This section provides information about environment settings: general environment options and options designed for shortcut keys customization.
This page allows you to configure the basic environment settings.
Enable Windows Explorer integration
This option allows to integrate Code Compare in Windows shell and compare any files directly from Windows Explorer. For more information, refer to the Windows Explorer Integration article.
Use standalone application from command line by default
This option defines the order of Code Compare environment selection. For more information about this order, refer to the Choosing Environment on Comparison Opening article.
Use binary quick comparison before opening
With this option enabled, your files will be checked for equality. If they are equal, the Identical Files Dialog Box appears.
Check for updates on startup once a week
This option provides automatic check for updates.
Show status bar
This option enables the status bar.
Close windows with ESC
Turns closing Code Compare application and documents on ESC on and off.
Allows you to change Code Compare appearance with four skins available.
Use the Options window to adjust Code Compare behavior to your needs. To open it, choose Options from the Tools menu.
The Keyboard page contains the following options:
Apply the following additional keyboard mapping scheme
Allows you to use default shortcuts (like in Visual Studio) or other shortcut schemes (shortcuts like in Microsoftxx VC++ 6, Borland Delphi).
Resets all shortcuts to default values of the selected keyboard mapping scheme.
Show commands containing
Use this box to filter the available commands. Only commands, containing the specified string, will be displayed in the command list.
Lists available commands.
Shortcuts for selected command
Displays shortcuts for the selected command.
Removes the selected shortcut for the selected command from the list.
Use new shortcut in
Select where the shortcut will work. The following values are available: Global, Folder Compare, Text Editor.
Press shortcut keys
Click in this box and press the key combination to be set for the selected command. The box will display the combination.
Assigns the entered shortcut to the selected command. The shortcut will be added to the command shortcut list. In case there were other shortcuts previously, they remain valid.
Shortcut currently used by
If the entered shortcut is already in use, the command assigned to it is displayed in this box.
For more details, see the Keyboard Shortcuts section.