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The View Tab

The View tab allows you to change the look of the WinZip® main window and lets you control other open WinZip windows.

This tab is divided into five sections.

Reset to

  • Default: This display mode shows both the Files and Actions pane, sets the Tall Row layout and Single Folder view of Zip file content.
  • Classic: This display mode shows no Files and no Actions panes, sets the layout to Table and the view of the Zip file content to All Files in the Zip.

Panes

  • Files: Allows you to specify whether or not WinZip's Files pane, the left hand column exposing the files and folders on your PC, should be shown.
  • Actions: Allows you to specify whether or not WinZips Actions pane, the right-most column exposing WinZip's most frequently used features, should be shown.

Layout

  • Tall Rows: Allows you to specify that the list of files in the Zip is shown as tiled with thumbnails rendered for images and basic information related to a file's modification date as well as its original and compressed size.
  • Table: Allows you to specify that the list of files in the Zip is shown in a detailed view that includes all of the columns that are selected under the Columns button in the Current View section.
  • Icon: Allows you to specify that the list of files in the Zip is shown as larger rendered images and icons 

Current View

  • Sort by: Allows you to specify whether the list of files is sorted by Name, Type, or a number of other choices.
  • Show: Allows you to specify whether folders in the Zip are shown as structured (Single Folder) or flattened (All files in the Zip)
  • Columns: Select which columns to display in the file list area when using the Table layout.
  • Folder Tree: In Single Folder view, this button will add a pane for navigating any folder structures in the current Zip file.

Windows

  • New Window: Opens a new, empty WinZip window.
  • Close All: Closes all open Zip files and all WinZip windows, leaving only one empty WinZip window open.
  • Switch Windows: When working with more than one open WinZip file, use this button to quickly switch to a different WinZip window.