Lists: Edit list enhancement requests

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After the 6 Dec 2017 Update to List Pages, many people have expressed frustrations/desires to improve the new Edit functionality.

Perhaps the most popular is to bring back Compact View, which is documented here:

In addition:

A. Select List (to copy or move titles) should include a Create New List option (as it did before the Update)

B. Add title 
  1. (or name on People list) should support using the full url
  2. alternate titles appear; instead need titles that match the search; see how it's done on iPhone app per C.Needham
  3. as part of the drop-down results, provide a link that would show full search results in a new tab, namely the same results we'd get from the search box at the top of every page, but without having to reenter the search
  4. option to show thumbnail image with title matches, and make results box bigger to accommodate that.
C. Changing title position within list
  1. return drag/drop reordering 
  2. return one-button delete title 
  3. allow within position box to trigger Save List Order
    D. Provide option to show more than 100 titles on the Edit page

    E. Add all the Refine/Sort options from View list to Edit list.

    F. Navigation within the Edit page
    1. provide floating menu to move/copy/delete/save order/prev page/next page/Add Title, OR
    2. provide floating menu to take us to the move/copy/reorder options NEAR the TOP or to the page navigation/add title NEAR the BOTTOM of the edit page, NOT to the physical top/bottom, OR
    3. need all these features at both top and bottom of page: move/copy/delete/save order/prev page/next page/Add Title/Done
    4. provide individual page numbers for direct access, as Amazon does on product search results pages, but include Last Page (since that is where you can Add Title and see the result immediately).
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    bderoes, Champion

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    Posted 2 years ago

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    That's from an early beta of a Chrome extension I built. It's in limbo right now because manipulating IMDb's complicated new pages is not easy and there's no point in finishing the extension if IMDb are going to add the features back themselves.

    I have no idea what's going on and uncertainty breeds inertia.
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    Your video is amazing. I hope IMDb contacts you to get the code and make it official!

    What his extension does is allow you to drag/drop titles to change their position. He also has an option to hide the comments, to make the dragging distance shorter.
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    Thanks! IMDb won't help but at least I can potentially give people back their features (with extras!) if I make the extension public in future.

    I'm so conflicted at the moment. I don't want to help IMDb as a matter of principle (they removed features and they should deal with the consequences) and I don't know if I'm wasting my time because they have their own plans. On the other hand, I think they're finished with their "improvements" and I could make a lot of fellow list-makers happy.