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    default to DETAILS view instead of LIST in FILE > OPEN applet

    If I am trying to open or save a file then I always see the default view is set to List. I am able to change it by selecting the view menu and I can also chanfe it to Thumbnails, tiles, icon, list and details, etc. What I want is to set a system wide preference to always have the default view to be Details. Can anyone tell me how to do this? Thanks.

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    RE: default to DETAILS view instead of LIST in FILE > OPEN applet

    I think tha the last view options should be used to remain as the default view. Like for instance in Microsoft Word, you can try to make a sample document > Save the document > in the save as dialogue box, change the view to details > click the save button. The next time you save the view should remain in the Details view. That is true with the opening files. It could be possible that there might be another user on your computer that preferrs the list view.

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    Re: default to DETAILS view instead of LIST in FILE > OPEN applet

    Follow the below steps to solve this issue:
    1. First of all you have to close all Explorer windows.
    2. After that try to open My Computer and set the View to Details.
    3. Now you need to click Tools-Folder Options-View and click "Apply to all folders" and then click OK > OK

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    Sorry, you seem to have misread the question.
    the problem lies not in folder view, this can be (and has been) adjusted as you suggest.
    What James, and me too, would like to know is...how to set "Detail-view" as the default in the loading and saving Panel.
    Is there even a solution to this lack of control?

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    Re: default to DETAILS view instead of LIST in FILE > OPEN applet

    You can download a tool called FileOpenPatcher from Elm├╝Soft that enlarges the Windows Open File dialog (in Comdlg32.dll). FileOpenPatcher is the successor of the famous MultiEnhancer, just search for it on the net and download the same.

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    Thanks

    that did the trick perfectly, wow... i wish i had looked for this earlier.
    it was just one of those tiny annoyances that are too small to really make a fuss about, but when solved make working with your computer just that little bit more comfortable.

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    Thanks, Your patch was just what I had dreamed about, but the sky's the limit, isn't it? :)

    Is there a way to sort files in this Save In Folder by last modified date (descending) BY DEFAULT?

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