Photoshop: How do I re-order swatches in swatch palette by dragging?

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I would like to be able to re-order the swatches inside the swatches palette by dragging them. Currently, the order is set in stone and I can't drag them around to put them in a different order. It's super inconvenient to have to scrap an entire swatch palette and rebuild it just to get the new swatches grouped correctly with the other (for example, all greys together.) Dragging items to reorder them in a list is something that I see everywhere....really surprised this is not available in the swatches palette functionality.
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Use the Preset manager to reorder the swatches.

Because clicking a preset loads or applies it, and we've used all the modifier keys -- we can't do much more in the preset pickers.

But that's why the preset manager exists, so you can organize and manage your presets.
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Thank you very, very much. I'm so glad I found this posting. This will speed things up (once I clean house!).
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Katie

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Thank you! Not intuitive to find but glad to know about it now.
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You can drag the swatches around with the command key. Why not use this functionality to allow for swapping places as well? Seems perfectly intuitive to me.
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Because all of the modifier keys are in use in the palettes, and because clicking a preset loads or applies it.

That is why we have the preset manager.