The File List is the main list that lists the files loaded with Mp3tag. While it already provides a range of different columns to display file information, it can be extended and adapted to your needs via View → Customize columns....
You can add and remove columns via the New and Remove buttons next the columns list.
The Move up and Move down buttons are used to rearrange columns in the File List. You can also use drag and drop to arrange them directly by dragging the column header in the File List.
The Hide and Show buttons, as well as the checkboxes next to the column names in the columns list are used to temporarily hide (unchecked) and show (checked) the selected column. Showing and hiding columns is also possible via the right-click context menu on the File List column header.
To configure a column, you need to provide a Name, which is the text that appears on the column header in the File List.
A simple example would be
%ISRC%, the placeholder for the
ISRC tag field. Another example would be
$meta_sep(artist,\\), a format string that displays all existing
ARTIST fields separated by Mp3tag multi-field separator
Field usually contains a placeholder that is used for editing the content of the field through the File List. Please note that if this field is empty, the column is write-protected. You can only use placeholders for tag fields (e.g.
%ISRC%) as well as
If Sort by is empty, Mp3tag uses the contents of Value for sorting. Otherwise, the evaluated content of this field is used.
The Numeric checkbox affects the sorting of the column and determines if the column contents are aligned left or right.
The current File List configuration can be stored via Utils → Save configuration....
A previously saved configuration can be restored via Utils → Load configuration....