Bb Mailbag: Is There An Alternative To Drag/Drop To Move Items?


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Q:  I’m having a difficult time dragging and dropping items to reorder them.  Is there another way to do this?

Animated gif of keyboard shortcut



A:  Yes!  You can also use keyboard shortcuts to move content.



Click on the Visibility drop-down menu of the item that you want to move.  Then click the tab key until it highlights the up/down arrows and then click on the enter (or return) key.  You will then be able to use the up/down arrow buttons on your keyboard to move the item.  

When you have the item in place, click on the enter button and voilà!  The item has been moved.

Bb keyboard shortcut to reorder item: using the tab and enter button to click on the arrow keys






Tip:  if you want to move an item into a folder, expand the folder first.

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