any process of arranging items in some sequence and/or in different sets

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Advanced sorting

I have some questions about sorting on multiple columns in a desktop application. I have read this thread: How to sort on a single column; OR multiple columns at once, but I guess we won't be able to ...
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Showing ASC/DESC icons intuitively

The current interface for my application has two drop downs, the first has the columns that you can sort by, the second has the direction which can be either ascending or descending. While the user ...
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In a ComboBox containing years, should I sort them in ascending or descending order?

My guess is descending, but I want to have some theoretical background. I was using an application and my intuition told me to click the scroll bar down just to find previous years, and I felt ...
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Is “magic” an appropriate label for a sorting option?

Heuristic-based analysis is pretty common in certain applications, and Apple has gone so far as to create their own user-language to describe the hard computery stuff: "Genius". I don't know anyone ...
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Specifying default sort

I want to add the ability to specify a default sort to this interface. Currently it allows users to specify the order of the columns display and the default size. I am revamping it into a table form ...
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Why at some web are pages always from 1,2,3 … for newest messages?

When I visit some pages, they have newest items first; page 1 has always the newest items. Some examples are imdb boards and icanhascheezburger. I think this is case of top posting, because messages ...
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Icon for ascending-descending sort [closed]

I'm trying to come up with two icons to represent ascending-descending sort order which would allow the user to sort the members ('bars') of a chart/visualization. The control will be a toggle ...
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How do social communities sort users to display / encourage uploading profile pictures?

For a relatively new social networking community, not many users have uploaded their profile pictures yet. We think having an image will cultivate a sense of trust and encourage participation, so we ...
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What to do with non priced products when sorting by price?

On a page that lists products, we would like to give the user the option to sort the products by price. The problem is some products do not have their price displayed and are "request a price." What ...
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How to sort on a single column; OR multiple columns at once (phase 2) [closed]

EDIT: I'm working on this page now and for the next couple of hours, so please don't bother looking at it. I had many outstanding suggesting when I first asked this question five weeks ago. The ...
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How to express in two or three letters how a column is to be sorted

On a just-now-coming-alive web page, I have two columns: change and change-percent. In the headers of the two columns, I want to give the user a small control so he can toggle between sorting the ...
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Inspiration / examples of filtering several hundred (but not Ks) elements?

Our app supports decisions made on 500-1000 research proposals for our telescopes. The proposals have a lot of dimensions, so the users would like to be able to explore similar proposals. ("Proposals ...
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Keyboard shortcut to sort columns in a table?

Clicking on column headers in a table to set the sort order (or toggle ascending/descending if already sorting by this column) is a standard UI technique. However, it is mouse-only. Is there a ...