Thursday, October 15, 2009

Unable to select different display modes in picture library

Just a quick one this time... When you add a Picture Library to SharePoint, you usually can choose between three display modes: filmstrip, details and thumbnail. You can select these through a small menu that appears when you hover over the "All Items" view in the view picker. But what if you don't get this little menu?

This was the case in the environment I was working in. Turned out that this was a bug caused by the installation of the WSS Infrastructure Update. Luckily for all people with this problem, there is a hotfix for this:

Just request the hotfix through this page and install it on your front end server and everything should work as it is supposed to work again!