#537 Restore symbol list sorting order with the session


Geany's symbol list forgets the sorting preference when Geany is closed and reopened. For example, after changing it to "Sort by appearance" it will be "Sort alphabetically" again after Geany is restarted.

Maybe the session should include information on the sorting preference, too.

Version and platform used: Geany Revision 5865 on Scientific Linux 6.0.


  • Colomban Wendling

    Although this isn't remembered between sessions for each file, it is a filetype-specific setting (symbol_list_sort_mode) that you can change if you wish.

  • Colomban Wendling

    • labels: 1084466 -->
    • priority: 5 --> 3
    • summary: Symbol list forgets sorting preference when Geany is closed --> Restore symbol list sorting order with the session
  • Edwin Lee

    Edwin Lee - 2012-09-10

    How do I adjust this setting? I looked in preferences > various, but did not find this specific setting. It would be nice if there was just a checkbox that said 'remember sort mode'.

    Anyway, thanks!

    • Petorr

      Petorr - 2013-06-05

      Find the config file for one file type (shell, for example: /usr/share/geany/filetypes.sh)

      Insert the following under [settings]:

      # sort tags by appearance

      That worked for me.

  • Anonymous - 2012-09-10

    @myoldmopar see: http://www.geany.org/manual/current/#filetype-definition-files

    BTW, it's probably best to ask questions on the mailing list or IRC instead of bug report comments. For your suggestion, you might want to add a new item on the feature request tracker to get more attention.


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