Overview of the user interface - Address bar


There is one address bar per panel. It always displays the path whose items are actually shows in the panel. At the right border of the address bar its "Address bar - actions tool bar" is shown.

The position of the address bar in the main window is shown in chapter "Overview of the user interface".

Under the menu item "Tools → Settings → View → Address bar" settings and colors of the address bar can be defined. The setting can be edited also after clicking the menu item "Settings" in the context menu, that is shown after right-clicking the free space of the address bar.

The drive button

If the option "Show drive button in address bar" is checked under the tab "General" of the menu item "Tools → Settings → View → Drives", at the left border of the address bar a button for the drive shown, whose folder is actually active.

  • Clicking the drive button
    Clicking the drive button opens a menu with the available drives. If the option "Show free space (drive button)" is checked in the drive settings, the free space per drive is shown.
    Clicking a drive opens a folder of this drive in the active tab, the is configured under "Tools → Settings → View → Drives"
  • Right-Clicking the drive button
    Right-clicking the drive button opens a menu with the main folders of the drive. Clicking a folder opens it in the active tab.
  • Long-Right-Clicking the drive button"
    Long-right-clicking the drive button opens the Windows standard menu for this drive.

The folders of the path

If the cursor is over a folder of the address bar (in the picture folder "Boot"), this folder name is shown as a button.



The background color of this button can be highlighted ("Tools → Settings → View → Address bar" tab "Color/Font")

If the option "Show hot button for sub-folders" is checked, an arrow is shown as button below the folder button.



  • Clicking the folder button
    Clicking a folder button opens the folder in the active tab.
  • Right-Clicking the folder button
    Right-clicking the folder button opens a menu with the sub-folders of the folder. Clicking a sub-folder opens it in the active tab.
  • Clicking the arrow button
    Clicking the arrow button opens a menu with the sub-folders of the folder. Clicking a sub-folder opens it in the active tab.

The free space of the address bar

  • Left-clicking the free space
    • If the option "Show history popup menu on free area click" is checked
      Clicking the free space of the address bar activates the panel and opens a menu with the folders recently opened in the active tab and the menu item "Clear history".
      Clicking a folder opens it in the active tab..
      After clicking "Clear history" the folders recently opened in the active tab are deleted from the history and are not longer shown in this menu.
    • If the option "Show history popup menu on free area click" is not checked
      Clicking the free space of the address bar activates the path editor. If the option "Activate Auto complete" is checked, on editing the path, paths are suggested whose first characters correspond to the characters in the editor.
  • Right-clicking the free space
    Right-clicking the free space of the address bar opens a menu with the following items:



    • Edit path
      After activating the menu item "Edit path" or the shortcut "Alt+G" or clicking the middle mouse button (mouse wheel) over the free space of the address bar, the path name in the address bar is overlaid with an edit field, containing the editable name of the actual path. After inserting an other path name and conforming it with the "Enter"-key the corresponding folder is opened in the active tab.
      The edit field can be left without changing the folder with the "ESC"-key.
      Clicking the button "" in the edit field opens the standard dialog "Browse for folder". The active folder is marked initially. After activating the "OK"-button the marked folder is opened in the active tab.
      If the typed path ends with "\" during the editing, a select list with the sub-folders of the so far entered path is shown.
    • Copy full path as text
      After activating the menu item "Copy full path as text" or the shortcut "Ctrl+Alt+Ins" the name of the actual path is copied to the clipboard.
    • Edit address from clipboard
      After activating the menu item "Edit address from clipboard" the path name in the address bar is overlaid with an edit field, containing the editable path name from the clipboard. The edit options are described under the menu item "Edit path".
    • Menu item of the group "Sort"
      The menu items of the group "Sort" are identical to those in menu item "Tools → Settings → View → File/folder list" tab "Sorting" and are described there.
    • Filter
      After activating the menu item "Filter" a sub-menu with the following filter options is shown:
      • Set filter
        After activating the sub-menu item "Set filter" or the shortcut "Alt+Y" the dialog "Set filter" is opened.
      • Filter off
        After activating the sub-menu item "Filter off" the active filter is deactivated.
      • Select filter
        The menu filter lists the names of all reusable filters below the menu items "Set filter" and "Filter off". Clicking one of these filter names activates the corresponding filter.
    • Settings...
      Clicking this menu item opens the settings dialogs for the address bar. This dialog can also be opened under the main menu item "Tools → Settings → View → Address bar".