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Topic: ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy? (Read 4810 times) previous topic - next topic
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ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

So, I want to move a lot of tracks around among playists without leaving duplicates behind. All I know to do is "Send to playlist..." or Right-Button-drag. In either case, I'm then looking at the destination playlist, so I'd have to always remember to switch back to the source playlist, Remove the selection, then in most cases switch back to the destination playlist.

Unless I'm missing something, it would be great to have a "Move" choice on the Columns UI playlist context menu and/or something like a Right-Button-Alt-drag that would move rather than copy track entries.

Thanks for any suggestions,
Drew

ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

Reply #1
Drag-and-drop onto the playlist manager
elevatorladylevitateme

ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

Reply #2
You can change the settings for Playlist Switcher panel in "Drag & Drop" tab in preferences: tick/untick "Activate target playlist"

ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

Reply #3
Drag-and-drop onto the playlist manager


Unless I'm missing something, dragging to the playlist manager acts just like dragging to the playlist switcher panel in UI. Can it be arranged to automatically remove the files from the source playlist?

Thanks,
Drew

You can change the settings for Playlist Switcher panel in "Drag & Drop" tab in preferences: tick/untick "Activate target playlist"


Ah, the "Activate target playlist" box will be very helpful. It would still be great if I could rig it to always remove the duplicate track listings left behind, but if that's not possible I'll just try to always remember to remove the source selection right after copying.

Thanks,
Drew

ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

Reply #4
Drag-and-drop onto the playlist manager


Unless I'm missing something, dragging to the playlist manager acts just like dragging to the playlist switcher panel in [C?]UI. Can it be arranged to automatically remove the files from the source playlist?
Try Right-click dragging, just like CUI. 

Dragging to the playlist manager in the DUI doesn't switch focus.
elevatorladylevitateme

ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

Reply #5
Dragging to the playlist manager in the DUI doesn't switch focus.

What do you mean by that? Playlist view loses focus in either way

ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

Reply #6
Well, OK. I should have said it "doesn't switch the active playlist".
elevatorladylevitateme

ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

Reply #7
 Then let's repeat what we wrote above:
When dropping on Playlist manager active playlist stays the same
When dropping on Playlist switcher you have option to switch to "drop targeted" playlist or to stay in active playlist
In both ways you'll lose focus from the playlist view

But I'm not sure about right click dragging - I can't find that option in my foobar. Can someone confirm about this behaviour?

ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

Reply #8
There's no option anywhere, just try it.




Personally, I think it would be nice if the shift key modified this behavior like it does in windows explorer does.
elevatorladylevitateme

ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

Reply #9
Hey, I've never seen that "Copy here" / "Copy here + remove..." choice, when dragging to either the Playlist Switcher or the Playlist Manager. How can I get that?

Thanks,
Drew

There's no option anywhere, just try it.

Personally, I think it would be nice if the shift key modified this behavior like it does in windows explorer does.


ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

Reply #10
right-click dragging in the DUI from a playlist to a playlist tab or playlist manager.
elevatorladylevitateme

ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

Reply #11
FYI
If you are testing by dragging a tune from an autoplaylist you will only see an option for Copy Here  and not the Copy Here &  Remove for protection of the autoplaylist.

terry

ColumnsUI: Easy way to Move tracks between playlists vs Copy?

Reply #12
Well, the poster is using Columns playlist view and not NG playlist view for whatever reason, so that's why he has right-click drag (left-click drag is unavailable there)

I see why NG playlist can't use suggested shift left-drag for move, but I don't see some reason why it shouldn't have right-click drag

 
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