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Default w95 File View=Icons. Can I change to Detailed?

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Some of us like big icons when we open a folder, but for
me, everytime I open one up the first time I end up
changing the "view" mode to Detailed. Then, if I open
the folder below, it's also in big icon view mode.

I'd really like any new folder I open to start by
displaying "details." Is there anywhere in W95 that
allows me to make that switch? So far I haven't come
across a solution...

Perhaps a third-party/shareware add-on that accomplishes
the same result I'm after?

It seems MAC-OS couldn't set this default either till
System 8 appeared recently. It seems like such an
obvious option to provide a user. I've asked this in
some of the W95 newsgroups but to no avail.
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Question by:peterm3
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busuka earned 100 total points
ID: 1752066
Get PowerToys from Microsoft. Install TweakUI. It has the option
to preserve these things (for example if you set, that change
directory don't open new window, but change content of current).
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by:peterm3
ID: 1752067
Get PowerToys from Microsoft. Install TweakUI. It has the option
to preserve these things (for example if you set, that change
directory don't open new window, but change content of current)

I did install it and found the menu item for Explorer did allow
me to "save window settings". If I turned this off, W95 seems
to default to big icons. If I turn it back on, ONCE I selected
the option for DETAILED, that particular folder opens as DETAILED
but not any new one. That's the question.

I want to set the default for ALL folders I open to show the
files in DETAILED mode. (NEW ONES, right now, default back to
big icons.)

Or am I missing something in your answer?
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by:keldove
ID: 1752068
Open "My Computer/Options/view/
Set "single window"
close the option menu.
set the view on th vindow to details, refresh.....

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by:peterm3
ID: 1752069
Open "My Computer/Options/view/
Set "single window"
close the option menu.
set the view on th vindow to details, refresh.....

First, I believe the sequence should be:
"My Computer/Option/ and then to the button
option "Browse folders by using a single window that
changes as you open each folder." (ie. not view)

This solution "does" work. But, if I followed the
instructions correctly, it does mean I can no longer open
multiple versions of folders inside folders and then
grab files and drag them between the layers. In fact, once
I go into a folder, I can't back out (as far as I can tell)
to the previous folder level. (the single folder button only
allows you to open different drives).

If I swtitch back to the "Browse folders using a separate
window..." in the options, all the view options all go back
to the previous default...

On another matter, who gets the "points" now? This second
solution is certainly closer to the objective than the
previous one....

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by:busuka
ID: 1752070
Peterm, actually by tweakUI you select default behaviour for your
Explorer, and most important it prevents your setting from losing.
By "behaviour" I meant not only single/multiply windows, but icon
sizes as well. If you selected single window, to not be overcrowded
by tons of windows, you can open second by clicking on MyComputer
But I strongly recommend to take Windows Commander 32 v3.02.
AWESOME Norton Commander win-clone, highly configurable. I
personally found that Explorer is weak as file manager.
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