Bug 147658 - Options 'Chronological order', 'Alphabetical order' needed for items of relevant object classes
Summary: Options 'Chronological order', 'Alphabetical order' needed for items of relev...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 86395
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: target:7.4.0
Depends on:
Blocks: Navigator Hyperlink
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Reported: 2022-02-25 18:54 UTC by ricky.tigg
Modified: 2022-03-16 07:43 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Navigator | list of object classes (49.35 KB, image/png)
2022-02-25 19:00 UTC, ricky.tigg

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Description ricky.tigg 2022-02-25 18:54:29 UTC
Items listed against the object class 'Hyperlinks' are de facto arranged according to the chronological order, which is also the unique mode of arrangement available for that object class.

Steps to Reproduce:
In Navigator

Actual Results:
However an inspection aimed at rectifying invalid hyper-links will prove to be most inefficient while a such order is applied.

Expected Results:
The inspection will prove to be far more efficient while the alphabetical order is applied.

Proposal: to add options 'Chronological order' and  'Alphabetical order' in this regard.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Version:; Build ID: 20(Build:2); CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.16; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); UI: en-US; Calc: threaded
Comment 1 ricky.tigg 2022-02-25 19:00:22 UTC
Created attachment 178543 [details]
Navigator | list of object classes
Comment 2 Dieter 2022-03-11 09:13:41 UTC
We have the same idea or bookmarks (see bug 86395). So I don't see a reason why we shouldn't improve navigator for hyperlinks in the same way.
=> NEW

cc: Heiko, Jim: Any concerns from your side?
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2022-03-11 09:23:54 UTC
This has been requested a couple of times:

bug 86395 Allow sorting of bookmarks in the navigator in two ways: alphabetically and by order in document
bug 135043 RFE sort objects in Navigator in "user-friendly" way
bug 104255 Allow alphabetical sorting of headings

bug 91734 Bookmarks not sorted alphabetically

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 86395 ***
Comment 4 Dieter 2022-03-11 09:32:08 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> This has been requested a couple of times:

Sorry, I've only found bug 86395 and the proposal here is focused on hyperlinks. So my question is, if it would be more helpful to have bug 135043 as meta bug with bug 86395 (bookmarks), bug 147658 (Hyperlinks) and bug 104255 (Headings) as dependent bugs?
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2022-03-11 09:44:33 UTC
I'd expect that implementation of sorting is not restricted to one type of content. Don't see much need for a meta ticket. But that's also a question to Jim if the implementation requires multiple patches.
Comment 6 Commit Notification 2022-03-16 07:43:10 UTC
Jim Raykowski committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#86395 tdf#104253 tdf#147658 tdf#135043 SwNavigator sort enhancement

It will be available in 7.4.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.