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How to set the default view in "Open" dialogs?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Cutter, May 8, 2010.

  1. Cutter

    Cutter Flightless Bird

    Hello!

    Is there a way to set the "Open" dialog's default view to "List"?
    Currently I have to change the "view" setting for each folder
    individually, but I want to apply this setting to all folders at once.

    I've already tried using the "Apply to other folders" button, but it
    only works with Explorer, not with "Open" dialogs.

    Please help,
    Thanks.
     
  2. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "Cutter" <no@spam.thx> wrote in message
    news:4be5ad8f$0$29685$426a34cc@news.free.fr...
    > Hello!
    >
    > Is there a way to set the "Open" dialog's default view to "List"?
    > Currently I have to change the "view" setting for each folder
    > individually, but I want to apply this setting to all folders at once.
    >
    > I've already tried using the "Apply to other folders" button, but it only
    > works with Explorer, not with "Open" dialogs.
    >
    > Please help,
    > Thanks.


    Open a folder that is NOT a library. Hit Alt + V. That will give you the
    old dialogue for Tools>>Folder Options.
     
  3. Cutter

    Cutter Flightless Bird

    Le 08/05/2010 20:37, Thip a écrit :
    > "Cutter" <no@spam.thx> wrote in message
    > news:4be5ad8f$0$29685$426a34cc@news.free.fr...
    >> Hello!
    >>
    >> Is there a way to set the "Open" dialog's default view to "List"?
    >> Currently I have to change the "view" setting for each folder
    >> individually, but I want to apply this setting to all folders at once.
    >>
    >> I've already tried using the "Apply to other folders" button, but it
    >> only works with Explorer, not with "Open" dialogs.
    >>
    >> Please help,
    >> Thanks.

    >
    > Open a folder that is NOT a library. Hit Alt + V. That will give you the
    > old dialogue for Tools>>Folder Options.


    Alt+V doesn't work.
    I have Windows installed in french, if that makes a difference.
     
  4. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "Cutter" <no@spam.thx> wrote in message
    news:4be5b197$0$13577$426a34cc@news.free.fr...
    > Le 08/05/2010 20:37, Thip a écrit :
    >> "Cutter" <no@spam.thx> wrote in message
    >> news:4be5ad8f$0$29685$426a34cc@news.free.fr...
    >>> Hello!
    >>>
    >>> Is there a way to set the "Open" dialog's default view to "List"?
    >>> Currently I have to change the "view" setting for each folder
    >>> individually, but I want to apply this setting to all folders at once.
    >>>
    >>> I've already tried using the "Apply to other folders" button, but it
    >>> only works with Explorer, not with "Open" dialogs.
    >>>
    >>> Please help,
    >>> Thanks.

    >>
    >> Open a folder that is NOT a library. Hit Alt + V. That will give you the
    >> old dialogue for Tools>>Folder Options.

    >
    > Alt+V doesn't work.
    > I have Windows installed in french, if that makes a difference.


    What's the French equivalent to "View"?
     
  5. Cutter

    Cutter Flightless Bird

    Le 08/05/2010 22:05, Thip a écrit :
    > "Cutter" <no@spam.thx> wrote in message
    > news:4be5b197$0$13577$426a34cc@news.free.fr...
    >> Le 08/05/2010 20:37, Thip a écrit :
    >>> "Cutter" <no@spam.thx> wrote in message
    >>> news:4be5ad8f$0$29685$426a34cc@news.free.fr...
    >>>> Hello!
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there a way to set the "Open" dialog's default view to "List"?
    >>>> Currently I have to change the "view" setting for each folder
    >>>> individually, but I want to apply this setting to all folders at once.
    >>>>
    >>>> I've already tried using the "Apply to other folders" button, but it
    >>>> only works with Explorer, not with "Open" dialogs.
    >>>>
    >>>> Please help,
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> Open a folder that is NOT a library. Hit Alt + V. That will give you the
    >>> old dialogue for Tools>>Folder Options.

    >>
    >> Alt+V doesn't work.
    >> I have Windows installed in french, if that makes a difference.

    >
    > What's the French equivalent to "View"?


    "Affichage". Unfortunately, Alt+A selects the filepath in the location bar.
    Are you sure that this shortcut works with the "Open" dialog? I can
    reach the dialog you're talking about by hitting Alt in Windows
    Explorer, but it doesn't work in an Open dialog.
     
  6. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "Cutter" <no@spam.thx> wrote in message
    news:4be5c891$0$24105$426a34cc@news.free.fr...
    > "Affichage". Unfortunately, Alt+A selects the filepath in the location
    > bar.
    > Are you sure that this shortcut works with the "Open" dialog? I can reach
    > the dialog you're talking about by hitting Alt in Windows Explorer, but it
    > doesn't work in an Open dialog.


    Alt + V gives me File, Edit, View, Tools, Help, with "View" dropped down.

