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How to open the settings?
You can open settings on Xplorer by clicking the `Settings` button on the left down of Xplorer.


How to exit from Settings?
You can exit from Settings on Xplorer by clicking on the upside left of Xplorer.



App Theme​

You can change Xplorer's app theme on the Appearance tab of the Settings. Available default themes are light, light+, dark, and dark+. Besides, there is a System Default theme that will automatically read your system preference, also you can try custom themes.

Apply Shadow Effect​

With Shadow EffectWithout Shadow Effect
Shadow EffectNo Shadow Effect

Apply platform-dependent shadow effect to the window. On Windows, you can't disable this effect when using System Default frame style.

Font Family​

You can change Xplorer's font family on the Appearance tab of the Settings to one of installed font families installed on your system.

Font Size​

You can change Xplorer's font size on the Appearance tab of the Settings. Please note that an ideal font size is between 10px to 30px.

Window Transparency​

Make Xplorer window transparent on the Appearance tab of the Settings by combining following options. Please note that an ideal transparency is between 70% to 100%. You can disable transparency by disable all of the transparency options.

Transparent Sidebar​

Make the sidebar transparent Transparent Sidebar

Transparent Topbar​

Make the topbar transparent Transparent Topbar

Transparent Workspace​

Make the workspace transparent Transparent Workspace

Transparent Effect​

You can update the transparency effect on the workspace by changing the transparency value on the Transparency Effect option (expected to work on Windows 10 only). Available effects:

  • Blur (somewhat laggy when dragging)
  • Acylic(works only on Windows 10 and above, it also has bad performance when resizing/dragging the window)
  • Vibrancy (works only on macOS)
  • None(recommended) (need to restart app to change back to none)

Frame Style​

You can choose the frame style on the Appearance tab of the Settings. The available options are Default and System Default. Default will use Xplorer's default style which is the same across platforms. System Default will use the system default frame style which is difference according to your platform.

File Preview​

File Preview here might means the file thumbnail.

Automatically play video file as thumbnail​

This will automatically play the video file as a preview.


This might consume a high amount of RAM because it's built on the HTML video player. You can just enable this setting and ignore this caution if you got a good-spec computer.

Preview image on hover​

This fill automatically show the image when you hovering it for 500ms.

Preview on hover

Some people might found it annoying and you can disable it by disabling this setting.

Extract exe file icon and make it as the thumbnail​

This will parse and cache the icon from a exe file and make it a preview. Only on Windows.

Extract Exe file icon

This might causes Xplorer to crash.

This is because Xplorer parses the icon from the exe and if the hexadecimal of the exe file is broken, Xplorer crashes.

The way to fix it is to disable the setting.

Open issue

The current approach is by calling the powershell program which might pops up cmd windows.

Any contribution to call it directly from Xplorer is welcome.

Show Image as Thumbnail​

This will show the image as a thumbnail of a file. Please note that this is not recommended for large directory as it reads the image to memory.

Default file layout​

Default file layout of a directory. Just give it a try :)


Show info bar​

An option to show the info bar on the workspace. Xplorer's infobar


App Language​

Localize Xplorer. Help us translate Xplorer, see this discussion.

Hide Hidden Files​

Hide hidden files on Xplorer, you can find this setting on the Preference tab on Xplorer or by its shortcut, Ctrl + H.

Hide System Files​

Hide Windows' system files on Xplorer.


Learn what is system file in this wikipedia. Just turn it off if you don't understand what it is.

List and sort directories alongside files​

If disabled, Xplorer will prioritize directories above files.

Detect Drive Change​

Turning this on will detect drive change and update the sidebar and drives section. Please note that this will take high ammount of RAM as this is not stabilized yet.

Automatically change preview file with selected file​

Enabling this will automatically change the preview file with the current selected file.

Calculate sub folder size​

Enabling this option will automatically help you to calculate the size of sub folders recursively and show it on detail view.

Single/Double Click to open a file​

Enabling this will make Xplorer to open a file with double click. Otherwise, it will open a file with single click.

On startup​

Option to do on starting Xplorer. Available options are:

  • New Tab
  • Continue previous session