Improve Canvas Follow Connection for Note Cards

I used a lot of note cards in the canvas to map out how my notes are connected resulting to very large canvases. Canvas’s follow connection feature on arrows are very convenient for navigating it.

Use case or problem

The problem arises when there are a lot of connecting arrows from one node of a note card. It makes it difficult to figure out which card each arrow goes to and the fact that it is also difficult to click due to the amount of lines connecting from one node. Every time I want to go to a specific note card connected from the active note card, I keep doing trial and error of where the arrow is for that specific card, going back and forth from the main card to the ones connected to it until I finally reach that specific card. A solution of zooming out the entire canvas only breaks the flow of my thoughts and it is also not ideal for very large canvases since it does not really fit the entire screen so you have to know exactly where the card you are looking for is.

Proposed solution

When right clicking an arrow, hovering over the “Follow connection” button should show the note card’s name (if the card is a note) of where it is heading to.

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Click-based connection following is something I found myself looking for a plugin for, and only found this request topic.

I am using a Canvas as a dashboard with a series of embedded web-pages representing different status pages, and it would be useful to be able to left-click a connection near the origin point on the current node, follow the connection, and move the view to the card at the end of the connection. I can envision this being implemented in both “zoom to fit destination node to view” and non-zoom flavors.

I would vastly prefer this to, say, a group of tabs in an internet browser - the ability to view multiple status pages at once on a single monitor would be greatly enhanced by the ability to traverse between them and filling the screen with the destination view if I wanted details on just one without having to dedicate a whole browser window or tab to one.