PCManFM doesn't remember view-mode for specific folders. The pcmanfm.conf file in:
saves view_mode=[0,1,2,3] for all folders. Default being 0 (icon view), I chose not to change it. Now, I made a new config file called album and created a shortcut on PCManFM desktop (removed nautilus recently) called videos (which is a folder).
Since videos are better viewed as thumbnails, I set view_mode in album to 2. Here's the Exec line in videos.desktop file:
Exec=pcmanfm --profile=album "/home/user/Downloads/videos"
This works fine when PCManFM desktop isn't running. But if it is, no such settings or configs works! So, I was wondering if there was a workaround for this.
NOTE: I've tried this many time by killing pcmanfm desktop process and opening videos folder. It only works when desktop isn't running!
ubuntu version 12.10
pcmanfm version 1.0.1