My default view is the “All Websites” view. It’s where I do most monitoring.
Previously to version 1.4, I had the sort order as Website name (ascending). Since 1.4, the sort order defaults to Visits (descending) … and changing the sort order is not remembered in between page refreshes (manually or automatic refreshes).
In other words, if I set the sort order to be “Website name ascending” this is overridden by Piwik to “Visits descending” when the page is refreshed.
I propose that the correct functionality should be that the sort order chosen by the user is remembered in between page refreshes.