My apologies for the late reply, @rjen!
Perhaps you can explain in detail, what 'refuses' to work for you?
As I initially wrote, "just links" behaves as if it were "normal articles". I can see no difference between the two options.
Check out this example, here it is used
That's exactly the result I'm trying (and failing) to achieve!
I want a category that contains only links to FAQ articles, and not much more.
This is the 'Normal+Links' layout: you use one article as the intro / header and all other articles are just links.
That can be a nice workaround, sure, but aren't you curious why the "just links" layout doesn't work as intended?
It's not like I have a ton of modifications or anything. Maybe something is broken and nobody has noticed it so far because the layout is unpopular?..