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I don't know what language you are using but selecting multiple items and then moving them over to a new bucket is a fairly easy concept. This Javascript example seems to have an example where an item can be dragged over and dropped into an inner div element. From a UX perspective, I don't know what you are trying to achieve with this example. Context ...


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1) I completely agree with Rewobs that it is a "poorly defined" "liltle used" "no common standards" area in UX. 2) Regarding "copy" specifically, I'm pretty sure the "only somewhat commonly accepted one" is, just as you say, option-drag means "copy, rather than just move". (*) Note however that we immediately seem to be in disagreement, because on a Mac it ...


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There are not strong standards of drag&drop use since it's not that popular and widely used. Add to that fact that modifiers are basically hidden, so users will find them just by mistake or intentional search. Test: Ask 10 random non-tech-savvy users about this. If you are lucky you will only get "Esc" as a consistent answer. Depending on the programs ...


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Here's a list of some common ones (including the one you listed) Ctrl + Drag — Copy file Shift + Drag — Move file ("in situations where copy is the default—like when you're dragging a file between two different drives") Alt + Drag — Create shortcut for file Right-Click + Drag — Will show a menu of options upon release Most of these are related to ...


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In the scenario you are proposing (drag and drop items from a long list), several factors must be taken into account. Every factor might present potential hurdles to the user. On screen real estate: is the target easy to reach? Check Fitt's Law. List item size. Unwanted scrolling: when reaching the bottom of the screen, the screen will start scrolling ...


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A quick example of one of the possible problems - Suppose, you have a long list or say a visual from editor where all the sections are not being covered on the screen on current resolution of the system, then it will be difficult for the users to select a particular section and reorder them. Specially, when one will realize or need to scroll the mouse along ...


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As you mentioned if the user has long list none of the above mentioned options would work. I have a doubt on why would you make the user rearrange the list manually, particularly on small mobile screens? Instead, use a Filter selectbox on top of the list that will show: Recent Most viewed Last Week Last Month ... With This the user knows exactly ...


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What I ended up going with was a sidebar with the full list of items, and then in the content section of the page there's a list of the selected items with a type-ahead at the top which is connected to the sidebar list for the users who would rather type the items they want. I greyed out the selected items in the sidebar and the "Remove" button for each item ...


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Here is a very well implemented multi select dropdown much like the one you mocked up. jQuery Rain | ParamQuery Select : jQuery Multi Select Plugin Features: ParamQuery select a.k.a. pqSelect is an open source jQuery select plugin that converts ordinary multiple and single select lists created with and HTML tags into theme ready jQueryUI widget with ...


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I wouldn't auto-collapse because it's unexpected. It could cause a drastic change in the appearance of the list upon drag initiation. Plus it raises the question of "do you automatically uncollapse after the drop or cancel?" I'd also avoid a special reordering mode - I think that would cause more confusion than it's worth. Drag/drop + scrolling is always ...


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If you have a menu in the left rail for the top categories, perhaps then you could use drag and drop for sorting by the category names. Similarly to Asana.


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I am basically agree with Daniel, auto collapsing groups doesn't work well. I would still vote for drag&drop option if 1. User has relatively small lists upto 20-30 position in most cases or rearranges them rarely in case of bigger list 2. User needs precise control for item location: say, to move item #5 between #23 and #24 so item #23 becomes #22 and ...


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The drag-and-drop method certainly has negative aspects, particularly when the list is long enough to overflow the page, but it may still be your best option. I don’t think it’s beneficial to collapse groups automatically when the user starts dragging a row. That would interrupt the user’s action by moving everything around while he’s trying to interact ...


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I am going to take an unpopular stance, because I believe it is right. It depends on how versatile you want to be which is easier. Drag and drop is easier when the source and destination are both in view and in reach. Click to add is easier in all other cases. Therefore to accommodate maximum versatility, plan for both, so that when the choices become too ...



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