Overview of the user interface - Main splitter


If two panels are shown in the FreeCommander main window (see "View → Dual/one panel"), an area (the main splitter) is shown between the two panels containing:

    • Main window splitter
      Moving this double line (splitter) changes the proportions of the two panels to each other.
      If the cursor is over the double line, the cursor is shown as "←ǁ→". Dragging the line scales one panel up and the other panel correspondingly down.
      Under the main menu item "Tools → Settings → View" the main splitter can be configured.
    • Splitter toolbar
      The main splitter contains the icons (buttons) of the "Splitter toolbar". Under the menu item "Tools → Customize toolbars..." the buttons can be assigned to the splitter toolbar. If the "Splitter toolbar" is checked there, it is enlarged and the icons assigned there are shown. If the "Splitter toolbar" is shown and under "Tools → Customize action toolbars → splitter toolbar" the option "Shown basket icon" is checked, the Windows button "Recycle bin" is shown at the end of the bar. Right-clicking the "Recycle bin" opens the Windows standard menu "Recycle bin".

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


After right-clicking the splitter (except the icon ) a menu is shown containing the following menu items:

Split horizontal

After activating the menu item "Split horizontal" or the shortcut "Ctrl+H" the alignment of the two panels is switched from horizontal to vertical or the other way. In the initial setting the FreeCommander main window is separated vertically by the splitter, the two panels are shown side by side.

Dual/one panel

Activating the menu item "ViewDual/one panel" or the "F10" key switch between the to view types of panels.

Same folder

After activating the menu item "Same folder" or the shortcut "Ctrl+E" the contents of the folder shown in the active tab of the active panel is also shown in the active tab of the inactive panel.

Swap

After activating the menu item "Swap" or the shortcut "Ctrl+U" the contents of the panels are swapped to the other panel.

Set active panel to 25 %

After activating the menu item "Set active panel to 25%" the active panel has a third of the size of the inactive panel.

Set active panel to 50 %

After activating the menu item "Set active panel to 50%" both panels have the same size.

Set active panel to 75 %

After activating the menu item "Set active panel to 75%" the active panel has three times the size of the inactive panel.

Settings...

After activating the menu item "Settings..." the settings of the main splitter can be defined. See main menu item "Tools → Settings → View".

Customize toolbars...

After activating the menu item "Customize toolbars..." the settings of the "Splitter toolbar" can be defined and the buttons assigned. See main menu item "Tools → Customize toolbars..."