July 7, 2006 1:50 PM Subscribe
Windows dialog box question - can I customize the way File Open, File Save, etc. dialogs are organized when they open?
posted by hwestiii to computers & internet (5 answers total)
In recent and current versions of Windows, the File oriented dialog boxes, File Open, File Save, File Save As, etc, are really mini-implementations of Explorer such that you can dynamically modify the mode of display (list, name, icon, etc.), the sort order, and even operate directly upon files displayed therein apart from the nominal operation in progress.
I'm wondering if its possible to persistantly customize the way these dialogs display themselves when they open initially.
For instance, one of my preferred ways of viewing this information is in detail form, sorted in reverse chronological order. Generally I need to manipulate each instance of these dialogs directly each time I perform one of these operations to get things the way I want them.
Is there some registry setting or combination of settings one can add or modify that will ensure the same preferred arrangement every time?