Nautilus – How to Set Default View to ‘List’ in Nautilus File Manager


I would like to set my Nautilus "Default view" to List globally on my PC.

Is this possible, if so, how do I achieve this?

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Best Answer

First, reset all previous folder view preferences by deleting ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata (source)

Next, open Nautilus and select Edit -> Preferences -> Views (tab) -> View new folders using , and change to List View:

Nautilus prefs dialogue