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Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual by Sharon Crawford

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View Menu

Use the commands on this menu to change the look of the currently open window.

Toolbars

This command offers a submenu of toolbars you can add to the window. For details on these toolbars and their functions, see page 70.

Status Bar

Makes the status bar appear or disappear at the bottom of the window. The status bar displays information about the contents of the current window, or the selection you've made inside of it. (It may say, for example, "3 object(s) selected" or "Type: Microsoft Word Document.")

Explorer Bar

Splits the window, creating a new left-side pane that shows the kind of extra information you choose using the ViewExplorer Bar submenu. The choices are:

  • Search. Lets you enter criteria for searching your system (see Section 3.6).

  • Favorites. Shows a list of your favorite Internet sites for one-click access (see Section 11.5).

  • History. Shows a list of Web sites and desktop folders you've had open recently. Click an item to return to the same place.

  • Folders. Turns any window into a Windows Explorer-like view, with a folder hierarchy on the left side, folder contents on the right.

  • Tips. Offers a new Windows 2000 tip every day (at the bottom of the window, not the left side).

  • Discuss. Connects you to a Discussion Server, if one is configured on your network.

Large Icons, Small Icons, List, Details, Thumbnails

These commands let you view the files in a window as icons (which you move by dragging freely), as a neat list view that's automatically sorted, or as thumbnails ...

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