Opened 12 years ago

Closed 3 weeks ago

#1349 closed enhancement (fixed)

"Sort by Name..." for Icon View in Tracker

Reported by: polari Owned by: stpere
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/Tracker Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

A "Sort by Name" (and date, size etc.) option in Tracker is sorely needed. See OS X's Finder, Nautilus and Windows Explorer for examples. The ability to sort a folder by a chosen attribute continuously would be good too, like in OS X.

Attachments (1)

patch (7.0 KB ) - added by stpere 8 years ago.

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Change History (16)

comment:1 by axeld, 12 years ago

Component: - General- Applications/Tracker
Milestone: R1Unscheduled

Do I understand you correctly that you are referring to the icon mode? Because the listview mode already allows you to define a secondary and primary order type.

comment:2 by ekdahl, 12 years ago

I second this feature request. The placement of the files in the icon view mode is kinda strange also. I think placement in a grid (where all columns have the same width) would look cleaner. The icons should automatically "snap" to this grid and positions should be updated when files are added or removed. All IMO of course..

comment:3 by humdinger, 12 years ago

A nice, though not apparent solution, would be to define the primary and secondary sorting by changing to the listview. Changing back to iconview should then simply keep that sorting. A menu would be handy in any case...

[BTW: if you drag a column e.g. "Size" to the leftmost position, the iconview will reflect that change by using the file's size as text. Neat.]

[BTW2: Holding the ALT key before releasing a dragged icon has it snapped into the grid.]

in reply to:  2 comment:4 by diver, 12 years ago

Replying to ekdahl:

I second this feature request. The placement of the files in the icon view mode is kinda strange also. I think placement in a grid (where all columns have the same width) would look cleaner. The icons should automatically "snap" to this grid and positions should be updated when files are added or removed. All IMO of course..

I would like to see these features in tracker too. Somebody please implement it.

in reply to:  1 comment:5 by polari, 12 years ago

Replying to axeld:

Do I understand you correctly that you are referring to the icon mode? Because the listview mode already allows you to define a secondary and primary order type.

Yes, for icon mode.

Replying to ekdahl:

The placement of the files in the icon view mode is kinda strange also. I think placement in a grid (where all columns have the same width) would look cleaner. The icons should automatically "snap" to this grid and positions should be updated when files are added or removed.

Yeah, this is what I meant by "The ability to sort a folder by a chosen attribute continuously would be good too, like in OS X." You've explained it much more clearly than I did though. :)

comment:6 by axeld, 10 years ago

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Version: R1/pre-alpha1

by stpere, 8 years ago

Attachment: patch added

comment:7 by stpere, 8 years ago

Has a Patch: set

comment:8 by stpere, 8 years ago

Patch ready! (can't commit right now though, will review and commit tomorrow or later this week)

comment:9 by axeld, 8 years ago

I'm not sure I like losing Alt-K (and Alt-Shift-K?) for cleaning up, but otherwise, it looks like it could work :-)

comment:10 by stpere, 8 years ago

Alt-K and Alt-Shift-K is supposed to be still working (the menu item is placed within Arrange By menu..) if it's not, it's a bug! (not a feature :P)

comment:11 by stpere, 8 years ago

Owner: changed from nobody to stpere
Status: newin-progress

Commited in hrev42448.

comment:12 by stpere, 8 years ago

I did not close the ticket yet because I consider my patch incomplete. I think the fact that the attribute gets marked up in the menu will signify to the user that the sorting is live, that a new Pose appearing in the window would get arranged by this criteria.. am I right to consider it would be the user intuition?

comment:13 by axeld, 8 years ago

Definitely. I think it would be best to ignore the stored icon placement anyway when the icons are arranged in a certain order, and just layout them for viewing (no need to update all the icons on disk every time something changes).

comment:14 by mmadia, 7 years ago

Has a Patch: unset

comment:15 by leavengood, 3 weeks ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: in-progressclosed

I see no reason to leave this ticket open anymore.

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