Lock clips in time while moving clips up or down from track to track

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I would like to keep clips from moving left or right in time on the timeline while moving from track to track.  The reason is I have been racking up huge amounts of tracks due to importing and using library assets, etc.  I just want to clean up tracks and use empty track space but it is hard to move clips and groups of clips 20+ tracks away and not knowing whether they have moved out of time.  I know you would need a qualifier key held down during the operation.  I also know a workaround might be to use the cursor or markers but that does not appeal to the way I want to work.  If someone knows a way this currently is doable in 9, please let me know!  BTW, this feature exists in several other audio and video softwares I am already familiar with...
Jeff K.
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If you have Playhead Snapping enabled.
You can place the playhead at the start or end of a Image or video.Then drag it to another track and let the playhead grab it. As long as the playhead hasn't been moved it works well.

That's what I do anyway.
See GIF below, Click to Enlarge

Regards,Joe

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Hi,  When I snap to the play head cursor, it does not change color like in your video.  So this action does not inspire confidence that I am in the same place.  Is there a place to turn it off and on in 9?  Jeff K.
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If you click View > Enable Playhead Snapping does anything change?
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The color does not change but mine was OFF so now the playhead is strongly magnetic (LOL) and should work for me!  Thanks.  Jeff
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I also use timeline snapping to move clips.

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You might also be able to use the Bring Forward & Send Back right-click functions to move assets on tracks without having to move them manually and possibly screw up the positioning...