Updates to List Pages

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Today (Dec 6) we are announcing an update to the List pages on the IMDb desktop experience. This update is part of the broader site changes announced recently (https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0). After in-depth discussion and examination, we have decided to simplify the features and functionality for lists. We have merged “compact view” and list editing into a single Edit experience. In that one view, you can now modify your text and add, copy, delete and move items. We have also pulled List actions (edit, export, settings) together into a 1-click menu (the 3 vertical dots on the top right of the page). You will now also find two new options in the Refine menu: ‘In Theaters’ and ‘Keywords.’  Tech constraints on the new system prohibit us from continuing to support drag-and-drop from the Edit view; we appreciate your understanding. For more information about Lists, see the IMDb Help Center.
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Karen, Employee

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Matias Kjølstad

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled The List has changed for the worse (In my opinion).

I like listing on IMDb, but I liked it more before. Now the listing feature is not as good, unpractial and too cumbersome. Why did you have to change it so you could switch places for the titles/persons from lifting them up and down with you mouse to having to change the numbers one by one? It`s especially cumbersome when you add a new movie to a list that have other movies from before because you change every number! Why? and could you change it back?
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Matias Kjølstad

The feature you mention is commonly referred to as drag/drop. You may want to vote for/comment on the Idea here:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/edit-list-enhancement-requests

I don't understand your comment about changing the numbers one by one. If you mean that it's best to move one title/name at a time, I agree. But I hope you don't think you have to change all the numbers by hand. 

Just keep in mind that when moving a title/name up the list (from a high position number to a lower one), just specify the number at which you want the title/name to appear. But moving in the opposite direction, to a position with a higher number than is current, you need to specify the position number 1 less than where you want it to be (because by moving the title/name, one fewer title/name will appear before that location.)

So if your list is 1) X, 2) Y, 3) Z, 4) A, and you want to move 4 to 1, just enter 1 in place of 4. But if you want to move 1 to 3, enter 2 in place of 1.