url||u||opens new tab|
|add -> text doc||t||opens new doc in editor|
|add -> file||f||opens file in app|
|[toggle group mode]||g|
|[export vault to file system]||x|
These keyboard shortcuts do not fire when normal typing happens. If a text edit field has the focus, none of these shortcuts will initiate an action or command.
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