In Classic, the default selection for the Reports tab is "All Reports" but that is not the case in Lightning Experience or when using the "Report List" component in a Community/Experience Cloud site. It always defaults to "Recent" which, for new users, displays an empty section.
There was a Salesforce idea to set "All Reports" as the default that was seemingly delivered in 2012 (before LEX was a thing).
Is there a way to configure this setting in Lightning other than manipulating the Reports tab URL (I see that
?queryScope=everything will select the All Items option)?