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Journal Entry: Fri Jan 13, 2017, 5:08 AM
:iconcatkinsvedka:
 CatkinSvedka
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I received this e-mail from DeviantArt's help-desk after submitting a complaint about not being able to move or remove deviations, and figured I should share it with you to save some hassle! You've all experienced it by now, and many of you have already figured it out, or been told how to do it. I'm quoting the reply with DA's own links, you can check them yourselves, the ones used are only fave.me, the official DA short-URL, various deviantart.com links, and to deviantart.zendesk.com, the official DeviantArt help-desk site.

Update: Probably after getting massive complaints from group owners, DA has now added an "Edit Page" button on gallery front pages. This makes it much easier to move the newest (misplaced) deviations to other folders, without having to go into each folder. There's still a bug though, if you go to another page of the front page, the edit mode goes away, and if you then enter edit mode, it returns to the first page! You can get around this bug by adding &edit=1 at the end, after offset={number}.


Chris (DeviantArt)
Jan 12, 11:57 PST

Hi There,

Thanks for your inquiry. Some time ago we announced the new Wall grid layout for thumbnails. This feature was meant to be the permanent view of all galleries on site and we have recently taken steps to push that change fully. We appreciate your patience during this transition.

In the mean time, feel free to check out this journal for information about the recent gallery/fav changes. Including updated information about how to adjust your deviations from now on. And if you would like to leave feedback about the way the grid looks, please do so on this announcement article from a couple years back.

A few quick highlights of this update include:


Why can't I edit my gallery/favs anymore?


You most certainly can! With the new layout, editing has been moved to a Mode, similar to how you must enter Edit Mode on your profile page to alter your widgets. While on your gallery/fav tab (or folder) click the "Edit Page" button near to the top right of the page. This will initiate Edit Mode and you can adjust your gallery/favs the same way you used to. It's just a click away!


What about groups?


Groups get the same treatment. However, instead of and "Edit Page" button, when you enter a folder in a group you will click the "Edit Folder" ("Edit Collection" in favs) button then choose "Edit Deviations" from the fly-out menu that appears. This will enable edit mode for those folders and you can alter your group's content from there.


Where has the page selector gone?


When you initially load a gallery/fav folder the first 24 deviations will appear by default. If you're a Core Member you can adjust this to show 60 or 120 deviations on load through your Browsing Settings on your Account Settings page. Once you start scrolling other items from your gallery/favs will automatically populate the feed so as to make for a smoother browsing experience, uninterrupted by page loads. Because of the way editing must function the pagination feature will remain for that mode only.


Can we get pagination back?


You can adjust your Browsing Settings and ensuring "Paging" is set to "click through pages" instead of scroll through.

Be sure to check out the updated FAQ's on the subject as well!
* Is it possible to move deviations from one page to another in my gallery?
* How can I add or remove deviations from my Featured Gallery section.
* What is the Gallery Folders Feature and how do I use it?
* How do I remove a user’s deviation from my groups gallery/favs?
* Can I change the order of my Favourites or select what shows up in the Favourites section?
* How do I add and delete Favourites?

Chris Carey
Customer Service Representative
Community Operations
ikue.deviantart.com

DeviantArt



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:iconromanjones:
RomanJones Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
How do I take a deviation out of a folder? 

I accidentally put a deviation in the wrong folder when submitting it. Normally there would be a little box in the deviations' icon that would give me an option to remove, send, or copy it to another folder. This doesn't exist any more. 

So I go into edit and try to unclick that folder as a destination. That option isn't available anymore. the box to that folder stays checked. 

How can I please remove deviations from a folder. No, the folder is not my featured folder, it's a sub/side folder. 
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't understand why you try to move your images by editing submit destination, it's already been submitted! :D As I wrote in the journal you just hit the "Edit Page" button. It exists on both main gallery and in gallery folders. Once you enter the edit mode you get the little edit icon back.
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:iconsophiestudies:
SophieStudies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!!! this really helped
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Glad it's still useful for some people, even if the changes are "old" by now. Thanks for the fave! :heart:
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:iconsophiestudies:
SophieStudies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome as well! :)
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:iconmakyo689:
Makyo689 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i don't know to move my art to a different folder without the pencil icon! help? :(
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the journal you commented on does explain this, based on how you formulate your problem. There is an Edit Page button available on both the gallery main page, and on its folders. If you mean something different, please be more specific.
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:iconmakyo689:
Makyo689 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh. Ok.
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:iconlarchedemorce:
LarcheDeMorce Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, many thanks for the info! ;v;
I was struggling on my main account, I accidentally placed a commissioned piece on a folder for my original characters and I couldn't see the usual pencil icon for removing deviations from folders x'D

.w.; I hope we get notifications for updates like these haha
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, DA did sorta give notifications about this... a long time ago. They said they would be testing out the new grid on the front page, and implement it to the rest of the galleries on the site when it was tested out. It just took so long time testing that people forgot about the upcoming changes. Thanks for the fave! :heart:
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:iconlarchedemorce:
LarcheDeMorce Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh, I see. ovo; Guess I have to pay attention a bit more haha
Np! :D
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:iconnepinrith:
NepinRith Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank goodness I found this @.@
I just went on a rampage of cleaning out my gallery, so that I have only what I really want on it (800-900 deletions later) and decided it was time to reorganize where the left over deviations belonged.

Many thanks for posting this, It made my day much simpler. <3
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Thanks for the fave! :heart:
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:iconaurainsert:
aurainsert Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Nice.. I was looking for this. Thanks for sharing. :D
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, thanks for the fave! :heart:
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:iconxkirameku-lunaix:
xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So that's what happened. Well this bites. Why can't we get updates like this in our inbox? It would've been helpful than searching for it.
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right!? :D Thanks for the fave! :heart:
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:iconblackberryrabbit28:
Blackberryrabbit28 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Oh thank you for uploading this! I just spent ages trying to figure out what was going on xD

Why did DAHQ even do this? How does this help / make things easier for anyone? I've already found what I believe are bugs in it >.<
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :heart: Idk, maybe to make it more mobile/tablet app friendly?
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:icondharc-the-vizard:
dharc-the-vizard Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
how can I have the old version back ?
the one where each image have directly the edit button without having to click on the "edit page" button on top of the page ?

the new setting is awful; I have to click that button each time I want to do something... it is getting on my nerves Steaming Mad! Rage frustrated .

PLEASE Please !!!  tell me how can I go back to the old setting !!!
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
DeviantArt's dun goof, things will never be the same again. Officially. I'm working on a Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey script which will effectively reverse the changes DA put in, though it's uncertain when it'll be ready.
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:icondharc-the-vizard:
dharc-the-vizard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
ah... ok
thanks !!
I will check sometimes to see if you posted it :D (Big Grin) !
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds good! :D
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:iconeric-was-here:
Eric-was-here Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
I assume you read what *I* write here back to him about this.
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Where do you write back to him? I don't follow your forum posts, if that's what you ask. I don't follow anyone's forum posts.
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:iconeric-was-here:
Eric-was-here Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
I replied on the original posting you showed right after he posted it up 3-4 days after the problems started.
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. :P
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:iconeric-was-here:
Eric-was-here Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Yes and if you look at the rant *I* went off on at him and DA it's a wonder I was not deleted.
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, staff should really be above deleting comments they don't like, as long as the comment breaks some (obscure) rule. Maybe he didn't find anything to point a finger at in your comment. :D
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:iconeric-was-here:
Eric-was-here Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
one would hope they are that noble n honorable. I also never swore or made any non factual statements either which while he can and has ignored have not refuted either.
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, at least you voiced your opinion. :)
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:icondeadly-swordsman:
deadly-swordsman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
It's a pain but it is good info for new users it toke me a minute to figure out but I liked the old view better
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I liked the old gallery view better too, but if they must use it, let at least people keep the old system on their own galleries, or group owners on their group's galleries, any visitors can get the new system.
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:icondeadly-swordsman:
deadly-swordsman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I agree 100% but you can disable grid view
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You can disable it now? Like permanently, not just temporary with the Edit Page button?
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:icondeadly-swordsman:
deadly-swordsman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Yes but only grid view.
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you sure you don't mean the temporary edit mode you can use on your own gallery and faves, and on groups you've got folder editing rights in? If that's not what you mean, then could you please explain what you mean? I can't find this disable grid option.
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:icondeadly-swordsman:
deadly-swordsman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I only did it in my faves but haven't done it to my gallery
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So, this is not a permanent thing, it's just the Edit Page button which I told about in the beginning.
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:iconknighttemplar1:
knighttemplar1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info!
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :heart:
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:iconknighttemplar1:
knighttemplar1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Edited Jan 17, 2017
Thank you, but I can't see any answer about the main problems: move a thumb from a folder to another one (not from the "all favourites" folder to another folder, this is easy to do, but another one), or remove the thumb from a folder without removing it from the gallery, or move a thumb into a folder, and all of this without a tonne of manipulations... :(
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Go into edit mode in the folder you want to move or remove from, select edit, and it should be just as it was before. I've not experienced imaged disappearing from the entire gallery when I remove them from a folder in my gallery or faves.
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Yes, thank you. The problem is solved.
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What I said helped? If so, you're welcome. :D
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
:hug:
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:icondocmaddox:
DocMaddox Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering what was going on with the galleries. I've been working on rearranging mine and the edit button was gone. Thanks for sharing this. ;):D
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:iconcatkinsvedka:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad I could clarify some for you, Doc. Thanks for the fave on this! :heart:
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