What widget are you using here?
It seems to me that you are having two news widgets on the same page. Is that correct?
If you want one of the widgets to never reset and always display the listed items, please do the following:
1. Go to the properties of the widget you want to keep in list mode and click edit.
2. In the properties designer, click advanced
3. Scroll to the bottom and find the property named "ContentViewDisplayMode"
4. Set its value to Master - this will make it always in list mode
Please let me know if that helps as I am still not certain I understand your question. If I am right though, this will help.
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