The parts for PCB view are most often top down view with the exception of a few parts. For the parts that start in horizontal view in PCB view you can often change them to top view in the inspector (only for PCB view).
For breadboard view you can check this thread for some parts Are top down viewed components available in Fritzing?
If you are planning a board to be built on a stripboard and you are using the stripboard part in breadboard view I would suggest you move to PCB view. Then change the grid to 0.1" so it matches the stripboard. Then make sure it is set to snap to the grid. After that be sure to set your PCBs location in the inspector to 0,0 so the grid is aligned to the board on 0.1" centers. Now you can place the parts exactly where you want them on the stripboard and they take up the correct space that an actual component uses. I think a lot of the parts in Breadboard view are actually out of scale as they are there to represent a part artistically not physically.