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Tech Snippets - a new series of short posts showing helpful tools and methods that could easily be missed or overlooked, yet are things that are extremely helpful once you know!
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Toggle Your Folder Views
(On a Windows PC)

Depending on the content of the folder that you are looking at, there are two view types that you can toggle between to best show you the files. If you are looking at a folder of images, the thumbnails view is very useful. If it is a folder of miscellaneous documents, then the details view is usually preferred. With details view, you can see file size and date/time saved. There are different ways to switch views, but in my opinion, the best way to toggle between the two views is to use the toggle buttons down in the lower right corner of the window (they are extremely easy to overlook... which is why I'm pointing them out to you!)

When you are in thumbnails view, there is not just a singular thumbnail size. You can size the thumbnails up or down to better see more details in each of the thumbnails. Hold the Ctrl key down while you roll the wheel on the mouse to size your thumbnails to the size you like best!

Toggle Your Folder Views
(On a Mac)

On a Mac finder window, notice the toolbar across the top. That is where you can choose the view type that you want (icons, list, columns, gallery). In icons view, you can set your icons to be larger using the Command-J options popup and set your icon size. Another option is to turn on the status bar (view menu or Command + / ) and then use the slider bar at the bottom. 

Here's a link to a video on the macmostvideo channel that you might find helpful for working with folder views.

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Comments(21)

Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Craig Daniels - thank you. I'm going to have to schedule some time to learn your tips and go back to all the posts you wrote so that I can improve my technology. 

Apr 01, 2023 07:00 AM
Craig Daniels

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - thanks I hope you are able to pick up a point or two that helps you

Apr 02, 2023 05:38 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent Information. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed weekend.

Apr 01, 2023 07:02 AM
Craig Daniels

thank you Charles

Apr 02, 2023 05:38 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Apr 01, 2023 07:16 AM
Craig Daniels

thank you Kristin

Apr 02, 2023 05:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Craig - my knowledge of technology typically includes toggling, trying over and over again along with more than a few teardrops.  That's why I often place a bookmark on your posts.   We each learn in different ways. 

I think I can I think. . .  🚂🚂🚂

Apr 01, 2023 07:33 AM
Craig Daniels

Hopefully a tip here or there Michael Jacobs connects the dots to make something easier

Apr 02, 2023 05:39 AM
Michael Jacobs

Craig Daniels - sometimes tips and other stuff arrives safely (and on time) in the station while others are derailed. 

I anxiously await. . .    I am longtime clock-watcher.  

Apr 02, 2023 06:17 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have known how to toggle my views and really enjoy being able to do so, but I didn't realize that I could have been doing it as you have shown, haha.  I will have to try that out!

Apr 01, 2023 07:49 AM
Craig Daniels

Brian England those little buttons off in the corner are too easily missed

Apr 02, 2023 05:40 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

This is great Craig!  Thanks for the tech lesson on April 1st 🤣  I love learning new things!

 

Featured in BananaTude!

 

Apr 01, 2023 09:34 AM
Craig Daniels

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker not a joke in a day of jokes, eh?

Apr 02, 2023 05:41 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Craig I look forward to your posts on techie things!

Apr 02, 2023 10:52 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Craig Daniels  you are so smart I am bookmarking this and checking it out on YouTube 

Apr 01, 2023 10:33 AM
Craig Daniels

are you PC or Mac? Hannah Williams 

Apr 02, 2023 05:41 AM
Hannah Williams

Craig Daniels I am a PC 

Apr 02, 2023 08:37 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Craig Daniels thank you for that tip.  I was going to the "View" tab to switch between views but this is much quicker.

Apr 01, 2023 12:45 PM
Craig Daniels

George Souto thank you for letting me know that you benefitted by the tip!

Apr 02, 2023 05:42 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You offer a simple tip on something we have been overlooking for many a year. I feel like"Duh".

Apr 01, 2023 01:15 PM
Craig Daniels

Ed Silva sometimes we do "what works" until we discover "what works better" ;)

Apr 02, 2023 05:43 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Craig- I did the long version of toggling between views and had no clue what was down in the corner! Thank you. 

