Thank you for your quick response,
Ahh I figured as much, while my PHP skills are severely lacking I'll look into editing that extension. I do like that everything is commented, so in theory it should be easy, but as I said I am quite the novice.
I have a few other problems that I am trying to work out, some of which are bugs present in TablePress. Do you mind if I quickly ask you them all in this thread for a quick response on each? I would really appreciate it!
1) Fixed Headers on Table Overlap Tippy Tooltips
I tried editing the z-index on the wordpress plugin "Tippy" but no matter what, the fixed headers on the table overlap the tooltip. I suspect this is the way the Table Headers are being rendered. You think you have a quick CSS fix for this? :-)
2) Search breaks Fixed Header on Theme (Fruitful) if Symbol is used
I used to have my theme's "sticky header" enabled along with "datatables_tabletools_fixedheader_offsettop=130" in order for the Table Headers to appear below the Page Header (speaking of which, I tried to accomplish this myself but luckily I found a post where you implemented this feature in, thanks!) so my visitors can access the menu at any time without having to scroll up, but I realized that the search in TablePress somehow disables this function completely if a symbol is used in a search (e.g. AT&T). Very weird bug.
3) Fixed Headers on reload of page are in the wrong position, instantly correct when scrolled
I have no idea why it's doing this. It seems to never replicate this error upon the first load, but after each reload the Headers hover a few pixels where they actually should be, covering up other elements in the process. The second a user scrolls, they snap right back into place.
1) Left to Right Positioning of Column Filter Widgets
I'm currently using float:right which reverses the order, I know this is a novice issue but I have tried everything to get the widget to show up on the right side of the page and in the correct order.
2) Bold First Unique Cell in a Column (e.g. Multiple BlackBerry entries, only first one bold)
I just want to know if this is feasibly possible. I'm looking for a way for visitors to quickly identify while scrolling for a particular brand. Alternatively, what I'm really looking for is the functionality that books have had since the dawn of time, "Chapters" if you will that quickly identifies where you are on the spreadsheet. Having the same Brand (Apple, Samsung, etc) repeated throughout the spreadsheet makes it hard to quickly identify a unique entry.
3) Visually Labeling TableTools Functions
I love the Table Tools function! But I want my visitors to be able to identify with the buttons. I did have text awkwardly spaced above the buttons as a quick fix, but I would love a better alternative for labeling these guys so the average visitor can identify what each button does.
THANK YOU AGAIN TOBIAS! Besides these few issues and requests, I am extremely satisfied and grateful for the time you have spent managing this plugin and especially the patience you express with us noobs :-)