Settings

Table of Contents

To access the settings dialogue, just click on the gears icon at the bottom left part of the app.

The dialogue has three tabs, which will be described in order:

General

Most of the TagSpaces' common settings can be accessed from this tab.

Setting - General Tab

  • Interface language - TagSpaces has been translated to a variety languages. Choose your preference here
  • Theme selector - Here the user interface theme can be selected.
  • Check for new version on startup - You will be notified when a new version is available.
  • Use sidecar files for tagging - once activated, tags assigned to files will not be embedded in their file names, but in so called sidecar files, located in hidden .ts sub folder of the folder where the current file is located.
  • Enable thumbnails generation - will generate and store persistent thumbnails in the hidden .ts sub folder of the folder where current file is located.
  • Default tag background color - Allows you to change to default background color of any newly created tags. Existing tags will not be affected.
  • Default tag text color- Allows you to change to default text color of any newly created tags. Existing tags will not be affected.
  • Move deleted files or folders to trash bin - After activating it, all files deleted in TagSpaces will be send to the Trash, Trashbin or Recylcebin depending on your operating system. From these locations, you files can be easily recovered in case of a unintended deletion.
  • Show files/directories with a dot(.) in front of the name - This will allow the browsing of hidden files in UNIX-like systems (Linux, macOS, BSD, etc.)
  • Max search results - This is the limit of the maximum files and folders, which can be shown in the perspectives and respectively the maximum count of search results.

File types

Here you can choose which viewer and editor to launch for each supported file type.

When you click on a file type's viewer dropdown, you will be offered a list of all installed viewer plugins (1).

Note: To learn more about file previews, refer to the Viewing Files section.

When you click on a file type's editor dropdown, you will be offered a list of all installed editor plugins (2).

Note: To learn more about file previews, refer to the Editing Files section.

Clicking on the colored area (3) in the most right part of every files type will open a color selection dialog where you can adjust the color of the current file type.

To add a formerly unrecognized extension, just use the Add New File Type button (4).

Key bindings

Under the key bindings tab, you can view and edit all the available key bindings, excluding those assigned to tags.

Most of the keybindings are configurable. To change them, Open the Settings. In the setting dialog, open the tab KEY BINDINGS.

TagSpaces key bindings options

Here you can see all the keyboard shortcuts by default in TagSpaces, and what actions they perform. You also have the ability to change keyboard shortcuts by clicking on the field in which they were written. Before changing any of the binding, please read the following short instructions:

  • For modifier keys you can use shift, ctrl, alt, option, meta, command and mod. The last one is special modifier allowing us to refer to the control and command key on Windows/Linux and macOS operating systems respectively.
  • Other special keys are backspace, tab, enter, return, capslock, esc, escape, space, pageup, pagedown, end, home, left, up, right, down, ins and del.
  • Any other key you should be able to reference by name like a, /, $, *, =.
  • You can assign many keys to a single operation, simply by separating them by ,.

Note: To learn more about the key bindings, refer to the this section of the documentation.

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