in the settings file you sent, you had group by set to sort album artist
when displaying artists (again that was how your settings file is configured), you dont get the choice to set Sort By
Sorry to insist, but opening the ini file in Notepad ++ and searching for "groupby" / "group by" gives me those lines:
-2070 <NavigatorAlbumGroupByCompilationValue>Various Artists</NavigatorAlbumGroupByCompilationValue> (Might be this one but it's value doesn't correspond to what you told me, and I have no idea what's the exact value I should replace it with)
But I get no results when I search for "sort album artist", "sortalbumartist", "album artist", "albumartist" ect ect
I'm usually used to tweaking ini files but I don't even exactly know what I'm looking for here, using key words didn't get me far and the file is 2973 lines long so going through them one by one would prove difficult :|
In the second screenshot you can see that even though Artists is selected, it has both a group by and sort by option just like the Album Covers menu. Probably related to whatever's scrambled...
Using "sort by" ("classer par") DOES change the way they're sorted, but doesn't fuse any album in a single artist.
Using "group by" ("grouper par") just changes the way the collection is displayed and adds an alphetical ordering to a precise tag, still without fusing albums.
Here's what it looks like with "group by" active with the "album artist" option: