In the Search List Portlet where there is the "With this criteria" drop
down that displays the attributes that you can search on, is it possible
to change the attribute that it defaults to?

I have changed the attribute to sort on in the Result List Types section
in ther Search List portlet but this makes no difference to the drop down
it just changes the results list.

From my investigations this does not look possible.

Please can someone confirm?

Thanks

Tom