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=== How do I download the Java Runtime Environment needed to run FreeMind. ===
=== How do I download the Java Runtime Environment needed to run FreeMind. ===
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To download JRE for Windows, go to [http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html Download on Sun],
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To download JRE for Windows, go to [http://www.java.com/ Download],
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go to the section '''Download J2SE v 1.4. ...'''
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go to the section '''Download...''', say yes, and the download begins.
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and now choose the column [http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/Welcome.jsp?StoreId=22&amp;PartDetailId=j2re-1.4.2_03-oth-JPR&amp;SiteId=JSC&amp;TransactionId=noreg JRE], ''not SDK''. The installation file of JRE has approximately 15 MB.
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=== I start FreeMind but nothing happens ===
=== I start FreeMind but nothing happens ===
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:I got the install to work by creating a Freemind folder under Applications, copying the rest of the files in the container to it (e.g. freemind.properties, plugins\, accessories\ etc) and then moving the "installed" package to that folder.  It looks like Freemind needs to find those files and folders during startup.
:I got the install to work by creating a Freemind folder under Applications, copying the rest of the files in the container to it (e.g. freemind.properties, plugins\, accessories\ etc) and then moving the "installed" package to that folder.  It looks like Freemind needs to find those files and folders during startup.
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=== OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Maverick) won't open the FreeMind application because it is not signed. ===
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There is an easy workaround, namely control-clicking on the icon and selecting Open. Or you can disable the check entirely (although this is not recommended):
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* System Preferences > Security & Privacy > (Click the lock and authenticate to make changes) > Allow applications downloaded from anywhere.
=== FreeMind cannot detect new version of Java. What can I do? ===
=== FreeMind cannot detect new version of Java. What can I do? ===
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===Is there an IRC for freemind devs/users===
===Is there an IRC for freemind devs/users===
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===Uploading to gallery gives incorrect file ext. or file corruption message but the file is fine===
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===Uploading to gallery===
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====Uploading to gallery gives incorrect file ext. or file corruption message but the file is fine====
What do I do?  
What do I do?  
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====Uploading filename.mm (generated with FreeMind 0.9) triggers error====
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''File extension does not match MIME type.''
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Notes:
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* An older trick (related to 0.8 , 0.9 compatibility: clean-up attribute_registry nodes) is not applicable.
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* Two upload-related questions have no solutions on forum.
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* Issue raised also in forum: https://sourceforge.net/p/freemind/discussion/22102/thread/182db588/
=== Which Java virtual machines does FreeMind actually work with? ===
=== Which Java virtual machines does FreeMind actually work with? ===
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* Install a clipboard manager, which will make all elements, which you cut from FreeMind, available in its history. A freeware example of a clipboard manager for MS Windows is [http://www.yankee-clipper.net Yankee Clipper].
* Install a clipboard manager, which will make all elements, which you cut from FreeMind, available in its history. A freeware example of a clipboard manager for MS Windows is [http://www.yankee-clipper.net Yankee Clipper].
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=== How much memory do I need? === ''Keywords: RAM.''
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=== How much memory do I need? ===
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''Keywords: RAM.''
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Experience shows that 64 MB is not sufficient, while 128 MB is already enough, provided that you do not run another Java application. Correct me if I'm wrong. I am using FreeMind on Windows 95 + 128 MB without any problems.
Experience shows that 64 MB is not sufficient, while 128 MB is already enough, provided that you do not run another Java application. Correct me if I'm wrong. I am using FreeMind on Windows 95 + 128 MB without any problems.
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* Print to pdf using a pdf printer driver.
* Print to pdf using a pdf printer driver.
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** Use open source [http://sector7g.wurzel6.de/pdfcreator/index_en.htm PDFCreator]. It uses Ghostscript as its backend.
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** Use open source [http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/ PDFCreator]. It uses Ghostscript as its backend.
* Print to pdf using Acrobat's Distiller. Provided that you have full version of Adobe Acrobat installed (not just reader), you can print to a pdf using the Distiller or Writer options in your printer list. Make sure you check the "fit to one page" option under File > Page Setup. Also, make sure you set antialias to all under edit > preferences. This will make it look crisper. The only downside to this option is that it doesn't do the icons very well.
* Print to pdf using Acrobat's Distiller. Provided that you have full version of Adobe Acrobat installed (not just reader), you can print to a pdf using the Distiller or Writer options in your printer list. Make sure you check the "fit to one page" option under File > Page Setup. Also, make sure you set antialias to all under edit > preferences. This will make it look crisper. The only downside to this option is that it doesn't do the icons very well.
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* Export FreeMind's mind map to HTML, paste it into Microsoft Word, format it as you see fit, and convert it to pdf using the techniques decribed above.
* Export FreeMind's mind map to HTML, paste it into Microsoft Word, format it as you see fit, and convert it to pdf using the techniques decribed above.
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=== To create Encapsulated PostScript (eps, epsi) out of FreeMind's mind map (for LaTex) ===
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* Via PNG (Tested on ubuntu 10.04)
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** Export your mind map as *.png
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** Install Package sam2p
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** Convert png to eps: sam2p file.png file.eps
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* Via PostScript (Tested on ubuntu 10.04)
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** Print to file.ps using a PostScript printer
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** Install package ghostscript
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** Convert to epsi with: ps2epsi file.ps (This does not always work)
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** Now you have file.epsi
=== To convert mind maps between FreeMind and MindManager ===
=== To convert mind maps between FreeMind and MindManager ===
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=== What operating systems does FreeMind successfully run on? ===
=== What operating systems does FreeMind successfully run on? ===
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* ''Microsoft Windows.'' Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP (SP1 & SP2), Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista.
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* ''Microsoft Windows.'' Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP (SP1 & SP2), Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7, ....
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* ''Linux.'' Mandrake 9.2 and 10, RedHat Pro WS 3, RedHat Enterprise Linux WS 4, Fedora Core 2, Fedora 8 & 9, SuSE (8.2 using the RPM for 9.0, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 10.0, 10.2), Ubuntu (Warty, Hardy, Intrepid Ibis), Debian (sarge, sid), Slackware 9.1, Gentoo, Mepis 3.3.1, Mepis 3.4-2.rc1.
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* ''Linux.'' Mandrake 9.2 and 10, RedHat Pro WS 3, RedHat Enterprise Linux WS 4, Fedora Core 2, Fedora 8 & 9, SuSE (8.2 using the RPM for 9.0, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 10.0, 10.2), Ubuntu (Warty, Hardy, Intrepid Ibis), Debian (sarge, etch, wheezy, jessie, sid), Slackware 9.1, Gentoo, Mepis 3.3.1, Mepis 3.4-2.rc1, PCLinuxOS 2010. ''BSD.'' FreeBSD (5.2.1, 5.4, 6.1), Mac OS X (10.2.8, 10.3, 10.4.4, 10.4.8, 10.4.11)
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* ''BSD.'' FreeBSD (5.2.1, 5.4, 6.1), Mac OS X (10.2.8, 10.3, 10.4.4, 10.4.8, 10.4.11)
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* ''Other.'' OS/2, Solaris 9 and 10.
* ''Other.'' OS/2, Solaris 9 and 10.
''Keywords: platforms.''
''Keywords: platforms.''
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=== Is there a PDA-Version, e.g. for Palm or Pocket PC? ===
=== Is there a PDA-Version, e.g. for Palm or Pocket PC? ===
On PDA, you can use [[FreeMindPDA]]. It uses cross-platform [http://www.superwaba.com SuperWaba] Open Source SDK. However, it does not use mind map view, but rather plain tree view; it is not a proper FreeMind version in that sense. See also [[Stuff#PDA|FreeMind and PDA]].
On PDA, you can use [[FreeMindPDA]]. It uses cross-platform [http://www.superwaba.com SuperWaba] Open Source SDK. However, it does not use mind map view, but rather plain tree view; it is not a proper FreeMind version in that sense. See also [[Stuff#PDA|FreeMind and PDA]].
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There is also an iPhone version of FreeMind available wich (payed version) does have abillity to add icons etc, but does not fully support drag and drop facilities.
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For an iPhone version of FreeMind that can read small FreeMind mind maps, see [[Platform]].
=== What is the largest size mindmap I can edit with FreeMind? ===
=== What is the largest size mindmap I can edit with FreeMind? ===
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To antialias means to make fonts or curves look smooth by drawing additional pixels with in-between color. See also wikipedia on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antialiasing antialiasing].
To antialias means to make fonts or curves look smooth by drawing additional pixels with in-between color. See also wikipedia on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antialiasing antialiasing].
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By default, FreeMind antialiases edges only. FreeMind can also antialias text, but with the current state of the technology, it does not look good enough. At least, new Java RE 1.5.0 has better antialiasing of text than Java RE 1.4.x. Also, it is possible to set the whole application to antialiasing, including the menus and editing box; by using the command line option <code>-Dswing.aatext=true</code> of Java 1.5.0. Unfortunately, this is not available if you're using FreeMind.exe to launch FreeMind.
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By default, FreeMind antialiases edges only. FreeMind can also antialias text, but with the current state of the technology, it does not look good enough. At least, new Java RE 1.5.0 has better antialiasing of text than Java RE 1.4.x. Also, it is possible to set the whole application to antialiasing, including the menus and editing box; by using the command line option <code>-Dswing.aatext=true</code> of Java 1.5.0. Unfortunately, this is not available if you're using FreeMind.exe to launch FreeMind.  
=== What kind of encryption is used? ===
=== What kind of encryption is used? ===
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; Note : the complete list of pattern properties can be found in the source code, in the file <tt>freemind/freemind_actions.xsd</tt> (search for ''pattern_''), and the list of icons in the file <tt>freemind/modes/MindIcon.java</tt> (search for ''mAllIconNames.add'').
; Note : the complete list of pattern properties can be found in the source code, in the file <tt>freemind/freemind_actions.xsd</tt> (search for ''pattern_''), and the list of icons in the file <tt>freemind/modes/MindIcon.java</tt> (search for ''mAllIconNames.add'').
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== Can one make a script to run filters according to the attributes of selected nodes ==
I'm looking for a way to run filters more intuitively by making the filter by way of clicking on the attributes and icons in nodes on the mind map. Is this possible. Or i guess more simply to make a script that will run a selected filter (However this would be time consuming to do that for many nodes) Any suggestions?
I'm looking for a way to run filters more intuitively by making the filter by way of clicking on the attributes and icons in nodes on the mind map. Is this possible. Or i guess more simply to make a script that will run a selected filter (However this would be time consuming to do that for many nodes) Any suggestions?
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The following Microsoft Windows laucher fixes the problem that plugins were not found when FreeMind was started by double-clicking a FreeMind mind map. Download the  [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1361629&group_id=7118&atid=307118 patch with fixed Windows launcher], and replace <tt>Freemind.exe</tt> found in <tt>C:\Program Files\FreeMind</tt> with the one found in the patch, given you are in Windows. Backing up the original <tt>Freemind.exe</tt> is advisable.
The following Microsoft Windows laucher fixes the problem that plugins were not found when FreeMind was started by double-clicking a FreeMind mind map. Download the  [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1361629&group_id=7118&atid=307118 patch with fixed Windows launcher], and replace <tt>Freemind.exe</tt> found in <tt>C:\Program Files\FreeMind</tt> with the one found in the patch, given you are in Windows. Backing up the original <tt>Freemind.exe</tt> is advisable.
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=== Freemind 0.9.0RC4 can't quiet without saving ===
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=== Freemind 0.9.0RC4 can't quit without saving ===
I try to quit without saving (respond "No" to question) and it just goes back to map.  Ended task with Task Manager on Windows and got same prompt and goes back to map again.  Ending task a second time with Task Manager finally kills the program.
I try to quit without saving (respond "No" to question) and it just goes back to map.  Ended task with Task Manager on Windows and got same prompt and goes back to map again.  Ending task a second time with Task Manager finally kills the program.
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=== To use unicode characters in the node text ===
=== To use unicode characters in the node text ===
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FreeMind understands and uses <code>&amp;#xnn;</code>, where nn is equivalent to the '''hexadecimal''' number representing the character. It '''does not''' understand <code>&amp;#nnn;</code>, where nnn is '''decimal''' number. An example of a map containing ''Areté'' follows.  
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FreeMind understands and uses <code>&amp;#xnn;</code>, where nn is equivalent to the '''hexadecimal''' number representing the character. It '''does not''' understand <code>&amp;#nnn;</code>, where nnn is '''decimal''' number. An example of a map containing ''AretA?A?A?A©'' follows.  
  <map version="0.7.1">
  <map version="0.7.1">
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=== FreeMind does not seem to be affected by the things I edit in the user.properties. Why? ===
=== FreeMind does not seem to be affected by the things I edit in the user.properties. Why? ===
See [[user.properties]].
See [[user.properties]].
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[http://www.slow-computer-solutions.org/ slow computer solutions]
=== FreeMind starts and reacts so slow. Why? How to resolve? ===
=== FreeMind starts and reacts so slow. Why? How to resolve? ===
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=== Where can I find a quick reference list of default keyboard shortcuts for the Windows 0.7.1 version? ===
=== Where can I find a quick reference list of default keyboard shortcuts for the Windows 0.7.1 version? ===
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=== To suggest new enhancements of FreeMind ===
=== To suggest new enhancements of FreeMind ===
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At FreeMind's project page, you can [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=7118&atid=357118 submit Requests for Enhancements (RFEs)].
At FreeMind's project page, you can [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=7118&atid=357118 submit Requests for Enhancements (RFEs)].
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=== Is MindMaster a rip off of FreeMind? ===
 
