Ubuntu Change Default Folder View To List View

As seen here.

In Ubuntu I mostly use the Terminal but sometimes I want to use the file user interface aka Nautilus.

The default folder view is set to Icon View and I always switch it to list view.

Ubuntu can sometimes be a pain when you want to customize things.

If you are used to the Terminal (you should!)…

$ man gsettings

It says that gsettings is a configuration tool.

If you type:

$ gsettings

You will also get a help page.

$ gsettings list-schemas

This will give you a list of all available configurations.

To get the settings for the folder view:

$ gsettings get org.gnome.nautilus.preferences default-folder-viewer

The result was:

$ 'icon-view'

To change to list view do:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences default-folder-viewer 'list-view'

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