Tools - Customize action toolbars...

The menu item "Tools Customize action toolbars..." offers settings in the following tabs:

The dialog "define action toolbars" can be opened also by right-clicking the "Actions toolbar", the "Favorite tools toolbar" or the "Main splitter toolbar".


Under the tab "Toolbars" the FreeCommander toolbars can be defined and customized. The dialog consists of the following groups:

Toolbar list

The toolbar list initially contains the following toolbars:

Only the toolbars that are checked in this toolbar list are shown in the FreeCommander main window.

The following buttons are offered for the editing the toolbar list.

Options of the highlighted toolbar

Item list of the highlighted toolbar

For the list of items of the highlighted toolbar the following editing functions are offered:

List of commands

The list of commands contains all commands that can be added as a toolbar item. Clicking the button adds the highlighted command to the list of items of the highlighted toolbar below the highlighted item.

Details for a toolbar item

Clicking the column "Details" (in an item row) in the list of items opens the following dialog, where details for this item can be defined:


The input edit field "Caption" allows to rename the title of the item. Initially the caption is the name of the assigned command.

Group index

If several items of a toolbar have the same group index, only one of them can be active at the same time.
Example: In a panel either the "List view" or the "Details view" can be active. Therefore the items "List" and Details" have to have the same group index. An item with group index "0" is independent of the other items. It acts as a function button (e.g. "Unpack...") or an on/off button ("File system tree panel" on/off) and not as a switch button ("List view").


If an icon file is selected under "File", an icon contained in this file can be selected here, that should be used for the item.


If the standard FreeCommander icon should not be used for the highlighted item, a file containing icons (*.exe, *.dll, *.icl, *.ico) can be chosen here.

Show drop down arrow only

If this option is checked, the item is not shown as an icon, but as a drop down arrow , to open a popup menu.
Example: The standard toolbar contains the item "thumbnails" twice, as icon and as drop down arrow .

Popup menu actions

Either an "Internal popup menu" or an "Individual popup menu" (defined in this setting) can be assigned to an item. As soon as a popup menu is assigned to an icon, a drop down arrow is shown behind the icon, than indicates that clicking the icon opens a popup menu.
An "Individual popup menu" can be defined only, if no "Internal popup menu" is assigned to the item.

An "Individual popup menu" has to contain at least one action (command) in the "List of popup menu actions".

For the list of popup menu actions of the highlighted item the following editing functions are offered:

and afterwards the command itself has to be selected.

Use internal popup menu

The following "Internal popup menus" are offered:

General options

Under the tab "General options" the following settings can be defined for the "Actions toolbar":

Show main toolbar as

The "Actions toolbar" shows the "Standard toolbar" and all added "Individual toolbars".

The actions toolbar can be shown in the following ways:

Show menu as toolbar

If the option "Many toolbars" is selected, it can be checked, that the main menu is also shown as a toolbar. In that case the main menu can be moved within the other toolbars.

Menu is displayed as a toolbar if at least one other toolbar exists for the display. This condition is fulfilled if:

Use flat symbols (size: 20x20, 32x32) - restart needed

If the option "Use flat symbols (size: 20x20, 32x32) restart - needed" is checked, the action toolbar symbols are shown as flat icons (sizes: 20x20 and 32x32).

If the option is not checked, they are shown in sizes of 16x16 and 24x24.

To make changes of this option effective FreeCommander has to be restarted.