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Flying_Nutcase
03-02-2005, 12:39 AM
Hi there!


Regarding Windows XP:

I'm tired of having to change the folder viewing options all the time, e.g. 'View > Details', 'Arrange Icons By > Type' and 'Show In Groups'.

Is there any way to make one's preference the default for new folders?

Thanks if you can help. Would be much appreciated.


S!


Nutcase

MaxMhz
03-02-2005, 01:36 AM
Select options/view you want in explorer.

Tools (menu) -> Folder Options - View tab

click "Apply to All Folders"

Thats it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Flying_Nutcase
03-02-2005, 06:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MaxMhz:
Select options/view you want in explorer.

Tools (menu) -> Folder Options - View tab

click "Apply to All Folders"

Thats it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Ah, crikes that was easy! Cheers Max_.

OldPepper
03-02-2005, 11:28 AM
Anyway to do this in Save as... and Open... windows? I hate list view, and never found a way to make these dialogs default to details sorted by date as well. I bet it's not possible...

DD_NL
03-02-2005, 01:12 PM
Windows XP really sux when it comes to remembering folder views and settings.
Check this thread for several fixes:

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1021107436

MaxMhz
03-02-2005, 02:11 PM
For folders it's not so bad...

If you select "Remember each folder's view settings" you can then right click empty space in any folder and select "Customize this folder"

Each folder can now show exactly what you want (there are quite a few options). This is remembered.

I don't know how to make changes to the "Open" and "Save as" dialogs sticky either though...

tagTaken2
03-02-2005, 10:43 PM
MaxMhz, thanks for the annotated config file link... I've had this game for maybe 18 months, and still learnt stuff from that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

By changes to the open and save dialogs, do you mean the default places that show on the lefthand side?

MaxMhz
03-03-2005, 03:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tagTaken2:
MaxMhz, thanks for the annotated config file link... I've had this game for maybe 18 months, and still learnt stuff from that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

By changes to the open and save dialogs, do you mean the default places that show on the lefthand side? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You're welcome - http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif conf.ini.txt is a WiP and gets updated regular (just did). I'm still testing and editing as I go http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif - there's still a rather large "gray area" and not all I know is in it yet.

"Open" and "Save as" etc. is about the format of the display of directories ("sorted by" etc. when you save a text file for example) and how to make this a "default" that "sticks" so next time around you get your preferred display.