Apr 01, 2023 04:50 PM
Craig Daniels

Kathy Streib - terrific! glad you let me know that you made a new discovery

Apr 02, 2023 05:43 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Craig Daniels 

Ah, when was the last time I ventured into the wild world of my own Tech Snippets? It's been so long; I can't remember the last time I toggled anything on my trusty old Windows PC.

I've sworn off Windows altogether - who needs it anyway? But maybe it's time to dust off the old keyboard and rekindle my love affair with technology.

After all, who knows what marvels await me in the mystical land of Tech Snippets? It's like an adventure into the unknown, with thrills, chills, and endless possibilities. So let's fire up that PC and see what trouble we can get into!

Retirement can do a number on our brains, huh? #LostInTranslation!!

Apr 01, 2023 06:39 PM
Craig Daniels

hang out with me Aura Alex and you know I'll help you with some technology!

Apr 02, 2023 05:45 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Craig,

Thank you as always for the tech lesson. I did learn something new and will need to come back and read your post more in depth. Bookmarked!

Apr 01, 2023 06:41 PM
Craig Daniels

when you come back on the bookmark return Dorie Dillard Austin TX hopefully you will share that you had a chance to try it out!

Apr 02, 2023 05:46 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you! Sometimes I want the icon option and sometimes the list option - I love having the option!

Looking forward to your next Tech Snippet!

Apr 02, 2023 04:53 AM
Craig Daniels

Yes, there's definitely a benefit from switching view types to help us keep organized and then find what we need. I'm glad you are enjoying the tech snippet conversations! thanks Kat Palmiotti 

Apr 02, 2023 05:48 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Craig,
Toggling my folders sounds a little risque, but I'm going to try that. 😊

Apr 02, 2023 07:48 AM
Craig Daniels

Well you certainly seem the adventurous type Carol Williams. Glad you are not holding back 🤣   

Apr 02, 2023 10:10 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

All this time on a computer and, no, I did not know about either tip.  Thank you for trying to help me get out of the Stone Age.  😃

Apr 03, 2023 07:10 AM
Craig Daniels

I appreciate your comment Ray Henson so I know posts like these are having value to y'all

Apr 04, 2023 06:35 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Some tech wizard taught me how to toggle with the buttons in the lower right corner, but I didn't know about the control key and the mouse. As usual, I love absorbing your lessons to make all this time we spend on our computers a little easier. Thanks for this!

Apr 03, 2023 09:08 AM
Craig Daniels

It's the stuff you didn't know you were missing that's fun to share. I see light bulbs popping on and you guys benefitting from these tips! Mimi Foster 

Apr 04, 2023 06:37 AM
Constantine Isslamow
RE/MAX Eastern Realty Inc. Brokerage - Peterborough, ON
"Training and Accountability"

Craig, this is a game-changer for me. Thanks so much for sharing your blog with us.

Cheers

Constantine

Apr 04, 2023 07:09 AM
Craig Daniels

I appreciate the comment letting me know 😄 Constantine Isslamow 

Apr 05, 2023 08:13 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Craig, excellent tip. Like George Souto I was going to the View tab to switch views, but today I learned what those icons in the lower right corner can accomplish for me. :) Thank you!

Apr 04, 2023 07:56 AM
Craig Daniels

glad you made the discovery Steffy Hristova - good to see you

Apr 05, 2023 08:13 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Craig, thank you for always providing us with these excellent tutorials. Much appreciated.

Apr 04, 2023 05:30 PM
Craig Daniels

I'm glad if I can help everyone out. thanks Dr. Paula McDonald 

Apr 05, 2023 08:14 AM
Erik Hiss
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Worthington, OH
You can trust me for all your real estate needs!

Thanks! I usually keep my files on a PC in 'details' mode so I can see when they were created/modified. But that's good info!

Apr 05, 2023 05:25 AM
Craig Daniels

Yes, I like to know date/time often also Erik Hiss - I'm in that view mostly except for when searching through a folder of images. Thanks for letting me know you saw the post.

Apr 05, 2023 08:16 AM