Sorting categories in related content searches


Is there a way to set the order in which templates appear in the search results when linking items in slots using the Related Content Control (aka Active Assembly Table Editor?)

I’ve looked in the Related_Content_By_Template display format (finding a couple of unrelated bugs along the way) and I cannot see any way further specify how the “Category” is displayed other than selecting sys_variantid as the field on which to group the results by.

There is the old trick, much used by Mac users in 90s to set the order of items in the Apple Menu: add spaces, underscores, etc to the template names. But this seems a little crude. Is there a better solution?