    I think I've misunderstood your question. I assumed you wanted all folders
    to view the same. I have mine set to "List." I have been extremely annoyed
    because it seemed like every folder opened in a different view, and I've
    always used "List" in previous versions of Windows.
     
  7. Cutter

    Cutter Flightless Bird

    Le 08/05/2010 23:09, Thip a écrit :
    > "Cutter" <no@spam.thx> wrote in message
    > news:4be5c891$0$24105$426a34cc@news.free.fr...
    >> "Affichage". Unfortunately, Alt+A selects the filepath in the location
    >> bar.
    >> Are you sure that this shortcut works with the "Open" dialog? I can
    >> reach the dialog you're talking about by hitting Alt in Windows
    >> Explorer, but it doesn't work in an Open dialog.

    >
    > Alt + V gives me File, Edit, View, Tools, Help, with "View" dropped down.
    >
    > I think I've misunderstood your question. I assumed you wanted all
    > folders to view the same.


    That is what I want, but in the "File>Open" dialog. I managed to solve
    the problem with Explorer, now I want to solve it for the "Open" dialog.
     
  8. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    On 5/8/2010 4:20 PM, Cutter wrote:
    > Le 08/05/2010 23:09, Thip a écrit :
    >> "Cutter" <no@spam.thx> wrote in message
    >> news:4be5c891$0$24105$426a34cc@news.free.fr...
    >>> "Affichage". Unfortunately, Alt+A selects the filepath in the location
    >>> bar.
    >>> Are you sure that this shortcut works with the "Open" dialog? I can
    >>> reach the dialog you're talking about by hitting Alt in Windows
    >>> Explorer, but it doesn't work in an Open dialog.

    >>
    >> Alt + V gives me File, Edit, View, Tools, Help, with "View" dropped down.
    >>
    >> I think I've misunderstood your question. I assumed you wanted all
    >> folders to view the same.

    >
    > That is what I want, but in the "File>Open" dialog. I managed to solve
    > the problem with Explorer, now I want to solve it for the "Open" dialog.


    Set the desired view, then while holding down the CTRL key, click the
    Red "X" to close the dialog box. That view should become the default.
     
  9. Cutter

    Cutter Flightless Bird

    Le 09/05/2010 14:59, Bob I a écrit :
    >
    >
    > On 5/8/2010 4:20 PM, Cutter wrote:
    >> Le 08/05/2010 23:09, Thip a écrit :
    >>> "Cutter" <no@spam.thx> wrote in message
    >>> news:4be5c891$0$24105$426a34cc@news.free.fr...
    >>>> "Affichage". Unfortunately, Alt+A selects the filepath in the location
    >>>> bar.
    >>>> Are you sure that this shortcut works with the "Open" dialog? I can
    >>>> reach the dialog you're talking about by hitting Alt in Windows
    >>>> Explorer, but it doesn't work in an Open dialog.
    >>>
    >>> Alt + V gives me File, Edit, View, Tools, Help, with "View" dropped
    >>> down.
    >>>
    >>> I think I've misunderstood your question. I assumed you wanted all
    >>> folders to view the same.

    >>
    >> That is what I want, but in the "File>Open" dialog. I managed to solve
    >> the problem with Explorer, now I want to solve it for the "Open" dialog.

    >
    > Set the desired view, then while holding down the CTRL key, click the
    > Red "X" to close the dialog box. That view should become the default.


    Thanks, it worked! I've tried that before posting but it didn't seem to
    work. If you didn't suggest it I wouldn't have tried it a second time. :)
     
  10. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    On 5/9/2010 8:59 AM, Cutter wrote:
    > Le 09/05/2010 14:59, Bob I a écrit :
    >>
    >>
    >> On 5/8/2010 4:20 PM, Cutter wrote:
    >>> Le 08/05/2010 23:09, Thip a écrit :
    >>>> "Cutter" <no@spam.thx> wrote in message
    >>>> news:4be5c891$0$24105$426a34cc@news.free.fr...
    >>>>> "Affichage". Unfortunately, Alt+A selects the filepath in the location
    >>>>> bar.
    >>>>> Are you sure that this shortcut works with the "Open" dialog? I can
    >>>>> reach the dialog you're talking about by hitting Alt in Windows
    >>>>> Explorer, but it doesn't work in an Open dialog.
    >>>>
    >>>> Alt + V gives me File, Edit, View, Tools, Help, with "View" dropped
    >>>> down.
    >>>>
    >>>> I think I've misunderstood your question. I assumed you wanted all
    >>>> folders to view the same.
    >>>
    >>> That is what I want, but in the "File>Open" dialog. I managed to solve
    >>> the problem with Explorer, now I want to solve it for the "Open" dialog.

    >>
    >> Set the desired view, then while holding down the CTRL key, click the
    >> Red "X" to close the dialog box. That view should become the default.

    >
    > Thanks, it worked! I've tried that before posting but it didn't seem to
    > work. If you didn't suggest it I wouldn't have tried it a second time. :)


    You're welcome, have a good one!
     

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