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Windows 7: want details view, not icon view, for "save as"

13 Jan 2012   #1
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 
want details view, not icon view, for "save as"

I just reinstalled win7 on this machine (clean install of win7 pro x64) and am trying to set it up the way it used to be. Right now on any program (notepad, whatever) when I do a "save as" it shows a details view of whatever is the default folder for that program, but then when I navigate to save it on the desktop it shows icons, instead of the details view (see attached screenshot). Same things happens when doing a "file open".

Can anyone tell me what setting I need to change to get it to be a details view instead of an icon view? Thanks




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13 Jan 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

John

I am unsure as I am currently on a win 8 machine, but I would look inf cpanel>folder options>view. I believe (from memory) there are some relevant options there.

I think if you set up the focused window the way you want then click apply to all folders it may do the trick

Anyway cant hurt.
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13 Jan 2012   #3
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 

that's what I thought too. I've done that and it changed the view for most folders, but not the desktop folder
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13 Jan 2012   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
that's what I thought too. I've done that and it changed the view for most folders, but not the desktop folder

You mean this??
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13 Jan 2012   #5
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 

yes that's it. Thank you.
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14 Jan 2012   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
yes that's it. Thank you.
Great news. Sorry I was a bit dense. Lack of sleep and no coffee {grin}
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