As I explore and experiment further, one thing that all of this conversation misses is that yes, you can easily EDIT the person sharing from the shared person in timeline view, and with the above suggested change to the 'People who share this fact' window above, and Tom's further suggestions also simplify slightly the route to edit the person added as a share when you start at the person sharing.
However its the navigate rather than edit that I miss most.
Is there some way to switch focus from sharing to shared and vice versa so that the pedigree/family/descendant views are all available?
From the edit screens being talked about here I can't spot that path.
I keep right clicking on a person eg to jump to the and expecting to see "change focus to this person" but it's not an option.
You can navigate to different family members with the Sidebar in Family. Family shows the Spouse(s), Children, Parent's and children of the focus person.
Double clicking on a person in Sidebar, Family opens that person's Edit person screen. When you close the Edit person screen, the new person is now the focus on the main screen.
On the Timeline view, the column with the two people icon is the shared fact column. The number in the column is the number of people that fact is shared with. Clicking on the number brings up the People who share this fact screen.
A Edit person screen must be closed before, we can make another person the focus person either from the Sidebar, a main screen, or RootsMagic Explorer.
RootsMagic Explorer can be a good choice for navigating to and editing different family members, especially if you don't want to change the focus person on the main screen.
When you open RM Explorer, the highlighted person is the focus person on the main screen.
You navigate between family members by highlighting the person in the lower right pane and selecting the Go to selected person button.
In the top right pane, you can open the highlighted person's Edit person screen by double clicking on a fact or the Edit button.
When you are through using RM Explorer, click on Select to change the focus person on the main screen to the last person highlighted in RM explorer.
Or, click on Cancel to keep the focus on the same person that was the focus person when RM Explorer was opened.
Open RM Explorer from Search, Person list or the Magnifier icon on the Taskbar.
It is hard to break old habits and create new ones when working with a new program. It took me awhile to get used to the changes in RootsMagic after using Family Origins so long. It took me months to quit automatically clicking on the fact in the left pane of the Edit person screen trying to open a screen to edit a fact even though the right pane was there in plain site when I highlighted the fact.
I suspect that when RM7 is released we will all be trying to break some more long tern habits and relearning RootsMagic after the rewrite of the program.