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One feature of the SE sites is that many (most?) of the pages will persist their sort and filtering options.

For example, when I click on the Questions link on any of my regular sites in a browser, it always defaults to the Newest sort, because that is how I prefer to read the sites and is the way I more than likely was reading it during my last session.

The iOS app doesn't always do this.

If you goto a site, tap Questions, choose a sort, tap a question, and then tap the back link, the sort persists.

If you goto a site, tap Questions, choose a sort, goto another site, ..., then go back to a site and tap Questions, the sort will be back at Active.

This is inconsistent and annoying. Please persist the sorts/filters during a session and between sessions.

  • I was going to post a request that tag view/search default to "newest", but this'll get the job done even better! This will match the behavior of the web site. – jscs Apr 13 '14 at 20:21
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This has been implemented in the app and will be available in Beta version 1.0.1.86. It should also be available in the Appstore in the next update.

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  • Any way to "forget/reset" the selections? Just asking, I know we don't have such way in the desktop site. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jun 24 '14 at 13:21
  • @ShadowWizard sorry, not currently. If you really wanted to do it, deleting the app will force that to happen, since they are cached locally. – Arie Litovsky Jun 24 '14 at 13:22
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    I just tested this by selecting a tag, changing sort from Relevant to Active, pressing Cancel, and selecting the tag again. It was Relevant again. Am I missing something? – mhlester Jun 24 '14 at 16:28
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    @mhlester we had decided not to persist on search. Yet, this is a usecase I hadn't considered where it does make sense. Let me see what I can do. – Arie Litovsky Jun 24 '14 at 16:40
  • yay, thank you! though i can't think of an instance where you wouldn't want search to persist. the same search would probably be for the same reason – mhlester Jun 24 '14 at 16:41
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    @ArieLitovsky I agree with mhlester here - it's very annoying to have to switch the sort from Relevant to Active or Newest every time you want to look at the questions with a given tag. – Alex Kruckman Jul 1 '14 at 23:42

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