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Old 11-28-2014, 05:11 AM
Straitsfan Straitsfan is offline How to set look of a window Windows XP How to set look of a window Office XP
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Okay; this has been driving me nuts, and I hope this is the right place to ask this.

I'm on Windows 7. I would like to know how you can set as a 'default' the look of a window or its panes, meaning, for example, whether a window displays the files/folders as lists, icons, etc.



Every time I start windows and go to a folder, the display is always thumnails, or icons, etc; never a list, which is what I like. I have to manually go up in the right hand corner, choose list, and then it's fine. But when I start windows again the next time, it's the old display.

Can anyone tell me how to 'set' the kind of display that I want so I don't have to do this, or is windows just configured to have a certain kind of display on startup? If so it's really annoying.

Hope I explained it well enough to understand.
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Tuph Tuph is offline How to set look of a window Windows XP How to set look of a window Office 2010 32bit
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In the parent folder, go to Folder options, View then set up the options you want as default. Apply the view to all folders of that type and it should change all child folders under the current parernt to the same view.
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:49 AM
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Doesn't work; no way to set the view; still getting large icons instead of a list.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:08 AM
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In Windows 7 open Windows Explorer or Computer from the desktop.
Select Documents or My Documents depending on your folder structure/naming. Choose the view you wish to use. Now click Organize > Folder and search options from the menu. Click the View tab. Click the Apply to Folders button and click OK. All subfolders of that folder should now be displayed in the view you have selected.

Be aware you will need to repeat this for the different folder types, e.g. if you apply this to a document library, it won't be applied to the pictures library etc. You will need to repeat for Pictures, Video libraries, etc.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:35 AM
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Sorry, but I've been told that already and it doesn't work. every time I start windows and open up a folder or a subfolder, I get thumbnails, not a list.
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