[Users] Please revert "make Go to/[Next|Prev] sort order aware"

Paul Steyn paulsteyn1 at afrihost.co.za
Tue Mar 28 01:28:52 CEST 2017

Just to put my oar in, for what it's worth:

When I think of a "next" button, I think of it as a "next in list"
button, not a "next in sort order" button, and would expect a "next"
button to go down the list and a "previous" button to go up the list.
I don't change sort order often (if at all), but if I had a sort order
where the "next" button went *up* the list, I would find that strange
and undesirable behaviour.

Especially if this suddenly starts happening, and isn't how it's always

Also, the concept of "next" and "previous" only have inherent meaning to
me in the context of either the list, or the date of the message. "Next"
and "previous" in the context of, say, the "From" field, or the "Size"
field, doesn't really seem logical to me. If I sort by, for example,
size, "next" doesn't inherently mean either the next biggest or the
next smallest, to me it can only sensibly mean the next item in the
list, i.e. the item below the current one.

All are not me, though, so a configuration option for this does make

Kind regards

Paul Steyn

On Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:50:35 -0700
Lyle Bickley <lbickley at bickleywest.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:40:23 +0200
> Olivier Brunel <jjk at jjacky.com> wrote:
> --snip--
> > So I feel a sensible thing to do would be to make this option-based,
> > an option that correctly states it makes the go to prev/next actions
> > ignore the sort direction, since that is what it does (and that,
> > IMHO, should be disabled by default).  
> I usually "git" several intermediate releases of Claws in between the
> major updates to help find bugs and report same to the development
> team.
> I, too, became perplexed when this change "crept" into Claws and I
> kept looking for an option to turn it off and go back to the way
> every mail system I've previously used works.
> There may be some that like this new "feature" - so I too - would
> recommend that it be made an option.
> BTW: I apologize for not suggesting that this be optional during
> testing - as I wanted to "live with it" for a while to see if it had
> any advantages.
> Over a long period of testing, it has not proven itself helpful to me.
> Cheers,
> Lyle 
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