I don't have the Sort By option when I right-click on the Desktop in Windows Vista.
However, I do have this option if I right-click on an empty area in Windows Explorer while viewing Desktop folder (or any other folder).
Now that I think about it... I don't know if this has ever been there. Does Vista have this option? Anyone running Vista who can confirm or confute this? I do have Vista running but I also have Fences installed. That might have changed my configuration, so I can't be certain it was there previously.
I did see some screenshots on Google showcasing the Sort By option on the context menu. But it's hard to tell if this is Windows 7 or Windows Vista, as they are both very similar in terms of graphical interface.
I have a lot of files and folders on Desktop. I just want to sort them by type, right there on the Desktop, without having to open Windows Explorer and navigate to the actual Desktop folder. It would make my life a little easier.
This is Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP2.