A suggestion on file ordering

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A suggestion on file ordering

#1 Post by robena » 2010-08-17 06:41

Hi,

First thanks to the developers of Filezilla. It's a very nifty and useful tool, and it's free!

I have only one gripe with its UI, the way file priority is handled.

When you have already files in the queue, and you add files from a different site, the new files start downloading before the previous ones in the queue are done.

You have to set up manually the priority of the first files in the queue, and stop and resume the download to get the natural order.

I think that the priority setting (Low, high, etc...) way of ordering the download is clumsy and counter-intuitive. What would be much more natural would be for the files to be downloaded (or uploaded) in the order they are displayed.

There should be in the context menu options to move "Up/Down/To First/To Last" the selected files.

That would make ordering files a breeze, and avoid any surprise in the download order like the one I indicated above.

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Re: A suggestion on file ordering

#2 Post by boco » 2010-08-17 08:00

The queue cannot be sorted for performance reasons, it has been designed for large amount of files. Introducing any sorting would slow processing down massively.
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Re: A suggestion on file ordering

#3 Post by botg » 2010-08-17 19:33

For clarification, large = in the millions.

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Re: A suggestion on file ordering

#4 Post by robena » 2010-08-17 21:23

Thank you for taking the time to answer.

I'm a bit surprised with the answer though.

Moving entries up and down is not sorting the whole queue, it should be a snap regardless of the number of entries.

I can do it manually by removing all the items, and resubmitting them in the proper order, although it's of course a real pain to do so that way.

I can't imagine why it could not be done in the software.

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