[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 13844] New: Column sort arrow direction is the wrong way round

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Thu Sep 7 23:48:57 CEST 2017


            Bug ID: 13844
           Summary: Column sort arrow direction is the wrong way round
    Classification: Xfce Core
           Product: Thunar
           Version: 1.6.11
          Hardware: PC (x86_64)
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Medium
         Component: General
          Assignee: xfce-bugs at xfce.org
          Reporter: simondedman at gmail.com
        QA Contact: nick at xfce.org
                CC: benny at xfce.org, hjudt at xfce.org
  Target Milestone: 1.8.0

See discussions here [http://notes.ericjiang.com/posts/456] and here
Essentially: triangle facing up (^) has become the pseudo-universal standard
for ascending order i.e. 1,2,3. Triangle facing down (V) descending order,
largest first, 3,2,1. This is true in windows & apple OSs, online various
(wikipedia etc).

Per the first link there's not necessarily any winning rationale for this,
though there are some posited here
especially 'wide base = biggest value, narrow point = smallest value'.
Regardless of winning justification, the key point is UX is worsened by
breaking from convention for no apparent reason.

Thus: please can Thunar reverse the direction of the triangle/arrows used to
signify sort order for columns?


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