First, many congratulations to the DT3 team. It’s a fine, even essential application and I’m learning better how to incorporate into my workflow with each day.
I’ve run into one glitch in the new Sorter’s behavior, with a simple temporary solution, but which I hope can be permanently corrected in upcoming releases. I run a two-monitor setup, my MacBook Pro connected to a much larger monitor to its left on my physical desktop. The problem I’m describing affects the second monitor, which is where I do most of my work.
One of my databases uses deeply nested groups to organize .pdf files. At least one of these groups contains several dozen subgroups. At some point in the last few days I dragged a .pdf file from the desktop, via the Sorter, into one of those subgoups. As per expected behavior, after pausing over the parent group, the Sorter opened up the subgroups. I dropped the file into the appropriate subgroup and went on about my work. I’ve since discovered that the Sorter has retained that expanded state – group open, subgroups open; again, that makes sense. But if I now click on the Sorter icon in the menubar on the second monitor, after a very brief pause, the list of groups automatically scrolls up to reach the previously-used subgroup (I believe), scrolling the top of the list off the top of the screen. I’m unable to scroll up to access the top of the Sorter window, or to reach any databases or groups that are now hidden from me. If I go over to the MacBook screen and click on the Sorter icon there, this behavior doesn’t occur, the group hierarchy drops down from menubar. I can collapse the subgroup hierarchy there. Going back over to the main monitor I can now access the complete Sorter group hierarchy on the second monitor.
So, that works, if a bit clumsily. I’m wondering, is this a bug or is there some other way to get the Sorter to behave a little better on a two-monitor system?