Recently I tried to resort my tags. I wanted to see all my contexts on top and in front of every other tag in the filter views and in the tag selector. Usually this is done by finding the right prefix for every kind of tag.
After a few trial and error paths I realized that the tags are grouped by type (area, label, contact
) - although contacts and labels are mixed.
The usual alphanumeric sorting comes into play not until inside the specific tag-group
In daily usage scenarios I more often switch between contexts and contacts. Changing areas does not happen that many times.
I would vote for giving up the tag-grouping all together and to just sort alphanumeric on the whole batch of tags - this way everyone can built his own order of tags by using prefix and things like that.
Alternatively sort the tag-groups in following order:
- labels (contexts)
I may add, that I have about 15 areas which should explain why I think this would be useful.
A workaround that I just started using, is moving the majority of my areas to labels, then I can trick them to wherever I want them. I still have two real areas “work” and “personal” and a lot of sub areas which I then setup as labels with the plus sign (+) as prefix
Of course I can no longer switch between my sub areas with the area selector, but I think that’s the best compromise for now.
How do other users handle this? Does this even matter for the rest of the everdoers?
Edit: added some more insight, corrected a misunderstanding and moved the thing to “usage questions”.