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putting items into order, for example alphabetic.

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Windows vs. Linux file managers: Sorting triangles point in opposite directions?

Windows Explorer's sorting triangles: ▼ Larger and newer files first. Various Linux file managers: ▼ Smaller files first. ▲Larger files first. Why is there possibly that distinction? And which one is ...
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Convention for sorting within a sort on grids

The convention of a sort-able grid seems to be well established. A user sorts on a column by clicking on the header and an arrow appears indicating the direction of the sort. However when the column ...
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Alphabetical grouping of accented words

We have a list of countries in our UI where the design prototype groups the countries by initial letter. The country names change by language, so the grouping also changes. This also means that the ...
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Default Sorting ascending or descending

When we have a data table shows time off requests sorted by dates, is it good to default sorting to ascending or descending? (We do not have the capability to change sorting, or maybe that's the ...
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Best practice for draggable, sortable with paging records

What will be best design practice for having items thumbnail with option as drag gable, sort able with paging records(considering more than 1000+ records)? Below is just my current implementation. ...
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Table Search + Sort Interaction

So I'm trying to figure out the best practice for interactions between a table search and sort. Here is a common data table scenario we have in our app. We have a table of users. The user can ...
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Do users understand when a title is a button

I have a filter and sort feature on a particular website, and the current layout is as follows: Of course, I want to reduce elements to as few as possible, so my question is should a layout like this ...
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Table converted to Card Stack - sort options

We are revamping the look & feel of our website (and making it more mobile friendly while we're at it), which includes converting a few tables to a single-column card stack. Now, there is debate ...
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Are there Material Design best practices for Filtering/Sorting in a Tab Layout?

What I’m trying to do I’m trying to find out what the Material Design best practices are for adding independent filter and sort options to EACH tab in a tab layout. What I have proposed I’m proposing ...
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When sort on table column with empty data, what order should empty cells appear in?

When sort on table column with empty data, what order should empty cells appear in? For example, say there is a Latest Date column where we have a number of dates and sort by earliest date first. ...
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Filter tab to categorize data table's content?

Any UX issue for using filter tab to wrap the entire data table so it separates (but not eliminate) one category from the entire group. Example: Objects that has different status such as "Pending" "...
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Filter vs Page Tabs?

Any UX issues, mainly on consistency, on mixing “filter based tabs” and “page based tabs” in a reporting system? Filter Tabs: In the below example, the content columns will remain the same however it ...
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Should trees in navigation always be by sorted by default?

Should trees always be in a sorted order? I am designing a tree navigation for a desktop application and wanted to know whether it should always be in sorted order (alphabetically). Windows guidelines ...
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How should sorting work when numeric is mixed with alpha-numeric

Say I am displaying data to a user in a grid, report, drop down box, etc. The data in question contains a field called Invoice Number. This field contains only numerics 2/3 of the time, but the other ...
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Sort by criterion that is not displayed

I have a list or rows (from 20 to 120K, incrementally loaded as the user scrolls down), each showing n columns. The list is sorted by default using one of the n columns and I have a sort dropdown ...
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Sort Icon placement

I am introducing a sort feature for a few elements such as: Name Import Code Site Priority I did some Googling and the general concensus is that an icon should always be placed to the left of a text ...
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Sorting on a page

When the results are displayed across pages and say you are on nth page and try to sort on a column, should it remain on the same nth page or should it display the first page? If it can be either, are ...
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Direct selection vs confirmation of selection

Which is best practice? A user clicks a SORT button, goes to a screen with a longish list of "sort by" options. e.g. Sort by: date, price etc... The user selects an option and is taken directly ...
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What are the best practices for sorting tables with sections?

When you have a table with sections, the sections denote a hierarchy for instance: Name Corners Perimeter - Standard Shapes 7 ...
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In there any research available whether people sort first or filter first?

I am curious whether there is some research available on the topic of how people deal with a long list of items. Do they sort first or filter first or it depends a lot on the context of the task and ...
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Mobile Filter Dropdown Menu

I have a web application that has been responsively designed for mobile. While in a parent container you can apply filters to sort children. I am debating between two design types. Option A: This is ...
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What is the best way to sort through 1000+ categories?

What is the optimal way for users to sort through 1000+ categories? I want to avoid hierarchical categorization. It's for the desktop version of a clip streaming site with 30,000+ clips that are ...
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How can users specify the sort order of a table in ascending/descending order with multiple sort keys?

I'm making a music player app and I have their list of songs with various properties like the title, track number, artist name, album name, etc. I need to let the user sort their library by these ...
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Grid Sorting Indication: single triangle in sorted column vs. single for sorted and double greyed-out for non-sorted?

I need to create a table on a touch device where all the columns are sortable. What in your opinion works more user-friendly? Triangle pointing to the sorting direction only in the sorted column All ...
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What is the best icon to show that something can be dragged and reordered?

