I have set up a new page layouot which uses the feed based layout. Is it possible to configure the page to default to the "Details" tab of the page layout as opposed to the feed? enter image description here


I cannot find any official documentation on this but, AFAIK, this is not possible. I did find an idea for this functionality though. Also found a blog post on feed based layouts where the poster suggests (in a comment at the bottom) that they also do not believe its possible to change details to the default.



Blog Post


Love to see if someone found some actual documentation that clearly states it is not possible.

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    i just voted for that idea :-) Aug 20 '14 at 12:18
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    Just voted it up as well. Aug 20 '14 at 12:24
  • What's sad is... that Idea will no longer be paid attention to, because it's "been Delivered"................. in Lightning, which is useless to those of us not capable or desiring to use Lightning (or using Rootstock and other products which are BROKEN by Lightning being enabled). >:-(
    – AMM
    Jan 30 '17 at 15:43

I noticed that the last tab you switched to is set as default. So everytime you change tabs the default keeps changing. This was tested on a custom object.

  • This is not the answer. Please post your comments in appropriate section. Jun 9 '15 at 6:58
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    I think this is relevant information. It's a bit light, but it may not be noticed as a comment. Jun 9 '15 at 7:04
  • This is not my experience. I see that "eventually" (have not tested but know it happens from daily use) it DOES return to the default "Feed tab FIRST" methodology. I am unclear if it's per Object, or per Record. It DOES eventually go back to loading the Feed, FIRST but not right away.
    – AMM
    Jan 30 '17 at 15:41

An update on this - its possible and has been delivered. However, the catch is its only possible lightning. Obviously an effort for SFDC to try an migrate more customers over to lightning.

  • May you also add a reference for your findings?
    – Basti
    Nov 29 '17 at 13:42

The default tab when first logging into Salesforce will always be the Feed tab for Feed Based layouts. If you then select Details on a record then it will remember via a cookie in your web browser. But cookies will expire as soon as the session ends and the browsers are closed.

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