[Feature request] Sort order for "Alternative versions" list should sort numbers better


#1

Currently the alternative versions list is being sorted alphabetically. This gets annoying when you are labeling numerically since a “version 10” is sorted above “version 2” (see screenshot below).

Is it possible to also take into account the number in the sort similar to file explorer?

Thanks!


#2

Sorry for the hassle with that one, @jedicry.

I’ve added your vote for this request and we’ll see if we can improve this!

Thanks for sharing your need. Anything else, we’re here! :slight_smile:


#3

A natural sort order - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_sort_order - would work nicely here.

As a workaround you could try prefixing a “0” to your single digit numbers. E.g. 01, 02, 03, etc.


#4

@paulshoughton, @jedicry
I do exactly the same, just giving the number prefix for alternate view:
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What I don’t like is Alternates get random names and are placed in random order. I’d prefer it is inserted in more predictible way: either as the last item, or as the next sibling to the current alternate.

Why? Because sometimes I’m too lazy to give it a proper name :grinning:, or just doing some no-name UI research & idea generation.


#5

Thanks @Alexey_Kolchenko! We got some requests about this too and I’m adding your vote for it.