Better sorting for games and apps coming to Xbox One

The way the Xbox One sorts inside My Games and Apps is somewhat frustrating, especially when it comes to games that start with "the" "a," or "an." Rolling out today in the latest Skip Ahead and Alpha Insider builds is a new, better way of sorting.

"Our team has made it even easier to find what you're looking for in any Games & apps. From now on, articles such as "a," "an" and "the" will no longer be used to sort titles when using the "Sort A-Z" and "Group by letter" views; for example, "The Witcher" will now be found under "W" instead of "T." Thanks so much to our Xbox community for helping prioritize this change by voting in our recent "My Games & apps" Idea Drive, and don't forget to check the Xbox Idea Hub for other topics to which you can contribute!"

It's a small touch, but a welcome one, lest your OCD go too wild.

As ever there are a bunch of fixes in the latest builds and a few known issues. Catch the full lowdown over at Xbox Wire.

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