[thechat] how to save in detail view

rudy rudy937 at rogers.com
Thu Mar 21 10:56:00 CST 2002

quick question for any win2000 folks...

you know how when you go to save something, windows opens a Save dialog?
usually the initial directory is prechosen -- this isn't the part that bugs
me, but if i can change this too, that'd be great

so i use the folder tree in the left pane to navigate to the directory i
actually want to save in (thanks, bill, but it's not My Pictures, eh)

the right side is always shown in List format, so i always have to hit the
little win3.1 icon (that's what it looks like, don't blame me) and select
Details from the dropdown

in Explorer (or My Computer or whatever it calls itself, there are a few
ways to bring it up) i can go to Tools > Folder Options > View > Folder View
> Like Current Folder, which promises to show all folders the same way (i
prefer Details view in date descending sequence, so that i can always grab
the latest file in a folder when opening...)

any way to get this Like Current Folder setting to apply to the folder views
in the Save dialog?  i don't suppose those two sides of microsoft were
talking to each other when they designed it to work this way...


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