« Netflix Working on Ways to Hide Movies in Your Queue | Main | Netflix & Blockbuster Settle Patent Litigation, BB to Raise Prices? »

Comments

Matt

Yep, it's been working for me for the last week or so.

The only thing I don't like about it is that I frequently press and hold the middle mouse button on a page to scroll up and down (rather than use the wheel), and this also has the effect of grabbing a movie. If Netflix reads this: make the drag/drop feature require the use of the left mouse button.

Tester

"If Netflix reads this: make the drag/drop feature require the use of the left mouse button."

I have a another idea. Why not make it optional?

kcholt68

It is optional. Go to "My Account" and the click on/off "Enable Drag and Drop in the Queue" is right under "Enable Extra Movie Information".

BoB

"It is optional. Go to "My Account" and the click on/off "Enable Drag and Drop in the Queue" is right under "Enable Extra Movie Information"."


I don't have that option. So I guess I'm not one of the lucky ones to have it yet! I guess they are rolling it out in stages like they always do?!

Scribe1964

"I don't have that option. So I guess I'm not one of the lucky ones to have it yet! I guess they are rolling it out in stages like they always do?!"

I don't have drag and drop. The funny thing is I had it for a few days WEEKS AGO. I guess they were testing it.

rambaldi47

you can(or at least I can) still change the movies the old way by typeing the the number of the position you want a movie in then clicking the update button.

Tester

Thanks fir the info kcholt68. I'll go and check it out.

hawk5391

I have it in 3 profiles but not the other two. I will have to check out kcholt68's advice and see if it is disabled in those profiles.

This is off topic, but has anyone else noticed all the issues with the Friends section? Last week it was unavailable more often than not, and yesterday I checked it and all of my Friends were gone -- I instead got the page asking me to invite friends, as though I was a new member. Fortunately, all my friends are back this morning (I would hate to have to go through the trouble of making new ones!).

Brian

I had them for a DAY! ONE MEASLY DAY!

ViewerNearYou

Works like a champ! I also had it a few weeks back, then it disappeared suddenly (as others described), but now it seems to be back for good. Great feature.

jimofoz

I'm using an iMac with Firefox and it works. (Now anyway). I've noticed a lot of stuff has been hit and miss lately. My reviews disappeared entirely for awhile, review editing comes and goes. The drag-and-drop comes and goes as well. I like the improvements, but I'll be glad when things settle down.

CHP

I had this feature for a couple days about a week and a half ago, then it went away again. (I'm using Firefox with Windows XP.) And I don't have the option to enable that in "My Account." Wish I did, though -- it's a great feature!

Mr. Ed in Houston

We have 3 queues, 2 large and one small (his, hers and ours). The small queue (95 titles) has the drag n drop. The larger ones (400+ each) do not. Perhaps it is only available on queues up to a certain size.

kcholt68

I just moved a movie to the top of my queue by clicking on that button, and with the drag and drop it actually "moves" up the queue. Kinda cool ...

Complication

This was on my queue today, but I only have 118 titles and most are future releases. Works great for rearranging a title or 2 that are near each other. I wish I could move more than one at a time though. I tend to move all at once an entire season of a TV show or all saved titles for a release day that just transfered to the queue.

BoB

"Perhaps it is only available on queues up to a certain size."

Nope. I only have 59 discs in my main queue (regular and saved) and 29 in a profile and I still do not have it under the main account or profile.

geo

my queue has 473 movies, many of which are "long wait" or "very long wait". i periodically go through the list and move things that have become "short wait" or "now" up the queue list... drag and drop is very impractical for moving numerous items from, say, position 463 to 46... especially when one is moving maybe 20 titles. way easier to just type in the numbers. i've deactivated "drag and drop", since it won't allow me to use the re-numbering method.

yeswor00

I finally got the Drag & Drop feature, but the problem I have is that the announcement comes up every time I check my queue. It's getting annoying.

By the way, I found that if you check a 'Remove' box and then uncheck it, you can use the number system.

gir

They definitely need to shut off the announcement, or redesign it so it's not a pop-up. Very irritating.

FYI, you can get drag n drop to kinda work in Safari 3 beta by changing the user agent in the Safari debug menu to a compatible browser like Firefox or MSIE. It's a little buggy, but at least you can try it out.

BoB

It's July 8th and I still don't have this feature!!!

luisa

Your browser must be IE or Firefox, or announce that it is one of those. Try use "User Agent Switcher" extension if you using some type of Mozilla browser. My friend on Linux uses ice weasel, which is basically Firefox, this did the trick.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Sponsors

Third-Party Netflix Sites