Why doesnt MorphOS save my window preferences?
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    TheMagicM
    Posts: 1202 from 2003/6/17
    I select list View by List and All Files, even if I do a snapshot, nothing is saved and I just get the icon view.
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    Kronos
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    Does the directory/drive have an icon ?
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    From: Kingston upon ...
    You can also change the default viewing mode for folders (ie those which have no icon or aren't snapshotted) in:

    Ambient RMB > Settings > Ambient > 'Window' Tab > 'View Behaviour' Group
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    TheMagicM
    Posts: 1202 from 2003/6/17
    basically, the system drive..shows icon view only.

    Changing view behaviour to list / all files has no effect.
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    pegasos-sigi2
    Posts: 265 from 2006/8/31
    Quote:

    TheMagicM wrote:
    basically, the system drive..shows icon view only.

    Changing view behaviour to list / all files has no effect.


    To save preferences install a icon for the drive.
    With the dev icons settings are not saved.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    TheMagicM
    Posts: 1202 from 2003/6/17
    if by "icon" you mean disk.info, System has a disk.info icon.

    EDIT: nevermind.. it works now after doing bootwb's suggestion and then re-doing the snapshot.

    Thanks!

    [ Edited by TheMagicM 24.05.2015 - 09:16 ]
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    uGod
    Posts: 7 from 2005/10/20
    Is there a way to set up Ambient to show all files (not just the ones with an icon) always,
    in every folder, regardless of having an icon (for storing settings) for viewed folder or not?

    Or to make the view mode stick until i change it? Like in DOpus for Windows.
    Tnaks.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    boot_wb
    Posts: 874 from 2007/4/9
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    Quote:

    uGod wrote:
    Is there a way to set up Ambient to show all files (not just the ones with an icon) always,
    in every folder, regardless of having an icon (for storing settings) for viewed folder or not?

    Or to make the view mode stick until i change it? Like in DOpus for Windows.
    Tnaks.


    The procedure outlined in post 3 works, but there seems to be a possible bug where Volumes with an icon ignore this setting and always display in icon mode regardless. :confused

    I'm trying to narrow it down atm (volumes without an icon (such as the work drive) function normally... autosnapshotting is disabled... repurposing a new folder icon as disk.info on the work drive has the same effect... bah, maybe I just need another couple of coffees. :) )


    Definitely needed coffee... volumes aren't folders. :-)

    The setting works for folders just fine.
    For volumes, if there is no icon it also works just fine.

    For volumes with an icon:
    - Open the volume (eg system: ) ;
    - Change to the desired view mode;
    - RMB on the window's titlebar, border, or on a section of the window between icons (anywhere but the panel where the browser buttons are) to bring up the context menu;
    - Select snapshot > window

    You'll need to do that once for each volume with an icon. After that all volumes/folders should work as you want.

    Note that you can snapshot the view mode of individual folders in this way also, which will override the default view for that folder.

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    [ Edited by boot_wb 25.05.2015 - 10:34 ]
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