Windows Details Pane (Bottom Bar) – Customize it!
The Windows Details Pane may seem unchangeable, but it is not. You can make it higher to show more information, or lower to occupy less space, if you right click on some empty space inside it and follow the “size” menu. Beyond this, you can choose what information exactly it should display, and in what order, so that important information will appear first, at the left side, letting you see it even if you work on a window that is very small.
To change this open the Registry Editor at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\ and then select the association you need to change, e.g. .doc for Word Documents, .mp3 for MP3 audio files, etc. Then go to the “PreviewDetails” key, open it and customize its value by changing the order of the commands or deleting those you don’t need at all. Better move the ones you need to the left, and not delete anything, in case you need it in the future.
For example, let’s say that you want Details Pane to show the BitRate of MP3s when you select a file in Windows Explorer.
1) Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.mp3
2) Open the “PreviewDetails” key at the right pane of the Registry Editor
3) Modify the “Value” box. Instead of
make it display first the BitRate and the Size of your file: