Balsamiq Community Discussion

Bug: Tree Pane and the letter F


Using the letter “F” as the first letter in a text for an item in a Tree Pane, makes it a folder!

So this code:

Problem using F in a Tree Pane
First item (non-folder!)
Second item (non-folder)
F Third item (folder)

looks wrongly like:

This should only happen if the F stands alone.


Hi @Odd_Wiking_Rahlff,

Sorry for the hassle with this. Here is a quick way to avoid it: using “_” in front of any text will leave a space instead.

So in your example, this code:

Problem using F in a Tree Pane
_First item
Second item
F Third item

will look like this:

Hope this helps! :slight_smile:


It does indeed, thanks. :slight_smile:

Would´ve preferred that behaviour not occurring at all in the first place though.


Totally agreed, I’ve passed it on to the dev team so they can take a look at it.

Thanks for the report! :slight_smile:


@Virgin Bug still alive and kicking. Just saying…


Sorry for the hassle, @Le_Doc.

The fix will be included in the next major Desktop version that we are preparing: Balsamiq Wireframes.

In the meantime, could you use the workaround mentioned above:

Please let us know if you need anything else, we’re here to help!


Any update on fixing this for good? I spent 30 minutes on this until I finally gave up and found this post.

It’s been a year and a half now guys. :angry:


Hey Larry,

There is, and while it hasn’t been a fast fix, the fix is coming. It is not a problem in our updated desktop app.

This new app is a complete rewrite, so it’s taking us some time (longer than we anticipated) to get it ready for folks.

With that said, I’m sorry that this bug has been such a pain for you. It’s a really annoying one, and the workaround is not super intuitive.

But it shouldn’t be a bug for much longer.


Ok cool. Thanks for the quick reply. Looking forward to the rewrite version.