How can I change the default sort option of Priority for the Issue Navigator?

When I get into the Issue Navigator for a project I see the issues sort according to Priority by default.  We don't really use Priority in our projects, so it's annoying to have to select a new field (which I can't scroll to, btw) and then re-select the ordering, and THEN, if I'm lucky, I don't have to change the filter, otherwise the view defaults to sorting by Priority.

I can't find any documentation on how to configure this setting.  I want to be able to have the issues sort by Key, descending, when I open the Issue Navigator.  Anyone know if there's a way to make that happen?  Thanks!

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I am afraid that there is no other option than add ORDER BY clause in every filter

This is COMPLETELY Stupid

I have to track mulitple projects on an hourly basis, and having to change "priority" to "key" each time I want to view latest issues is a waste of productivity and amounts to a definate COST to the company as the time it takes to do this is multiplied across engineers PMs etc.

As a system admin, if I can change the way boards and screens are displayed, why can't a user profile have the ability to assign their default "issue" order without having to create a filter to do so.

This should be an easy feature to provide considering how configurable JIRA is. 

Atlassian please don't address your customer base needs like MS does.

I am in the same boat.  If we could configure the default sort order from priority to another custom field such as key, that would be very helpful.  Please make this happen!

I agree with John, this is a no-brainer.  Need to avoid changing the sort order EVERY time - too many clicks and we have other places to sort by Priority.  If I click Issues to see the master listing, I obviously want to see the latest first.

The dropdown list next to the default Order by Priority is demented. Over 300 items. A small handful (7-10?) of common-sense frequently used options such as by Date, by Issue number, etc. listed in a separate section at the top of the list would definitely help Jira users.

Hello - yes, this is one year later than this issue was opened.  Any resolution here?

Having the default sort be Key with Asc or Desc makes MUCH more sense than by priority.  Having the default sort of issues by Priority is useless.

sorry TWO years later - even worse.

I'm with John and all the rest above: This is stupid. I deal with it every day and find no reason in the world that priority should be the default. If they can make it configurable then for all the money we are paying for this stuff they need to hire a programmer that can fix this issue.

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