Let's consider following scenario: User is scrolling through a list of sorted questions/answer (or whatever) and on the Nth page decides to change the "shot items per page param". Currently after clicking it the page count will be reset and user will have to start from the very beginning.

This seems to me counter-intuitive and not user friendly. I suppose that when user decides to see more or less items on page it is actually most likely no supposed that everything should be started from the very beginning. It's just that user want to see more items starting from this particular chunk of data, i.e. starting from the first item currently visible.

As you can see from tags, this is more then a feature request, I'm not insisting that this is an erroneus behaviour but still believe this is worth to be discussed.

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    In the very beginning it used to be preserved, until someone asked to drop it. Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 10:50
  • @ShadowWizard oh really? Good to know, thanks for the link. It's just that it's strange, I mean, one who want all to be reset can just click the first page afterwards.
    – shabunc
    Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 11:24
  • Well, people are lazy! ;) Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 11:24

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I agree, it can be quite annoying. However, so can being taken to completely the wrong page.

My suggestion would be to do some calculations, so that it'll actually end up back in the same spot.

So, if you're on page 3 for 15 items per page, and you switch to 30, it should take you to page 2. ceil((15 * 3) / 30) == 2

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