Vista Resource Manager Features Analysis (2)


Reading Panel

In order to make it more efficient to view files using Explorer, Vista uses three panels for us to operate, namely Navigation Pane and Reading Pane. ), as well as the preview panel (Preview Pane).

The browse panel is located on the left side of the Explorer window and displays some common locations in a tree format, or virtual folders related to the selected content. For example, if we select a folder in which the graphic file is saved, the actual folder such as My Pictures, My Videos, and the virtual files related to the level, shooting date, keywords, etc. and digital photos will be displayed in the navigation panel. folder.

The reading panel is located on the right side of the Explorer window. Simply put, the reading panel can display the contents of the currently selected file or folder. For example, if we select an image, a thumbnail of the image will be displayed in the panel; if we select a text file, the details of the file will be displayed in the reading panel (Figure 4).

The preview panel is located below the Explorer window, where you can display the size, date, type, keyword, etc. of the currently selected file or folder.

These three panels can be hidden or displayed according to actual needs. Not only that, but their size can be adjusted at will, which is very convenient.

File Filters

The file filters that follow are arguably the most amazing features in Vista. Imagine a situation where a person who is not good at organizing has a folder that holds hundreds of files of various types, including digital photos, Word documents, MP3s, and so on. It's a bit of a hassle to find what you need in so many files. Although in the old version of Windows we can let the resource manager sort files according to file type, size, modification information, etc., but it is not comprehensive enough, and can not be cross-ordered. The file filter in Vista solves this problem well.

Assuming we need to find all digital photos taken before a certain date and no more than 5MB in a folder containing various files, then you can do this:

This operation needs to be done in the Advances Filter Pane, so if you don't already have it in your window, you first need to click the Configure this Explorer’s layout button to open the advanced filter. panel. Then we need to let the resource manager filter out all non-graphical files, so select “Pictures” in the Show results for menu. At this time, the resource manager will only display the graphic files. (Figure 5).

Second, we have to meet the other two conditions, that is, before a certain date, and the volume can not exceed 5MB. There are two ways to do this: Add filters manually

First click on the plus button on the left side of the menu and add conditions. Click the arrow next to the button to see a drop-down menu, select “Add Filter>, then click on the “Name” column in the filter that appears. In the drop-down menu that appears, select “Date Taken  (Figure 6).

At this point, the options to the right of the condition will change depending on the properties you choose. For example, here we select the date of shooting date, then the conditions that need to be specified become "(is)", "(not)", "(before)", or "before" “is after (after) & rdquo; and other time-related logical relationships. Since we want to display all the photos taken before a certain date, select “is before” and specify the date (Figure 7).

Of course, we also need to set up a filter that filters all files larger than 5MB in the same way. This way all the eligible documents are filtered out.

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