Tools - Settings - Select items - Tab General




The tab "General" provides the following settings:

Select with mouse pointer

This group defines how items are selected with the mouse pointer.

If no setting is checked within this group, the item underneath the mouse pointer will not be highlighted, and files and folders are opened by double-clicking.

The following settings are offered:

  • Hot track only
    If this setting is checked, the item beneath the mouse pointer is marked by an underscore and a modification of the text and background colors. This makes the marked row easier to distinguish from the other rows.
  • Hover time for select item [msec]
    This setting defines how long (in milliseconds) the hover time must be before an item is selected.
    If the time is greater than 0, the item underneath the mouse pointer will be selected automatically after that length of time. 0 disables automatic selection.
  • Open file with single click
    If this setting is checked, files can be opened by a single click.
  • Open folder with single click
    If this setting is checked, folders can be opened by a single click.
  • Enable selection by mouse dragging
    If this setting is checked, multiple items can be selected at once by drawing a border with the mouse:
    First click with the left mouse button on the free space to the right of the list. Then while pressing the mouse button, drag the mouse pointer over the items to be selected.
  • By click on extension or free space in label
    Here can be selected what happens after these clicks:
    • Open item (if "open file/folder with single click" is active)
    • Select item
    • Select item: activate selection by mouse dragging
  • By click on item icon
    Here can be selected what happens after this click:
    • Open item (if open file/folder with single click is active)
    • Select item

Full row select

If this setting is checked, the whole row is highlighted, not just the name.

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.

Colors

Colors can be defined only if the setting " Theme off (need program restart)" is checked.

The following color and border settings can be defined:

  • Selected item active list
    For the selected items in the active panel, the following colors can be defined (after clicking the button):
    • Text color
    • Background color
    • Border color, if the setting "Border" is checked. This frames each cell in rows selected in the active panel.
  • Selected item inactive list

For the selected items in the inactive panel, the background color can be defined (after clicking the button).

  • Focused item active list
    For the focused item in the active panel, the following colors can be defined (after clicking the button):
    • Text color, if the setting "only border" is not checked
    • Background color, if the setting "only border" is not checked
    • Border color, if the setting "only border" is checked.

If the setting "only border" is checked, each cell in a selected row of the active panel will be framed. Any settings for text and background colors will be ignored.

  • Focused item inactive list
    For the focused item in the inactive panel, the background color can be defined (after clicking the button).
  • Hot item

For the item beneath the mouse ("Hot item"), the following colors can be defined (after clicking the button):

    • Text color
    • Background color