I run across this a lot in tech support calls - a feature that was added to Revit 2014 that a lot of users are apparently not aware of. Temporary View Properties.
Frequently in diagnosing or resolving issues with a project, I have the user make lots of changes to a view's properties. And when we're done, they'd like to get the view restored back to it's original state. With Temporary View Properties, it's simple. Simply select the Temprorary View Properties button in the View Control Bar at the bottom of your view window, and enable temporary view properties. You'll get a purple border around your window to indicate that they're enabled. When you're done jacking around with your view, click the button again and restore your view properties. Viola - all better!