Default scrollbar position is not logical

Asked by Pimm "de Chinchilla" Hogeling on 2011-03-02

Let me start off by saying Transmission is awesome. It is the cleanest, most human-friendly torrent client I've seen.

In Transmission, you can sort torrents by age, and you can reverse the order. This is great, because doing so puts the most recently added torrents at the bottom of the list, similar to the way lists (of names or groceries) work in the physical world.

The one thing that bothers me is that when you start Transmission the default position is always at the top of the list. Even though when the torrents are sorted by age and in reverse order, the most relevant torrents are obviously at the bottom.

Transmission could guess which torrents are most relevant. If they are at the bottom of the list, the scrollbar could be at the bottom when starting the application.

Alternatively, Transmission could store which torrents are visible when the application closes, and put the scrollbar in a position that makes them visible when starting the application.

What do you guys think?

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Solved by:
actionparsnip
Solved:
2011-03-02
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2011-03-02
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2011-03-02

You could log a bug with:

ubuntu-bug transmission

And it may be addressed.

Sidenote:
Transmission also has a web interface and you can manage your torrents from remote systems. ALSOif you use Android OS based devices then install Transdroid by Erik Kok and when you click a torrent in your phone's browser you can tell it to be sent to the server and start the download, it also has a search feature. IT ROCKS!!

Thanks for the answer. It's not really a bug, though. Rather, it's a proposition that - in my opinion - would make the interface even more human-friendly.

Could suggest it on:

http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.