You can set this via 'Apply to Folders' on the 'View' tab of the 'Folder
Options' dialog. However, unlike XP, Vista does this on a per-template
basis. So you need to configure and apply templates for 'All Items',
'Documents', 'Pics', 'Music Icons', 'Music Details', etc. Column
configuration is remembered even if you set an icon style other than Details
to be the default.
Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
"Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@NOSPAMgomez404.elitemail.org> wrote in message
> Probably a bit of a hard one here.
> In Explorer windows, one very annoying thing is how narrow the Name column
> is set in Details View by default. It is such a pain to have to make it
> wider all the time.
> Is there a way to make the default around twice as wide? Is there a value
> in the registry somewhere that can be changed?