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I risk to repeat myself by mentioning it often in my articles, but – Kanban relies on visualization. And it relies heavily on it. On a side note, when we talk about visualization, UI and UX pop up and everybody expects as few clicks as possible to achieve anything in a software tool.
A core, must have feature of each electronic Kanban board is to drag (using the mouse or touch) a card and drop it wherever you decide. Below you’ll find quite helpful tips and tricks about “guiding the cards traffic” in Kanbanize.
1. Multi-Selecting Cards
You can do it (as of Kanbanize version 3.8 on) by CTRL + left click a card at a time.
Another option is to achieve it in a bulk matter by right clicking on a column and choosing to select a cell (i.e. the area surrounded by a column and swimlane), the entire column (including all swimlanes) or swimlane (including all columns):
2. Moving Cards
Apart from the regular drag and drop, you can perform advanced navigation using the keyboard or virtual arrows.
2.1. Move cards between columns with the keyboard left and right arrow
CTRL + left click to select one or multiple cards.
Then move them horizontally between columns.
Note: if the selected cards are in different columns, they will be moved one column further left or right
2.2. Reorder a card within a column with keyboard arrows up and down
First you need to CTRL + left click to select a card.
Then each card can be vertically moved within a column so that it is below or above another card.
2.3. Use the context menu to move cards across boards and projects
You can basically perform the actions mentioned above using the context menu that appears when you right click on one or multiple cards. There is one difference though, you can:
2.3.1 Move cards between projects
Refer to the screenshot below:
Note that the available options for moving the cards across boards and project would vary depending on your permissions in the latter.