In SharePoint 2010, lists are set up to open modal dialog windows for item inserts and updates. I know these dialog boxes can be disabled on a list by list basis by going to List Settings -> Advanced and de-selecting the "Launch forms in a dialog" option. Is there a way to globally disable modal dialog windows for all lists, current and future?
You can change it with powershell. This might help you:
The article shows how to change a list's Advanced Settings programmatically, and the table row at the bottom of the article entitled 'Dialogs' gives the property you're interested in. Putting the two together would give you: