Bumping this thread.
Any update on this? I've confirmed that browsing (drill-down) to a new (not loaded in a folder portal before) folder adds 5 entries to the registry at HKCU\Software\Stardock\Fences\ViewStates. It seems like this should be a relatively easy feature to add. Each time the entries are created, they use the same defaults. There are obviously default values used for this somewhere in Fences, please just give us an option somewhere in the Fences config window to set the default layout. I use Details (Large) for almost everything.
There are a few common software repos I'd love to mount in folder portals, but currently, every time I drill down it switches to the icons view which is incredibly annoying. I'm a software developer and repos can have hundreds/thousands of nested folders. It's not practical for me to go through every folder in a repo and set the view states. Personally, I could write a program or script to watch the directory trees I'm interested in and add my own default viewstate entries into the registry ahead of time, but that's a stupid hack, and it only "solves" the issue for me, not everyone else that wants this feature too.
Some people have requested the ability to set defaults for different folders and have them propagate. When browsing to a folder, it would also be simple to scan this reg key for the closest 'parent' folder, to apply those same view settings. Obviously I don't know your codebase, but from what I've seen so far, adding this feature appears on the surface as if it would be fairly straight forward. Considering I've seen requests for this feature dating back to 2015, this appears to be a highly desired & requested feature, so I'm surprised it still hasn't been implemented in over 5 years. I just don't get it!?!