For the first question:
Thanks for showing me that setting for the first issue, but that doesn't quite do it.
Can you clarify what is/is not happening?
Just a reminder that Clipboard Help + Spell will open up with whatever layout was being viewed at the moment you closed it.
So if you're like me, maybe you were testing stuff and closed it down when you were in a layout that's not the one you want?
As for the scrolling to the bottom upon first start...
I see what you mean.
I closed down Clipboard Help + Spell completely.
I then restarted it, (minimized to tray) and added a few clips.
I opened the Main Window and although my newest clips were at the top, the scrollbar was near the bottom.
I dragged the scroll bar to the top and scratched my head for moment...
Then I tried this:
I minimized Clipboard Help + Spell.
I added a few more clips and reopened the main window.
The newest clips were at the top, and so was the scrollbar (yay!)
So, I think it's a case of having to drag the scrollbar up to the top when you first start Clipboard Help + Spell... and just that once.
Subsequent maximizing and minimizing of Clipboard Help + Spell's main window will "remember" the scrollbar at the top.
Try it, and see if it "sticks" for you, also...
For the third issue, I see you are correct! I was wrong about the individual folders being unique. I often show and hide columns and sort and filter, etc, but I'm really partial to a specific set of columns being displayed and the sort order overall, so I never noticed that all folders were affected by the changes to one folder. (I can be quite brain dead at times, trust me...
Now that my brain hurts from thinking, I've gotta take a nap.