I'm running iTunes 10.6.3 on a macbook. All my music is held on a remote synology NAS and appears as a shared device.
I'd like the music Column Browser and Album columns visible by default at startup, but I have to manually select them every time.
I copied one track to the local itunes library, and that seems to preserve the view settings - bue even when that is set to show Column Browser the shared device still defaults to a plain list.
(Note: It seems the problem only exists on the NAS music. Question has been tweaked to reflect this)