I have been working over replicating the account home tab page in visualforce.
The issue is i am unable to understand how the hotlist_mode works.
When i change the hotlist option to Recently Created the page reloads and URL query-string changes to ?hotlist_mode=2. For the next time when i visit the page again, the list has Recently Created selected.
Same for the link Show 25 items if i click on it, the Recent Accounts section shows 25 records and the link changes to Show 10 items. Again if i visit the page randomly from nowhere, the Recent Accounts section still shows 25 records.
What is happening here? Are the values stored somewhere in the back-end?