Hi Mark,

Running "zim --index" basically flushes the whole index and rebuilds from
scratch. If behavior persists afterwards as you describe, something in the
notebook triggers the same index error again. If so it would be worthwhile
looking into those error messages while indexing in more detail.

REgards,

Jaap


On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 6:41 PM, Mark Hughes (Zim mailing list) <
launch...@happybeing.com> wrote:

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> I've been using Zim v0.62 on Debian for ages, and it has recently
> started some strange behaviour, for which I am probably responsible but
> am not sure how to fix.
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> The behaviour is that when I click on a page in the treeview, the page
> displays correctly but the tree focus flips back to one of the early
> nodes (usually but not always the same one). If I click on the node I
> want again, it sticks, until I click on a different node and then the
> tree focus goes back to the one "it prefers"!
>
> Clicking on some nodes does work ok, but most need to be clicked twice now.
>
> I've tried "zim --index" (and zim --index -D -V) - all ok.
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> I've looked at the output of "Zim -D -V" and it complains about some
> tree paths being invalide. I suspect that is unrelated, but there are a
> few empty pages that it won't allow me to delete when I track them down.
>
> So, how did I break it. Well, it might just be co-incidence, but I doubt
> it. What I did was write a web scraper which automatically generates
> some .txt files that I began placing in my Zim notebook path. So I've
> polluted the tree by manually inserting some files (which all appear in
> the tree and display ok), but somehow may have confused Zim.
>
> If I remove those files (temporarily remove the folder, "Zim --index")
> then the behaviour remains broken, so it isn't the files themselves, if
> indeed the problem is anything to do with them.
>
> I also tried removing the ".zim" directory and the "notebook.zim" files
> and it is still broken.
>
> If I access an older version of this notebook (a lot older but with much
> the same structure) it works as expected so it appears to be not liking
> the content. There are no suspicious messages when I click on the tree
> (when using "zim -D -V").
>
> Finally, I can eliminate the behaviour if I open the notebook at one
> level higher. I don't want to do this obviously, because it means the
> whole tree of nodes lives under a single highest level nodes (equivalent
> to the directory containing the whole notebook).
>
> Any ideas how I can fix this?
>
> Thanks - and thanks for Zim. A truly excellent workhorse for me.
>
> Mark
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