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    nalencer
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    Defaulting To List View?
    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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    nalencer
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    You serious? How could they overlook something like that?

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    Defaulting To List View?

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    This drove me bananas
    Quote Originally Posted by nalencer View Post
    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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