On Wed, 28 Jun 2006 01:27:04 -0500:
> folders named appropriately, e.g. "0-first", "3-third" etc...
Line numbering (or any similar "prefix" system) eventually
comes upon the same problem for which even the original
"Basic" language had to include a "renumber" command :)
When we were released from an auto-alphabetizing system
(as when O7 upgraded to O8), the initial shock was that
everything now showed up in "chronologically added" order,
but at least we were then free to move them into
whatever order we wanted (even back to alphabetic :)
just by dragging entries up and down.
When we are forced back to auto-alphabetizing, however,
dragging is ignored, and the only way to re-arrange
is to doctor up every entry by editing and inserting new prefixes,
which is not only a poor kludge for an otherwise polished product,
but sooner or later everything will get "too squeezed together"
to insert anything new.
Windows' "Programs menu" is an example of where one can
drag entries to any position, and thus make any arrangement
one wants, as in O8's bookmarks. Although new additions
are always appended at the end, there is a "sort by name"
operation in the context menu for anyone who desires it --
why not the same in O9, perhaps as a "check mark" option
which when turned on acts like O7, and when turned off
acts like O8? In effect, O8 simply turned that option off,
and presumably O9 turned it back on, so why not make it
ideal for everyone by leaving the "turning off/on"
up to the user in another "opera:config" setting --
unless it's already there and I just haven't seen it.