I am sorry to be asking about different formatting questions.... but every so often I go through my config and update things. I will go crazy for a while and make changes that will last for a while.
I have one main PC which I do all my configurations on and then I export to my other 2. I have different layouts for each because on each I want different sets of tabs to open at start up etc. Plus each computer has a different set of toolbars. Most toolbars are the same, but the ones that have applications change because not all computers have the same apps and I do not want empty icons (smilies) to be there. So what I do is:
- Backup configuration on main PC
- copy configuration to one of the other PC's and do a complete restore.
- go to Preferences / Launching Opus and select the appropriate layout for it to load (desktop, taskbar etc).
- Then I click on the styles bar to bring up the toolbars and default tabs
- go to preferences / folder layouts and save the current layout (overriding the previous layout with the same name). If I do not do this, it will always load some previously loaded tabs and toolbars.
I wish I did not have to do all of that every time I move a config file over. But I think that is about the only way to do it.
As I have been making changes to my columns and folder formats recently, what I noticed was that it would not load up the columns the way I had saved them. Even with saving the format the way I wanted. An example is that it loads the size (relative) which I had now removed everywhere as I could incorporate that into the size column. Yet it is now coming back.
When I hover my mouse over the lock it would tell me that the format is coming from "Tab #1 in Lister layout #####" and if I hover on the right side lister it says pretty much the same thing except now it says "dual-display tab #1".
I load up my tabs Folder Tabs / tab groups as that is where I have defined my tabs. I click on one of the tabs and click on edit format. It brings up a format page, but nothing is checked off in there. Columns and Grouping is left blank with no check. So I assume that it is not using the data in there. see screenshot
So I am at a loss as to where it is picking up the formatting. In the end I fixed it by going to layouts and styles / layouts and selecting the option to ignore folder formats saved within this layout. That fixes my problem and all is well.
My question is I do not think I should need to do that. So I am trying to figure out where the formatting is coming from if I do not select the override feature.