Optionally sort completion list by real name instead of by email address

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15 years ago
4 years ago

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15 years ago
the matched:
Adam Featherstone <a@byu.net>
Rick Alther <alther@acm.org>
The Anarcat <anarcat@tao.ca>
Aaron Mathews <ash@zyx.net> 
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It's already sorted.  Look at the email addresses. :)

I'm assuming you mean it should be sorted by real name instead of by email
address, so changing the summary to state that.

If you're okay with it being sorted by email address, resolve this bug
WORKSFORME, otherwise we can use this as an RFE...

We'll have to hear the arguments on this one and make a decision.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Summary: sort completion list → sort completion list by real name instead of by email address

Updated

12 years ago
QA Contact: mattyt-bugzilla → default-qa

Updated

11 years ago
Assignee: myk → attach-and-request

Comment 2

9 years ago
No argument in the last 6 years + sorting on the first name is not very intuitive in most countries (+ people having First Name - Last Name, those having Last Name - First Name, those using a nick only). The realname field in userprefs.cgi doesn't specify how to type your name, so sorting by realname doesn't make much more sense (also, the realname is optional, so it may be blank in some cases!).
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 3

9 years ago
Actually, I have often wanted this. The trick is, it's hard to say when. When I'm searching by name, I want the list sorted by name. Otherwise, I want it sorted by email.

We could accomplish this by adding a JS link that sorts the list by name instead of by email, just "Sort by Name" underneath or above the match box.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Priority: -- → P3
Hardware: x86 → All
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
Summary: sort completion list by real name instead of by email address → Optionally sort completion list by real name instead of by email address
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