When you take a look at your iTunes music library, the default view is columns of data. Some of the column headers include the name of the song, the artist, the album title, date added, how many times the songs has been played, etc. The column headers have only one purpose, to make managing and browsing your music library and playlists even easier. Clicking on a particular column will allow you to sort through the music with that specific criteria in mind in either ascending or descending or there.
Now there are a plethora of column headers to choose from. If you display everything, you would have a long horizontal scroll to do before you get to the end. So only display columns that are relevant to how you browse, sort and organize your music library. iTunes will always have three default columns: Artwork, Number and Name. Other than that, you are free to add and subtract columns as you wish. What’s great about iTunes is that you can have a different set of columns for one playlist and a different order of columns for another. It is fully customizable and iTunes will remember your preferences.
To select which columns you want to show, do right click or a Control + Click on any of the column headers. A long list of the possible column headers will appear. Check which columns you want to see. Uncheck to hide the columns that you don’t want to see.
There are some columns, the name of the song perhaps, that you want to appear wider. To resize a column, position your cursor over the column separator line. Wait until it transforms into a cross. Click and drag to make it as narrow or as wide as you want it to be.
If you have a preferred order on how you want the columns to look like, you may rearrange its place on the bar. Click and hold the column that you want to move and drag it to your desired location.
See how easy it was to customize your iTunes columns.