Vista Resource Manager Features Analysis (3)


Automatically Add Filters

The above filtering method is more powerful, but it may be difficult for novices. Fortunately, Vista's resource manager also provides Another simpler way to automate filtering.

After filtering out all the non-graphical files in the Show results for menu, we don't need to manually add the filters, just the “Name”,“Size” “Date Taken” etc. Click on the name to set the corresponding filter. Here's a question, what if the attributes you need to filter are not shown here? In fact, it is very simple, just click the right mouse button in the blank space to the right of these names, you can choose to show or hide an attribute in the menu that pops up (Figure 8). Of course, you can also select the More command. Choose other properties that are not commonly used.

The options in this menu are related to the contents of the file in the current folder. For example, if all the files saved in the current folder are pictures, then the content of the menu is nothing more than the shooting date. , keyword, resolution, and even shooting camera models and other options related to graphics files; if all the files saved in the current folder are music files, then the contents of the menu will become the track name, album name, artist name, Music-related options such as genre, year, etc.

Suppose we need to filter the file by the time of shooting, and this property is already displayed in the Explorer window. Click on the property to see the interface shown in Figure 9. You may have noticed that there are two options at the bottom of the pop-up menu shown in the figure: September 2004 and September 2003. In fact, these two options show the modification date of all the pictures in the current folder. If you only want to see files that have been modified on a certain date, just check the corresponding checkbox.

It is also worth mentioning here that the folder shown in Figure 9 above holds a total of three photos taken at different times, which were taken on September 20, 2003, and Filmed on September 15th and 30th, 2004, although there are three kinds of time, Vista is cleverly only showing the time span of a large span as an option. In fact, the intelligence level of Vista here is still very high. For example, it can even display “this week”, “last week”, “this month”, this logical relationship judged by time.

At the same time, the pop-up menu shown in Note 9 also has a "Sort" button that sorts all files by shooting date. “Sort” on the right side of the "Stack" button, you can click on all the files in the current folder to be grouped into different virtual folders for us to view. The “Group” button allows you to group all files by modification date. In fact, these three operations are also located in the right mouse button menu (Figure 10).

Vista has a lot of improvements in the resource manager, but due to the length of the relationship, there will be opportunities to introduce to you later. In fact, these functions are still somewhat unfamiliar to users who are used to the old version of Windows. After all, many of the operations that they are used to have changed. However, it can be seen that Microsoft has made a lot of efforts in this regard, as long as you can adapt to this new mode of operation as soon as possible, then the improvement of work efficiency is obvious.

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