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This is difficult, and the implementations vary a lot. But changing the view, as the user are doing you have two options that could work - and a third that would be terrible. 1) You need to display the same items that was displayed before, so the user can pick up on item number 21-30. You don't really know if the user changed view reading at item 21 or item ...
My experience is that an user would like to see the first line remain the same. Leave the first 10 as the first 10. Don't go to page 1 and move the old page 3 to the bottom. I do this even if it is not on an even multiple of 30. If they were on 51-60 I take them to 51-80. Users have told us this is the behavior they like. And also keep the same row ...
If it's a long process that keeps being done, then as Stephen suggests, a background change is fine. If there are tons of processes per minute, and a user needs to see which one is running at each moment, it could be a good idea to have a highlight effect (like jQuery's) on play. You can leave the background changed afterwards, yet giving it a little more ...
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