group by and sort by - combine in one step, like win xp

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    group by and sort by - combine in one step, like win xp

    I know there are times when one might want to group by one thing, say mod time, and sort differently, say by name within the groups.

    But 99% of the time I want both to be the same, especially for mod time.

    I'm tired of having to set both of these. In win xp they were locked together so I could change the group by and it would also change the sort by.

    Is there a way in win 10 to do this in one step?
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    You mean File explorer? Press shift.

    Sort by type, press shift then sort by date for example.

    Is that what you mean?
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    In windows xp, there was no group by, only show in groups.

    If with groups on (in xp) I then clicked on the column heading, "date modified" it would be the same as in windows 10 where I have to do 2 things, group by date modified and sort by date modified.

    Granted, win 10 (and I think this behavior started in win 7) allows more flexibility, but I now have to do 2 things instead of just one.

    I was hoping there was a way to do the 2 in one step.

    An analogy would be say, a volume control that let you change just the left or right channel individually (this would be the windows 10 way) or have a setting whereby changing the volume would "gang" together both left and right with a volume change in one adjustment.

    I mostly want to change the 2 together. In particular, I want to click on a column heading and have both the group by and sort by change to the column header I clicked on.
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