Certain views and dialogs in FotoStation let you choose metadata fields via a dropdown list. This is the case with the data mining feature and Search dialog, among others. If you only need certain fields in these dropdown lists you can remove the ones you don’t need access to from the lists by clicking on the Drop down menu filter button in the Metadata node in the configuration window. Then, simply remove the checkbox from the fields you don’t need to access to. This way you can make the dropdown lists shorter so that it’s easier to select the field you want to use.