Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#2817 closed Enhancement (duplicate)

Request: Sort or filter the file list by priority/completion state

Reported by: somethingstrange Owned by: livings124
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Mac Client Version: 1.82
Severity: Normal Keywords: file inspector sort filter completed


In the "Files" page/tab of the Torrent Inspector, I often have to scroll vertically to find active downloads mixed among those files that have already been completed. In a torrent that contains hundreds of files, it's a pain to have to keep scrolling through the list.

If there was a way to sort the file list (by columns), you could use the Priority column to arrange file (High, Normal, Low, Completed).

Alternatively, if at the bottom of this page (beside the current filter control) there was a checkbox that would either hide "completed" files in the torrent, or sort the file list so that all completed files appear at the bottom, this would decrease the requirement to scroll when viewing large lists. As the entire torrent nears download completion, fewer and fewer active (yet to be completed) files appear in the list, or at the top.

I don't know if this should be a global switch that affects all torrents viewed in the inspector, but it should definitely be easily accessible (like at the bottom of the Files tab, near the filter control), because I expect users would like to toggle the feature frequently. It might be better if it were on a per-torrent basis, although I don't believe Transmission would need to retain the state between sessions.

Again, this would be most useful when you're viewing the contents of a torrent consisting of many files.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by charles

  • Component changed from Transmission to Mac Client
  • Owner set to livings124

You can already sort by priority in the files tab in the GTK+ client. Somethingstrange, was this request intended for the Mac client?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by somethingstrange

Yes. Sorry about that. I have only used the Mac OS X client. I'm actually using 1.83 (10040).

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by livings124

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is a repeat of the mess that is #2644. I am still not keen on this.

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