Main menu - Favorites - Favorites tree


The chapter "Main menu → Favorites → Favorites tree" describes:

The structure of the favorites tree

In FreeCommander the menu item "Favorites → Favorites-edit" offers the possibility to define several favorites trees (favorites sets).

The favorite item tree panel consists of the selection box "Favorites sets", that allows to select a favorites tree, and (below) the selected favorites tree.

A favorites tree can consist of the title "Favorites" and below several category layers, favorite folders and favorite files.

Activation of the favorites tree

Activating the main menu items "Favorites → Favorites tree" or "View → Favorites tree", or the shortcut "Alt+F" activates/deactivates the favorite items tree panel.
If the favorites tree is deactivated, the menu items "...→ Favorites tree" are preceded by . If the favorites tree is activated they are preceded by .



The usage of the favorites tree

Favorites tree settings

Where the favorites tree is opened in the FreeCommander main window can be defined under the main menu item "Tools → Settings → View → Tree" in the group "Favorites tree" of the tab "General". Fonts and colors can be defined in the tab "Colors/Fonts/Icons" of the same menu item.

The context menu in the favorites tree

If the right mouse button is clicked in the favorites tree over the name or the item type icon of a tree item, the following context menu is shown:



Some menu items are shown only if the context menu is activated over a certain tree item type.

If the right mouse button is clicked somewhere else in the favorites tree window (not over a favorite item) the context menu for the header "Favorite items" is shown.

The item type of a tree item is to be recognized by its preceding icon. The following tree item types are offered:


The following context menu items are offered:

Activating this menu item opens the dialog "New category" with the (editable) default category name "New category". Clicking the "OK" button adds a new row (category) to the favorites tree within the active category.

Activating this menu item adds a new row (favorite folder) to the favorites tree within the active category above the highlighted tree item. The name of the current folder in the active panel is used as favorite folder name. The field "Active panel" contains the path of the current folder in the active panel. The field "Inactive panel" contains the path of the current folder in the inactive panel.

Drag & Drop in the favorites tree

The following favorites tree actions can also be execute via drag &drop:

Opening favorites from the tree without context menu