To change the General Default Properties:
Choose Properties -> General Defaults from Category.
The General Defaults Properties window is shown in Figure 2-34.
Use Open Folder any time you open a folder. You can set the folder to open it into the same window as your existing folders or have the folder open into a new window each time.
Use Folder View to lay out your folder structure horizontally or vertically.
Use Edit Menu item to change the Delete option (default) on the Edit menu. Delete means delete to Waste window (where files can be recovered, if necessary.) Destroy means files cannot be recovered. Whatever you set for delete or destroy is reflected in the Edit menu. The Delete/Destroy setting allows you to choose whether File Manager deletes files by moving them to the Wastebasket, or destroys them. See "Using the Wastebasket" for more information. If you choose Destroy, files are not moved to the wastebasket and are not recoverable once you delete them. On the other hand, you never need to empty the wastebasket if you choose the Destroy option.
If you choose the Destroy option (and selected Save as Defaults), this state is saved when you quit File Manager. Therefore, the next time you start up the File Manager application, the Wastebasket will not be created because Destroy is on.
Use Default Document Name to change the default name of a new document. This is the name you see when you create a new document.