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''Update: the site of MindMaster is no longer there, thanks to Rezzie.''
 
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There is a [http://www.gigastorm.com/mindmaster/ web site] offering a product called MindMaster. This program is a ripped off version of FreeMind. It is not just a clone of FreeMind; it ''is'' just FreeMind renamed, and slightly modified. They even use the presentation texts as found on the main page of FreeMind. As FreeMind is licenced under GNU GPL, so must be MindMaster. However, on the MindMaster site and after the installation, they claim that they hold copyright to MindMaster, and that you are prohibited to use MindMaster unless you conform to their licence. This is unlawful. We urge you not to use or recommend MindMaster, and to avoid linking to their site or giving any recommendation. Also, you can write an email to them complaining about abuse of GNU General Public Licence. --[[User:Danielpolansky|Danielpolansky]] 11:15, 14 May 2005 (PDT)
 
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: I have been in contact with the author of [http://www.gigastorm.com/mindmaster/ MindMaster] and he has since removed the website and all links to the download. He did in fact claim it was released under the GPL and included both the licence and source code in the package, but as I didn't want to shell out $30 I cannot verify this. --[[User:Rezzie|Rezzie]] 23:49, 18 Oct 2005 (PDT)
 
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:: Thanks a lot. --[[User:Danielpolansky|Danielpolansky]] 09:50, 26 Oct 2005 (PDT)
 
=== Where can I make a monetary donation to FreeMind? ===
=== Where can I make a monetary donation to FreeMind? ===
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=== I have a question not listed here, what should I do? ===
=== I have a question not listed here, what should I do? ===
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Post new questions either to some of our [http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=7118 forums] or to the [[Talk:Asked_Questions|discussion page]] of this page. Or specifically, ask your question in FreeMind's [http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=22102 Help forum]. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will get help, still, many users get it.
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=== To edit this FAQ ===
=== To edit this FAQ ===
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=== Where can I practice editing pages on this Wiki? ===
=== Where can I practice editing pages on this Wiki? ===
Click on this link and just hit the edit button on the lower right: [[Sandbox]]
Click on this link and just hit the edit button on the lower right: [[Sandbox]]
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== Questions not yet answered ==
 
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Post new questions either to some of our [http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=7118 forums] or to the [[Talk:Asked_Questions|discussion page]] of this page.
 
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Is FreeMind also Working under SuSe Linux 9.3 or perhaps already a part of the package?
 
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Answer: Yes, please see the "[[FreeMind on Linux]]" page here in the wiki.
 
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