Options

Launch the 'Stream Comparer Options' dialog by click the corresponding toolbar button. The following options are available on the 'General' page:

Figure 13.2. General Options Page

General Options Page

Table 13.1. General Page Options

OptionDescription 
Automatically Load Left Tree When this is set the left tree will be populated when the Stream Comparer is launched, resulting in a slight pause on startup. When this is not set the left pane will be populated when the right stream is selected, resulting in a longer pause at this stage.  
Show Matching Items When this is set all files and folders which are matching will be shown with a white background. When this is not set only changed, added and/or deleted files and folders will be shown.  
Show Changed Items When this is set all files and folders which are different will be shown. When this is not set only files which have not changed, added or deleted will be shown.  
Show New Items on Left When this is set all files and folders which exist in the left stream but not in the right stream will appear. This includes all files which have been added in the left stream and all files which have been deleted in the right stream.  
Show New Items on Right When this is set all files and folders which exist in the right stream but not in the left stream will appear. This includes all files which have been added in the right stream and all files which have been deleted in the left stream.  

You are able to configure the font, text colour and background colour for each file status within the 'Fonts Page'. You are also able to use one of default schemes provided.

Figure 13.3. Fonts Options Page

Fonts Options Page