Display, sort, and search the Media list

Customize your view of the Media list to see the information most important to you.

Display the Media list

Do one of the following:

  • If the Project pane is visible, click Media at the top of the pane.

  • Choose Window > Media (or press Command-5).

The Media list opens.

Display and adjust columns in the Media list

Do any of the following:

  • To display all visible columns in the Media list, drag the scroller at the bottom of the Media list.

    Project pane showing Media tab with all columns visible
  • To show or hide a column, Control-click a column header, then choose the item to show or hide from the shortcut menu.

    Media list showing column pop-up options

    Items in the list with a checkmark are displayed in the Media list. Items with no checkmark are hidden.

  • To reorder the columns, drag a column header left or right to a new position.

  • To adjust column width, drag a column border to resize the width in the header row.

  • To adjust row height, do one of the following:

    • Position the pointer over a horizontal line and drag up or down to decrease or increase the height of all rows. Icons and thumbnails resize themselves as you make the adjustment.

    • Click the Scale button at the bottom of the Media list, then drag the slider left to decrease row height or right to increase row height.

      Scale button in the Media list

Sort Media list items in a column by file type

  • Click the column header.

    Column header in the Media tab

The layers are sorted in the column and a small arrow in the column header indicates the direction of the sort. To reverse the direction of the sort, click the column header.

Search for specific items in the Media list

  • Click the Search button at the bottom of the Media list, then enter the name of items to view in the Search field.

    Search button in the Media list

    As you type in the Search field, the Media list is filtered to show items containing the text you type.

To stop filtering and return to the complete list, click the Clear button at the right of the Search field.