Elements can be moved and copied in several ways:
- Using Copy () or Cut () and Paste () from the Edit menu or in the Toolbar.
- Using Ctrl + C ( + C on Mac) or Ctrl + X ( + X on Mac) and Ctrl + V ( + V on Mac).
- Using drag and drop to move elements. Note that if you move data between locations, the original data is kept. This means that you are essentially doing a copy instead of a move operation.
- Using drag and drop while pressing Ctrl / Command to copy elements.
If the element already exists in the folder where it is moved or copied, the name of the copied/moved element will get an extension "-1", "-2", etc.
When you have cut an element, it is "grayed out" until you activate the paste function. If you change your mind, you can revert the cut command by copying another element.
Note that drag and drop allows you to:
- Move elements between different folders in the Navigation Area.
- Open the element in the View Area when dragged from the Navigation Area.
- Save an element when dragging its tab from the View Area to the desired location in the Navigation Area.
The use of drag and drop is supported throughout the program, also to open and re-arrange views (see Arrange views in View Area).
When copying an element or folder, it creates a link that can be pasted in a text editor (including email, skype conversation, etc.) This allows you to share the location of a particular element with colleagues, provided that they have access to the same server. Your colleagues can, once their workbench is connected to the shared server, paste the link in the Search field above the Navigation Area and press Enter to find the element or folder in the shared location.