This tab lets you set the way FbX enhances standard Windows File/Open and File/Save As dialog box operation, such as auto-switching them to the preferred view type, making them bigger by default etc.


Auto-switch std. file boxes to "Details" view of the file list
causes FileBox to force Windows to show file boxes in the details view mode. This lets you see the file sizes, last modified dates, and other data. By default Windows does not remember your setting for this (rather annoyingly). You can force it to remember this choice here.

v      ...and auto-size columns - in addition to the choice above (part of the same function, this one requires the one above to be enabled) you can set FileBox to "lock" the columns of the details view to the size you'd like. Windows will not remember how you set the columns of the Details view, so every time you bring up such a view, you've got to re-set the columns once again to the preferred value. (Another annoying "feature" of Windows.) By enabling this function, the data contained within the columns will determine the column size of each column type. Great when you're quickly jumping around doing file management, and sometimes within a folder with many long filenames, and then a moment later in a folder that has short names.

v      Sort columns by...  frame - with auto-switch to "Details" view selected, you may choose here how to sort the contents of file boxes - alphabetically by file name or file type, by file size or by the last modification date of the file. The order may be ascending (e.g. oldest files first, if sorting by date) or descending (newer files first if sorting by date)


Resize std. file boxes to … % width and … % height of the original size
you can set Windows to expand these boxes the percentages defined here and thus show more files and folders.


Click Switch file box folder feature:

v      Disabled - the function is disabled

v      Enable for clicks on Explorer folders only - If you have a file dialog box open in an application (such as MS Excel), then click on a folder in Windows Explorer, the folder selected will automatically be transferred to the MS Excel file dialog box.

v      Enable for clicks on any windows... - This option is not normally recommended but you may find it useful for your particular working style. If you have a file dialog box open in an application (such as MS Excel), then click on another application window, the current folder of that application will be transferred to the MS Excel file dialog box.