Help make switching between Number of Columns dragging apparent/add Ctrl-Z (or, Undo) and Ctrl-Y to admin actions
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I have got emails from people who were using WordPress that end up confused because they used switched 'Number of Columns' to 1 and back to 2. In response I would just tell them to drag them back, in fact the first time I got this, I was confused and thought it may be a bug because I expected the right to be re-populated with my items.
But, after discussing it with a few people on #wordpress we noticed why doing that could be complicated.
So, what I am suggesting is:
1) Remember the widgets that were on the right when Number of Columns to 1 was clicked. And, when Number of Columns to 2 is clicked, they are re-populated. Of course, re-dragging them will forget about the previous setup and let the user do as they wish.
2) Add an "Drag items here" to the right when Number of Columns to 1 is clicked. Then the user would know what happened. (see attached)
3) A combination of 1 and 2?
Another feature that was brought up was the ability to use CTRL-Z to undo an action like this, and CTRL-Y, of course, to re-do it. Just in case we don't have the right UI in place, such as in this case, they can just CTRL-Z (or, hit an undo from the message area) to undo it.