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== Plugins ==
Download new plugin from ghisler.com
Download new plugin from ghisler.com

Revision as of 01:32, 18 June 2005


Table of contents:


Screen layout

  • Show button bar
  • Show drive buttons
  • Show two drive button bars (fixed width, above file windows)
  • Flat icons
  • Show drive combobox
  • Show directory tabs
  • Show current directory
  • Show buttons for history list and hotlist
  • Show tabstop header
  • Show status bar
  • Show command line
  • Show functions key buttons
  • Flat user interface (button bar configured seperately)


File display

  • Show hidden/system files (for experts only!)
  • Use long names
  • Show old 8.3 filenames lowercase (like explorer)
  • Always load complete directory tree
  • Tree: Press ENTER to open Dir in other window
  • Show parent dir also in root of drive
  • Show overlay icons, e.g. for links

Show symbols to the left of the filename

  • All associated + EXE/LNK (slow, 32-bit only)
  • All
  • Only standard symbols
  • No symbols
  • EXE/LNK not on floppy
  • EXE/LNK not on net

Sorting directories

  • Always by name
  • Like files (also by time)

Help texts

  • Show help texts for buttons (tooltips)
  • Show volume labels/network paths for drives
  • Show filename in list as tooltip if truncated
  • Win32-style tips with file comments (if available)


  • File list font (Change font -Button)
  • Main window font (Change font -Button)
  • Dialog box font (Change font -Button)
  • Symbol size e.g. 16x16


  • Font color:
  • Background:
  • Mark color:
  • Cursor color:
  • Cursor font:
  • Others:
  • Lister
  • Text color
  • Background color
  • Selected text
  • Link color
  • Compare by contents:
  • Differences -text mode
  • Differences -text mode (selected)
  • Differences -binary mode
  • Differences -binary mode (selected)
  • Use inverted cursors
  • Use inverted selection
  • Define colors by file type
  • Define colors by file type (Button)


Show file extensions:

  • directly after filename
  • aligned (with Tab)


  • Extension
  • Size
  • Date/Time
  • Attributes
  • Comments (fixed)
  • Adjust Tabs to window width
  • Show century in date (20xx)
  • Use 12 hour AM/PM format
  • Show directory count in footer
  • Size display:
 dynamic (x k/M/G), 
 dynamic (x.x k/M/G)
  • In footer:
 dynamic(x k/M/G), 
 dynamic (x.x k/M/G)

  • Default-Button

Folder Tabs

  • Folder tab headers
  • Show tab header also when there is only one tab
  • Tabs on multiple lines
  • All tabs have same width
  • Limit tab title lenght to: XX characters
  • Confirm close all tabs
  • Close tab on double click
  • Ctrl+Up opens new tab in foreground
  • Open new tabs near current tab
  • Show locked tabs with an asterisk*
  • Activate target panel when clicking on one of its Tabs

Custom columns

Custom columns configurations (sort with drag&drop)


  • Change the language
  • Main menu file


Main program:

  • Allow only 1 copy of Total Commander at a time
  • Move icon to system tray when mimimized

Mouse selection mode

  • Use right mouse button (as in Norton Commander)
  • Left mouse button (Windows standard)

Selection (with Gray+)

  • Select files only
  • Also select directories

NTFS daylight saving correction

  • Ignore 1 hour time delay

Save on exit

  • Directories
  • Panels (brief/full, etc)
  • Old command lines

Quick search (current dir)

  • Ctrl+Alt+Letters
  • Alt+Letters
  • Letters only
  • Letters - with search dialog
  • Disabled

Calculate space occupied by subdirectories

  • when selecting with the space bar
  • beforecopying/deleting

File comments: Preferred type

  • files.bbs
  • descript.ion
  • DOS charset
  • Copy comments with files
  • Read from both
  • Button: FS-Plugins


Viewer for F3

  • Internal Viewer with file under cursor (F3)
  • Internal Viewer with selected files (Shift+F3)
  • External Viewer (Alt+F3)
  • Button: Associations
  • Default:notepad.exe
  • Button: Configure internal viewer (Configure Lister)

Editor for F4:

  • (Editor): path to your editor


Copy method (for experts only)

  • Use default method only (reliable, not very fast)
 Buffer size for small files
  Source+Target on same disk: XXXX k
  Source+Target on different disks: XXXX k
  • Also use big file copy mode (not using cache)
Buffer sizes for big files:
 Source+Target on same disk: XXXXX k
 Source+Target on different disks: XXXXX k

