Ability to set 'Tile' or 'List' as a default view
Please allow libraries to be show in List view by default.
I don't mind tile view, but when I got to all the trouble of setting up columns and mandatory fields and it displays tiles by default for each new user, all the power of the document library metadata is hidden.
This happened for me when the library contained only PDFs
This feature is currently in progress and we are targeting summer 2020 for the release date
YES! Thanks, SharePoint Sites Team.
I verified that this works in List View Web Parts on modern pages in my SharePoint in M365 tenant. That's exactly what I needed.
Carlos Restrepo commented
Thanks @UXBrian. I tested and it is working! Just change the default view to "Tiles" and then "Save view as" and keep the same name, so the current view is replaced.
@Microsoft this topic is still with the status "In the plans", but seems to be already implemented in some way
Thank you Microsoft Support. This works. If anyone else finds this post here are the steps to make tiles the default view on SharePoint Modern Pages.
1. Create list
2. Save list as another view
3. apply JSON using tileProps
4. Switch to Tile view
5. Save view As
6. Overwrite the current list.
7. Your default view will now be Tiles.
What I don't understand is why this works on one of my hub sites but not another. Is there something in a setting someplace that allows it to work?
I need this option as it allows so much more usability in the product and features.
Jamie Grey commented
I'd like the option to default all SharePoint folders as a 'tile' view. This would help my workflow for viewing folders and pictures in the folders. It would remove a repetitive step when moving through folders over the course of my day. - Thanks
Hiram Claytor commented
Hello, Headed into Fall. Any word on this option? It's been asked about for a while
Danny Boy commented
This need to happen already. This shouldn't take that long.
Does anyone know what item on the roadmap corresponds to this addition that is targeted for Summer of 2020?
One hopes this default view can also be applied within the List Web Part? It defeats the purpose of offering the ability to customize a list view using JSON but not make that a default view for a user visiting the page or list. It's just bad UX.
has this happened yet?
David Osborne commented
Please could you advise the Roadmap item that this feature is connected to so we can track it.
So important to be able to define Tiles as default for a view or in a list webpart.
Can we select Tiles view from webpart setting now? Is it released?
Another great example using hover cards by @chriskent was released this week - and again it's useless unless we can set tile view as default.
Can we get an update please??
Would definitely be useful for modern document libraries where images are being stored (and I don't need anyone telling me I should use a picture library - there are reasons why I need to put some photos in a doc library).
How far has development progressed with this feature? Can you show a reference link on the Microsoft o365 roadmap ?
Carlos Restrepo commented
This should be easy. At least, allow adding a custom parameter to the view URL to force the tiles/thumbnail mode
Kristen Hamid commented
Need to be able to set default for list esp. in Picture Library. Most users are not savvy enough even after training users to select List in order to have access to the metadata, and quick edit.
Jace Copier commented
This gets even more necessary with the introduction of Tiles in a list. The ability to create a custom Tile based on the list data is powerful and could have a lot of use cases; however, not having the control on defining 'Tile' as the default view makes it pointless. I do not have the ability to tell every individual person to change the view so they can see the data in the way I want them to.
As a Site Administrator, I need the ability to define the default view type (List, Compact, Tile), so that I can ensure all end users have the same experience when viewing the data by default.
Todd Edwards commented
Also allow compact list to be set as default