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Be able to default the online view of a folder to grid or large grid.

Be able to default the online view of a folder to grid or large grid.

randy3y
Helpful | Level 5

I see this has been suggested in the past - it is time. 

Photos need to be displayed in grid or large grid view. 

 

The is a must have IMHO.

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Walter
Dropbox Staff
Thank you for sharing your idea.
 
We have looked into this, but it is not something we are actively working on at this time. 
 
We regularly review these ideas, and we will keep you updated if this idea moves forward in the future.
Status changed to: Not for right now
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awodb
Helpful | Level 5

Or just the option to send a link for a folder to be displayed as a grid (like the =lst flag)

Megan
Dropbox Staff
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macindoe1
New member | Level 2

I agree.  We have to be able to load a folder of photos in grid view or large grid view.  Even if that means we have to manually add something to the end of the link.  This is a must have.

Zainansari
Explorer | Level 3

The shared links are often opened in a list view. Which is really bad for portfolio items where you have to show visuals rather than text.
The option is already there to choose the Grid View but there is no option/settings to make a folder or all folders default display as a Grid View.

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ZaCloud
Helpful | Level 6

Yes, being able to set default view modes for folders with certain types of content, and/or user specified, would be great.

 

(Probably not as doable, but maybe additionally, for folders being backed up from the user's computer, it can find a way to refer to that folder's currently set view mode in Windows Explorer? [And for modes without a direct equivalent, it can be told to use the next functionally closest option.])

Walter
Dropbox Staff
Thank you for sharing your idea.
 
We have looked into this, but it is not something we are actively working on at this time. 
 
We regularly review these ideas, and we will keep you updated if this idea moves forward in the future.
Status changed to: Not for right now
rhut
Dropbox Product Manager

Hi!  I'm a product manager on the search team at Dropbox.  This is a great idea and something we want to explore more deeply!  We just launched a "smart view" that send you to grid view when the majority of search results have thumbnails.

 

Next steps are to experiment with making it easier to switch into/out of this experience with a user-facing toggle and also extending to browse pages.  Stay tuned!

Jim36
New member | Level 2
When I log on to Dropbox I always have to change the view to grid. It would be nice to have a property somewhere that could set it to whatever you wanted to when you logged on. I always have to change it to grid because it defaults to list always.
bfdixon
New member | Level 2

I would like to be able to change the default view for my account. Generally,  I prefer list view. When sending links to others, it would be great to have the option to customize shared links to a specific view. Grid view is great if the thumbnail is how you choose the file you want. List view is better if you want to see more of the file name, file size, or sort by either of these. Sometimes I'm looking for the most recent file. Other times I'm looking for the largest file.

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