Site structure view
Currently the site structure view (CD's main window with the folders and files in it) acts a bit like explorer, but not quite, which is annoying.
Of course, you can drag everything around and put it in any order you like (as well as clicking Ctrl+U and Ctrl+D do move things up and down), which is better than explorer.
Well, not really, because in explorer I don't need to do that, as the files are already in the right order.
CD currently lets you arrange articles in the order that you desire. This is a very powerful, unique and simple way to handle oddball sorting patterns.
In case I didn't make this clear: I do not want CD to decide how to arrange my files for me like Explorer does. I like to be able to sort to get the files in the general order I want, move the folders where I want them (out of my way) and move files around as I work on them.
I agree with David: one of the nice features of CD as a CMS is that you are not stuck with alphabetical or date orders: you can get specifically ordered article lists simply by arranging them in the tree view how you like them to appear. But as David said, it wouldn't hurt if we could sort them by date or alphabetically too. As long as we have the current possibility of ordering them as we feel fit.
And it would be very useful if one could select and drag more items then only on at time. Or is this already possible somehow?
I have a pet peeve, that may or may not be a real concern, but dropping an item in between two folders is basically impossible. It always ends up inside the top folder instead of in between... There are times when this gets very annoyning, but I can't think of any specific examples right now.
Yes Mark, I find that behavior annoying too.
If we could just move treeview items around with Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down(& maybe Left/Right to move things into and out of folders) it would be awesome. I don't know how you would get a treeview to be sensitive to drag'n'drop between folders. I don't think it fires an event for that.
Israel, you can already move items in the treeview using Ctrl+U and Ctrl+D. Is that what you were after?
D'oh! I assumed it would be the arrow keys rather than their acronyms. That should have been an obvious guess. Thanks for pointing that out, Darren!
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