FreeCommander XE "not so obvious" settings

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Re: FreeCommander XE "not so obvious" settings

#16 Post by afh » 23.03.2016, 14:52

I have just noticed something that some might find useful.
When copying multiple selection with shift+F5, we can add a suffix for each selected item:

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What is interesting is that if you try to insert a string as a prefix, each character of the prefix will replace the existing character on the corresponding position in the existing file name. For example, "abc*.*" applied on "test.txt" will rename to "abct.txt".

Anyway, if an option of copying with renaming is desired, it should be implement via FC rename tool, which is more powerful (so instead of renaming the files in the active panel, the files with the new names will be copied (or moved) into the folder in inactive panel).

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Re: FreeCommander XE "not so obvious" settings

#17 Post by afh » 28.10.2017, 21:39

I don't really know if this works on the public release and if this is mentioned somewhere, but it's cool...

When you create a button on a toolbar, and insert an ampersand before a letter in the name of the button, ALT + that letter will become a hotkey for your button, unless there is already a defined hotkey in Freecommander for that combination of keys.
You will even see the letter underlined in the favorite toolbar.

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Re: FreeCommander XE "not so obvious" settings

#18 Post by sammass » 12.02.2018, 18:19

Thanks for the info related to my post yesterday, whether it was for me or not. I think I will start reading the text file. Appreciate :-)

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Re: FreeCommander XE "not so obvious" settings

#19 Post by clanman » 10.12.2018, 03:44

I have been using FC for many years and this post is one of the most informative I have seen - Well done everyone who has contributed so far and I hope there are more to come.

It would be nice if a complete list of all configuration settings could be supplied with the name, INI location, action, GUI interface changeable (True/False) and Dependents/Dependencies.

Thoughts!!
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Using FC 2009.02c on XP (SP1, SP2, SP3), Vista and W2K3 server

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Re: FreeCommander XE "not so obvious" settings

#20 Post by Dreamer » 28.07.2019, 14:57

If the cursor is over the tab bar, it's possible to use a mouse wheel (up/down), to switch tabs.

It works also for inactive panel, which is switched to active panel even without left click.

Note: FC window must be active.

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Re: FreeCommander XE "not so obvious" settings

#21 Post by sherpa25 » 13.09.2019, 02:17

afh wrote:
23.11.2014, 08:27
When I insert "NewFolderNameSuggestionList=A1|A2|A3;B1|B2|B3" in file "Freecommander.ini" after restart this line disapears from "[form]"
I use the portable version 681.
What's wrong?
Are there other options for possible values for parameters (relative values, not absolute)? I can't find it in the online help file.

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Re: FreeCommander XE "not so obvious" settings

#22 Post by Dreamer » 05.10.2019, 20:55

FileListItemColorsSetInThread=1 - set item colors in background, while loading of the file list (0 to set colors directly)

Option to define in the freecommander.ini for deactivating of the color scheme in viewer - "ViewerUseColorScheme=0"

Background color of the file list in the search dialog changes if searching is active; line "BusyColor=" in freecommander.find.ini

Quick filter field - with Ctrl+Enter apply quick filter for both panels

"Alt+Left Click" on folder or archive file opens new tab in other pane

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Re: FreeCommander XE "not so obvious" settings

#23 Post by Dreamer » 04.11.2019, 23:14

Marek wrote:
04.11.2019, 16:55
In the last release 806, if you want replace any number at the end of the file name, you can use:
Search for: [0-9]+\Z
Replace with: [c]
"Regular expression" - active
"Exclude extension" - active

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Re: FreeCommander XE "not so obvious" settings

#24 Post by Dreamer » 28.11.2019, 21:45

Here is the guide, how to use a condition for the Recycle bin, it's usable in Column profiles and Automatic views.

This way, if you open Recycle bin, or switch to tab with Recycle bin, details view and sorting by Date Deleted - also folders will be used automatically, so the last deleted item will be first in the list, even if it's a folder.
Marek wrote:
26.11.2019, 20:28
If you want to define column profile for Recycle Bin:
- open the Recycle Bin in the left pane
- switch view to details
- open popup menu with Shift+F1 (left pane with recycle bin is active)
- select "Column profiles"->"Add current column profile specific to folder"
- define the name for the new profile: RecycleBin
- open Tools->Settings and select "Column profiles/Automatic view" in the tree
- select new created profile "RecycleBin" and click on "Define columns" button
- click the button "Define columns" and set the columns as you like
- save the setting
To add the Recycle bin to Automatic views:

- create "RecycleBin" item
- add any condition, e.g. empty <sub>
- for View "type:" select "Details"
- for "Columns profile:" select "RecycleBin"
- for "Sort on:" select "Date Deleted" and click the button Descending (if you want to sort items by date deleted)
- apply and save settings
- close FreeCommander

- open FreeCommander.ini file in any text editor
- search for "[FcDetailedViews_RecycleBin"
- copy the line "Condition=..." below to clipboard (Ctrl+C)
- open FreeCommander.views.ini file in any text editor
- search for "Name=RecycleBin"
- replace the line "Condition=..." few lines below with the text from clipboard (Ctrl+V)
- save the file
- start FreeCommander

EDIT:

- Implemented: "Tools->Settings->Programs->Default action" - %InternalViewer% can be used as program for default acion (double click; Enter key)

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Re: FreeCommander XE "not so obvious" settings

#25 Post by Dreamer » 01.05.2020, 20:03

If you have a problem with sorting by Date Deleted in Recycle Bin in FC, you can use this workaround:
Try to define in the [Form] section (open and close FC first and you can find empty line with TimestampDateSeparator=):
TimestampDateSeparator=.
for your Windows and the sorting should work.
It should work from version 808 donor, so also in FreeCommander XE 2020 Build 810a 32-bit public.

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Re: FreeCommander XE "not so obvious" settings

#26 Post by Dreamer » 03.05.2020, 14:25

To change the hover / hot item color, if cursor is over the item, use these steps:

- open settings (F12)
- click "Select items", "General" tab
- disable the option "Use Windows colors"
- click the color button next to "Hot item", in the context menu select "For selected item" - "Use both colors"
- click the color button next to "Hot item" again, in the context menu select "Background color" and change the hot/hover color here
- if needed, click the color button next to "Hot item" again, in the context menu select "Text color" and change the text color
- if needed, change the other colors too, if they were changed
- click the Apply and OK button

If you're using NC-Mode, change the colors in NC-Mode tab, same way.

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