Everything does not remember the user's last set (customized) bar

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Debugger
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Everything does not remember the user's last set (customized) bar

Postby Debugger » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:24 am

Everything does not remember the user's last set (customized) bar
Name, Path, Size etc.
This is terribly annoying! Please fix this!

horst.epp
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Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:24 pm

Re: Everything does not remember the user's last set (customized) bar

Postby horst.epp » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:12 pm

No such problem here with Version 1.4.1.894 (x64)
Whatever columns I select is restored on next start.

void
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Re: Everything does not remember the user's last set (customized) bar

Postby void » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:55 am

Please make sure "Everything" is able to save its settings to disk.

  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything.
  • Ensure "Everything" has write permission to %APPDATA%\Everything.
  • Click OK.

If you are referring to the column sort order, "Everything" will only remember "fast" sorts.
A "fast" sort is where the information is indexed.

For example, for Everything to remember sorting by size, you will need to have size indexing and fast size sort is enabeld.

To enable size indexing and fast size sort:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab on the left.
  • Check Index File Size.
  • Check Fast Size Sort.
  • Click OK.

This can be overwritten by setting a custom home sort:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Home tab on the left.
  • Change Sort to your desired default sort.
  • Click OK.

Note: This will be very slow for information that is not indexed.
This sort will also reset to name ascending after you change the search.

If you wish to force persistent sorting, please see:
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/ini/#always_keep_sort
Note: Enabling always_keep_sort will make "Everything" extremely slow when sorting by information that is not indexed.


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