Main Toolbar

For general information about Explorer++’s toolbars, ie. moving, resizing, customizing, etc., see the toolbars Overview.

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The Main toolbar provides access to some commonly used Explorer++ functions. The following buttons are available on the Main toolbar, using the Customize dialog; your toolbar may not contain all buttons. The table below shows the buttons loosely organized by function; your toolbar may have buttons in any order.

Button Tooltip Brief Description
../_images/btn_back.png Back returns the tab to the previous location in the tab’s history, if one exists
../_images/btn_history.png   this (separate) button - part of the Back button - opens a menu showing a list of history locations, in the Back direction. Clicking on an item returns the tab to that location directly.
../_images/btn_forward.png Forward returns the tab to the newest, but previously visited location in the tab’s history, if one exists. This location only exists if the Back function has been used; ie. the Forward history is only created by the Back function.
../_images/btn_history.png   this (separate) button - part of the Forward button - opens a menu showing a list of history locations, in the Forward direction. Clicking on an item returns the tab to that location directly.
../_images/btn_up.png Up goes to the parent folder of the current location
../_images/btn_folders_on.png Folders (enabled) clicking this button toggles the Folders pane off (hidden)
../_images/btn_folders_off.png Folders (disabled) clicking this button toggles the Folders pane on (visible)
../_images/btn_copy.png Copy places selected items (files and folders) on the clipboard
../_images/btn_cut.png Cut removes selected files and folders and places them on the clipboard. Removal is done at the time of pasting.
../_images/btn_paste.png Paste pastes data or files/folders from the clipboard
../_images/btn_delete.png Delete deletes files/folders to the Recycle bin (except for removable drives)
../_images/btn_delete_perm.png Delete permanently deletes files/folders without sending them to the Recycle bin
../_images/btn_properties.png Properties displays properties of a file or folder. Multiple files/folders (mixed) may also be used.
../_images/btn_search.png Search finds files/folders by name and/or attributes
../_images/btn_new_folder.png New Folder creates a new folder in the current folder (tab)
../_images/btn_copy_to.png Copy To copies selected files and folders to a different location
../_images/btn_move_to.png Move To moves selected files and folders to a different location
../_images/btn_views.png Views cycles through available views for the current tab
../_images/btn_history.png   this (separate) button - part of the Views button - opens a menu showing available views and allows the user to select a view directly (menu item is checked)
../_images/btn_command_prompt.png Show Command Prompt opens a command prompt (ie. DOS box) in the current directory
../_images/btn_refresh.png Refresh re-sorts and re-displays the current Files pane, subject to current settings (ie. Sort By, etc.)
../_images/btn_bookmark_tab.png Bookmark the current tab creates a new bookmark
../_images/btn_organize_bookmarks.png Organize Bookmarks opens the Organize Bookmarks dialog
../_images/btn_new_tab.png Create a new tab creates a new tab in the files pane