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Plugin organizing: Add to Existing Folder context menu for Browser (Folder View)

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asked Sep 2, 2022 in Instruments and Plug-Ins by michaelcollins (1,520 points)

When I right click a plugin in the browser, give me an Add to Folder option in the right-click menu.

If I hover over the Add to Folder, give me a list of the folders created that I can add the plugin to.

I click the folder name in that list and the plugin moves to that folder.

Problem Solved:

If you have a long list of plugins, it is very difficult to move the plugin into a different folder.  Since you cannot see the folder you are moving it to while you are in the folder the plugin is IN, you have to hold the plugin and wait for it to scroll all the way up to drop it in the folder. Now multiply that by the 50, 100 or 300 plugins we may have on our machine.  

The workaround I came up with is to Favorite the plugin, which makes it visible at the top, then drag it from there into the folder I wanted.  But, I shouldn't have to do that, as it's a hack and adds extra steps.

Today I decided to completely organize my plugins from scratch so I can properly learn them.  However, it proved to be difficult in Studio One, and it is extremely rare that Studio One EVER makes things difficult for me.

Another similar request is to allow us to add, edit, and remove tags to plugins.  This way, we can have plugins be in multiple spots rather than in one folder (A tag for Channel Strip and a tag for EQ and a tag for Compressor) etc.

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