Curio 9.3.1 Release Notes

Release Date

September 19, 2014


Curio 9 runs on macOS Mavericks (10.9) or Yosemite (10.10).

Shape Changes

Bug Fix

This release fixes an 9.3 bug where auto inflated text shapes where not getting inflated when they should have been. For example, a text figure with a cloud shape was suddenly quite tight with no automatic margin applied.

Related Tweaks

Normally certain shapes (Cloud, Diamond, Hexagon, Octagon, Oval, Semicircle, Speech, Trapezoid, TrapezoidFlipped, Triangle, TriangleFlipped, TriangleLeft, TriangleRight) are set to auto inflate their bounds automatically to minimize the amount of clipping that could occur to any text or image within the shape. The result is a nicer looking resulting shape without you having to fidget with margins or things like that. This can be toggled off and back on within the Shape inspector.

However, there may be situations where you'd rather not have Curio do this for you and you'd rather have ultimate control over the bounds.

So now there are some new Auto Inflate advanced settings so specific shapes, like triangles, don't auto inflate by default. You can even tell Curio that no shapes should auto inflate by default.

Interface Change: "Auto Inflate to Minimize Clipping"

The Clip to Figure's Shape checkbox in the Shape inspector's Display tab used to only be available if an asset figure is displayed as preview. However, Curio can auto inflate even with text figures so this was not ideal. So this functionality has been renamed to Auto Inflate to Minimize Clipping and is always available in the Shape inspector.

Triangle Centering

On a related note, the triangle shapes now do a better job of centering content within the shape bounds. They are also less jumpy when resized.

Notable Tweaks

  • Via the mini meta inspectors you can now change tag, date, and percent complete properties even for locked figures.
  • Align and Distribute menu item and context menu items are now available for items within a pinboard.

Notable Fixes

  • Web links now work correctly in an HTML export.
  • Potential hang patched when updating idea space previews in the background.