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Support => New Users => Topic started by: jozefmw on July 19, 2014, 01:48:14 am

Title: (SOLVED) How to save the File Manager settings
Post by: jozefmw on July 19, 2014, 01:48:14 am
I am looking for a way to save the the File Manger settings form 'Icon View' to 'Detailed List View'

Thank you for your solution !

Jozef
Title: Re: How to save the File Manger settings form 'Icon View' to 'Detailed List View'
Post by: Scott on July 19, 2014, 02:56:16 am
Hi Jozefmw,

To save the file manager settings open the file manager and click View > Preserve this folder's Settings.

~Scott
Title: Re: How to save the File Manger settings form 'Icon View' to 'Detailed List View'
Post by: jozefmw on July 19, 2014, 04:38:22 am
Thank you very much. Scott. Problem solved ! ;D
Title: Re: (SOLVED) How to save the File Manager settings
Post by: Scott on July 19, 2014, 10:07:11 am
You're welcome, Jozefmw. Happy to know the problem is fixed.  :)
Title: Re: (SOLVED) How to save the File Manager settings
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 19, 2014, 10:27:45 am
That will only save the setting for a single folder .. you'll have to repeat that for EVERY folder.

There *is* a way to make it the *default* view mode if you'd prefer.....

Make sure ALL File manager windows are closed and leave them closed.  <-- this is important because if you open a fie manager window and close it again before you log off/on it will overwrite the pcmanfm.conf file with the current settings again

Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T

Run:
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gedit ~/.config/pcmanfm/peppermint/pcmanfm.conf
find the line that reads:-

view_mode=icon

and change it to

view_mode=list

SAVE the file and exit gedit.

Now log off/on  (DO NOT open a file manager window before logging off/on).



After logging back on the pcmanfm file manager will open ALL folders in "Detailed List" view by default.



Options appear to be:-

view_mode=icon
view_mode=compact
view_mode=thumbnail
view_mode=list