Windows 10: How do I set default column widths in file save/open dialogs?

Discus and support How do I set default column widths in file save/open dialogs? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I know how to "Apply to Folders" to set column widths for folders in Explorer. But how do I do the same for file save/open dialogs? I can change... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by iamjamieq, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. iamjamieq Win User

    How do I set default column widths in file save/open dialogs?


    I know how to "Apply to Folders" to set column widths for folders in Explorer. But how do I do the same for file save/open dialogs? I can change individual folders, and those changes seem to be persistent (though sometimes after the second or third try). But I can't seem to find how to change the default column widths for save/open dialogs. There's no option at all to apply to all folders and/or dialogs like there is in Explorer. Is this at all possible?

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    iamjamieq, Nov 11, 2020
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  2. iamjamieq Win User

    How do I set default column widths in file save/open dialogs?

    I know how to "Apply to Folders" to set column widths for folders in Explorer. But how do I do the same for file save/open dialogs? I can change individual folders, and those changes seem to be persistent (though sometimes after the second or third try). But I can't seem to find how to change the default column widths for save/open dialogs. There's no option at all to apply to all folders and/or dialogs like there is in Explorer. Is this at all possible?
     
    iamjamieq, Nov 11, 2020
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  3. Farvatten Win User
    How do I set default column widths in file save/open dialogs?

    Something I noticed recently with my Save As Dialogs is that it ignores my individual columns changes and uses whatever template is set under Right Click on Folders > Properties > Customize > Optimize this folder

    For instance if I set my columns for the 'C:/Users' folder and set it for 'General Items' and checkbox 'Apply to subfolders' and THEN immediately go to the File Explorer Ribbon > View > Options > Change Folder and Search Options > View > Folder Views > and press the [Apply to Folders] button, it respects this 'General Items' column template for this type.

    But any custom changes made to the individual folder after this will be ignored.


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    Farvatten, Nov 11, 2020
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  4. How do I set default column widths in file save/open dialogs?

    With the Windows File Explorer, is there any way of changing the default display window column widths?

    With the Windows File Explorer, is there any way of changing the default display window column widths?

    I have some files with very long names, and I always want to see the file extensions as well as the names. In the default Windows File Explorer, the first column listing the names of the files is too narrow for some of my file names with extensions. I
    can drag the right margin of the first column to the right and fix that, but the next time I open File Explorer, I have to do it again. I would like to set the column widths and have that be the default thereafter.
     
    Lewis D. Eigen, Nov 11, 2020
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