Ability to send a node to another node

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    Henry James Todd

    I'd also like a better way to move nodes around. Currently I think the only way (assuming you're moving them "long distance" and not to a nearby node that's visible) is the cut-search-paste approach. It would be nice to hit Ctrl-Shift-M to send a node elsewhere without shifting my view/context.

    It would be even nicer if this shortcut had some equivalent on mobile, where currently, unless I'm mistaken, there's no good solution for moving nodes like this… at least I seem to have terrible luck dragging/dropping nodes over any kind of distance on iPadOS and Android.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi David and Henry,

    Have you tried starring your destination list so that it appears in the new-ish left bar... and then dragging your target lists into that starred list? This works really well.

    Currently many folk are using @rawbytz's WFx extension to move things around real quick...

    What the team is working on right now (bi-directional links, transclusion, templates...) will soon open up to /command dynamics where one will also be able to at a not-too-distant stage be able to move lists via this type pf dynamic.

     

     

     

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    Henry James Todd

    I'm familiar with the left bar, yes. It's great for things I use often, but when I want to relocate a node to somewhere that ISN'T already in the sidebar the process requires me to navigate to where I want, star it, navigate back, then drag/drop.

    This is why I said the cut-search-paste approach is the better option :-)

    Am I missing something on mobile? Is there a way to start to drag a node, then reveal the left bar and use it as a drop-target? I can't get it to work.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Henry,

    For now you're not missing anything...

     

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    Bartosz Grabowski

    I guess panes that Frank wrote lately could be also a solution - If You want to move a bullet, You just open new pane with a hotkey, navigate to what You need, and then drag,

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    @Bartosz,

    At the moment you can also star a page so that it appears in the left bar... and then drag any lists into the starred page (in the left bar) :-)

     

     

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    Bartosz Grabowski

    Hi Frank,

    yes, that's the way I do it right now - sidebar is awesome for everyday uses <3 !

    But the use case for me here is that every once in a while, when I do bigger reviews and process/catalogue all inboxes and incubators i do a lot of moving to vast variety of destinations, that wouldn't fit on screen if I would star them all :)

    For that context menu with 'send to...' (opening ctrl+; destination picker) would be a nice solution, but like i said earlier - d&d between panes is probably event better one :)

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    Stephen Weatherford

    Had no idea you could drag to the side bar, thanks!  I work in a ticker file so frequently need to move an item to its parent's sibling.  Wish there were a shortcut to do that directly, but this helps.

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