View Navigation more impervious to document updates 
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: Mike Woolsey4870 20 Oct 2011
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When a view gets dirtied during a scroll-up, the navigation sequence (pgUp, pgDn) flies to the top or bottom of the view collection. I'd like it if something could be done to address that issue.
Something like that's also happening, apparently much more often, to NotesViewCategory objects. The view collection gets dirtied, and suddenly NotesViewCategory navigation goes scanning and scrolling to the end of the collection.
Turning a view to "AutoUpdate == false" actually seems to aggravate the problem (up to ND7 it alleviated the problem somewhat), especially if the code that's scanning the documents is actually updating documents so as to impact their view positioning. But with 8, it seems the problem is bigger for NotesViewCategory objects.
NotesViewCategory objects take a long time to generate, so it's generally a losing battle to simply re-create them at present. There needs to be a way to either hold the view in place while processing it, or detecting a change to the view and efficiently re-creating the category object or correcting it.

1) Mark Demicoli10736 (24 Oct 2011)
This is partly a regression of Java views introduced in 8 or so. But agree the view UI needs to be a bit more conscientious of user activity and behave appropriately.
2) Mike Woolsey4870 (04 Nov 2011)
Interesting, Mark. I'd be interested in any workarounds to this issue, too. As it's already impacted a number of reports and exports adversely, I wouldn't mind it impacting them *again* if it's an improvement -- both for a workaround or for a new feature.

Thanks for the point, I'll see if I can investigate more about the regression issues now that you've mentioned it.
3) Mark Demicoli10736 (05 Nov 2011)
Mike, ultimately my view is that we're dealing with black boxes when it comes to functionality like this and the pragmatic solution in any organisation is hacks by trial and error. The real solution is open source so we can analyse and fix these problems communally. I don't think we'll have the opportunity in the near future.


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