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Remember the last display mode in File Browser.
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The File Browser display mode is not stored after use. After changing to, say, the icon view, the next time you go to browse it goes back to the default list view.

Blender should remember this setting for the next time the user opens the File Browser.

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William Reynish (billreynish) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to Normal.Nov 8 2018, 12:04 AM

For inspiration a discussion on StackExchange on the topic of this papercut:

And an add-on:

Maybe this fix should include: 'Sort Method', the 'Display Type' and the 'Display Size' like the add-on?

Hey Is this task done ?
If not, can I try it ?
Also any help would be really appreciated as I'm new to blender code.

You may try it, yes. You can refer to the addon posted here by @Peter Fog (tintwotin)

So i have been working on this task for long time. Finding the file to change itself took most of my time because i am very much new to blender code. Now i think i need to change some parts in 'filesel.c' as this is where it checks for params->display.Can anyone guide me further about how will i store params->display once it is changed ?
Thanks in advance !

Hey !
So I have come up with the patch D4479: Remember the last display mode in File Browser.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Jacques Lucke (JacquesLucke) changed the task status from Unknown Status to Resolved.Apr 14 2019, 4:38 PM
Jacques Lucke (JacquesLucke) claimed this task.

Implemented in rB6efac431a35.