Grid view set as default still does list under category

even tho it seems the variable is set “products_multicolumns=Y” in the template debugger and it seems i’ve got multi column selected and my “2” is in the template etc it will not do columns… i want to have the products do a 2 column grid while viewing a category, not the list!

i’m no “past master” at all this and don’t want to edit templates for a while - is there something i’m missing?

What is your “Product list default layout” set to in the Admin?