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I don't think you'll find something about this because the premise seems to be incorrect, since sorting is a way of filtering, thus the answer is already included in the question. However, if you consider filtering as an action with sorting and filtering(n) as sub-actions then you could recognize some patterns, which will vary with amount of data, ...


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Assuming you want to avoid hierarchical categorization, you can use freeform category tags to apply multiple filters:


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Any list of items with text labels can at least be grouped by first letter. That said, I can't even imagine 1000+ root level categories for movies. Can these categories be curated down to just a few that make sense because how do I even know which category to search for?


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Ω (Alt 234) will push an item to the bottom in windows file folders; I like it because it's intuitive.


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If I understand you correctly you have videos and you want people to be able to find them easily without them having been put into pre-set categories such as what Netflix does. You haven't given us much information about what kind of videos Hollywood type movies; YouTube cute puppies and guppies; instructional videos - how to use Photoshop, fix your ...


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I detest the iTunes UX, so I'm a fan of any competition :-) The 'conventional' way to sort is by clicking on the column headers. So I think any solution should attempt to be compatible with this behavior. For multi-column sort, things become more difficult. Columns can quickly get cluttered with tiny arrows or badges. The tiny directional arrows can be ...


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With Option 1 there is no indication that the columns are sortable - it just states that one of the columns is sorted, but that doesn't have to mean that you can click on the other headers as well. So definitely option 2


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I typically use a grippy looking dotted area like this, that's also roughly the size/shape of a fingertip. ...or 3 bars indicating a similarly grippable area: The idea being to make it look like the surface of the button itself stippled or embossed - and so making it more connected to the whole button rather than being a separate function or action. ...


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Luke Wroblewski takes this a step further and claims that on mobile, "Dropdowns should be the UI of last resort", citing factors such as: Number of taps required Impact on the look and feel Visual and cognitive noise Perceived ease of use Note that he does not talk about "desktop-model dropdown vs. mobile-model dropdown". He says that even the ...


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I've found one! (At least it's working on my Chromebook - I'm not sure how it will behave on other machines. In re: JamesQMurphy's comment on web vs. Windows sorting.) The Icelandic letter Thorn: þ What's weird is that even though the last 3 letters in the Icelandic alphabet are þ, æ,ö and Wikipedia says that Ææ and Öö are considered letters in their ...


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To me the carat is both accurate and established. Another issue is individual interpretations of what "ascending" and "descending" mean. We each know exactly what they mean ... to US. In my experience we have had a few instances where we discovered these truly do mean different things to different people. Ascending numbers to one person means smallest at ...


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This is fine. For two independent lists. Look at it the opposite way round: If Active had the first item as the one furthest from now, that would not make good sense. If Archive had the first item as the one that happened longest ago, that would not make good sense either. The longer the time between now and either extremity, the less sense it would ...


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If you define the sorting criteria as the absolute time difference from now, then your sorting is the same for both active and archive. People use the spatial metaphor for time. The further away the more distant is the event in the future or the past, with the reference to now, e.g. people use the phrase "way back" to refer to things that happened long time ...



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