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How To Move Topics Freely?

Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017 02:28PM HKT
Normally, XMind displays topics in mind map depending on the structure you're using. But there are still ways to move topics freely.

Press "Alt" key and move the main topic

If your mind map uses the default Map structure, this trick can help you free position the Main Topic. At present, this trick can only position the main topic.  And on Mac OS X system, please use the Command key instead.

Press "Shift" key

The Shift key is an amazing key. Pressing it and moving the floating topic you can put the floating topic anywhere without linking to any other topics. Moving a topic linked with other topic, their links will be cancelled.
 

The feature of "Allow Free Positioning"

Launch XMind, click on "Modify"-->" Allow Free positioning". This feature will allow you to drag the topic around the map without the need to click on "Alt". You can simply click on the topic and move it around the map. 
This feature will be ideal for users who would like to design their own style map. 

 

The feature of "Allow Overlap"

Launch XMind, click on "Modify"-->"Allow Overlap". This feature will allow you to overlap the floating topics in your map. 
 

When you map get too messes, you can just simply click on "Modify"-->"Reset Position" to reset your topics position
 
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