default folder display

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I have the open windows with other programs besides explorer defaulting to
display in list mode.

In windows explorer, I have it set to display in details mode which is what I'd
like to have set as the default config for all programs.

I'm guessing it's a registry entry, but I can't find anything in the help and
support on how to change it from list to detail.

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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Open one of your folder and select list mode.
    Click on Tools on your top bar and then on Folder options. Click on the View
    tab and then set this view for all folders.

    "Husky" <cbminfo@toast.net> wrote in message
    news:5bo35152oo7ck3fss8maifgfu5iu7n1els@4ax.com...
    > I have the open windows with other programs besides explorer defaulting to
    > display in list mode.
    >
    > In windows explorer, I have it set to display in details mode which is
    what I'd
    > like to have set as the default config for all programs.
    >
    > I'm guessing it's a registry entry, but I can't find anything in the help
    and
    > support on how to change it from list to detail.
    >
    > --
    > more pix @ http://members.toast.net/cbminfo/index.html
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    On Mon, 4 Apr 2005 21:05:18 -0400, "Yves Alarie" <rd50@@pitt.edu> wrote:

    I think, no I know that's what I said. I'm not having the problem with
    Explorer, or windows explorer. Just with OTHER programs that can open files
    thru their own window. I have to change the view every time I use another
    program.
    The default view is LIST. I want it to default to DETAIL.

    >Open one of your folder and select list mode.
    >Click on Tools on your top bar and then on Folder options. Click on the View
    >tab and then set this view for all folders.
    >
    >"Husky" <cbminfo@toast.net> wrote in message
    >news:5bo35152oo7ck3fss8maifgfu5iu7n1els@4ax.com...
    >> I have the open windows with other programs besides explorer defaulting to
    >> display in list mode.
    >>
    >> In windows explorer, I have it set to display in details mode which is
    >what I'd
    >> like to have set as the default config for all programs.
    >>
    >> I'm guessing it's a registry entry, but I can't find anything in the help
    >and
    >> support on how to change it from list to detail.
    >>
    >> --
    >> more pix @ http://members.toast.net/cbminfo/index.html
    >

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    On Mon, 04 Apr 2005 20:56:24 -0400, Husky wrote:

    > I have the open windows with other programs besides explorer defaulting to
    > display in list mode.
    >
    > In windows explorer, I have it set to display in details mode which is what I'd
    > like to have set as the default config for all programs.
    >
    > I'm guessing it's a registry entry, but I can't find anything in the help and
    > support on how to change it from list to detail.

    File> Open and File> Save use the list view. There's no way within the
    operating system to change this that I know of.

    I have been using a program from stardock.com called "Enhanced Dialogs"
    that adds all kinds of customizations to these screens (including view
    preference). However, it's available to Object Desktop users only at the
    moment and has not matured to "official release" or standalone status. It
    looks good though and I think it could fill various needs for many users.

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    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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    On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 09:33:09 -0500, Sharon F <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote:

    >On Mon, 04 Apr 2005 20:56:24 -0400, Husky wrote:
    >
    >> I have the open windows with other programs besides explorer defaulting to
    >> display in list mode.
    >>
    >> In windows explorer, I have it set to display in details mode which is what I'd
    >> like to have set as the default config for all programs.
    >>
    >> I'm guessing it's a registry entry, but I can't find anything in the help and
    >> support on how to change it from list to detail.
    >
    >File> Open and File> Save use the list view. There's no way within the
    >operating system to change this that I know of.
    >
    >I have been using a program from stardock.com called "Enhanced Dialogs"
    >that adds all kinds of customizations to these screens (including view
    >preference). However, it's available to Object Desktop users only at the
    >moment and has not matured to "official release" or standalone status. It
    >looks good though and I think it could fill various needs for many users.
    >

    It would seem to be that it is a registry entry. Trouble is I just can't find
    it. it may be something like (1234AZDEH0009OVWZ786) which means little except
    maybe to Vbasic, ,C++, etc..

    >File> Open and File> Save use the list view.
    This is for Explorer. It has no effect on Agent mail reader, Videowave, WSFTP,
    etc..
    It's just a pain to have it open in list view and have to toggle to detail,
    then CTRL + to get the columns in view.

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    On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 16:20:39 -0400, Husky wrote:

    > It would seem to be that it is a registry entry. Trouble is I just can't find
    > it. it may be something like (1234AZDEH0009OVWZ786) which means little except
    > maybe to Vbasic, ,C++, etc..

    If it was that easy, it would be listed at every tweak site on the
    internet. The common control files create and dictate how these dialog
    boxes appear. Programs can provide and create their own or use the default
    dialogs provided by Windows. If you do a google search on this, David Candy
    has written quite a few informative posts on the topic.

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    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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