Chapter 10. Konfigurator: Krusader's Configuration Center

Konfigurator is Krusaders configuration center. When running Krusader, use SettingsConfigure Krusader, and it will start Konfigurator. There you can modify the way Krusader works and customize it to your own needs. At any time, pressing the Apply button applies the changes, pressing Close closes Konfigurator, and pressing Defaults re-applies Krusader's "factory" settings. Konfigurator is divided into pages, each containing items related to that page. For some changes to the GUI, you have to close and restart Krusader.


Since Krusader-1.80.0 the Key-Bindings and Main Toolbar-Actions Toolbar have received their own configuration windows and so they are not a part anymore of Konfigurator, you can configure them now via the Settings menu.


Figure 10.1. Startup configuration

Startup configuration

The startup page determines the way that Krusader looks (and works) when it is launched. It is divided into two main parts:

  • Startup Profile: Starts the selected Panel profile at startup. <Last session> is a special Panel Profile, it is saved automatically when closing Krusader.

  • Show splashscreen: Displays a splash screen when starting Krusader.

  • Single Instance Mode: Allows only one Krusader instance to run.

User Interface

Determines which parts of the user interface are visible after start-up.

  • Save settings on exit: If checked, restores the user interface components to their condition when last shut-down.

  • Show statusbar: If checked, the Statusbar is visible after start-up.

  • Show actions toolbar: If checked, the Actions Toolbar is visible after start-up.

  • Show toolbar: If checked, Main Toolbar is visible after startup.

  • Show function keys: If checked, the FN Keys Bar is visible after start-up.

  • Show command line: If checked, the Command Line is visible after start-up.

  • Update default panel settings: If checked, the default panel settings will be updated after start-up.

  • Show terminal emulator: If checked, the Terminal emulator is visible after start-up.

  • Save last position, size and panel settings: When launched, Krusader resizes itself to the size it was when last shut-down. Krusader also appears in the same location on the screen, having panels sorted and aligned as they were. If this option is unchecked, you can use the menu WindowSave Position option to manually set Krusader size and position at start-up.

  • Start to tray: if checked, Krusader starts to tray (if minimize to tray is set), without showing the main window.