Compare XMind: ZEN and XMind 8

Posted on August 23rd, 2019 in Discussion, FAQ, Featured, XMind: ZEN | 13 Comments »

The selecting tool matters for your productivity. XMind has been dedicating on mind mapping just right for different scenarios.

XMind 8, a classical mind mapping tool for over a decade.

XMind: ZEN, an amazing brainstorming, and mind mapping tool.

Which tool helps make the best out of you? Which features do you care most? Whose design is the one you wanted most?

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UI Does Not Work Properly in Ubuntu 16.04

Posted on November 11th, 2016 in FAQ | 58 Comments »

Currently, we encounter UI issues under the latest Ubuntu. Some reports include but not limit to

  • Opens a file –> editor is blank
  • Make modifications to the map –> no notification to save on closing editor

XMind: v3.7.0.201611010032
OS: Ubuntu 16.04

This issue seems to be related with Eclipse SWT’s GTK3 support. Discussions on this kind of issues have been made at Eclipse’s bug tracking site since early 2016. We will track on this and see what we could do.

There is currently a workaround for this by setting an environment variable SWT_GTK3=0 before launching XMind. For Ubuntu users, please refer to this community help for how to set environment variables.

The simplest solution would be to append a line export SWT_GTK3=0 to the end of the ~/.profile file.

Or, if you start XMind from command line, please use

$ export SWT_GTK3=0
$ ./XMind


$ SWT_GTK3=0 ./XMind