Keyboard shortcut to move a bullet

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Anton,

    If you're talking about moving your bullets up/down/left/right, you should be able to use Alt+Shift+Left/Right/Up/Down arrows.

    If you're looking to move items to different outlines (not visible) you can drag into your starred-page lists in the left bar on desktop and in the browser app.

    ~ Frank

     

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    Anton

    Hi Frank, 

     

    Thank you for the reply, I am well aware of those options. I was indeed meaning the latter case you mentioned and I wanted to note that having a shortcut for that would speed up this operation a lot.

     

    Best,

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    Jacob

    The community forum is scattered with such requests, and it's hard to pick just one to add my vote to (topic consolidation would be great by a community moderator) ... For instance, here's one of many others: https://workflowy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360022525072-Easy-way-to-move-over-long-distances

    I'm surprised this functionality hasn't been added over all these years; the table stakes omission here makes WF far less nimble of a tool than it could be. Dragging something to land under a different node in the left sidebar beats cutting and pasting, for sure, but not by much. In contrast, cmd+shift+m to send over to a different node would be a huge boost (and explaining an option like this would get this article some helpful points haha!)...

    I suggest Workflowy support an "inbox" (a la Dynalist: https://help.dynalist.io/article/119-set-an-inbox-location) to compile stuff for easy later filing to the proper location, e.g. when using the desktop app at the end of the day. Don't worry about sending functionality on mobile for now. But something as basic as sending not being first-class supported in WF really dampens its competitive appeal: https://help.dynalist.io/article/54-move-lists

    Tangentially, adding functionality like this would join mirroring as reason to jump to Workflowy, an area Dynalist does not have elegant support for. When you want to quickly close a node you're deep inside of (point 13 of topic C, and you want all of C to be closed), this would be a quick clickless way to make that happen.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Indeed we are going to build an inline move-to feature where one can search for a list to move items to... 

     

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    Anton

    Hey Frank, many thanks for the update on this, can't wait! :-) 

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Anton,

    We don't have this on our radar right this minute, but we may pivot. We do realize the need :-)

     

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    James Corre

    Wow - I'm really excited to see your post about an 'inline move-to' feature Frank - that would be an absolute game-changer for me. I assume you could reuse the infrastructure you built for the [[ shortcut to link to another node? Like Anton, I can't wait - thanks! 

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