Do Not Show Thumbnails in "open" and "save as" dialog boxes

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Pat Conlon, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Pat Conlon

    Pat Conlon Guest

    I have been searching for a way to change Vista's default behavior in "open"
    and "save as" dialog boxes since I started using the operating system. It is
    very frustrating. Vista's default view in dialog boxes seems to be the
    thumbnail view. You can change it inside each box when it opens, but closing
    and re-opening the box restores the default view. This is extremely
    frustrating if you like the detailed list view instead. I do not want to see
    thumbnail views of files most of the time. Is there a way to change the
    default view inside dialog boxes to the detailed list view?
    Pat Conlon, Jul 21, 2008
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  2. It responds to settings you can make for folder type. A 'pictures' folder
    will open thumbnails, and documents folder, icons. You can go to the
    properties of the folder to set the type on the 'customize' tab. It will
    also use the 'view' setting for the folder, if Folder Options are set to
    allow that.
    Mark L. Ferguson, Jul 21, 2008
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