Tools - Settings - View - Folder Tabs -
Tab Management


Under "Tools → Settings → View → Folder Tabs" in the tab "Tab General" the following settings are offered.



Show close button on active tab

If this setting is checked, the button appears on the right side of the active tab. Clicking this button closes the tab.

Show close button next to scroller

If this setting is checked, the button appears on the right end of the tab area (after the scroll buttons if shown). Clicking this button closes the active tab.

Close tab on double click

If this setting is checked, a tab can be closed by double-clicking it.

With click on the active tab - change to the last active

If this setting is checked, clicking on the currently active tab changes to the the last active tab.

Show tab popup menu button

If this setting is checked, the popup menu button appears at the right end of the tab area, between the and buttons (if shown).

Clicking this button opens a popup menu which lists all tabs of the panel. Clicking one of the tabs in the list activates it.

Allow tab dragging

If this setting is checked, a tab can be moved within the tab area by drag&drop.

Always keep one tab open

If this setting is checked, the last remaining tab cannot be closed. If it is not checked, closing the last tab also closes the entire tab area until a new tab is created.

Add new tab near current tab

If this setting is checked, a new tab is added after the currently active tab instead of after the last tab.

Get color from current tab if add new tab

If this setting is checked, a new tab gets its color from the currently active tab instead of from the general tab color settings.

Show drive char in tab caption

If this setting is checked, the relevant drive letter is shown in front of the tab title (file or folder name).

Show tooltip with path info

If this setting is checked, when the mouse is hovered above a tab a tooltip appears showing the complete path of the tab and a hint that right-clicking the tab opens the tab context menu.

Close all not locked tabs when the program ends

If this setting is checked, all tabs which are not locked will be closed when FreeCommander is closed. Otherwise they are available after a restart.

Close all tabs with UNC path when the program ends

If this setting is checked, all tabs with a UNC path are closed when FreeCommander is closed. This prevents FreeCommander from trying to make them available after a restart.

Folder history per tab

If this setting is checked, the history is saved per tab. After clicking the button in the address bar or activating the hotkey "Alt+Down", a popup menu appears listing the folders which have been previously opened in that tab. Clicking one of the folders in the list reopens it in the currently active tab.

Reset locked tab path on tab change

If this setting is checked, the path of the locked tab is activated when the tab is double clicked, or when switching to a different tab.

Mark locked tabs with that character

If this setting is checked, the character entered in this input field will appear in front of a locked tab's title to symbolize the lock.

Maximum lengths of the tab title

If this setting is checked, the length of the displayed tab title is limited to the number of characters entered here. This is beneficial for long path names and/or many tabs.