Options - Window

Open window in the working screen

In multi-monitor environments, opens window in the monitor where you are doing something.

Send window to Task Tray on minimized

Minimized windows are sent to task tray icon not to task button.

No window resizing

Prohibits folder window resizing. This is useful if you want folder window to be of fixed size.
Consider using a plug-in "Window manager" to keep window size more precisely.

Save window transparency

Restores window transparency in new window. You can change transparency from Command Button (Basic command, "Opacity") and keyboard shortcuts.

Save window top-most state

If a window is set to top-most, then next window will be the same state.

Hide menu bar

This works in Windows 7. No effect to Ribbon of later Windows.

Resize window when tab row count changed

Keeps view height after tab increase.

Maximize horizontally by double-click on left and right window borders

Simulates "Aero snap" horizontally.

Restore tabs when a new window opens

Preserve tabs after a window is closed.

Open specified folder when the last tab closed

This can prevent folder window from closing when tabs are all closed.

Set focus when a new window is opened

Specifies which part of window gets keyboard focus at startup.

Capture windows

"Capture" means preventing a folder window from opening, instead open a tab that represents the folder. Currently, QTTabBar can capture folder windows in the following cases:

  • When a folder is opened from start menu, jumplist of task buttons, and the desktop.
  • When a folder path is launched by other applications using ShellExecute/ShellExecuteEx API.
  • Win + E key is pressed. (Windows7/8)
Notice that a folder window opened by creating new explorer.exe process won't be captured.

You can choose where to open captured tab among default view and Extra Views.

Folders in the Exclusion list will open without captured by existing folder window.