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Moving a section


#1

HI,

I struggle with moving a section via drag and drop in the "layers panel". It keeps dropping the section as a child into an other section. I can't get it to get one level higher with the Body as parent.

Also when I select a section and copy paste the other section it copies it inside it. Shouldn't it copy it beneath it? On the same level, both with Body as parent?

Cheers,
Martin


#2

I've run into challenges at times with this, though I don't know that it was limited to sections. It's tough to find the sweet spot between the bottom item in a level n group and the top of the next level n group below it to insert another level n item between them. I've often ended up re-ordering things by dropping them into body one by one in the reverse order I need them. (Obviously not practical once the list gets really long.)

Not as much lately though, I don't know whether I've gotten more adept, the widget has been tweaked, or I just haven't needed to do the same operations as much lately.

But with a rewrite of that nav list on the way, I'd +1 that targeting levels on drag and drop has been a headache in the past and it would be great to see that optimized.


#3

Hi ramatsu,

Thanks for evaluating. That sweet spot you talk about between level n groups is not there in my opinion. It selects a level n group (often a section) and then drops is at level n.1 in stead of the next level n.

My suggestion would be to introduce of CMD/CTRL-arrow up down interaction for moving stuff in the "layers panel".

Cheers,
Martin


#4

@thesergie - Is this an issue that you've got eyes on for the nav panel upgrade? It's right there with collapsibility in my view. In fact, I think some of what I wanted the collapsibility for was to make my workarounds for touchy targeting a little more effective.


#5

Yeah this is definitely one of the issues we want to solve. It's touchy and not consistent at the moment.


#6

Hoping this upgrade will come soon, it's so difficult and impossible to move sections


#7

I don't know if it's been tweaked to be better in recent weeks or I'm just slowly getting more adept (and avoiding trying as often), but I don't seem to be struggling with it as much as I was.


#8

I'm still struggling. It's really affecting my webflow


#9