A location or a folder might contain large amounts of elements. It is possible to view their elements in the View Area:
select a folder or location | Show () in the Toolbar | Contents ()
An example is shown in figure 3.5.
When the elements are shown in the view, they can be sorted by clicking the heading of each of the columns. You can further refine the sorting by pressing Ctrl ( on Mac) while clicking the heading of another column.
Sorting the elements in a view does not affect the ordering of the elements in the Navigation Area.
Note! The view only displays one "layer" at a time: the content of subfolders is not visible in this view. Also note that only sequences have the full span of information like organism etc.