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How to sort files before folders?

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What sort settings i can use to sort files before folders?

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You can't. At least not with TC. If you find a file-manager that does, it would be nice if you let us know.

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Dalai wrote:If you find a file-manager that does, it would be nice if you let us know.
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Huh, FreeCommander indeed has some sort options more than TC, including this one. But FreeCommander's settings dialog is really crappy (checkboxes for settings which exclude each other, really?).

Just out of curiosity: What's your use-case for such sorting?

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2Dalai:
XYplorer - File Manager for Windows
https://www.xyplorer.com/
20+ different sorting options, including sorting by name (folders and files mixed)
The free version was discontinued 2 or 3 months ago.

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Dalai wrote: Just out of curiosity: What's your use-case for such sorting?
When i have lot of folders i always have to scroll down to see the files. It will be great if there is a option to sort the recently modified files and folders at the top.

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You could use TC internal command "cm_GoToFirstFile" after sorting by date, perhaps that helps you.


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BTW, we can also sort folders by date, see "Config > Display > Sorting directories"

But mixing folders and files (f.ex. sort by date) in tree view is not supported.



 

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Stefan2 wrote:You could use TC internal command "cm_GoToFirstFile" after sorting by date, perhaps that helps you.
 
that's what i'm doing too. i defined a hotkey for it, to make it convenient.
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You can make a button like this:

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TOTALCMD#BAR#DATA
cd *|*\

%COMMANDER_EXE%,26
Hide Folders


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It will hide all folders.

Or you can use the same command in an external command and assign it to a keybord shortcut or the menu.

I suggest to make a View Mode with this Auto-run command: *cm_SrcAllFiles - And then assign this View Mode to an Auto Switch Mode with Rule: L
This will reset the file panel to show all files and folders when you change directory, so you don't forget it
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Dalai wrote: FreeCommander's settings dialog is really crappy (checkboxes for settings which exclude each other, really?).

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Just out of curiosity: What's your use-case for these checkboxes?
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brian wrote:Just out of curiosity: What's your use-case for these checkboxes?
Checkboxes usually indicate options that are either enabled or disabled, but they don't exclude each other. If some option A is only available when option B is also enabled, it should be visually indicated that way (by greying out option B). Meaning that it's bad design to automatically disable one checkbox when enabling another.

Options that are mutually exclusive are better represented by radio buttons, you know, the things that look like "round" checkboxes inside a group box (you can see such radio buttons e.g. in SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe).

Apart from that I don't have any use-case for these checkboxes because I don't use FreeCommander. I just had a look at it (again) because of peter35's note about it. And I'm disappointed about the settings dialog (again). "Again" meaning that I tested FreeCommander about two years ago, and its settings still haven't changed.

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Dalai wrote:Options that are mutually exclusive are better represented by radio buttons...
Yep:
TC->Files-> Create Ckecksum File(s)...: wrote:[x] Create separate checksum files for each file
[_] Create separate checksum files for each directory
(should be moved to bug reports/suggestions)
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[x] Create separate checksum files for each file
[_] Create separate checksum files for each directory
This is because you also have to be able to turn them both off - you cannot turn a radio button off without turning another one on.
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(o) Create one checksum file for all files
(_) Create separate checksum files for each file
(_) Create separate checksum files for each directory

It's exclusive.. (and clearly name an otherwise hidden option)
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2HolgerK
Yes, even TC has some places where it uses the wrong controls. And I guess Ghisler hasn't made it like your suggestion because that requires additional translation - which costs time and so on. But I agree that it would be a good idea to implement it like this. And now we're completely offtopic ;).

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