This feature request is iTunes should offer menu items to sort the selection. It was filed on 2006-03-31 at 23:35 PST.
iTunes should allow [the user to specify — oops! —the Bored Zo] the order in which playlist items are stored in the playlist.
Steps to Reproduce:
- Right-click on a selection, or click in the Edit menu.
- In the ‘Sort by’ submenu, choose one of the criteria listed.
The selected items are repositioned within the playlist (that is, the order in which they are stored changes).
No results, because no such submenu exists.
iTunes does currently allow the user to change the order in which items are displayed by clicking a column header. But it offers no quick and easy way to sort items within the playlist itself (that is, to change the order in which the items are stored).
When a display sort (one of the column headers besides the far-left one) is selected, iTunes could run a dialog box: “The order in which the selected items are stored in the playlist was changed. The order in which they are displayed and will be played has not changed, because you have a different sort (^0) selected for display (in the column headers).” (^0 = name of selected column).
At 23:45, I added the following information:
Summary should read: iTunes should allow +the user to specify+ the order in which playlist items are stored in the playlist.
I had edited it and didn’t notice that I removed that part. Sorry.