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Making Manual Changes to Attributes

While the Army Knife program included with your TuneTracker System is the ultimate way to make large-scale changes to the attributes of files, sometimes you only need to make a minor change to a few files and Army Knife seems like overkill. For those times, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to adjust file attributes manually.

Let's say, for example, that you want to go into your PSA folder and change the Comment field of five files from PSA to OldPSA. Open the folder, left-click on the word PSand hover your mouse over the word until it is displayed in reverse-text (white text on a black background). Now, either type in the change, or click again the text box to place the cursor there and then edit the existing Comment. When you're done, hit Enter.

Need to change three or four others in the same way? Before hitting Enter, do CTRL-C to copy the altered Comment. Then click on the next one to be changed, wait for the reversed text, and do CTRL-V to paste the text into additional files' Comment fields.

Obviously this same procedure works equally well on all attributes, not just the Comment field.

A Lesser-Known Fact

Sometimes altered attribute labels will "disappear" and make you think you've lost your changes. It's a little Haiku® bug and nothing to be concerned about. Just reach up and adjust the width of the column you are working in by dragging the crack next to the column header to make the column a little wider or narrower. Suddenly your changes will reappear, showing that everything is indeed changed as you thought.

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