Documentation forServ-U File Server

User Interface Options

FTP Voyager supports varied customization options for its user interface to allow for ease of use according to user preference. At a basic level, FTP Voyager supports the following customized options:

Options pertaining to this page are described below:

Show Site Manager Shows the Site Profile Manager immediately when FTP Voyager is started. Enabled by default.
Restore Previous Windows If FTP Voyager is closed with remote and/or local Browsers still open, it will try to restore those Browsers when FTP Voyager is started again (prompting with errors if the site or folder can no longer be opened). Enabled by default.
Splash Screen FTP Voyager provides a splash screen when initially launched. Select "Don't Show" to hide this upon startup.
Use Connection Wizard When FTP Voyager is first installed, it will prompt the user to ask if they want to use the Connection Wizard to create new site profiles. However, beyond this, the user is not prompted to use a wizard every time FTP Voyager starts. Disabled by default.
Switch to Transfer Queue When a file transfer is started, FTP Voyager can automatically display the Transfer Queue to show the file transfer in progress. Enabled by default.
Switch to FV on External Drop If FTP Voyager is used to drop a file onto an external Windows Explorer browser window, FTP Voyager can bring itself back into the front of the display. Enabled by default.
Theme FTP Voyager supports many different UI themes. By default, it uses the Office 2007 theme in "blue", but it supports the following themes:
  • Office 2000
  • Office XP
  • Windows XP Native
  • Windows 7 Native
  • Office 2003
  • Visual Studio 2005
  • Visual Studio 2008
  • Office 2007 (Blue)
  • Office 2007 (Black)
  • Office 2007 (Silver)
  • Office 2007 (Aqua)
Recent Site Entries In the Application Menu of FTP Voyager, users can connect to recently utilized site profiles. By default, FTP Voyager displays the 5 most recently utilized sites. Users can choose to display anywhere between 1-10 of the most recently utilized sites. On Windows Vista or newer, this option also controls the number of site profiles displayed in the jump list of the FTP Voyager taskbar menu.
Auto Layout Local Left - Remote Right - This layout style places a vertical divider in FTP Voyager and automatically sorts all local Browsers on the left side, and all remote Browsers on the right. Remote Left - Local Right - This layout style places a vertical divider in FTP Voyager and automatically sorts all remote Browsers on the left side, and all local Browsers on the right. Local Top - Remote Bottom - This layout places a horizontal divider in FTP Voyager and automatically sorts all local Browsers on the top, and all remote Browsers on the bottom. Remote Top - Local Bottom - This layout places a horizontal divider in FTP Voyager and automatically sorts all remote Browsers on the top, and all local Browsers on the bottom.
Show Delete Failure FTP Voyager can show a dialog that indicates when a file deletion has failed in addition to displaying the error in the log. Disabled by default.
Open Local Browser When the site profile has a local folder associated with it, this option determines how FTP Voyager opens that path in a local browser. Select Always Open New to ensure a new local browser is always opened to the provided path. If Open in Existing is selected, FTP Voyager searches existing local browsers for one that is already opened to the path. If one is found, that browser is activated in its tab grouping. Otherwise, the currently active local browser is re-used and its location is changed to the given path.
Show Folders Above Default FTP Voyager site profiles can be configured with a Default Directory that is listed immediately after logging in. It can also be configured to treat this Default Directory as a "root", not showing any folders above it. However, showing the full list of folders is enabled by default.
Show Thumbnails When in "Thumbnail Mode", image thumbnails can be shown in both the Local and Remote Browser. Enabled by default.
Max. File Size Thumbnail generation can be a very CPU intensive process for large images, both locally and on remote servers. The max file size, set to 1048576 by default, prevents FTP Voyager from requesting thumbnails that will lock up the client or server.
Different Item Color Select a color to use for items that have the same name on both sides, but compare differently (e.g., the files' timestamps, size, access flags, etc., may differ).
Same Item Color Select a color to use for items that have the same name on both sides, and compare the same.
Orphan Item Color Select a color to use for items that do not have a corresponding name located on the other side.
Compare Size Select "Yes" to compare the size of each file that has the same name.
Compare Date and Time Select "Yes" to compare the date and times of each file that has the same name.
Ignore Case Select "Yes" to ignore letter-case when comparing names.
Select Folders Select "Yes" to include folders when comparing file listings.
Gridlines Select whether file listings show gridlines between items.
Full Row Select Select "Yes" to highlight all columns within a row when it is selected. The file listing must be in "Details" mode for this to take effect.
Activate Mode Determine how a file listing activates an item. For example, activating a file can be a result of a single mouse-click or a double mouse-click.
Activate Action Determine how a file listing behaves when an item has been activated (see "Activate Mode" for more details).
Show Column Headers Control whether or not the column headers are displayed in all view modes. Normally, column headers are only shown in the "Details" view mode. On Windows Vista only, they are visible in all view modes. Select "Use OS Setting" to have FTP Voyager show or hide the column headers according to your operating system. NOTE: This option is unavailable on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
Data Storage Folder The data storage folder stores user-specific data such as site profiles and application settings. When blank, FTP Voyager uses the application data folder defined by the operating system (such as C:\Users\userid\Application Data\RhinoSoft\FTP Voyager). To override this location, specify a different path.

Defaults Button
Press this button to reset all settings, on this page, back to their original settings.