We've been busy listening to your feedback and making tweaks to Browser, take a look at what's new in this latest release!
Redesigned result frame
The overall structure of the result frame has been tweaked slightly to make better use of available screen space:
- The frame buttons for pinning, collapse, fullscreen and close now appear together in an elevated section. The play button has been moved into the query editor area.
- As a result more screen width is now available for you to edit queries.
"Send to editor" workflow makes a return
You can once again send your query from a result frame back to the main editor. Simply hold down CMD (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows/Linux) when clicking the the query in a result frame to send it to the main Cypher editor.
We’ve also made improvements to the way the result frame query collapses so it gets out of your way when you don't need it.
Improvements to guides
A number of improvements have been made to the guides sidebar, including:
- More scalable pagination controls for large guides
- Option to immediately execute queries from Cypher snippets (by clicking play icon)
Support for Neo4j 4.3
We’ve added a small number of changes to support the latest and greatest Neo4j release, including:
- New Cypher keywords
- Use of emoji to denote the user’s Home/Default database
And finally we're made a number of bug fixes, including:
- Rendering of nodes with Large property values in Graph visualisation (eg GDS embeddings)
- Focusing the reusable editor properly on start of editing
We hope you enjoy this release and look forward to hearing more of your feedback!
New Guided Experience
For a long time the :play command has been part of getting started with Neo4j in Browser, from taking first steps learning Cypher to running the Movies Guide. We wanted to improve that learning experience and have created a new Guides sidebar where you can now view guide content in a more convenient way. These guides stay fixed to the left so you don’t have to worry about pinning or them disappearing from view as you did with the :play command. Instead you can now focus on the guide while keeping the main part of your screen to run queries and see results.
The sidebar also lists the built-in guides available for you to view. You can launch guides directly into the sidebar by typing
:guide [guide name]in the cypher editor.
We’re keeping the
:playcommand for now so you can still run old guides you may have access to that haven’t been migrated to work in the new sidebar format, but our intention is to migrate all content across to work with
:guideover time. As always we’d love to hear your feedback.
Fresh new logo and icons
The Neo4j brand has been refreshed with a new logo. We’ve taken this opportunity to give Browser its own identity with a new icon, look out for it in your browser’s favicon and Neo4j Desktop.
New Neo4j Logo
New Browser Icon
New Browser Manual
The first release of the new Browser Manual is now available and covers the key functionality of Browser, different ways it can be deployed and some of the more detailed settings. Let us know if there are more topics you’d like to see it cover.
We’ve listened to your feedback and dropped the confirmation message when closing an edited reusable frame. Watch out for us bringing back the ability to send a query from a reusable result frame back to the main Cypher editor in the next release.
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New Cypher editor
The underpinnings of the editor have been reworked to provide a stronger base for the editor to evolve from. Watch the demo video to get an overview of the new features available in this release.
Reusable result frame
The query in an individual result frame can now be edited and re-run to update the result frame in-situ. Reusable frames maintain their own query history and are tracked by the global history of commands executed.
Improved Favorites Management
Your favorite queries are now easier to create and manage.
- Create or Update
- Create an empty favorite
- Individual actions
- Bulk actions
We are pleased to offer you a new way to connect with us, provide feedback on Neo4j Browser and stay in touch with all the new features and improvements we make to the product.
Watch this space, right from inside Browser and look for notifications in the Help menu.
Send Feedbackbutton when you wish for a new feature or have feedback about an existing one. Or simply go there to see what other users are asking about, join the conversation and upvote the features of interest to you.
We're looking forward to engaging with you here.