Custom layouts should save sort column or grouping

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Custom layouts should save sort column or grouping

Post by nabsltd » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:23 am

In MainType 8.0.0.1135, when you load a custom layout, the sort column doesn't change, which means it isn't saved with the layout.

I noticed this when I created a layout for viewing recently added fonts. The different columns I chose (more detail about font, like version, plus the date added) changed just fine, but I had sorted by the date added in reverse so that recent fonts were at the top, but that part isn't saved. After testing, I found that layouts also don't save the family or category grouping

Although this behavior might be by design, it makes layouts less useful.

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Re: Custom layouts should save sort column or grouping

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:35 am

Yes, almost certainly "By Design," so I moved it to the Requests and Enhancements forum.
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Re: Custom layouts should save sort column or grouping

Post by nabsltd » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:58 pm

Since it's possible that the newly loaded layout hides the sort column, it really should be called a bug that needs fixed.

I can't think of another UI that has active sorting column tops and a multiple saved column layout system that doesn't save the sort column in the layout.

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Re: Custom layouts should save sort column or grouping

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:31 pm

In earlier versions, even the column status was not saved with the layout.

That feature request has since been implemented. Whatever does not come free with Windows controls has to be added.
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