New thread – old problem
There has been a thread running for 4 years on the issue below and the “bug” has never been addressed, despite many requests and many software upgrades over the period. So I am starting this new thread with a description of the problem as seen on the current version (188.8.131.524) of Plex for Android .
Briefly, the problem concerns getting a List View of the contents of a particular Folder.
I will describe it clearly, in detail, below.
For a Library pointing to a hierarchical system of Folders, SubFolders and Files, when a Library is selected on the Player, All the files in that Library are displayed in alphabetical order, irrespective of which Folder or Subfolder they are in. There is a Grid/List Menu ( box-of-dots, top middle ) to select a Grid or List View of these files.
Many people dislike Grid View, since the Filename is severely truncated, and find List View much more useful.
There may be times when seeing All the files is useful but usually, navigating down to the required Folder/Subfolder is better to display just the files therein.
This can be achieved from the Type Menu ( WiFi-type-icon, top right hand) by selecting Folders, rather than Movies. However, the Grid/List Menu then disappears, the view defaults to Grid View and there is no means of restoring List View.
Overall a very useful program but this "bug" is a real downer. Could the problem , PLEASE, PLEASE be addressed in the next version.
The Server has similar functionality but there is no problem there and List View is retained after navigating down the Folder hierarchy.
I refer to this as a "bug", since I think it very unlikely that this behavior was intended but have tagged it Feature Request just in case I am wrong