Tools - Settings - General


The language of the FreeCommander user interface is chosen here.

Language files are stored in the LNG subfolder of the FreeCommander install folder. Each newly-created or downloaded language file must be copied into the LNG subfolder in order to be shown in the list of languages.

Brief instructions for creating a new LNG file

Allow only one instance

If this setting is checked, only one instance of FreeCommander is allowed to run at a time.

Any attempt to start another instance will activate the currently running instance.

A change of this setting will take effect only after restarting FreeCommander.

Minimize to system tray

If this setting is checked and FreeCommander is minimized, FreeCommander will be shown in the system tray (between the taskbar and the clock) instead of in the taskbar (list of open programs).

Handle closing as minimization

If this setting is checked, FreeCommander is not closed on exit, but minimized to the system tray.

In this case the only way to close FreeCommander is to right-click the FreeCommander icon in the system tray and select "Exit".

This setting may be chosen only if "Minimize to system tray" is checked.

Always show system tray icon

If this setting is checked, the FreeCommander symbol stays in the system tray, even if FreeCommander is active.

This setting may be chosen only if "Minimize to system tray" is checked.

Start minimized

If this setting is checked, FreeCommander will be minimized immediately after opening (it will be positioned either in the taskbar or in the system tray, depending on the setting of "Minimize to system tray").

Delete history entries on close

If this setting is checked, all history entries (e.g. opened folders) will be deleted when FreeCommander is closed.

Show confirmation dialog on exit

If this setting is checked, the dialog "Really close the program yes/no?" pops up when FreeCommander is closed.

FreeCommander will be closed only after activating "Yes".

Auto save settings - on exit

If this setting is checked, all FreeCommander settings are automatically saved when FreeCommander is closed.

The settings are saved in the FreeCommander configuration folder. (This is normally the Settings subfolder of the install folder. A different configuration folder may be defined under the menu item "Tools → Settings → Start program" on the tab "Configuration folder", where the configuration folder currently in use is shown).

Settings may be saved in the configuration folder at any time via the menu item "Tools Save settings".

Backup folder for settings

In addition to saving the settings (see above), they may also be backed up. In this setting the user may define the backup folder.

This backup folder may either be edited or selected after clicking the button. Choices are:

The actual values for the wild cards %FcSrcDrive%, %FcSrcPath%, and % FcAppDataPath% may be found under the menu item "Help About..."

Auto backup

If this setting is checked, all settings will be automatically backed up (if FreeCommender is active). Additional settings are:

Backup versions of the settings may be reinstalled with the menu item "Tools Restore all settings...".