I am using jquery UI sortable to allow rows in an html table to be sortable. I want to use an icon for a handle and I am trying to figure out what is the best image / icon that would best illustrate ...
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Editing multiple entries in a list - should you disable dynamic sorting?

Consider a list of text blocks that have an associated numerical "score", such as the list of answers here in ux.stackexchange.com. If the list is sorted by that score, and a user wishes to modify the ...
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Sorting order in archive

I have a mobile app where the user has "assignments" to do in a specific date/time. Naturally, the list is sorted chronologically from first to last: download bmml source – Wireframes created ...
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Are alphabet filters effective?

This is an alphabet filter: It assumes the user knows what the first letter of the item is. It is also an inherited method from the time of thumb indexes for books like dictionaries and address books....
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Dragging a menu item and indicating where it will be when dropped

I have a menu list which is tree-like(So menu items can have children etc.). I want the user to have the option to move around a menu item in that list. I want them to be able to put the dragged item ...
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How should different content types be ordered on a list based page - specifically news and events

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a site, and we're proposing to use a list based page to display various different types of content including latest events and news. When a user first ...
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Sorting (ascending/descending) in android mobile app

Here is a screenshot of filters that may be applied to a list of orders. I am interested in sorting them by date, address, etc. However, the (A-Z) and (Z-A) labels are not suitable for data types such ...
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In what order should navigation bars links be?

I was wondering, what would be the best way to sort website's navigation bar for the best user experience? Should the user read about me first, information or go directly to see the Services? Which ...
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Editable Row in Table. Should You Disable the Sorting?

I have a table that is sortable via clicking on the column headers. The table rows are also editable (by clicking directly into a cell). A really frustrating side effect is that when you modify a ...
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Alternatives to “Oldest” for Sorting Order

I have a sort menu option labeled "Sort By Date." When that option is selected, two buttons appear for controlling the sort order. For the button text, can anyone suggest alternatives to Newest to ...
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How to indicate that certain columns are not sortable/filterable

I have a data table that can sort/filter columns, but there are certain columns that can't be sorted or filtered. I'm trying to find the best way to indicate to users which columns they are with the ...
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Indicating sort direction without increasing horizontal space

I have a table that is very tight horizontally. Each column in the table is sortable by clicking the title of the header. As you can see, on most columns there is just not enough room for the ...
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Should sorting be part of the search query?

I'm developing a CRM software for my company, and I'm currently working on the third major release. The CRM handles lot's of items(customer problems, long-running projects, daily/weekly tasks etc.), ...
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How to push items to the top or bottom of the list in alphabetically sorted lists?

This question is not related to any specific scenario, platform or product, and it's more of an end-user UX rather than a design of UX. It applies to various use cases and platforms. One specific ...
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To what extent is it sensible to use filter and sort options together?

Working on an e-commerce shopping site, I am observing that the users first sort and then refine their results. Will providing both the options confuse the user?
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Sort lists on mobile

What's the best way to sort lists on mobile interfaces? I'm not talking about filtering (I read another conversation about that). I am talking about sorting in ascending and descending order. My ...
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Ordering a short list of images with HTML input elements

I want to create a quick survey in Amazon Mechanical Turk for an image sorting task, say from brighter to darker images. I know that I can even create an external website and design a drag-and-drop ...
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Possible functions for a column in a grid, list or table

I'm working on a portfolio management system at an investment company, which will include a list of stocks held and their attributes such as name, issuer, market price, value etc. These will be listed ...
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Sorting from A-Z - plain stupid?

A common component of a product category page is the sort menu. User could usually sort the products by price, ratings or from A-Z. I guess that you would use the alphabetical sorting to find a ...
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Insert New Item - Before or After Selected?

For a list that allows the user to control the order of items, where should new items be inserted? Hamlet **Ophelia** Polonius After hitting "New Item", where should it go? Before the ...
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Why not default a user's view to the middle of a sorted list?

Is there a compelling reason (besides convention) why a user's typical default view of a long sorted list is always the beginning of the list and not the middle? Assuming a random distribution of ...
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How to lead users through a mandatory 3 step list select?

Developer here (I'd like to say designer but I get stuck with the code work either way). As part of a much larger system I have built a system to sign up for a course. A user can land on this page ...
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List data segmentation

The interaction is like this: The user is trying to find an employee's name in a very long list sorted alphabetically. He/she only knows the employee's name starts with an "F". How to design the ...
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Sorting on a multipage list - should it send you to the first page?

I have a functionality which loads several records that are paginated and can be sorted. What would be the best way to approach the sorting once the user is located beyond page 1? I find myself ...
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Should exported data be sorted to match order shown on screen

On a site we are building, users have the ability to sort and page data. There is also an export function which returns data from all pages. Should the data be sorted in the same way that it is on ...
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Tags: preserve user order or alphabetically sort them

When the user enters some tags, should we sort them alphabetically the next time (s)he visits the page or should we preserve their original order? There is no domain context in which these tags are ...