Smart Collection view order is lost

  • 2
  • Problem
  • Updated 1 year ago
  • Acknowledged

Create a Smart Collection that shows at least 20 pictures in grid view


View - Sort - Label Color

View - Sort - Ascending


None of the cells must be colored


Use the scroll bar to show the 1st. row


Click a cell an press “9” to paint it blue.  Repeat this 5 more times to paint non consecutive random cells


Every colored cell must go to the first rows


Now: Click a non blue cell, drag it and drop it on it self


Result: the color order is lost


Note: This situation doesn’t happen if you repeat these steps in a folder, the problem arises just in smart collections
Photo of drobtitan

drobtitan

  • 29 Posts
  • 7 Reply Likes

Posted 1 year ago

  • 2
Photo of John R. Ellis

John R. Ellis, Champion

  • 3739 Posts
  • 978 Reply Likes
A simpler way to reproduce this behavior:

1. Start in Library Grid view.
2. Select any smart collection that shows at least 2 photos.
3. Do View > Sort > Added Order.
4. Drag one of the photos on top of itself.
5. Observe in the toolbar at the bottom that the sort order has changed to Sort: Capture Time.
Photo of Rikk Flohr

Rikk Flohr, Official Rep

  • 3855 Posts
  • 732 Reply Likes
What would be the expected behavior here? Honor the Custom Order or honor the Added Order?
Photo of drobtitan

drobtitan

  • 29 Posts
  • 7 Reply Likes
It’s easy: 

If a cell is dropped on itself, means that nothing has changed: keep the original order of the cells (just do nothing)

If a cell is dropped elsewhere changing its place, activate the custom order


Dropping a cell on itself seems to be meaningless, but it happens sometimes while using the Wacom Pen with a very sensitive tip that seem to miss contact with the tablet.  This situation scrambles all the cells!

Photo of Rikk Flohr

Rikk Flohr, Official Rep

  • 3855 Posts
  • 732 Reply Likes
Thanks for the info. I have logged this bug. 
Photo of John R. Ellis

John R. Ellis, Champion

  • 3739 Posts
  • 978 Reply Likes
To build on drobitan's reply: When in a regular collection or a folder, dropping a photo on itself keeps the current sort order.  So it would be consistent for smart collections to behave the same way.