I have a list of items (displayed as rectangular containers with text, numbers, buttons) that display realtime data. I want to be able to sort (and filter) these items, so that they adapt to the search in realtime, depending on their parameters. At the same time, I must be able to interact with each of the items at any time by clicking one of the buttons.
- If I make the sort update whenever new data is received, the items may change order (and hence UI position) at any time, which makes interaction difficult.
- If I disable live updates of the search, I have to manually re-apply the search all the time, except for when I want to interact with one of the items.
Possible solutions include a "live sorting" checkbox or a hotkey to prevent live sorting while pressed, but I'm curious about other strategies for this.