Folder pane

The folder pane contains the menu bar, tool bar, path entry, and folder list.

2.2.1. Menu bar

The main menu of the window. The functions available from the main menu are described in the Menus chapter.

2.2.2. Tool bar

The tool bar includes buttons for often used operations. The tool bar can be hidden or shown by selecting Hide toolbar from the View menu.

Icon Tooltip Description
Show thumbnails This button is active when the file list is in list view mode, and activating it will toggle the display of thumbnails.
Back Move back in folder history
Up Move up one folder
Home Change the main window to display the contents of the user's home folder
Refresh folder display Refresh the contents of the file pane
Zoom in Increase the image display size.
Zoom out Decrease the image display size.
Zoom to fit This will size the image to fit within the window
Zoom 1:1 Restore zoom to the image's original size.
Preferences Displays the Preferences window .
Float file list Toggle the folder pane, file pane, and status bar between the main window and a secondary window.

2.2.3. Path entry

This displays the active folder of the window and allows typing a location.

A folder or file can be typed into the entry to quickly change to a desired location or image, the main window will update after pressing the Enter key. Tab completion is also available in the path entry.

Tab completion uses the Tab key, press the Down key to move the focus from the entry.

Next to the path entry is a button with a down arrow, clicking this will display a drop down list containing the most recent locations viewed. The list is ordered such that the most recent location is at the top. Selecting a location from the drop down list will change the window to display the location.

2.2.4. Folder list

This pane consists of two sections: a folder pane and a shortcuts pane. The shortcuts pane may be hidden or revealed simply by moving the vertical divider to or from the extreme left.

2.2.4.1. Folders

This displays a list of sub folders contained in the active folder, or a tree that includes all folders in the file system.

A context menu can be displayed by clicking the right mouse button on the folder pane or pressing the menu key while the folder pane has the focus

2.2.4.2. Shortcuts

This is a list of shortcuts (bookmarks) to commonly used folders or images. A context menu will appear by right clicking on an item, or pressing the menu key when the item has the focus.

Folders or images can be added to the list by activating the Add button at the bottom of the pane, or dragging a folder or image onto the list.

To edit an item select Properties from its context menu. A dialog will appear allowing the Name, Path, and Icon for the item to be changed. Select OK to close the dialog and apply the changes, or Cancel to close the dialog and discard the changes.

To change the order of the list, select Move up or Move down from the item's context menu. To move an item with the keyboard move the focus to that item, then press Shift+Up or Shift+Down to move the item.

To remove an item from the list select Remove from it's context menu.

2.2.5. List view

This mode can be enabled by from the View menu, from the context menu, or pressing Ctrl + T .

The list view mode displays sub folders contained in the active folder in a standard vertical list. The parent folder can be selected with the folder named “..”.

2.2.6. Tree view

This mode can be enabled by selecting Tree from the View menu, pressing Ctrl + T , or selecting View as tree from the context menu.

The tree view mode displays all folders in the file system, starting with the root folder and branching out to include sub folders. A folder branch can be expanded or collapsed by clicking the expander next to each folder icon, or by pressing the respective + or - keys when the folder branch has the focus.

2.2.7. Sorting

The order of the folder names will match the order selected for the file pane. Sort order can be changed by clicking the sort area of the status bar or from the context menu of the file pane.

2.2.8. Context menu

Right clicking the mouse or pressing the menu key while the folder pane has focus will display a menu. The menu functions will perform the same as those that match the window's menu bar , however a few functions are unique to the context menu:

Icon Text Description
Up to parent This will change the window to display the contents of the parent folder.
Slide show Start a slide show that contains all images in the selected folder.
Slide show recursive Start a slide show that contains all images in the selected folder, and all images in the sub folders of that folder.
Find duplicates This will open a new find duplicates window containing all images in the selected folder.
Find duplicates recursive This will open a new find duplicates window containing all image in the selected folder, and all images in the sub folders of that folder.
New folder Creates a new folder that is a sub folder of the selected folder.
Rename

Renames the selected folder.

Warning: Renaming a folder will not update metadata, such as keywords, or cached thumbnails for images contained in that folder, the data will be lost.
Delete Delete file or folder
Copy path Copy sjkhsdlfjhvfljhDelete file or folder
View as list Switches to list tree mode of the folder pane.
View as tree Switches to tree mode of the folder pane.
Show hiden files Switches to list tree mode of the folder pane.
Refresh Switches to tree mode of the folder pane.

2.2.9. Drag and drop

Image files can be dropped onto folders displayed in the folder pane. A menu will appear allowing you to select to move or copy the dropped images into the target folder. The list will automatically scroll up or down when the drag pointer is near the respective top or bottom of the list. When in tree mode, hovering over a folder for a brief period of time will expand that folder.

The folders can used as a drag source for drag and drop, for example to add images in a folder to a collection window. However drag and drop can not be used to move or copy folders in Geeqie.

Using Shift key while dragging is a shortcut to move action. Menu will not appear but move will occur.

Using Ctrl key while dragging is a shortcut to copy action. Menu will not appear but copy will occur.