JIRA backlog needs a lock button to prevent accidental re-arranging of tasks

As a user of JIRA's software,
I would like a lock button (defaults to on) that prevents issues from being re-organised
So that I don't accidentally move issues around when scrolling on a touchscreen device.

Basically, JIRA is nigh on impossible to interact with using a "pocketable" mobile device.  (In my case, ZTE T83 with the Firefox web browser.)  Not only does the UI need lots of screen real-estate (a problem even on many laptops with 1366×768 pixel screens), but in the backlog, the (small!) elements respond to dragging events almost instantly.

This is exacerbated by having minimal space to stick ones finger that isn't a task entry.  The end result being when tapping on tasks or attempting to scroll, the task is often moved to a wildly different position.  Add some lag, and you've got a recipe for making a right dog's breakfast of the carefully curated ordering of tasks.

The tasks should be *fixed* in their position, unless the user explicitly tells JIRA that they wish to alter positions, indicated by a padlock icon or similar, at which point the old behaviour should be restored allowing re-arrangement of tasks.  The same UI element should also make it possible to re-enable the lock.

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I quite like the idea of a lock for this case.  I'd raise it over at https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSW 

Also, Atlassian has had a bit of a frenzy about mobile since the last summit and have put together teams to try to improve the experience across the platform.  I think they'd find this quite interesting, as it explains the pain you're having very clearly.

I appreciate the link, this seemed to be the only obvious place to raise an issue.  That said, I get told "This project isn't available", so if the link worked in the past, it doesn't any more.

Bother.  They re-keyed the project from GH to JSW (which makes sense).  I'd put in the url as GH before, then corrected it when I remembered, but only corrected the display name!   Try the link again...  Sorry about that.

Ahh, that explains what happened.  The updated link worked and the issue is now reported here: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSW-14781

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