Software & Apps Windows How to Change Music Columns in Windows Media Player 12 Only show what you want to see in Windows Media Player by Mark Harris Writer Mark Harris is a former writer for Lifewire who wrote about the digital music scene and streaming music services in an easy to understand, no-nonsense manner. our editorial process Mark Harris Updated on September 11, 2020 Windows The Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide Tweet Share Email The columns that display in Windows Media Player 12 present music tag information about songs and albums in a clear way. However, not all of this information can be useful, depending on your particular requirements. In this tutorial, we show you how to display only the information you need to see in the columns. Add and Remove Columns in Windows Media Player 12 Here's how to add new columns, remove columns you don't need, and rearrange columns to fit your needs: In the Windows Media player menu bar, select Organize > Layout > Choose columns. In the Choose columns dialog box, select the columns you want to see in Windows Media player. If a column that you do not wish to view is checked, clear the check box next to the column name to disable that column from showing. You can change which columns you want to see at any time. Select Move Up or Move Down to reorder the corresponding column. Some columns, such as Album Art and Title, can not be removed or moved. Clear the Hide Columns Automatically check box to prevent Windows Media Player from hiding columns when the program window is resized. Click OK when you finish adding and removing columns. Resize and Rearrange Columns Not only can you choose which columns to display, but you can also change the width and the order in which the columns display on the screen. Resizing the width of a column in Windows Media Player is identical to resizing columns in Windows Explorer. Click and hold the right edge of a column, and then move the mouse left or right to alter its width. In the Choose columns dialog box, you can also alter the width of a selected column.To rearrange columns, click and hold the center of a column's name and drag the column to its new position. If the columns are all over the place, reset to the default display and start over. To do this, right-click any column name and then choose Restore Columns.