When you click on a line in list view, you are in fact selecting that record. All you have to do next is go to the detail layout and you will see that same record.
You can attach a button to the line in list view that performs the script step Go To Layout (Detail) and you should be set.
Sorry to refresh this old subject.
I see how to go to the same record when in the same table instance, but what if I need to switch to a layout attached to another instance of the record table? What's the best way to get to the same record then?
If I read the question correctly:
I make up a button on one layout and a script to 'Go to related field' which will take me to the related field in the layout of the other table.
For this to work the two tables have to be linked.
If I misread - I am sorry
Actually, you can do it and they don't have to be related at all. If you want to jump to another layout (which is based upon same table but different table occurrence) then you can. Let's provide names for the description ... child table occurrence has found set of 3 records. You are on record 2. You want to go to a layout based upon child2 to the same record.
1) If you don't care about losing your found set and only want to land on same record ...
a) Go To Related Record [ to table occurrence child using layout based upon child2 ]
b) Do not check 'show only related records'
2) If you want to maintain your found set use 1a but on 1b check 'show only related records' and 'match current record.'
Table occurrences based upon same table are related even without lines joining them in the graph.