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I know that this has been asked a couple of times in this forum, and I know that the answer is that you're supposed to have one window open at a time, resize the columns as you'd like, then close the window to save them.

I also know that I'm either doing something wrong or things aren't working for me. When I'm in my projects view, I resize the column to be the width I'd like, but when I switch to contexts and then back to projects, the column is now back to where it was. Same deal when working in contexts. If I resize the column and then close out omnifocus, then upon reopening the program the column width is now back to where it was.

What am I missing here?
As far as I understand having more than one window open at a time is not what the issue is here. However, view configuration should be done with a single window open; after that multiple window can be open without OmniFocus having to address possible conflicting parameters of a single perspective's view. When you are switching between Project and Context views; you are essentially changing perspectives in OmniFocus. To address the problem you need to do a few things.
  1. Choose your "Projects" view and set it up as you like.
  2. Select in the menu bar Perspectives > Take Snapshot of Projects.
  3. Select in the menu bar Perspectives > Show Perspectives (Control-Command-P).
  4. The perspectives window will open with the "Projects" perspective highlighted.
  5. Select the aspects of the view you wish to be restored under the restore heading. These include; Focus, Layout, Expansion, Selection, and you can pull settings from another perspective.

Additionally, you should notice you can have a perspective always open in a new window.

The process is similar to change the "Contexts" perspective and/or any other default or custom perspective you utilize in OmniFocus. Notice the "Take Snapshot" menu bar item is dynamic and will change to which ever perspective OmniFocus is currently using.

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