Tools - Settings - View - File/folder list -
Tab General


Under "Tools → Settings → View → File/folder list" in the tab "General" the following settings are offered.



Show hidden files

If this setting is checked, files with the attribute "hidden" are shown. A color may be assigned to these files under the tab "Items color". This option should be used only by expert users.

Hint:

The display of hidden folders in the file system tree can be defined separately under "Tools → Settings → Tree" in the tab "General".

Show system files

If this setting is checked, files with the attribute "system" are shown.  A color may be assigned to these files under the tab "Items color". This option should be used only by expert users.

Show files tooltip

If this setting is checked and the cursor hovers above a file or folder, a tooltip pops up with information about the item.

Show only files

If this setting is checked, folders are shown only in the tree view (not in the details and list views).

Show grid lines

If this setting is checked, a grid is shown in the details view. However if the background color is very light, the grid may be hard to see.

Show parent folder ".."

If this setting is checked, the symbol ".." for the parent folder of the currently displayed folder is shown in the topmost row of the file list. The parent folder can be opened by double-clicking this row.

Use large icons for details and list view

If this setting is checked, large icons are shown in front of the items in the details and list views.

Max. column width for list view

This setting allows for defining column width in the list view.

0 means automatic calculation of the width (auto size).

Greater than 0 means fixed width.

Theme off (need program restart)

If this setting is checked, the active Windows theme will not be used for FreeCommander's user interface. A change of this setting will take effect only after restarting FreeCommander.

Right align extension for details and list view

If this setting is checked, the file extension is shown right aligned in the column "name" of the details and list views. The file name is still displayed left aligned. In addition you must deactivate the option Tools->Settings->Select items->General: Use windows colors.

By double click on free space

This setting allows for choosing what action should be carried out after a double click on free space (below or to the right of items). The following actions are available:

By ENTER on multiple selected files

This setting determines what action will be carried out after activating the "ENTER" key when multiple files are selected. The following actions are available:

Timestamp format

This setting allows for choosing the display format of the timestamp for the last modification of files and folders. This format does not influence the sorting. If "Windows" is chosen, the date and time format set in Windows is used. The delimiters of the chosen format can be changed in the edit field.

Count of worker threads

This setting allows for defining the number of threads used by FreeCommander. Additional threads are used, for example, with thumbnails and user-defined columns. If many user-defined columns are in use, FreeCommander will be faster with a higher number of threads.