I know I can set list or detailed view as a default in preferences. Is there a way to set the actual column dialogue box (save, yes, cancel, etc) and column widths? I can't seem to find any way to do this. Pretty annoying if this is the case.
Also, even though I (think) I've set the save default dialogue box to allow keyboard shortcuts (y, n), this doesn't work with the Replace File dialogue.
Not that I know of easily in the finder. Technically, it is all stored in plist files I believe, so an application or someone with good knowledge could edit the settings by hand, but I don't know of any...
OS X is famous in usability circles for NOT remembering what settings you applied to windows from one use to another and Apple hasn't done anything about it... You're lucky if it remembers Icon vs. List view from one instance to another.