Originally Posted by MrSinatra
if you clicked on month, it would be the same, EXCEPT it would AUTOMATICALLY account for the years as well, (in other words, it would assume when you clicked month, you also wanted year taken into account, a logical assumption 99% of the time). and then same thing for day.
not the ultimate solution, but one that could work with winamp the way it is now.
If Month and Day are added why do you think the 2nd order sort would work the way you suggest? Or are you also suggesting that the 2nd order sort work that way? If the current devs can do that, they should be able to give us multi-column sorting. I agreed the current 2nd order sort seems to be alphanumerical, but by what; artist, or album, or title? It seems to be artist most times in my experience (ignoring a "The" if the artist name begins that way).
If you have figured out the logic of the 2nd order sorting currently being used, please tell us. I thought it had something to do with the columns being shown and their left to right order, but this does not seem to be the case, at least not consistently.
There could be some logic to it or maybe it's just random. Maybe whoever developed it is no longer around and did not document what was done. I've spent a few hours (now and then) trying to figure it out by trial and error and every time I thought I was close to a working theory, I tried a test case that broke the theory.
The only thing that currently works consistently is single column sorting. Adding a date tag and column should be easy to do and would solve the OP's issue without any other changes. Year should remain a 4 character field, imo.