Dunno, I don't have the problem myself. I set mine for list as my default view, no other frills and it's working ok. If I ever want to sort by any other category, I just scroll my mouse to the header type (name, size, type, etc.) and click on it.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS