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Viewing files by attribute in icon view

Contributed by: Anonymous
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

When using the Tracker in Icon or Mini Icon views, files are displayed by default with their names as their titles. However, you can use any attribute you like in these views. Try this:

  1. Switch to List view
  2. Use the Attributes menu to show/hide various attributes
  3. Drag the column header of your favorite attribute all the way to the left
  4. Switch back to Icon or Mini Icon view

The icons will now be labeled with the attributes that were shown in the first column, rather than the actual filenames. You can use this technique to display icons with with any attribute, such as file sizes, modification dates, e-mail addresses, or bookmark URLs.

Displaying People files in icon view with their email addresses rather than their names.

Posted in Tracker & Deskbar


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