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Old 07-24-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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Setting *all* folders to Details view by default .. How do I do it pls?

Setting *all* folders to Details view by default
.. How do I do it pls?

I appreciate an individual folder can be set to a details view via ctl-F2/F3 (or by clicking a details button) .. but this is both annoying & tedious to have to do - every time a new folder is opened - even if the setting is saved for the next occasion.

Other than the obvious special folders - like desktop, how can I set the *default* view, globally, to *always* be details - and not icons, please?

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Setting the view options for files and directories will depend on which file manager you are using. Details please.
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In Konqueror, which is my preferred file manager on all platforms, go to View-->Adjust View Properties, then select your desired "View Mode" and check "Apply to All Folders."

In Nautilus (I have version 3.12.x), click the stupid "Options" icon that looks like a gear, select Preferences-->View, and choose your desired settings.

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