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Bug 66651 - [50cat] Ability to sort modules is not obvious from current UI
Summary: [50cat] Ability to sort modules is not obvious from current UI
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: contrib
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Module Manager (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: PC Windows ME/2000
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Jiri Rechtacek
Keywords: UI
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-10-12 18:38 UTC by misterm
Modified: 2007-05-21 10:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description misterm 2005-10-12 18:38:02 UTC
[ BUILD # : 5.0 beta ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.4.2_xx ]

When there was a master node for modules in the classic options dialog, it was easier to guess that any general sorting option would be available at that node. Now, it is possible to change the way _all_ modules are sorted by clicking on _one_ of them. This is hard to find and, for old users, it simply seems this functionality is gone.

The UI should be improved so such feature becomes more "visible".
Comment 1 Jiri Rechtacek 2005-10-13 08:27:50 UTC
Jindro, please consider this enhancement to find any better placement of Sort
action. Thanks
Comment 2 Jindrich Dinga 2005-10-13 13:09:52 UTC
I think current sorting is ok, however I also have to admit it can be improved further. The most intuitive 
way how to sort something in the table is to click on the table header - a sort indicator appears and the 
list is sorted in a different way.

Comment 3 Jiri Rechtacek 2006-11-28 13:41:37 UTC
It's in plan to improve UI to support better sorting modules.
Comment 4 Jiri Rechtacek 2007-05-21 10:49:45 UTC
Old Module Manager (part of Autoupdate) was moved into contrib/modulemanager.