Version Compare Commands

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Following is a description of the Version Compare commands, in addition to the common commands.  Most of these commands are available as toolbar buttons.

Pick Tools > Options and switch to the Toolbars, etc. page to define your own keyboard shortcuts, and hide or expose commands on the menus and toolbars.

The Session menu

Save Session

Saves the current session.

Save Session As

Saves the current session under a new name.

Session Settings

Opens the Version Compare Session Settings dialog.

Locked

Locks or unlocks current session.


Clear Session

Replaces the current view with an empty Version Compare.

Swap Sides

Exchanges the left and right files.

Reload Files

Reloads the displayed files.

Recompare Files

Recompares the displayed files without reloading.

Version Compare Report

Produces the Version Compare report.

Version Compare Info

Displays comparison statistics.


Compare Files Using

Opens the displayed files in a new session using a different class of file view.


Compare Parent Folders

Opens a new Folder Compare session based on the parent folders of the currently loaded files.

The File menu

Open File

Opens an existing file into the picked pane.


Open File on File System *

Opens an existing local file into the picked pane.


Open File Using Profile *

Opens an existing file into the picked pane using a profile.


Open With

Opens the picked pane's file in one of the external Open With applications.


Open With >

 Associated Application

Opens the picked pane's file with its associated application.


Explorer

Displays the file manager's context menu for the file in the picked pane.

The Edit menu

Copy

Copies selection to the Clipboard.


Select All

Selects all visible items in the current pane.

The Search menu

Next Difference Item

Positions at next difference item.

Previous Difference Item

Positions at previous difference item.

Next Difference Files

Opens the parent folder session's next pair of files with differences.  (Child sessions only.)

Previous Difference Files

Opens the parent folder session's previous pair of files with differences.  (Child sessions only.)

Copy File to Right and Open Next Difference

Copies the entire left-side file to the right and opens the folder session's next different files.  (Child sessions only.)

Copy File to Left and Open Next Difference

Copies the entire right-side file to the left and opens the folder session's next different files.  (Child sessions only.)

Find

Searches for matching text.

Find Next

Finds next occurrence of search string.

Find Previous

Finds previous occurrence of search string.

The View menu

Show All

Shows all items, with or without differences.

Show Differences

Shows only items with differences.

Show Same

Shows only items without differences.

Show None *

Hides all items.

Ignore Unimportant Differences

Treats unimportant differences as same.


Item Is Important

Marks selected item as important or unimportant.

Visible Whitespace

Shows or hides visible spaces, tabs.

Display Font *

Selects the font to use to display file data.

Increase Display Font Size *

Increases listing font size.

Decrease Display Font Size *

Decreases listing font size.

Reset Display Font Size *

Resets listing font size.

Side-by-side Layout

Arranges panes left and right of each other.

Over-under Layout

Arranges panes above and below each other.

Text Details

Shows or hides the text details panel at bottom of view.

File Info

Shows or hides file information panels at the top of panes.


Toolbar

Shows or hides the toolbar.

* Hidden by default.