Changing Window View

Did you know that you can easily change the way files are displayed in a Microsoft Window.  The example below will show you how to do it in the XP and 2000 versions of Windows:
First open a window and look for this icon on the window toolbar:
window view options
If you need some help identifying the different parts of a window
check out Technology Tip Number 51, Getting Through Windows
Then select the view you'd like.  Below are some samples of what each view looks like:
Thumbnail View
thumbnail
Tile View
tile
Icon View
icon
List View
list
Details View
details
Once you have selected a view that you like you might want to set it so this window always displays in this view.  To do that go to "Tools" on the window's menu bar and select "Folder Options"
folder options
Then click the tab for "View" and scroll down the list looking for "Remember each folder's view settings" and check that box.
remember each folder's view settings

PRACTICE ACTIVITY:  Try changing the view settings on a window you open often.

TO KEEP ON LEARNING:  To learn more about view options in Windows try searching the internet for:
Folder Views
Setting view options
Windows Tutorials