Flat view not maintaining folder format

I have a lister layout and a related folder format which is set up to display only 2 columns: name and location (relative).

This behaves correctly in all ways except one: when clicking the FLAT VIEW toolbar button to cycle through the 4 types of FLAT VIEW options, the display does not maintain the folder format when I cycle back to FLAT VIEW > GROUPED.

Here are a bunch of annotated screenshots:

How do I resolve this? Please. Thanks.

If you hover over the status bar's format lock icon (or info icon, if the lock is disabled, but it's enabled in your screenshots), it should tell you where the current format came from.

It's probably the Flat View format kicking in:

Well THAT was pretty dumb of me, Leo. You're absolutely right. Thank you.