The following drive letters are on the same physical harddisk (example: CDE,FGH )

  • Use compatibility mode for the following drives:
  • XXX Enter drive letters. eg. CDEF, or *
  • USB sticks
  • Use copy+paste via explorer (only in case of copy problems)

General Copy+Delete options

  • Copy date/time of directories
  • Use Explorer delete method (faster, cannot handle comments)
  • F8/Del deletes to receycle bin (Shift=directly)


  • 10 Number of times to retry if FTP server busy
  • 5 Delay between retries (seconds)

Default transfer mode:

Binary (archives, doc etc.)
Text (plain text, html, etc.)

Open new connections:

in the active panel
in the left panel
in the right panel

  • Create a log file: XXX
  • All uploads/downloads in background
  • Use passive mode by default
  • PORT mode: only use ports from limited range: XXX:XXX
  • Compress during transfer (MODE Z)
  • Not on LAN


Download new plugin from ghisler.com Opens your default WEB browser with the plugins page. Installation: After downloading the plugin ZIP file, open it in Total Commander with ENTER and follow the instructions

  • Download-Button

Packer Plugins (.WCX) Packer plugins are used to open archives not supported internally by Total Commander

  • Configure-Button

File system plugins (.WFX) File system plugins allow access to disk inaccessible by Windows, e.g. Linux file systems, or to external devices like Palm/PocketPC.

  • Configure-Button

Lister plugins (.WLX) Lister plugins allow to display file formats like images, spreadsheets. databases etc. in Lister (F3,Ctrl+Q)

  • Configure-Button

Content plugins (.WDX) Content plugins allow to display extended file details like mp3 tags or image attributes in file lists, or use them in search and rename tool.

  • Configure-Button


Thumbnails: general Database Location (leave empty to disable caching)

  • XXX (Path to thumbnail database location)
  • Default -Button
  • Copy/delete thumbnail with files
  • Show custom fields below thumbnails (e.g. image size):
  • XXX "...more Tabstop header -details"
  • Add-Button
  • Thumbnail size: XXX x XXX Pixels
  • Fields by type -Button ..."Custom fields by field type"

Loading Thumbnails:

  • Get from Lister plugins for: *.*
  • Use Explorer method (OLE2) for: *.* | *.htm *.html
  • Get from Irfan-/Xnview for: *.*
  • Plain Text file thumbnails for: *.txt *.ini

Compact thumbnail database

  • Remove thumbnails for no longer existing files
  • Remove thumbnails for currently ejected CDs
  • Remove thumbnails for inaccessible disks (e.g. Network, USB)
  • Start -Button


  • Treat archives like directories


  • ARJ packer: XXX (path)
  • Use internal un-ARJ if possible
  • Pass long filenames to ARJ (ARJ 2.55 or later required)


  • LHA packer: XXX (path)
  • Use internal un-LZH if possible


  • RAR packer: XXX (path)
  • Use internal un-RAR if possible


  • UC2 Packer: XXX (path)


  • ACE (> v 1.2b): XXX (path)
  • Use internal un-ACE if possible


  • Create TAR archives for Linux (unchecked: for SunOS)

Additional packers

  • Packer plugins "Configure packer extensions WCXs"-Button

Zip packer


  • ZIP packer: "pkzip.exe" XXX (path)
  • Use internal ZIP packer
  • Use ZIP-NT 2.01

ZIP unpacker: "pkunzip exe" XXX (path)

  • Always use internal unzipping (if possible)

Internal ZIP compression (0-9)

  • normal compression (6)
  • maximum compression (9)
  • fastest compression (1)
  • other: XX (0=none)

Directory for temporary files (internal ZIP)

  • default("set temp=" in autoexec.bat)
  • other: XXX (path)

Additional settings

  • Use 8.3 short filenames
  • Open partial ZIP files
  • Set ZIP to newest file date
  • Keep damaged files (bad CRC)


Get confirmation before

  • Deleting non-empty directories
  • Overwriting files
  • Overwriting/Deleting read-only files
  • Overwriting/Deleting hidden/system files
  • Drag&drop (copying files with mouse)

Redifine hotkeys (Keyboard remapping) Hotkey:

  • Control+ Alt+ Shift+
  • (user defined)= F1, F2, F3 etc.

Custom sounds

  • Configure-Button
  • Only play for long operations: >(bigger than) 10 s