Dynamic Life List: add taxonomic sort parameter to species/observation list

Platform(s), such as mobile, website, API, other:
Website only

URLs (aka web addresses) of any pages, if relevant:
https://www.inaturalist.org/lifelists/steven_bach?view=tree&tree_mode=full_taxonomy

Description of need:
Describe the iNaturalist community need that your requested feature addresses. Include screenshots, URLs, and other details to help us all understand the issue.
I like to sort through the dynamic Life List with the left taxonomic window opened with all species visible, and the right panel as a taxonomic list. This way I can see the full taxonomy of the species (or genuses) I’ve seen, their relationships with related species, and their overall taxonomy. It’s a nice learning tool.

At the moment I know of parameters that can be passed to the URL like so:
https://www.inaturalist.org/lifelists/steven_bach?view=tree&tree_mode=full_taxonomy

but this defaults to sorting the details panel by observation rather than species. This is a difficult topic to search, but I haven’t seen any params for specifying that sort, and this is a feature request for one if it doesn’t exist.

Feature request details:
In detail, describe the feature you are requesting. This includes its functionality, where the feature is implemented, and what it might look like. Screenshots or mock-ups are helpful. The idea is to have a concrete and actionable request which the community can discuss and vote on. It might change through discussion, but it’s much easier to iterate and talk about something specific.

What we would ideally like would be to be able to set the UI in some kind of preference to default to sorting by species, since this is my preferred sort. I’d also like a parameter that let one choose between ‘observation’, ‘species’ and ‘unobserved_species’, looking something like so I could have the link for sharing as well as local bookmarks:

https://www.inaturalist.org/lifelists/steven_bach?view=tree&tree_mode=full_taxonomy&details_mode=species

Yup, I just wanted to suggest this new “feature”, when I saw your. I vote for it, it would be very valuable.

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Agreed!