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29-Mar-2009, 10:33 AM #1
How to make Vista stop changing my folder view settings?
Hi, I was wondering if there's a way to stop Vista from changing my folder's view settings?

Pretty much, I want every folder ever to have the standard Size, Type, and Date Modified bars at the top, with Sort By Type selected. Also, with the View mode set to details.

However, Windows Vista keeps changing the settings on me. So every few days, or some other random amount of time, I have to right click on a folder, go to Properties, Customize, change the folder view back to "All Items" (aka Size/Type/Date Modified), because it'll change it to Pictures and Videos, or whatever.

Also, it'll often change the View setting from details to large icons if there are a lot of pictures in a folder.

Even more frightening, Vista's crazy view settings even seem to be effecting programs. Whenever I click "save image" or "save file" in Mozilla Firefox, it'll sometimes change the view settings on that too. Same with the browse in Adobe Photoshop. I just want the details, Date Modified / Type / Size, not "date taken", "dimensions", etc with large icons.

How do I stop this? Thanks.

Also, for the record, I made a similar topic back in September, but nothing has stopped it. It's horrifying.
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24-Apr-2009, 01:07 AM #2
I have exactly the same issue, it's so frustrating having to constantly change the views all the time.

I just want LIST view.

How can I get it to stay ?
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24-Apr-2009, 01:24 AM #3
I've just found this

So we'll see if it works
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24-Apr-2009, 12:32 PM #4
Me 3, what I would consider one of the most basic and important user interface customizations and its still a problem 2.25 years after release!
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29-Apr-2009, 09:33 PM #5
OK almost a week of use since following the instructions on that link and it's been perfect.


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