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Resizing The Details Tabs Precisely In File Explorer

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)

    Resizing The Details Tabs Precisely In File Explorer


    I'm all about equality and symmetry. I like making what's around me look good and consistent.

    Is there a program that would let me measure exactly how wide a detail tab is, and that I can adjust the same measurement in a different folder?

    So check out the image, for example. I have:
    1) Name
    2) Dimensions [this folder is primarily intended for images]
    3) Size
    4) Type
    5) Date modified
    Yet there's another folder that I also use that is also intended for images. So when I open that next folder, I want those detail tabs to be the same exact width in measurement, yet when I add the "Dimensions" detail, I have to manually adjust the size of the detail tab and try to make all the other tabs as close to how it looks in the other folder, so my eyes can stay on a consistent focus.

    I'm sure these's some program out there that can automatically resize these things.

    (PS: I'm aware of the setting that I can make a default for folders with images in them.. yet I don't want to do this the default settings for all pictures folders)

    Okay thanks.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Dimensions Detail.png  

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    This tutorial may help give some background. I do not know of any software that manipulates the column widths.

    Windows Explorer Columns - Change Width - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    Oh wow, that is actually EXACTLY what I was looking for.. I can't believe I've never really grasped that information in the past; I've been in the details settings before many times, my brain just never bothered processing what was at the bottom of that window (the width in pixels) even though I've seen it many times.. I'm sure I was aware of it, it just didn't click in my brain. Wow.

    Thanks so much.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Glad it turned out well.

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