The preference settings for the Contacts function are:
Default group for new items - The group that new contacts are placed into. The default is "Unfiled."
Default group to view in feature – The group that is displayed when you view your contacts. The default is "ALL."
Default sort order for contacts list - The default order in which to sort the contacts. Choices are nickname, name, company, group and email. The default is nickname.
Invert sort order - The default sort order is ascending. If you check this box, your sort order will be descending.
Number of items to index on one screen - The number of contacts that can be viewed on one screen. The default number is 20. As the number of contacts displayed on a screen increases, the time to load the page increases.