Moving Tracks within Traktor Playlists – Quick Tip

I have been receiving a bunch of questions from people about their playlists. Many of you are having difficulty moving tracks within Traktor playlists, in other words, people have been unable to re- order tracks once you have created a playlist. You want to drag the tracks into a specific order, but Traktor just won’t let you!

Traktor Playlist Problem

The Track Browser contains a lot of different columns, the first column being the ‘icon’ column. If you click the top of this this column, the tracks are then organized depending on what icons are showing:-

  • Lock – Tracks will be organized based on their locked state. Which means those that have their beats grids locked, will appear at the top.
  • Check mark or tick – Tracks will be organized based on their played state. Which means if a track has already been played in the most recent session it will appear at the top of the list.
  • Exclamation Mark – Tracks will be organized based on their missing status. Which means if a track can not be located by Traktor, then it will be marked with this exclamation icon and once sorted by this means, will be placed at the top of the playlist.

As you click the top of this first column, you will toggle between these three icons. Whilst the tracks are organized in one of these ways, you are unable to drag your tracks around to manually sort them into your preferred play order.

The Fix

Simply click the top of the second column, the number column. This column, the one titled with a hash simple (#), will remove the icon in the top of the first column and therefore free you up to drag and drop your tracks around into your preferred playlist order.

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