Currently in the Library screen the sort in the defult library only operates on author. As a result, publications of any particular author are not in year order.
My suggestion is in two parts
add a check box to the sort order specified in the dialog box under the Tools / Sort Library submenu, that sorts the library view items
use the selected sort order in the dialog box under the Tools / Sort Library submenu
Curently the multi-field sort order in Tools submenu only works when a sort is executed. The check box in the dialog box is needed to make it apply to the Library view screen
Happy New Year to the Developers/gary