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Feature request: implement an alternative way(s) for moving jobs up and down #2060
Currently, in the job queue tool, the users are able to move jobs up and down solely via the drag & drop functionality (using the left mouse button). It's very nice, but it's only one way for doing that, which has some advantages but also many disadvantages as well, for example:
Summing up the arguments above, we can easily notice that there is no alternative way for moving jobs at the moment. The users are forced for using the drag & drop functionality (the left mouse button) even if it's not always comfortable and effective. My proposition is to change the current situation, and give all of us at least one alternative way for moving jobs up and down — I mean keyboard shortcuts, of course. In my opinion the best choice is the left
Implementing the keyboard shortcuts will automatically solve the five problems above. First of all: moving jobs will be much faster & easier than now, and the users won't have to be so precise like now when they have to focus their eyes and fingers for moving jobs correctly. Furthermore, people who don't have the index finger will be able to easily use any of one of other fingers they have because the keyboard shortcuts (keys) are more convenient for moving entries than the left mouse button. And finally old people: they have the law for using the GUI, too. And if they have a problem with shaking hands, which makes the mouse very difficult to use, the keyboard keys will be salvation for them as they (keys) don't require being so strict and precise like the mouse usage.
If you want, you can additionally implement the second way for moving jobs: buttons. The buttons (up and down) are available for usage in the multiplex tool (first you have to activate them in the preferences dialog), but they are not present in the job queue tool. I think that they can be useful in the job queue as well, but it's your decision, of course. I personally care about the keyboard shortcuts, which are the most useful and comfortable in use, but the buttons wouldn't be wrong, obviously.
Thank you very much in advance for considering my ideas. I hope that at least one of them will be implemented.