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Sort by priority in filtered or Today view

I have tasks with mixed priorities that I display in a filter view (od | tod | tom).

In Firefox (v 28.0, but it's been going on for quite a while), tasks in this view do not sort by priority (as they do by pressing the "p" key in a project view).

In Chrome, higher priority tasks are sorted to the top of the filter view most of the time, but not always.

I have manually cleared cache and cookies as suggested in some other threads here, but I see no change in the behavior.

Any ideas? Thanks!

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Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 17:16

Hi Douglas,

Are you using a PC or a Mac? Only reason why I'm asking this is to try and replicate the issue with Firefox as it looks like that happening constantly. Once replicated, I should be able to report to a developer.

For Chrome, do you notice something that's consistent? Do you have a specific step that I can try to replicate it? Currently, sorting by project is working when I tested it a moment ago.

Please let me know Douglas so I can assist you further. :-)

Regards,

Clyde

Douglas G. Dirks premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 18:24

Hello Clyde,

I'm seeing this behavior on Windows (sorry I forgot to include that
detail...). I see the same behavior on Windows 7 Pro, Windows 7 Home,
and Windows 8.1. (All versions are 64-bit.)

On Firefox I see the non-sorting behavior consistently in the filter and
Today views.
Sorting by priority does work in project view.

On Chrome, I see the correct sorting by priority in the filter and Today
views today.
It is not (or has not) always sorted correctly, but I can't reproduce it
today and don't
have any actions in mind that seem to trigger the non-sorting. (I know
that's not
very helpful . . . )

Thanks for taking a look. I'm sorry I can't provide a detailed reproduce
case for Firefox.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Apr 03, 2014 - 00:59

Hi,

To be clear, the option to sort by anything such as using "p" does not work in views such as this. It will only work within projects. Also, date based views, and filters such as yours is sorted by date, then priority.

So the issue appears to be that Firefox & Chrome are displaying them differently. Have you manually sorted any of these tasks? Can you send a screenshot of both layouts for Firefox & Chrome, so I can see exactly how it changes. You can send this to brendon@doist.io, david@doist.io and clyde@doist.io.

Regards,
Brendon.

Douglas G. Dirks premium
Replied on Apr 03, 2014 - 22:10

On 4/2/2014 6:59 PM, Todoist Support wrote:
>
> Todoist Support <http://todoist.com/Support/> | *Brendon Wadey*
> (Doist Support Staff) added a comment to question Sort by priority in
> filtered or Today view
> <http://todoist.com/Support/show/31481/#comment_103730>
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi,
>
> To be clear, the option to sort by anything such as using "p" does not
> work in views such as this. It will only work within projects. Also,
> date based views, and filters such as yours is sorted by date, then
> priority.
>

Hi Brendon,

Yes, I was just using the "p" functionality of the project view as a way
to describe
what I was looking for in the filter/Today view.

And also yes, in my filter view I have things sorted by Overdue, then
Today, then
Tomorrow, but it's within single days (Today, Tomorrow) that I was hoping to
have priority sorting be in effect.

> So the issue appears to be that Firefox & Chrome are displaying them
> differently. Have you manually sorted any of these tasks? Can you send
> a screenshot of both layouts for Firefox & Chrome, so I can see
> exactly how it changes. You can send this to brendon@doist.io
> <mailto:brendon@doist.io>, david@doist.io
> <mailto:david@doist.io> and clyde@doist.io <mailto:clyde@doist.io>.
>

Indeed. This got me thinking about what could be different between Firefox
and Chrome, and I believe I found the answer (in my case, anyway). Firefox
was storing data for "Offline Web Content and User Data" for todoist.
(Options -> Advanced tab -> Network sub-tab)
Clicking the "Clear Now" button in on this sub-tab resulted in the Today
task list being re-sorted by priority, as I expected.

I am not sure what this means, or whether it is something that is behaving
as expected or not. I do not recall actively turning this feature on --
I assume
it's something Todoist itself requests from the browser, and probably has
since the transition to the HTML5 interface.

If the non-sorting behavior is expected (or maybe even if it is not),
this might
be a good candidate for a help topic on what to do if tasks are not
sorted by
priority when you expect that they will be.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Apr 04, 2014 - 02:28

Douglas,

To 100% clarify the issue and so that we have a better idea, can you send a screenshot of the issue from Firefox, and one from Chrome. You can send this to brendon@doist.io, david@doist.io and clyde@doist.io. You can also just link to an imgur.com upload if you'd like.

Though, we have not been able to reproduce any issues such as this as of yet.

Regards,
Brendon.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Apr 07, 2014 - 02:33

Hi,

Thanks for the screenshots.

This may be a long shot, but I noticed it seems your Firefox is highly customized. If you disable all extensions/scripts, does the sorting still appear off from Chrome?

Regards,
Brendon.

Douglas G. Dirks premium
Replied on Apr 07, 2014 - 22:11

Hello Brendon,

An extension conflict was one of my first thoughts, too. Starting
Firefox in "safe mode" didn't change anything, though.

At this point all three of the machines that exhibited the unsorted
behavior have gone through the clearing of "Offline Web Content and
User Data," and currently *do* match the sorting shown in Chrome. If I
see the unsorted behavior again, is there something I can try on my end
that will give you useful information?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Apr 07, 2014 - 22:24

Douglas,

If you can keep track of exactly what you were doing before it happens, if you added a new task, or removed something, or anything at all, could help.

Regards,
Brendon.