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Drag and Drop Improvements (Mobile)

User Interface (UI) / User Experience (UX) · World management · Created by SolarCat02
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Mobile UI Drag-and-Drop

What functionality is missing? What is unsatisfying with the current situation?

Currently drag and drop functions are easy to accidentally bump on mobile, and items which require clicking to activate editing features (such as images and Manuscripts) and finicky.  

How does this feature request address the current situation?

I propose the addition of drag handles for mobile. (I don't know if they would be useful for desktop as well, but I do know they would be an improvement to the mobile interface).   Drag handles are a designated icon where touching and dragging on the icon will allow the user to drag and move the item, while clicking elsewhere will not. This type of feature is utilized in various interfaces. I have included two examples below, from an online game and a health app, with the drag handles circled in red:
Drag Handles
Drag Handles 2
  On the health app simply pressing the drag handle and moving your finger will allow you to drag the item. On the online game you need to first select the line item (to highlight it) before the drag handle will activate. I feel either method will improve WorldAnvil's mobile interface. Please share your preferences!  

What are other uses for this feature request?

This feature might possibly be welcome on PC as well as mobile, I am not as familiar with PC usage but perhaps others can weigh in on that.   This will be useful in all locations with drag and drop - manuscripts, tables, images, table of contents, article organization, charts...   I do recognize that each of these has their own interface and as such will require a separate update to add drag handles, and so this update is not as straightforward for coding as it first appears. I do feel this would be a large quality of life improvement on mobile if it were able to be implemented, even if this was only considered when creating interfaces with drag and drop for new future not-yet-released features. That said I do hope that someday eventually all drag and drop features will also include drag handles.   Thanks for taking the time to consider this suggestion!

Dimitri's Response

This suggestion did not achieve sufficient support   I am not sure if that example is from a website or an app but regardless, drag events on mobile are an extreme pain to handle and need per-browser/platform implementation this will require more support to be considered
Current score

41/300 Votes · +5340 points

Votes Cast

  • +100

    by Synarix
    on 2021-05-25 13:13
  • +50

    by Lnphysics
    on 2021-05-25 03:24
  • +300

    by Wasinaso
    on 2021-05-22 12:54
    Yeah, this is a huge one for me! I've messed up my category order so many times when trying to look up an article on mobile, I end up shifting the entire category when I only mean to scroll up on the page.
  • +100

    by Kouma
    on 2021-05-19 05:32
  • +20

    by Trips
    on 2021-05-18 01:56
  • +10

    by stonebandit
    on 2021-05-16 02:51
  • +50

    by ano19920
    on 2021-05-14 00:47
  • +100

    by R0GUE01
    on 2021-05-10 16:34
  • +300

    by Jeff.kingapr
    on 2021-05-07 22:48
  • +10

    by tacoturtle
    on 2021-05-07 22:35
  • +300

    by Markos67
    on 2021-05-07 12:24
  • +300

    by thepocketGM
    on 2021-05-07 09:40
  • +100

    by samsaratg
    on 2021-05-07 04:14
  • +100

    by Burnburnbaby
    on 2021-05-07 04:13
  • +300

    by A Rambunctious Kobold
    on 2021-05-06 20:20
  • +10

    by StardustScrapper
    on 2021-05-06 17:19
  • +10

    by B00KW00D
    on 2021-05-06 14:02
  • +20

    by Vixen Windsong
    on 2021-05-06 11:05
  • +10

    by Pauly7950
    on 2021-05-06 09:44
  • +20

    by brass_phoenix
    on 2021-05-06 07:01
  • +10

    by Gege16
    on 2021-05-06 04:57
  • +100

    by Rahjar
    on 2021-05-05 22:03
  • +50

    by Naelin
    on 2021-05-05 19:07
  • +200

    by redbeardcreator
    on 2021-05-05 18:05
    I'm with Toblin — I'm always moving my categories around on my phone when I'm just trying to scroll through them.
  • +10

    by Timepool
    on 2021-05-05 17:08
    More useful for mobile than PC, but, I think folk using mobile should have this regardless.
  • +50

    by Qurilion
    on 2021-05-05 16:13
  • +300

    by Scyoni
    on 2021-05-05 15:26
    Maybe I'm clumsy but the dragging has made using Manuscripts almost impossible for me on mobile - would love this :)
  • +300

    by King-Fisher
    on 2021-05-05 13:32
  • +50

    by eccbooks
    on 2021-05-05 11:31
  • +100

    by Serukis
    on 2021-05-05 09:59
  • +10

    by Michael Chandra
    on 2021-05-05 08:01
  • +300

    by Graylion
    on 2021-05-05 07:20
  • +300

    by Toblin
    on 2021-05-05 05:23
    Yes PLEASE! I cannot even count the times I've accidentally thrown my categories around on mobile.
  • +20

    by Neverdusk
    on 2021-05-05 04:36
  • +20

    by Adcheryl
    on 2021-05-05 03:31
  • +300

    by DaniAdventures
    on 2021-05-05 03:25
  • +300

    by BasicDragon
    on 2021-05-05 03:00
  • +300

    by Stormbril
    on 2021-05-05 02:31
  • +10

    by iamthetot
    on 2021-05-05 02:08
  • +50

    by MLHammond
    on 2021-05-05 02:05
  • +50

    by Lyraine Alei
    on 2021-05-05 02:01
  • +300

    by SolarCat02
    on 2021-05-05 01:56