After placing a list on a webpart page and modifying the view, I found that my user could not see all of the columns that were visible to me. I can only guess that I was looking at a private view. It turned out that his visible columns on the page were exactly those of the list's default view.
Is there a way to look at a page and know whether what I see is a private or public list view?
I worked around this by giving the user a link directly to the named view he needs instead of a page with a view inserted. However, I'd still like to know how I can tell whether I'm looking at what my user sees on a page.