Toolbar Commands

The following table lists the commands that can appear in toolbars.

Information Right-click on a toolbar to customize which buttons appear on it.

File comparisons

Item Description
New Text Comparison Opens a new text comparison window or tab.
New Binary Comparison Opens a new binary comparison window or tab.
New Image Comparison Opens a new image comparison window or tab.
New Folder Comparison Opens a new folder comparison window or tab.
Start or Recompare Starts or restarts comparison of the files specified in the entry fields of the current window or tab.
Stop Stops the file comparison operation that is in progress for the current window or tab.
Recompare As Shows a menu with commands to recompare the content of the panes as a binary or image comparison.
Two-Way Vertical Splits the current comparison window or tab two ways, vertically. This enables you to compare two files side-by-side.
Three-Way Vertical Splits the current comparison window or tab three ways, vertically. This enables you to compare three files side-by-side.
Two-Way Horizontal Splits the current comparison window or tab two ways, horizontally. This enables you to compare two files, stacked one above the other.
Three-Way Horizontal Splits the current comparison window or tab three ways, horizontally. This enables you to compare three files, stacked one above the other.
Statistics Displays statistics for the current comparison.
Report Displays a sheet that can be used to generate a report on the current comparison.
Preferences Shows a menu with commands to manage preferences.
Previous Change Moves the editing cursor to the beginning of the previous change.
Next Change Moves the editing cursor to the beginning of the next change.
Save Saves the content of the pane currently being edited.
Set Encoding Displays a list of character encodings that can be used to reopen a previously opened file.
Find Shows a menu with commands to find and replace text.
Undo Undoes the last operation.
Redo Redoes the last undone operation.
Previous Edit Moves the editing cursor to the last line of the previous block marked as edited.
Next Edit Moves the editing cursor to the first line of the next block marked as edited.
Clear All Markers Removes all markers in the current comparison.
Mark Resolved Marks the current line, or lines of the selected text, as resolved, removing any conflict markers and dimming the text of the lines.
Un-indent Un-indents the selected block of text by the amount specified in the Editing preferences page.
Indent Indents the selected block of text by the amount specified in the Editing preferences page.
Merge to Common Ancestor Merges the contents of the first and third panes into the second pane.
Previous Conflict Moves the editing cursor to the last line of the previous block marked as in conflict.
Next Conflict Moves the editing cursor to the first line of the next block marked as in conflict.
Replace Content Shows a menu with commands to replace the content of one pane with another.
Swap Panes Shows a menu with commands to swap panes.
XML Shows a menu with commands to reformat and unformat the panes as XML/XHTML.
Synchronization Links Shows a menu with commands to manage synchronization links.
Bookmarks Shows a menu with commands to manage bookmarks.

Binary comparisons

Item Description
New Text Comparison Opens a new text comparison window or tab.
New Binary Comparison Opens a new binary comparison window or tab.
New Image Comparison Opens a new image comparison window or tab.
New Folder Comparison Opens a new folder comparison window or tab.
Start or Recompare Starts or restarts comparison of the files specified in the entry fields of the current window or tab.
Stop Stops the file comparison operation that is in progress for the current window or tab.
Recompare As Shows a menu with commands to recompare the content of the panes as a text or image comparison.
Two-Way Vertical Splits the current comparison window or tab two ways, vertically. This enables you to compare two files side-by-side.
Three-Way Vertical Splits the current comparison window or tab three ways, vertically. This enables you to compare three files side-by-side.
Two-Way Horizontal Splits the current comparison window or tab two ways, horizontally. This enables you to compare two files, stacked one above the other.
Three-Way Horizontal Splits the current comparison window or tab three ways, horizontally. This enables you to compare three files, stacked one above the other.
Preferences Displays a window that can be used to set preferences.
Previous Change Moves the editing cursor to the beginning of the previous change.
Next Change Moves the editing cursor to the beginning of the next change.
Undo Undoes the last operation.
Redo Redoes the last undone operation.
Clear All Markers Removes all markers in the current comparison.
Mark Resolved Marks the current line, or lines of the selected content, as resolved, removing any conflict markers and dimming the content of the lines.
Swap Panes Shows a menu with commands to swap panes.
Synchronization Links Shows a menu with commands to manage synchronization links.
Bookmarks Shows a menu with commands to manage bookmarks.

Image comparisons

Item Description
New Text Comparison Opens a new text comparison window or tab.
New Binary Comparison Opens a new binary comparison window or tab.
New Image Comparison Opens a new image comparison window or tab.
New Folder Comparison Opens a new folder comparison window or tab.
Start or Recompare Starts or restarts comparison of the files specified in the entry fields of the current window or tab.
Stop Stops the file comparison operation that is in progress for the current window or tab.
Recompare As Shows a menu with commands to recompare the content of the panes as a text or binary comparison.
Two-Way Vertical Splits the current comparison window or tab two ways, vertically. This enables you to compare two files side-by-side.
Three-Way Vertical Splits the current comparison window or tab three ways, vertically. This enables you to compare three files side-by-side.
Two-Way Horizontal Splits the current comparison window or tab two ways, horizontally. This enables you to compare two files, stacked one above the other.
Three-Way Horizontal Splits the current comparison window or tab three ways, horizontally. This enables you to compare three files, stacked one above the other.
Preferences Displays a window that can be used to set preferences.
Swap Panes Shows a menu with commands to swap panes.

Folder comparisons

Item Description
New Text Comparison Opens a new text comparison window or tab.
New Binary Comparison Opens a new binary comparison window or tab.
New Image Comparison Opens a new image comparison window or tab.
New Folder Comparison Opens a new folder comparison window or tab.
Start or Recompare Starts or restarts comparison of the folders specified in the entry fields of the current window or tab.
Stop Stops the folder comparison operation that is in progress for the current window or tab.
Two-Way Vertical Splits the current comparison window or tab two ways, vertically. This enables you to compare two files side-by-side.
Three-Way Vertical Splits the current comparison window or tab three ways, vertically. This enables you to compare three files side-by-side.
Statistics Displays statistics for the current comparison.
Report Displays a sheet that can be used to generate a report on the current comparison.
Preferences Shows a menu with commands to manage preferences.
Previous Change Selects the previous row containing a change.
Next Change Selects the next row containing a change.
Previous Edit Selects the previous row marked as edited.
Next Edit Selects the next row marked as edited.
Clear All Markers Removes all markers in the current comparison.
Mark Resolved Marks the currently selected rows as resolved, removing any conflict markers and dimming the selected rows.
Merge to Common Ancestor Merges the files in the first and third columns of each selected row into the file in the second column.
Previous Conflict Selects the previous row marked as a conflict.
Next Conflict Selects the next row marked as a conflict.
Copy Selected Shows a menu with commands to copy selected files and folders from one pane to another.
Select Rows Shows a menu with commands to select rows based on criteria.
Launch Comparisons Compares the files and folders in the selected rows. A comparison window is opened for each selected row.
Delete Selected Deletes the files and folders in the selected rows.
Retest Selected Retests the selected files and folders. Files within selected folders will also be retested.
Hide Reveal Shows a menu with commands to hide or reveal rows.
Swap Panes Shows a menu with commands to swap panes.
Folders Shows a menu with commands to expand or collapse all folders.
Bookmarks Shows a menu with commands to manage bookmarks.