How can I reorder tracks on a playlist on desktop?

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Answer:

 

You can drag songs with the left mouse button to rearrange them. If that doesn't work, there are 2 possible reasons:

 

1. You have a sorting column activated

 

At the very top of each playlist you can see sorting columns that can be clicked. Once a sorting column is activated, you can no longer reorder tracks freely.

 

To change this, lick on the activated top column until the green sorting arrow disappears. After that, you should be able to reorder your playlist manually again.

 

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2. You're trying to rearrange a playlist from another user

 

You can only rearrange tracks inside your own playlists.

 

Workaround: Copy the user's playlist

 

  1. Create a new playlist by clicking the 'New Playlist' button in the left sidebar and give it a name.
  2. Go to the playlist that you want to copy.
  3. Click on any song in that playlist and press Ctrl + A (Windows) | Cmd + A (Mac) to highlight all tracks.
  4. Press Ctrl / Cmd + C to copy all tracks.
  5. Go to your newly created playlist and press Ctrl / Cmd + V to paste all tracks there.

After that, you have all songs in your own playlist and you can rearrange them.

 

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