This is a really minor issue. But is it possible to have the "Select Media" browser default to the tree view as opposed to list view? I imagine there would be a config setting somewhere. I just feel it would create better interaction and would also be one less click for most of our users.

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In Sitecore 7.1-7.5 there is a configuration file called Sitecore.Speak.config in the include folder. In that file find the following line:

<override xmlControl="Sitecore.Shell.Applications.Media.MediaBrowser" 
       with="/sitecore/client/Sitecore/Common/Dialogs/SelectMediaDialog" />

And replace it with this

<override xmlControl="Sitecore.Shell.Applications.Media.MediaBrowser" 
        with="/sitecore/client/Sitecore/Common/Dialogs/SelectMediaViaTreeDialog" />

In Sitecore 8+, this particular configuration has been moved to a file called Sitecore.Speak.Applications.config

For more information see http://ggullentops.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/configure-media-browser-default-view.html

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    You beat me to it with my own blog! Cool ;) If it works on v8, I'll update my blog with the info on the new location.
    – Gatogordo
    Oct 5 '16 at 16:04
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    don't forget to patch it :)
    – Diego
    Oct 5 '16 at 16:04
  • Updated the blog with v8 info and patch..
    – Gatogordo
    Oct 5 '16 at 16:47
  • can this be done per field? I have a template with a specific image field where I want to disable the Search altogether, but only there Sep 28 '17 at 9:19
  • Note that for Sitecore 8+, the path to the TreeDialog version is slightly different: /sitecore/client/applications/Dialogs/SelectMediaViaTreeDialog Feb 15 '19 at 13:17

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