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Re: Kill The Sort-By Button
Unity Design <unity-design@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:25:37 +0000
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Thibaut Brandscheid wrote on 13/12/12 00:01:
> ... This is a real world problem, I've multiple times rearranged
> the sorting for an elderly man in Thunderbird (he has the same
> problem in Nautilus but not enough files to get lost there). Thats
> an special use case, I know, but I think it should not be that easy
> to "break an application".
Thunderbird doesn't have a sort-by button.
Thunderbird, like Nautilus, has column headers that do something when
you click them.
Before picking up the feature scythe, I suggest trying a less drastic
fix. Ubuntu's default theme makes hardly any distinction between the
sorted column and other columns. If the sorted column and column
header were highlighted, that you had changed the sort order would be
more obvious, and how to change it back would also be more obvious.
In general, it's best to assume that a problem has multiple possible
solutions, rather than writing a Subject line that assumes one
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