Tools - Favorite tools


Favorite tree and favorite toolbars

Favorites can be organized in two different ways:

  • in a favorite tree, defined under the menu item "Favorites → Favorites-edit" and opened with the menu item "Favorites → Favorites tree".
  • and in favorite toolbars, described in this chapter.


Under the menu item "Tools → Favorite tools" toolbars with program favorites and folder favorites can be defined and opened.

If the cursor is over the menu item "Tools → Favorite tools" a pop up menu with the following menu items is shown:

  • the menu item "Favorite tools edit" (opens the dialog "Define favorite toolbars")
  • the defined favorite toolbars and their categories and favorite items



The dialog "Define favorite toolbars" can also be opened by right-clicking the "Standard toolbar" or a "Favorites toolbar". The dialog offers settings under the following tabs:



Favorite toolbar list

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

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

  •        add a new favorite toolbar.
  •        rename the highlighted toolbar. This function is active for individually added toolbars only.
  •        delete the highlighted toolbar. This function is active for individually added toolbars only.

Item list for the highlighted favorite toolbar

The following buttons are offered for editing the item list of the highlighted favorite toolbar:

  • Clicking the button adds a new item to the item list (below the highlighted item).
  • Clicking the button (behind the button ) opens a pop up menu with the following menu items:
    • new item
      adds a new item under the highlighted item in the item list of the highlighted favorite toolbar.
    • Category
      adds a new category under the highlighted item in the item list of the highlighted favorite toolbar.
      Categories allow to group the items. Categories can not be placed under categories (only one category level is allowed).
    • Separator
      adds a new separator under the highlighted item in the item list of the highlighted favorite toolbar.
  • Clicking the button deletes the highlighted item in the item list of the highlighted favorite toolbar.
  • Clicking the button moves the highlighted item one position up (within the category). Subsequent assignments of items to (other) categories, can be done with the button "Category".
  • Clicking the button moves the highlighted item one position down.

Define a new favorite with drag&drop

An other, quick way to create a new favorite (outside "Tools → Favorite tools") is the following drag&drop-technique:

  • Drag the favored file (program) with the left mouse button during "Ctrl+Shift" is pressed.
  • The cursor changes to the dragging symbol .
  • Dropping a favorite toolbar.
  • A new favorite is created (at the dropping position). It could be modified under the menu item "Tools → Favorite tools".

Dragging a file (without pressing "Ctrl+Shift") on a favorite program in a favorite toolbar, opens the file with the favorite program.