User-Agent: lynx 5.5 (vision impaired version) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030916 It would be a nice feature -- when I click on a field header, if it looked where I am *currently* (is scrollbar at bottom or top of email folder) and take a "cue" as to sort "ascending or descending" from the current position and/or sort order. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Have messages sorted by order received, descending; (with newest messages at top of screen) 2. Click on date. (note initial inconsistent search order) 3. Actual Results: search order is made ascending (whereas before it was descending) Expected Results: (Desired results) -- for items like thread sort, date and received order, (having a temporal component), a sort on a new field should take it's hint from the sort order of the previously selected 'temporal' component. I.e. -- if I had messages sorted such that newer messages would appear at the top, sorting on a new field that had a temporal component would use the same ordering (ascending vs. descending) that the list was previously sorted in). I believe this falls under the area of "least surprise" to the user. I'd guess with items that have a alphabetic ordering (subject, to, sender, threads), it might be nice to take the same hinting if the previous field was alphabetically sorted, take the asc.v.desc value into the new sort order. Note -- for threads this would have the effect of threads being sorted by 'alpha' (if it came from an 'alpha' field (like subject)) or by date-time if it came from a field having a 'temporal value' (like date, order arrived). Just might provide a more 'intuitive feel' to the interface (even though, I acknowledge, it would't be rigidly predictable).
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Has been fixed for some time...*sigh*
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
We don't know what fixed this worksforme
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago → 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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