In upmenu I can only preserve view for folders.
I can press ctrl+4, but whats the way to change the default view permanent?
(Lubuntu 14.04, PCManFM 1.2.0)


Open PCManFM. Choose Edit->Preferences. Navigate to the bottom and set your View Mode.

  • I also use Lubuntu 14.04, PCManFM 1.2.0. In Edit ->Preferences, there is just no way to set the view mode!? – ubuplex Apr 7 '15 at 11:29
  • Ubuplex: Look in the first tab (General). At the bottom you will see Default View. There is where you can change it. – Rex Apr 7 '15 at 14:35
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    Who has given me a down badge for my true statement??? PCManFM will only record the view for the currently active folder, even if you select "record view" (or however it is named in the English version). It will just forget it for any other folder. – ubuplex Apr 9 '15 at 8:37
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    I use Lubuntu 14.04, pcmanfm 1.2.0 and this works. – Aydin Gerek Nov 20 '16 at 16:14
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    solution still valid for Lubuntu 16.04, PCManFM 1.2.4 – linolino Feb 21 '18 at 13:06

I am using 0.13.0 and I needed to look quite awhile till I found the setting. This is a note to my future self when I forget this piece of info. Here is a picture to help visualize where the setting is. I did have to save it twice or so before it stuck. Maybe I should have restarted the computer or something first but setting it twice seems to work. Picture of Default View Mode for PCManFM in Preferences

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