Panel

Here you can determine the look and feel of panel - which means finetuning the application to your needs. The page is divided into six tabs: General, View, Buttons, Selection Mode, Media Menu, and Layout:

General

Flat Origin Bar: If checked, Krusader displays current folder address on a flat bar (without edit line frame).

Operation

  • Autoselect Directories: When you select a group of files (either by using Select Group or by using Select All), Krusader checks this option. If checked, the directories matching the select criteria are also selected. Otherwise, only files are selected.

  • Rename selects extension: When you rename a file, the whole text is selected. If you want total commanderlike renaming of just the name, without extension, deselect this item.

  • Unselect files before copy/move: If checked, Krusader remove the selection marks from files or folders before copying or moving them to the new location.

  • Filter dialog remembers settings: If checked, the filter dialog will be opened with the last filter settings that where applied to the panel.

Tabs

  • Use fullpath tab names: If checked, display the full path in the Folder tabs; otherwise only the last part of the path is displayed.

  • Show new/close tab buttons: If checked, Krusader displays new and close buttons on tabs.

  • Tab Bar position: Lets you choose Tab bar position (Bottom or Top).

Quicksearch/Quickfilter

  • New style Quicksearch: The new Quicksearch feature is used.

  • Case sensitive Quicksearch/Quickfilter: When you use the Quicksearch or Quickfilter feature: If checked (the UNIX® default), all files beginning with capital letters appear before files beginning with lower case letters; otherwise, all files beginning with a specified letter (capital or otherwise) will be displayed together.

  • Up/Down cancels Quicksearch: Pressing Arrow Up or Arrow Down cancels Quicksearch dialog.

  • Position: Lets you choose Quicksearch and Quickfilter bar position (Bottom or Top).

Status/Totalsbar

  • Show size in bytes too: If checked, Krusader displays size in bytes on statusbar or totalsbar.

  • Show space information: If checked, Krusader displays free/total disk space in the Status-/Totalsbar.

View

General

  • View font: Allows you to change the font used inside the file lists.

  • Use human readable file size: If checked, the file size appears in kB, Mb etc., and not in bytes (default).

  • Numeric permissions: Permission column (Panel View tab) shows octal numbers '0755' instead of 'rwxr-xr-x'.

  • Show hidden files: If checked, Krusader displays the "dot-files" which are otherwise hidden.

  • Load the user defined folder icons: If checked, Krusader loads the user defined folder icons.

  • Sort method

    • Krusader (default): the comparison used so far. Uses comparison using locale rules (even context rules).

    • Alphabetical: strings are compared character by character (no context rules from locale applied). Alphabet characters are compared using locale rules, special characters are compared by the character code.

    • Alphabetical and numbers: the same as above, but if the names contains numbers, the numbers are compared numerically instead of alphabetically.

    • Character code: comparison by character code (quick).

    • Character code and numbers: the same as above, but with numerical comparison of numbers.

  • Case sensitive sorting: If checked (the UNIX® default), all files beginning with capital letters appear before files beginning with non-capital letters; otherwise, all files beginning with a specified letter (capital or otherwise) appear together.

  • Always sort dirs by name: Sorts directories by name, regardless of the sort column.

  • Show directories first: If checked directories have precedence in folder lists.

  • Locale aware sorting: Sorts files and directories according to the current locale settings.

View modes

  • Default view mode: Allows you to change the default view mode. You can choose Detailed View or Brief View. On tabs of both view modes you can define the following options.

  • Default icon size: Allows you to change the size of the icons in the file lists. The available sizes are 16x16, 22x22, 32x32 and 48x48 pixels.

  • Use icons in the filenames: If checked, show the icons in file names and folders.

  • Show previews by default: If checked, show the previews of file contents.

  • To configure the columns use the right click menu in the panel when viewing files. The left and right panel use their own columns independently. The following columns are available:

    • Name: Shows the filename without the part after the last dot, this latter part is displayed in the Ext column. When the Ext column is made hidden, the complete filename is shown in the Name column like e.g. Konqueror does.

    • Ext: Shows the last part of the filename (the part after the last dot) in the Ext column, and not as a complete filename in the Name column like e.g. Konqueror does.

    • Type: Shows the MIME type field.

    • Size: Shows the size field.

    • Modified: Shows the modified date and time field.

    • Perms: Shows the full permissions e.g. "rwxr-xr-x" or as octal numbers '0755' instead with enable/disable Numeric Permissions in Panel View Tab.

    • rwx: Shows only the rights of the current user e.g. "-rw".

    • Owner: Shows the owner field.

    • Group: Shows the group field.

Tip

Uncheck the columns not in use. This allows more space for columns in use.

Buttons

Toolbar buttons have icons: If checked, Krusader displays icons on toolbar buttons.

Show Media Button: If checked, Krusader displays media button.

Show Back Button: If checked, Krusader displays back button.

Show Forward Button: If checked, Krusader displays forward button.

Show History Button: If checked, Krusader displays history button.

Show Bookmarks Button: If checked, Krusader displays bookmarks button.

Show Panel Toolbar: If checked, Krusader displays the Panel Toolbar.

You can make the buttons on the Panel Toolbar visible or hidden:

Visible Panel Toolbar buttons

  • Open button

  • Equal button (=)

  • Up button (..)

  • Home button (~)

  • Root button (/)

  • Toggle-button for sync-browsing: If checked, shows the Sync-browsing button.

Selection Mode

Here you can configure the selection modes.

General

  • Krusader Mode: The way Krusader has worked from day one. Both mouse keys allow selecting files. To select more than one file, hold the Ctrl key and click the left mouse button. Right-click menu appears with a short click on the right mouse button.

  • Konqueror Mode: pressing the left mouse button selects files -- you can click and select multiple files. Right-click menu appears with a short click on the right mouse button.

  • Total commander Mode: Pressing the right mouse button selects multiple files and the right-click menu appears with pressing and holding the right mouse button. The Left Mouse Button does not select, but sets the current file without affecting the current selection.

  • Ergonomic Mode: The left mouse button does not select, but sets the current file without affecting the current selection. The right mouse button invokes the context-menu. You can select with Ctrl key and the left button.

  • Custom Selection Mode: Create your own selection style!

Details

  • Double-click selects (classic): A single click on a file will select and focus, a double click opens the file or steps into the directory.

  • Obey KDE global selection policy: Pressing the left mouse button selects files -- Use KDE's global setting: KDE System Settings -> Input Devices -> Mouse.

  • Custom Selection Mode items:

    • Based on KDE's selection mode

    • Left mouse button selects

    • Left mouse button preserves selection

    • Shift/Ctrl-Left mouse button selects

    • Right mouse button selects

    • Right mouse button preserves selection

    • Shift/Ctrl-Right mouse button selects

    • Space bar moves down

    • Space bar calculates diskspace

    • Insert moves down

    • Right-clicking pops context menu immediately

Media Menu

Using this tab you can select the Media button menu contents:

  • Show Mount Path: show the mount path of partition if checked.

  • Show File System Type: show the file system type of partition if checked.

  • Show Size: allows selection of the size representation in media menu. Can be Always (default, always show the size of partition), When Device has no Label (show the size for partitions with no label only) or Never (never show the size in media menu).

Layout

You can choose the layout and frame settings:

  • Layout: allows to define layout. The default options are Default, Compact, and Classic.

  • Frame Color: defines frame color. Can be Defined by Layout, None, or Statusbar.

  • Frame Shape: defines frame color. Can be Defined by Layout, None, or Statusbar.

  • Frame Shadow: defines frame color. Can be Defined by Layout, None, or Statusbar.