Bug 427512 - Unwanted automatic rearrange/sorting of items
Summary: Unwanted automatic rearrange/sorting of items
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 389052
Alias: None
Product: plasma-nm
Classification: Plasma
Component: applet (show other bugs)
Version: 5.19.90
Platform: Arch Linux Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jan Grulich
Keywords: usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-10-10 13:04 UTC by Dan Snis
Modified: 2020-11-02 09:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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2020-10-10 13:04 UTC, Dan Snis

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Description Dan Snis 2020-10-10 13:04:05 UTC
Created attachment 132261 [details]

When clicking the network widget in the panel the first time (or after awhile) only my connected wifi network and configured VPNs show (see screenshot left).
After two to three seconds the list gets populated with the visible SSID, this rearrange the list.
So when I want to connect to my VPN (item number two in the list), I move my mouse pointer to the second row and when I'm about to press connect, the list updates and item number two is now another wifi network (screenshot right side).

1. open network list in panel
2. if you have a VPN configured and a second wifi network 'remebered' the list will reorder the items.

Rearranged order of saved items

Static arrangement of saved items/networks

Windows: n/a
macOS: n/a
Linux/KDE Plasma: 5.8.12
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.19.90
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.74.0
Qt Version: 5.15.1

Comment 1 Nate Graham 2020-10-12 18:38:25 UTC
Can confirm. This re-arrange sometimes mildly irritates me too and causes me to click on the wrong thing.
Comment 2 Justin Zobel 2020-11-01 04:19:19 UTC
This appears related to 389052
Comment 3 Dan Snis 2020-11-02 09:49:17 UTC
(In reply to Justin Zobel from comment #2)
> This appears related to 389052

I confirm. The same issue, sorry for the duplicate

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 389052 ***