Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Customizing the Folder View
Content view first appeared in Windows 7 and arranges the folders and files
in one long column, but with two rows for each file that display additional file
and folder information, as shown in Figure 9-9.
Figure 9-9: In the Content view, your files and folders appear in a long list.
Details view can be customized as no other view can be. All the columns that
are displayed can be resized, removed, or rearranged, and more can be added.
This can all be accomplished by using some of the lesser-known tricks of the
interface. To start off, customize a folder that contains a bunch of MP3 files. By
now, you should have already changed the template for this folder to one of
the music templates so that you can use the advanced, music-specific features.
If you have not already done that, go back to the previous section to find out
how. When you are ready, follow these steps to customize all the different parts
of Details view:
1. Start by resizing the columns. To do so, just place the mouse on the
vertical line that is displayed between the columns and click and hold the left
mouse button while you drag the mouse back and forth.
2. Add some of the new columns that display song information from the ID3
metadata tag embedded in the MP3 files. Right-click the column heading
and select one of the many new options, such as Bitrate. You can even
select More from the bottom of the pop-up menu to see a list of even more
items that you can add, as shown in Figure 9-10. Repeat this step until
you have added all the new columns that you want.