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.
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 have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
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