I want to leave the filter buttons at the top, where they are but begin sorting from where the checkboxes are.. Every way I try, the filter buttons move or it sorts the top "notes" area which I want frozen.


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One easy workaround would be to move the notes above the label row so that it is no longer part of the filtered area.

I do not think there is any turnkey way to keep notes where they are without making filtering way too complicated.


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