Make new version look like the old version


#1

Hey Mock-up Team!

I’ve just got a shiny new laptop, and that required a new installation of Balsamiq and I’ve found quite a few changes which are “a vexing” me. Top amongst this list is that the UI library is now at the top, rather than at the side - can I move it?

Secondly, bmml are no longer associated properly with Balsamiq, I have to drag the files onto Balsamiq to open them - any ideas?

Finally, we used to have nice tabs on the bottom to swap between mock-ups, we now have MASSIVE windows on the left - is it swap backable?

Cheers,

Matt.


#2

Hello Matt!

We made a transition guide which should help get adjusted to the new version a bit: http://help.balsamiq.com/transition

Here’s some answers in the meantime:

  • The UI library is now only on the top, it cannot be moved
  • BMMLs are not associated because v3 uses a new format called BMPR (see the transition guide)
  • The window on the left is not swappable but you can resize it to make it smaller.

#3

Shame on the UI changes, the new interface isn’t really designed for laptop screens, more for larger monitors. The file format change make sense and pretty useful. How do I make the section on the left smaller?


#4

For the UI library, I highly recommend hiding it and using QuickAdd if you can. We added thumbnails to it so it should be even more approachable now.

For the right-hand side, CTRL+; is your best friend to toggle it.

For the left-hand side, you should be able to hover over the right edge of the navigator and drag left to resize it.


#5

Quick Add is perfect - I can definitely swap to that, thanks. Keyboard short-cuts are great, thanks.