Browsing with the Object Browser
To access an object in the Browser,
simply click an object button. Data file objects are opened in their associated
application or in the text editor. Program objects are launched. When an command window is
clicked, a command window is opened and the command is executed.
When you click a folder object in the
Browser, its contents are displayed on a menu, as shown in the following figure.
The contents of folder objects in the
Browser are updated automatically. For example, if the Favorites folder is a Browser
object, it is updated every time you add a new Favorite.
To customize the appearance of icons in the
Browser section, open the Browser page of the Properties notebook.
Object Browser Settings
- By default, small buttons are used to display Browser objects. To use
larger icons, click the Large icon radio button.
By default, text titles identify each
Browser button. To conserve real estate on the Control Center, you can display icons only
by deselecting the Show Captions checkbox.
Objects are Drop Targets.
Hide Icons on Browser Menu
- To enable Browser buttons to act as drop
targets, mark the checkbox. If you drag and drop an object from the Windows desktop or
from a Explorer folder to a browser button in the Control Center, the drag-and-drop operation is routed
through the browser object itself.
- For example, if the Recycling Bin is a
browser button and you drop an object on this button, the object will be moved to the
normally display a mini-icon next to the text for each object (see the above figure) to
make it easier to recognize items visually. To disable this feature, you can display
only the text by selecting the Hide Icons on Browser Menu checkbox.
Enable Enumeration of Removable Devices
- By default, the Control Center will attempt
to treat removable media drives in the same fashion as any other drive on your system or
the network (e.g. it will display the contents of any browser objects created for that
drive or directories on the drive). However, in recognition of the fact that a piece of
media may not always be mounted in the drive, this may not be the optimal behavior
depending on a user's circumstances. To disable attempts by the Control Center to
automatically determine the contents of a removable media drive, simply deselect this