Greetings Developers, please implement this change asap.
The behavior at the bottom explains how folder formats work (in italics).
When viewing a folder where a format is applied and changes are made (like sorting), these local changes are persisted when changing folders which use the identical format.
This is fine for some users.
However there exists another kind of user that wants whatever the format definition is to override ANY local change and use the format as it's explicitly defined when changing folders EVERY TIME.
Ex. I'm in a lister and a format is applied, I then 'sort by name' (instead of date as is defined in the applied format), I move to another lister which uses the same format and the 'sort by name' is still applied (which I don't want). Some users only apply changes for the current dir, when we navigate away we want the format reset all the time as the format definition states, instead of having to manually do it after the fact.
Please implement an option to address this please. Preferably a global option.
The way it works now is somewhat flexilble but it waters down what formats are defined to accomplish 'Explicit respected settings'.
'Explicit respected settings' should be the default option.
'Flexible & semi-dynamic' option #2
I'm constantly wasting clicks/time resetting something I set up expecting it to function consistently as an 'Automatic Overrider' so in this sense 'folder formats' seems broken.
[i]Changes to the Default Formats
Say you are viewing a directory where a Default Format was applied because none of the Path Formats or Content Type formats matched. If you make a change to the window by adding or removing columns, setting a different view mode or changing the sort order, then your change will continue to be applied, within the current window only, when you go to other folders which pick up the same Default Format.
You can use the Folder Formats menu to explicitly reset the format. (Alternatively, just close the current window and open a new one, which is often quicker.)
Opus windows will only remember the changes you have made to one of the Default Formats. If you go to a folder showing a different Default Format and change it as well then your earlier changes will be forgotten.[/i]