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Two weeks ago the tip was about how to change the
"View" when using either Windows Explorer or My Computer to look
at folders and files. It
included how, in "Details" mode, to sort and resort the columns.
You can also change the width of the columns to make viewing
friendlier to your current task. In
Details mode (this also applies to columns - and rows - in Excel, tables
in WORD, reports in Quicken and Quickbooks, details on the ACT! tabs, and
probably much, much more), if you place your cursor on the small vertical
line between heading categories you will notice that it becomes a small
vertical line with two little arrows pointing left and right.
Once you have that symbol you may now LEFT click and drag that
column to any width you wish.
You may also (and it once took me a full day and one
reinstall of Windows to figure this out) make a column disappear entirely
by dragging it completely to the left until it meets it own left border.
To get it back you simply left click and drag it back right.
The question is how do you know you have "grabbed" it?
If you place your cursor a silly millimeter to the right of the now
disappeared column it changes form again.
Instead of the small vertical line with the left and right arrows
you will now see TWO small vertical lines separated by a thick whisker and
the left and right arrows. When
you see that symbol, left click and drag right and the missing column will
reappear. Any place in
Windows you see that symbol, you know there is a hidden column (or row)
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