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Collapsing Branches and Auto Focus

Collapsing branches in your map can help you focus on other areas that are important. This could be useful for presenting your ideas to your team, learning information for exams or simply for tidying up a large map that you have on the go.  


Auto Focus and collapse is only available on Mind Map Style.

To Collapse Branches in Your Map:

1. First, click on the branch you want to collapse the children of.

Collapse Branches in Your Map

2. Click the collapse icon, located on the box branch, represented by the two arrows pointing towards each other. 

Click the collapse children icon

3. This will hide any child branches and the number of how many are hidden will be shown on the parent branch.

hide any child branches

4. To expand the child branches, simply click the collapse icon again and the child branches will reappear.

 To expand the child branches

5. If you are a fan of a shortcut, collapse and expand branches by hitting Ctrl/Cmd + left/right arrow on your keyboard.

Use Ctrl/Cmd + left/right arrow on your keyboard to collapse/expand

6. If someone else is working on the same map, at the same time, expanding and collapsing branches, this will not affect your view of the map. 

When you leave the map and open it again later, it will appear as you left it, either collapsed or expanded.

Auto Focus

Toggling Auto Focus with collapse all of your branches, leaving only the main parent branches visible. 

1. Open the Settings option in the top left corner.

The setting icon


2.  There, under the Display Options tabs, you will see the slider for Auto Focus

Under the display options the slider for the Auto focus is shown.


3. When moving the slider to ON, all child branches will then collapse and become hidden. Clicking on the parent branch displays only one level of child branches.

When clicking on branches one level of the child branches is expanded.

4. When moving the slider to ON +, once you click on the branch, all child branches will be shown.

Expanding all levels of branches with the Auto focus on + option.

5. If a branch has collapsed child branches, again, you will see the number of how many on the parent branch.

If a branch has collapsed child branches


6. To turn this feature off, navigate back to Settings and the Display Options tab, where you can turn Auto Focus  OFF.

To turn this feature off