Something keeps changing Open/Save dialogs to Extra Large Icons

something keeps changing OPEN/SAVE dialogue box view to extra large icons ..
i set to list view ... close OPEN/SAVE dialogue box go back in and back to extra large icons .. help I put up with this for a few years now ... is there a tool to see what is changing this ... iam hoping someone can help... and yes i have googled and google ps its doing it in all dialogue boxes

I found this, which sounds like it may be relevant:

thanks Jon you got me so excited it worked for save as but not for open ... open still goes back to extra large icons

i wish i could see what was making the change