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Re: Let's talk about sorting arrows


I would file a bug against the light-themes on launchpad. Design can take a
look at it from there and decide what to do. This is one of the most
critical times to file such a bug with the next LTS around the corner
(Which is shaping up to be quite the treat even if I'm much more interested
in 14.10 XD).

I'm not quite sure how this is handled with the new UI Toolkit coming up,
but I'm sure another bug can be created if necessary with regards to that
if it's an issue there as well. I'm going to CC MPT since this seems like
something he might be behind. AND since I CC'd MPT, I went ahead and
created the bug so time won't be wasted for waiting around. Bug #1282897 [1]

As an aside: nice to see you sticking around the community!


On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 6:39 PM, Sam Hulick <samh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey all,
> I wanted to bring up something which I feel has been a glaring design
> issue in Linux in general for ages now. While we can't change every
> distribution out there, I'm hoping the Ubuntu design team will consider
> this.
> The direction of sorting arrows in Ubuntu (and most GTK apps) is
> completely backwards from pretty much every other operating system and
> application out there. Check out this collage of just a few different
> applications (both native and web) that show that an arrow pointing up
> means sort in ascending order, and an arrow pointing down means sort in a
> descending order.
> Examples: http://i.imgur.com/jx4tnMM.jpg
> Of course there are way more examples than just this. Is it feasible for
> Ubuntu to push to change this? I'm sure there will be a lot of push back
> from people saying to leave it alone and this is how it should be. But I'd
> argue against that, and if we were to choose a standard, it would
> definitely fall in line with the examples I've shown above.
> Thoughts?
> --
> -Sam
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