I was doing some story lining stuff in map view, where I have notes arranged in vertical columns and each note is a scene. If I change my mind about order it’s fiddly to make room for a note to drag it up and drop in a new position between two other notes. It occurred to me that it would be brilliant if I could drag a note and hover over a gap between two notes and have everything kind of shuffle out of the way so I could drop the note in the gap which appears. I guess that’s probably not possible but what the hell I thought I’d mention it.
It’s possible, but there are many other possibilities.
- Perhaps you wanted to drag a note into another note to make a container?
- Should the notes below the dragged note move down? Or those above the dragged note move up? Or both?
- What happens to notes below the column that have to move, if they’re not part of the column? A row of notes beneath all the columns could be disrupted unless the row were moved en bloc.
That said, it’s a good idea. (In practice, consider using range-select to grab the rest of the column and to move it down.)
Thanks Mark. Maybe if it was a special mode you had to toggle on or off, or something?
Range select is not too bad as a solution, as you say, depending on list size. Also you can reorder in outline view by doing a drag and drop followed by unindent.
- option-drag is “drag a copy of this note”
- shift-option-drag is “drag an alias of this note”
- shift-drag is “drag only horizontally or vertically”
- ctrl-drags are reserved as a synonym for right-click
This is a brilliant idea. Would be useful for horizontal lists as well (e.g. ctrl-option-drag for vertical, ctrl-option-shift-drag for horizontal insertion).
I would like to upvote this please. Would be useful.