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OS 10.3 - Defaulting To List View?


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I'm running OS 10.3.9. My question simply, how do I make the Finder default to list view? If I set list view for a certain directory, it will stay that way, but they default to icon view. How can I change this?
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There isn't a system wide setting for list view.
You can do it for certain directories as you have noticed and mentioned already, but no global setting.

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You serious? How could they overlook something like that?
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I'm running OS 10.3.9. My question simply, how do I make the Finder default to list view? If I set list view for a certain directory, it will stay that way, but they default to icon view. How can I change this?
So here is a response I posted when I finally found the solution. This is how it was on 10.4, but you may get the same esired behavior.

I couldn't believe how "undocumented" and hard this was to figure out.

The desired view will "take" if

- you are currently on an Administrator account, and
- you change the view (via the view selectors) while the Home account/folder is selected.

Paolo
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