DVDpedia: Collection View Preferences

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DVDpedia: Collection View Preferences

Postby joel » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:41 pm

I like that each collection retains the View mode and sort order.

It makes the feature more useful than just a simple election of records.

I would to add a couple of other options:
1- Display the sort order in the toolbar. It can be hard to determine the sort order when in Grid View, and will save lots of time switching back and forth to the list view to check the sort order. This may also be useful in the other views to show multiple levels of the current sort.

2- Remember the Grid View scale size setting. This can optimize the view of collections of various sizes.
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Re: DVDpedia: Collection View Preferences

Postby Conor » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:03 am

1. Thank you for the feedback about being able to see the sort order in grid view. I'll consider it for the next version.

2. Each collection will remember it's grid cover size. If this is not happening do let me know more details to reproduce.
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Re: DVDpedia: Collection View Preferences

Postby adamhh » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:46 pm

I'm having a problem with sorts in list view. It used to be that sort orders would be remembered; ie If I clicked on three column headers 1, 2, 3. The records would be be displayed alphabetically primarily by 3, then 2 then 1. This isn't happening anymore. It's frustrating, when I want to see films displaying by 'Directer' then 'Theatrical Release' in list view.
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Re: DVDpedia: Collection View Preferences

Postby Conor » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:04 am

Thank you for letting me know about the sort. It's now fixed; it was an overlook on my part on possible combinations of sorting with the last name. See this post for more details and the links to the betas.
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Re: DVDpedia: Collection View Preferences

Postby joel » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:55 pm

Conor wrote:2. Each collection will remember it's grid cover size. If this is not happening do let me know more details to reproduce.

I am not seeing this.

I set the grid size, switch to another collection, and the grid view has that size.

All collections have the same (whatever was last set) cover size.

I am running the attest download (released a couple days ago).
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Re: DVDpedia: Collection View Preferences

Postby Nora » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:42 am

What OS are you running? We've tried it on both 10.6.8 and 10.7.2 here and the grid size behaves as expected, i.e. it changes to whatever size we set for that collection. Of course the first time you select a collection it will have the same grid size as the last collection you selected since it doesn't have a setting yet. You're talking about the cover grid view, not the Cover Flow view, correct? (That does not change size when you switch collections.)
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Re: DVDpedia: Collection View Preferences

Postby adamhh » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:58 am

Thanks for the fix Conor - and sorry for hijacking your thread Joel!
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Re: DVDpedia: Collection View Preferences

Postby joel » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:07 pm

Nora wrote:Of course the first time you select a collection it will have the same grid size as the last collection you selected since it doesn't have a setting yet.

This is what I was missing.

When I kept going back to test, I just happened to keep selecting collections that never had a custom setting.

I can confirm it is working as designed.

thanks.
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Re: DVDpedia: Collection View Preferences

Postby joel » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:38 pm

Regarding viewing the sort order in the toolbar:

One elegant way to do this would be to have a thin "sort bar" at the top of the window:
- you could add a field to to build a sort order.

- each field added to the "sort bar" would be surrounded by an oval bubble (but not blue like a tag, maybe a dark grey/light black color scheme)

- a small arrow would indicate ascending/descending sort

See the "view bar" in OmniFocus for visual design reference
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