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danielhalmschlager asked

Ordering of VRM widgets on mobile

I see that the layout of the advanced page changes depending on screen width.
With big screens (e.g., Laptop) there are three columns and the widgets can be rearranged.

On narrow screens (smartphones), though, there is only a single column and the widgets cannot be arranged.

While I generally think this makes sense (in order to avoid mistakenly dragging around widgets via touch gestures), I see one big issue:
The order only seems to be defined by the first time a widget is added, and cannot be changed later.
This is really annoying... I have my widgets set up nicely on the desktop, but on mobile, the one I usually want to look at first is last in the order.

This was also stated by ranger-rocko in a comment to an answer to this question:
https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/94812/when-did-android-vrm-widgets-become-non-movable.html
"One final bit of info on the Androids, if I remove a widget that is already showing and then re-enable it, it is placed in the same order that it was before disabling it. If I add a widget that has never been enabled, the new one gets placed at the end of all widgets and it too is immovable."


I think the correct solution would be to also take the order from the 2D-grid on large devices, and apply this to mobile, somehow like this desktop layout:

-----A----- (one wide widget)
-----B-----
C1 ---C2--- (one narrow, one two-column widget)
D1  D2  D3  (three narrow widgets)
-----E-----

should just be converted to this on mobile:

A
B
C1
C2
D1
D2
D3
E


Until the correct ordering on mobile is fixed, is there any workaround to reset the "remembered" order how the widgets were added so that I can build the correct order of my widgets on mobile by the adding order?

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Same advice here, love the VRM option on Laptop, but frustrating on smartphone, have to scroll down before seeing what I want...Will be a great update, thanks!!
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kevgermany answered ·

Would be really good to see that implemented. It's a pain at the moment.

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danielhalmschlager answered ·

I just wanted to bring this up one more time. Since @Teun Lassche seems not to be active here anymore, is there anyone else present who is involved in development of the VRM Web UI?

Is there any way how to change (and/or reset) the widget order for mobile / narrow devices?


The way it is now is really annoying, as I also have to scroll all the time to get to what I actually want to look at.

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billf answered ·

I will add one more voice/vote on some way to organize widgets on mobile, or any kind of workaround. I had hoped maybe requesting the desktop version of the site, while on mobile would work, but it delivers the same widget order.

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