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#85650 06/06/04 04:19 PM
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I've just upgraded from v6.14 to v6.15, and I've noticed that the URL Catcher now orders URLs alphabetically, rather than in order of capture. This makes it hard to locate new captures confused
I've looked for an option to control this behaviour but found nothing, and I saw no mention of a behaviour change in the versions.txt file, so I can only assume this is an un-intentional change frown

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Confirmed, it does list in alphabetical order. I don't see how this makes it *harder* to see new captures as I assume you don't know what the new ones begin with. If you did, you can use the 'Find' feature. Personally, I think this looks neater..although I can't confirm that past versions did not list alphabetically because I've not used the URL catcher.

This may well be related to the fact the -ils switches were added to the /url command. Perhaps some internal changes were made?

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#85652 06/06/04 06:31 PM
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Making something more aesthetically pleasing does not always make something more functionally useful.
But, as you say, it's a personal thing, and I personally prefer it to be sorted according to the order of capture, as I find this more useful than an alphabetical list. A capture list of several busy channels over the course of a day or two can get quite large.
If there is a valid reason why the sort order has changed, then I would suggest that the sort order be user-selectable: Sort by Name (new style), Sort by Date (old style).

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lewp - good suggestion there. Anything that makes more configurable without harming anybody (especially after the choices are given) is a good thing and this while VERY small would prove useful to some people (I can see the uses now). While I personally dont care as I DONT use the catcher AT ALL (except to STORE some URLs permanantly so I can access them out of mirc), it's a great idea. Why not suggest it into the FEATURE SUGGESTION forum and reference this thread? smile


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#85654 06/06/04 08:38 PM
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It would be appropriate for the Feature Request forum if it were confirmed that this is now the intended behaviour of the URL Catcher by the developers, and not an un-intended behaviour brought on by some changes (perhaps the URL switches that Mentality referenced) smile Then again, control of the sort behaviour may be something some people would like, so it would be a good feature anyway ... but I deviate :tongue:
I've just noticed a quirk to the behaviour now, by accident: I Ieft the URL Catcher window open while I went to eat dinner (a hard days IRC'ing makes you peckish), and when I came back all the new URLs that had been caught were listed at the bottom in order of capture (old style behaviour). So I had a chunk of URLs that were alphabetically ordered, and then the new ones in date order at the bottom. When I closed and re-opened the URL Catcher window, all the URLs were sorted in alphabetical order.
I guess it sorts them when the window is opened. But surely it should be consistent: either it does them always alphabetically, or it does them in order of capture. A mixture is confussing, even if it can be rectified by closing and re-opening the window.

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good point smile So next time dont leave for dinner LOL


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#85656 10/06/04 05:01 PM
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This has been fixed for the next version.

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Don't you get sick of typing that? :tongue:


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#85658 10/06/04 05:27 PM
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No, I feel an equally satisfying sense of achievement every time I say it smirk

#85659 08/07/04 06:33 PM
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As Khaled promised this has been fixed in mIRC 6.16, see item 9; Fixed URLs list sort bug for ? items. grin


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