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11/08/04: Detail View for Explorer
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This is another "Open files" question. I would like to set
the view of the "open file" sub-menu of all "file" dialog
boxes, common to all programs(?), to Details, as the
default. This is not under Win Explorer, it's the dropdown
menu when you open a program, then open a file. I
guess it might be a registry tweak, since the it looks
like the menus are called from Windows.
The detail view is regulated by the file explorer settings.
Here is a fix that works for a while.
Print it out, because after a while Windows will go
senile on it and go back to the rather un-informative and
useless "bimbo-proof default", and you'll have to fix
1) In the explorer window select your view of choice.
(e.g. details, icons etc)
2) select the tools --> folder options and select the
3) Make sure that the option "Remember each folder's
view setting" is turned off.
4) Now click apply to all folders.
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