In the admin Manage Products area, I want to set the default sort to newest first (via created_at) so the latest products added to my site are displayed first.

Everything I have tried to fix this doesn't seem to work and the majority of fixes appear to apply to the front end only, whereas I need it strictly for the back end.

Any suggestions?

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Typical! After hours of searching I make a post...only to find the answer 5 minutes later.

Modify the local file app/code/local/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Catalog/Product/Grid.php and make line 41 read:


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