Alarms shuffle

Bug #563248 reported by Misha Shnurapet
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Alarm Clock
Johannes H. Jensen

Bug Description

Checking/unchecking alarms should not bring them up/down, because the time display also changes and they mix with the rest and it's hard to figure out which one is which. Besides, it annoys to check it one place and see it disappear and appear on another position.

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zebul666 (zebul666) wrote :

I agree that it is disturbing to see the alarm move up and down in the list.

they shoud not move without user intervention. He/she could eventually sort them the way he/she wants.

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Johannes H. Jensen (joh) wrote :

Yes, I agree it's a bit confusing. The alarms list is sorted by remaining time with active alarms first. I find this sorting useful, but it can get confusing then enabling and disabling an alarm... Do you have any suggestions as to how this can be improved? Maybe only sort when the alarm list is first opened? Or add a timeout before the sorting happens?

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Misha Shnurapet (shnurapet) wrote :

I thought about it and I came with a few suggestions:
1. Currently, alarms change their time display from 'time set' when inactive to 'time remaining' when active. If alarms don't change the time display, it would be much easier to identify them.
2. To show the time remaining, you could put it next to (or under) the time of the alarm, only changing its color to gray.
3. Always sort, no matter active/inactive. Why not? :)

Johannes H. Jensen (joh)
Changed in alarm-clock:
assignee: nobody → Johannes H. Jensen (joh)
milestone: none → 0.3.1
Johannes H. Jensen (joh)
Changed in alarm-clock:
milestone: 0.3.1 → 0.4
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