A little behavioural change I think would make a much smoother experience in DEVONthink - though I appreciate some people may have got used to this in constructive ways, it still surprised me as counterintuitive.
When I click the blank area in a DEVONthink window, I don’t expect that to count as a selection, I’d expect that click to be ignored.
For example, I have a three-pane view open right now. There’s three items in the main panel on the left, a couple of items in the folder listing, and a document selected in the main viewer.
If I click the blank space below the three items in the left-hand panel, which is 80% of the area, it shouldn’t change the selection or document view. I’d expect that to only happen if I select the parent item explicitly - however, it’s easy to click this blank area by accident, particularly if you have lots of windows open or are switching between applications.
I can understand if there’s something subtle I’m missing about the document selection process, but I find it quite easy to lose my place in DEVONthink from time to time. The whole saved-view/move-to-parent/preserve-view think seems to be able to end up in contradictory situations; should it preserve a view on a folder if you’re navigating upwards with a different view setting? (I appreciate, also, these are very complex issues wrapped up in simple phrasing!