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  • Mark Smith

    September 10, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    I am constantly frustrated but the default browser info columns in FCPX. Lots of data fields that I don’t need or care about that I need to close every time I open a library. HOW DO I SET MY OWN DEFAULT BROWSER FILEDS ONCE AND FOR ALL AND HAVE THAT SETTING STICK?

  • Derek Lowrey

    September 10, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Same here. Love to know that secret Preference setting or whatever.

  • Joe Marler

    September 10, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    You just right-click the column heading, turn them on/off, and drag/resize them left/right to the position you want. Click column heading to change sort order. The changes should be persistent even after re-launching FCPX or after opening/closing libraries.

    There is a new column in 10.4.9, “Last Modified”. If you have a bunch of projects it’s easier to find the last ones you used by sorting on that, not just creation date.

  • Mark Smith

    September 10, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    X has never retained changes in my browser field view preferences. Never. I turn off all the fields that don’t want by unchecking them in the browser. when I go to reopen the project a hour or a day or days later, once again I am looking at a pile of unwanted fields, that I then have to go through the process of unchecking to hide yet again. I’m on 10.4.8 & .4.9 FWIW. OS is 10.14.6 & 10.15

  • Joe Marler

    September 11, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    I just re-tested it on 10.4.9 on Catalina 10.15.6, and it seemed to retain custom list mode column layout after re-launching FCPX and after re-booting the entire machine, also after opening/closing multiple libraries, and after switching between filmstrip and list mode multiple times.

    However I’ve definitely seen cases where it did not retain them.

    Since it retains them between libraries, that implies it’s stored in a plist or somewhere associated with FCPX preferences.

  • Mark Smith

    September 11, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    I’ll be back at my desk a little later and will give another attempt at setting a custom browser view and getting it to stick . You could be right about it being a plist issue. the behavior on my machine is the opposite of what you observed. I set a custom browser view work in that for a while, close x , come back to x, and I’m back in the browser view that displays just about every possible field. That’s the view that is persistent for me .

  • Mark Smith

    September 11, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    another case of “cure by Cow” opened my latest library, reset browser fields viewed. Quit X , opened X , browser view stuck to my prefs this time….

  • Derek Lowrey

    September 11, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Confirmed working as well with MacOS 10.15.6 and X 10.4.9. Pretty sure I tried it on the previous X with no luck. Glad it’s happy now. Thanks all.

  • Mark Smith

    September 11, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    This browser issue is one of the many things that drove me batty over the years. I’m happy its over

  • Derek Lowrey

    September 11, 2020 at 6:38 pm


    I don’t stinking care what 360 Mode my Event is in!


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