Keeping or creating a context for synth images?

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Sometimes the synth displays a lot of images with one highlighted and others dimmed. Sometimes when I click on one image all the dimmed images disappear and I don’t have anything to click on, i.e. I’ve lost the context. I can sometimes, but not always, get back to the bigger context by clicking on the “next” arrow. Is there a simple way to get back to, or to maintain, the context with surrounding pictures greyed?
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Huck Rorick

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Nathanael Lawrence

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Generally the semi-transparent neighbouring photos are displayed when you are zoomed out and as you zoom into a photo, the neighbours are turned off so that you can click and drag to pan inside the zoomed in photo without fear of accidentally clicking on a different photo. To get the neighbours back, just zoom out again.

The [Z] key and [←] icon may also be of help to you, as they both function like the 'Back' button of a web browser, but inside of the synth. There's a full listing of the keyboard shortcuts at the end of the Photosynth Photography Guide.
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Huck Rorick

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Even when I zoom way out the context doesn't come back.
Here is a link to a synth where I experienced the problem
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=3...

Also I have attached several images showing what I see. I have a bunch of pictures linked. I zoom in to 1. the context disappears. i zoom out. the context is still gone.

Also, in the 2D view I'm not exactly clear (I'm a little clear) which images are linked and which are not.

Huck