%FcSrcPath% - FC's folder, where the main .exe is located
%FcSrcDrive% - the drive where FC starts from
%FcAppDataPath% - the folder where settings are saved
%FcTempPath% - saves the current FreeCommander TEMP path.
2. There are some settings you can manually add to the [Form] section of the FreeCommander.ini file:
DosCommandBoxSpec=cmd.exe - define a new console program
PathEditAutoCompleteSource=x - control path autocomplete
x=0 - auto complete off
x=1 - auto complete list from FC
x=2 - auto complete list from Shell
ShowFullPathInCaption=1 - enable full path display in caption (0 to disable)
ShowContextMenu64Bit=0 - if you prefer to see for right click always 32-bit context menu
NetworkLoadOnPrgStart=0 - disable auto loading network on program start
FullRowSelect=0 - disable full row select (1 to enable)
SaveSettingsOnFormDeactivate=1 - autosave settings when the program loses focus (auto save settings must be set, too)
fcIconNr=x - change the icon displayed in the task bar
- where x = 1, 2, 3 or 4
TreeRefreshTimerInterval=3000 - change the tree refresh interval to 3000 milliseconds
- The possible values are
0 - open (default)
SelectLeftClickOnIcon works only if you click on file/folder icon.
SelectLeftClickOnEmptyCaption works only if you click on empty area of the caption. If no empty area exists, then it works by click on extension or on right edge of the caption (ca. 20 pixels). If you click and then move the mouse, you can select more items.
These options are interesting if someone use "Open file/folder with single click".
With SelectLeftClickOnEmptyCaption=2 it is possible - I think always (NC-Mode, Windows-Mode, Windows-Colors, User-Colors) to select the items with mouse dragging.
SplitterSwitchSmall=25 - change the splitting width to 25/75 percent (you can change it to anything between 1 and 99)
TabRestoreLastPathForAll=1 - last used path of each tab (locked too) should be restored
Md5VerifyUseFC=0 - disable MD5 file association
ThumbsNoClipCaption=1 - draws caption without clipping; the user must self increase Y spacing.
NewFolderNameSuggestionList=A1|A2|A3;B1|B2|B3 - if you want to expand the list of suggested names for the folders in the "New folder" dialog.
PrefixForBackupSubfolderNames=x , the default value is 'Bkp_Settings_'
DirMonChangeInterval=1000 , to increase the auto-refresh interval and decrease the CPU load.
RightClickEmptySpaceFcMenu=0 - if you like to show the default windows context menu on free space right click.
GoUpFromDriveEnabled=x - default value is 1 (true). Set the value to 0 if you do not want go to parent from the drive root.
OpenItemsWarningItemsCount=2 (default value 2). If you do not like the warning message for opening of multiple files, then increase the value (*implemented in build 702 - not public at the time of this writing).
CopyFullPath_AddLastDelimiter=0 - set the value to 1 if you want to add trailing backslash if copy folder paths to clipboard (*implemented in build 727 - not public at the time of this writing).
3. You can modify the delay for taking a screenshot:
- search in the FreeCommander.ini file for [FcScreenSnapshot] section (if it doesn't exists, go to Screenshot dialog (Tools->Desktop Snapshot) and use "Save" button first)
- change the value for DelaySec=3 to e.g. DelaySec=7
4. You can change the width of the drive popup button. Create in the FreeCommander.ini a new section:
Shift+Tab shortcut switches focus between (opened) Tree, Favorites tree and Active/single panel.
Tab key switches focus between the 2 panels.
Middle-click on a folder opens it in a new tab in the same panel. Ctrl+Middle click opens it in the opposite panel.
Middle click on a Tab closes it.
Shift+Ctrl+T (default) reopens last closed tab.
Double click on empty space in the Tab bar duplicates the current Tab.
Press ALT key and drag your favorite file/folder/program on desired place in the favorite toolbar.
Hit F7 (default for create new folder) and write a\b\c creates folder a with subfolder b and sub-subfolder c in the active panel.
Hit F7 and write a|b|c creates 3 folders a, b and c in the active panel (you can combine \ and | signs; e.g. a\b|a\c creates folder a with two subfolders, b and c).
Hitting the drop-down arrow in New folder window (similar option is available for the New text file window) allows you to create a folder with the same name as the selected file, using the current date as the name or the current date/time:
Drag&drop a file to a program's icon in the favorite toolbar will open that file in that program, independent of the system's file association:
Adding the parameter %ActivSel% to a favorite program will make it possible to open the selected file (from the active panel) when hitting the favorite program's icon:
Right click the Status bar to get access to a small menu to quickly change some settings:
Starting with build 687: Implemented new option to define in the freecommander.ini in the Section [dlgInputBox]: AutoComplete=0. With AutoComplete=1 will be auto completion activated in e.g. "Go to folder", "New folder" dialogs.
Starting with build 702 (donor version at the time of this writing): Implemented Right click with the pressed Ctrl key changes the meaning of the option RightClickEmptySpaceFcMenu (gives the option to show standard Windows context menu).
6. Quick fixes:
Issue: The action toolbar buttons for Name, Date, Size only work "once" i.e. they will sort but when you click them a second time the sort is not reversed.
Solve: Open "Details for a toolbar item" http://www.freecommander.com/fchelpxe/e ... lbars.html and change the "Group index" for each button to unique value. Use values > 200.
Issue: Quick viewer does not occupy the entire real estate of the opposite panel (folder tabs are still visible), no matter how high you drag the toolbar.
Solve: open your FreeCommander.ini settings file and edit these 2 lines in the [MainPanel] section, using "98" as a value (I think it's %) or "94" if you still want to see the title bar (you may want to play around with these values, depending on your screen size and resolution and also on the number of XE toolbars displayed).
Disclaimer: some of these settings might change over time (some already changed or have been incorporated into the Settings GUI).
Note: Please add, suggest, validate or invalidate them (and keep the off-topic to a minimum)!
Thank you, everyone, for making this thread possible!