Need More 'mouseover' mp3 file details in W7

March 8, 2011 at 09:06:39
Specs: Windows 7, 2.15 / 4gb
I'm a mobile DJ who recently switched from Vista to Windows 7. I constantly use the start menu to search for songs, but Vista had way more file details when I would mouse over each MP3. It's so frustrating!

I'm not talking about in individual folders. I'm talking when you use the start menu to search, the results that are displayed have far fewer 'mouse over' details than they did in Vista. Compare the two and see. Why would Mircosoft do this? It is truly a step backward...


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#1
March 8, 2011 at 20:32:38
Search for songs on your computer? What player are you using as the default? WMP or something else? Is it the same as you had in Vista?

What information do you expect to see? I am getting 4 lines showing the file is an MP3, file size, the artist name/s, the length,


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#2
March 9, 2011 at 06:44:27
I'm using WMP as my default, which is the same thing I used in Vista.

When you moused over an MP3 file in the Vista search, it would give you somewhere between 8 and 14 lines of details displaying everything from the bit rate of the MP3 to what file folder it was in to the year. It literally showed you every peice of information you would get if you right-clicked on the file and clicked the details tab. I'm not making this up!

If you've never tried it in Vista, you have no idea what you're missing. I grew to rely on this information when playing an event since I would instantly know the bit rate of the song and, most importantly, if I had multiple versions which one was best.


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#3
March 9, 2011 at 09:23:04
I would say that has to be a difference in the settings. I have Winamp set as my default player and don't wish to change so I can't experiment much.

While WMP screen is open right click on Library, Music or All music> tools> options. Lots of settings there.


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#4
March 9, 2011 at 11:23:22
It has nothing to do with WMP or what my default player is. Thanks for trying though...

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