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Apparent bug in unread post(s) indication
03-08-2021, 07:35 PM
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Apparent bug in unread post(s) indication
AFAIK, when there is an unread message in a forum, that forum's name has an arrow icon to its left in the forums index. This applies to all the forums except the "HP Software Libraries" forums. For example, even though I don't see any unread posts in the "General Software Library", it still has an arrow icon to its left in the forums index and the icon never goes away ( the same applies to the "HP Prime Software Library" ).

Has anyone else noticed this behavior? Is it a bug or am I doing something stupid, or, is it my browser and/or platform messing things up?

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03-08-2021, 08:00 PM
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The software libraries are sorted alphabetically by default. At the bottom of the page you can change it to sort by date to see the latest post(s).

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03-08-2021, 08:13 PM
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(03-08-2021 08:00 PM)twoweims Wrote:  The software libraries are sorted alphabetically by default. At the bottom of the page you can change it to sort by date to see the latest post(s).

Oops Blush I never even noticed the small note at the top of the page : "The default sorting for the software libraries is alphabetical. If you wish to find recent entries, use the "Sort by" drop down at the bottom."

After sorting by "last post" and "descending" everything works fine now -- my absent minded stupidity strikes again Blush Thanks for the tip Smile

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03-08-2021, 11:51 PM
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(03-08-2021 08:13 PM)Jonathan Busby Wrote:  Oops Blush I never even noticed the small note at the top of the page : "The default sorting for the software libraries is alphabetical. If you wish to find recent entries, use the "Sort by" drop down at the bottom."

After sorting by "last post" and "descending" everything works fine now -- my absent minded stupidity strikes again Blush Thanks for the tip Smile

I wish that was the default. I usually just want to see if anything new has been added. I don't find sorting alphabetically by title terribly useful.

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03-09-2021, 12:17 AM
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(03-08-2021 11:51 PM)ijabbott Wrote:  I wish that was the default. I usually just want to see if anything new has been added. I don't find sorting alphabetically by title terribly useful.


Best would be if the ordering you selected would be remembered and be the same next time you visit that forum.

As it is now, it always defaults to the alphabetical order, never remembers the ordering you previously selected, which is a nuissance and a waste of time.

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03-12-2021, 09:08 PM
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(03-09-2021 12:17 AM)Valentin Albillo Wrote:  
(03-08-2021 11:51 PM)ijabbott Wrote:  I wish that was the default. I usually just want to see if anything new has been added. I don't find sorting alphabetically by title terribly useful.


Best would be if the ordering you selected would be remembered and be the same next time you visit that forum.

As it is now, it always defaults to the alphabetical order, never remembers the ordering you previously selected, which is a nuissance and a waste of time.

V.

I'm not a web developer, but couldn't the ability to remember the sorting preferences be fixed relatively easily with cookies? I assume that the web site remembering whether one is logged in or not and what one sees as new posts etc. are already implemented in this manner.

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03-15-2021, 07:20 AM
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This has been asked for several times in the past and never implemented.

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03-15-2021, 10:54 PM
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I believe I can set it by date if that's what everyone wants.
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03-16-2021, 03:00 AM
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(03-15-2021 10:54 PM)Dave Hicks Wrote:  I believe I can set it by date if that's what everyone wants.

I think so. That would make the libraries act like all the other Forum areas, and mercifully would avoid threads like this one every few months. Smile

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03-16-2021, 07:17 AM
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(03-15-2021 10:54 PM)Dave Hicks Wrote:  I believe I can set it by date if that's what everyone wants.

Yes, please.

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03-16-2021, 07:37 AM
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I fully support that proposition.
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03-16-2021, 11:21 AM
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(03-15-2021 10:54 PM)Dave Hicks Wrote:  I believe I can set it by date if that's what everyone wants.

I would very much welcome this change!
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03-16-2021, 03:52 PM
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(03-15-2021 10:54 PM)Dave Hicks Wrote:  I believe I can set it by date if that's what everyone wants.

Yes, please
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03-16-2021, 04:04 PM
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(03-15-2021 10:54 PM)Dave Hicks Wrote:  I believe I can set it by date if that's what everyone wants.

Please do. It makes so much more sense when trying to locate a new topic in those patricular fora.

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03-18-2021, 07:01 PM
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(03-15-2021 10:54 PM)Dave Hicks Wrote:  I believe I can set it by date if that's what everyone wants.

Thanks so much Dave! Big Grin It works perfectly now Smile

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03-20-2021, 02:00 AM
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OK, it looks like most people (except possibly the previous post - I'm not sure about that one) wanted a change, so they are now newest first like the other forums.
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03-20-2021, 04:52 PM
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(03-20-2021 02:00 AM)Dave Hicks Wrote:  OK, it looks like most people (except possibly the previous post - I'm not sure about that one) wanted a change, so they are now newest first like the other forums.

Thanks^1E6, Dave!

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03-20-2021, 05:36 PM
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(03-20-2021 04:52 PM)Joe Horn Wrote:  Thanks^1E6, Dave!
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03-20-2021, 06:22 PM
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(03-20-2021 02:00 AM)Dave Hicks Wrote:  OK, it looks like most people (except possibly the previous post - I'm not sure about that one) wanted a change, so they are now newest first like the other forums.

Possibly stupid question ( or more likely, probably ), but would that be my post? I was in support of the change to the default sort order for the software library forums from alphabetical to most recently changed Smile Is there something in my post that would have implied otherwise? Blush If so, I apologize for any confusion Blush

Again, thanks so much for changing it Smile

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03-20-2021, 06:35 PM
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Yes - you said: "It works perfectly now" but I was still waiting for comments and hadn't actually changed anything at that time so I wasn't sure.
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