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FileSeek Advanced Settings

Warning: These settings should generally not be used, unless you require the functionality they provide.
These can be configured in the FileSeek Settings window, by clicking the "Advanced Settings" button.

If you need any help with these advanced settings, please contact us.

Application Hooks: Disable System Hooks (shell)

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableShellHooks
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Shell hooks will be enabled (default)
1: Shell hooks will be disabled
Versions
latest
Description
This will disable any shell hooks that the application may use. This may cause issues if the application depends on them.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Fonts: Default Nice Font Family Name

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\FontsDefaultFamily
Type
REG_SZ
Values
Any font name, like Arial or Tahoma
Default
Auto-detect
Versions
latest
Description
Use this to override the default font family name being used in the UI. The default is usually Segoe UI.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Fonts: Default Nice Font Size (in pixels)

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\FontsDefaultSizePX
Type
REG_SZ
Values
5 to 50
Default
Auto-detect
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to force the default UI font size to a specific value.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Fonts: Disable ClearType Force Enabled

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableClearTypeForceEnabled
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Force using ClearType for all custom controls (default)
1: Don't use ClearType
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to force the application to not use ClearType.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Fonts: Disable Nice Fonts

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\FontsNiceDisabled
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Nice fonts will be used (default)
1: Nice fonts will not be used
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to never use nice fonts on UI controls.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Backup Settings Path Override

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\BackupSettingsPath
Type
REG_SZ
Values
Path (like C:\MyBackups)
Default
Auto-detect
Versions
latest
Description
Overrides the default settings backup path.

General: Compare Include Files to Entire Path Instead of Just Folder Name

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\CompareIncludeFilesToWholePath
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Include Files will be compared against only the file/folder names (default)
1: Include Files will be compared against the entire path
Versions
6.4+
Description
This setting forces FileSeek to match the "include files" against the entire path and not just the folder name.

General: Compare Query to Entire Path Instead of Just Folder Name

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\CompareQueryToWholePath
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Query will be compared against only the file/folder names (default)
1: Query will be compared against the entire path
Versions
6.4+
Description
Enabling this setting forces the query to be compared against the entire path, instead of just the file/folder names.

General: Custom File Encoding Value

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\CustomFileEncoding
Type
REG_SZ
Values
-
Default
Auto-Detect
Versions
4.1.2+
Description
Use this setting to force a custom file encoding for FileSeek to use when parsing text files, if required. A full list of available encoding values can be found in the Name column of the list here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.text.encoding?view=netframework-4.6.2#list-of-encodings. You can specify multiple encoding types in this setting by separating them with commas, and FileSeek will re-run the search on each file using each of the encoding types listed in the setting. You can also add the Encoding Used column to the results on the Settings > Results View tab.

General: Disable Advanced Web Browser Rendering (if needed)

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableAdvancedWebBrowserRendering
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Advanced browser rendering will be enabled if needed (default)
1: Advanced browser rendering will be disabled
Versions
latest
Description
This will force the application to use the older IE web rendering, if the application needs any web rendering.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Disable API Sync Error Messages

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableSyncErrorMessages
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: API syncing will show error messages when needed (default)
1: API syncing will never show an error message
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to force the application to never show an error if an API sync fails.

General: Disable API Syncing

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableBFAPISyncing
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: API syncing will be enabled when needed (default)
1: API syncing will be disabled
Versions
latest
Description
This setting will cause the application to never sync with the server and will fail silently.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Disable Crash Reporting and Telemetry

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableCrashReportingAndTelemetry
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Crash reporting and telemetry will be enabled (default)
1: Crash reporting and telemetry will be disabled
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to disable the crash reporting and telemetry feature that allows us to collect anonymized information about crashes. This setting allows us to create better software and resolve issues more quickly and we recommend leaving it enabled.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Disable Cross-Product Scripting

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableCrossProductScripting
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Cross-product scripting will be enabled if other Binary Fortress products are running (default)
1: Cross-product scripting will be disabled
Versions
latest
Description
This will force the code editor and compiler to not look for cross-product scripting assemblies.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Disable Free License Reminder Notifications

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableFreeLicenseReminderNotifications
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Show the free license reminder notifications every 30 days (default)
1: Don't show the free license reminder notifications
Versions
latest
Description
This setting disables the notifications you may receive every 30 days if you're using the free version.

General: Disable Loading Screens

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableLoadingScreens
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Loading screen will be enabled (default)
1: Loading screens will be disabled
Versions
latest
Description
This setting will force any loading screens to not be shown.

General: Disable New Assembly Resolver

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableNewAssemblyResolver
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: New assembly resolver will be enabled (default)
1: New assembly resolver will be disabled
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to disable the new assembly resolver. This should only be used for troubleshooting and is not recommended.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Disable Prompt When Restoring Settings

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableRestoreSettingsPrompt
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: A confirmation dialog will be shown (default)
1: No confirmation dialog will be shown
Versions
latest
Description
This will prevent the Restore Settings dialog from prompting for a confirmation.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Disable Push Syncing (if needed)

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisablePushSyncing
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Push Syncing will be enabled if needed (default)
1: Push Syncing will be disabled
Versions
latest
Description
This setting will force the application to never use push-syncing, if it's required by this application.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Disable Settings Auto-Backup

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableBackupAuto
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Settings will be automatically backed-up (default)
1: Settings will not be automatically backed-up
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to disable the settings auto-backups.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Disable Virtual Desktop Checks

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableVirtualDesktopChecks
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Check virtual desktops as needed (default)
1: Disable virtual desktop checks
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to prevent DisplayFusion from seeing any virtual desktops or checking what's on them.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Don't Show Clear Search History Prompt

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DontShowClearHistoryPrompt
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Show prompt (default)
1: Don't show prompt
Versions
4.1.2+
Description
This setting will disable the prompt when clearing the history.

General: Don't Show Error Messages for HotKey Bind Failures

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableHotKeyBindErrorMessage
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: An error message will be shown when a HotKey bind fails (default)
1: No error message will be shown when a HotKey bind fails
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to ignore hotkey bind failures.

General: Don't Show Line Numbers

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DontShowLineNumbers
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Line numbers will be enabled (default)
1: Line numbers will be disabled
Versions
5.0+
Description
Use this setting to disable the line numbers in the results preview pane.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Don't Show Tray Icon Notification Balloons

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\TrayIconBalloonsDisabled
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Tray icon notification balloons will be shown (default)
1: No tray icon notification balloons will be shown
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to disable tray and Growl notifications.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Don't use icons in result list

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DontUseSearchIcons
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Icons will be shown (default)
1: Icons will not be shown
Versions
4.3+
Description
Use this setting to disable the icons in the search result list.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Enable GridView Lines

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\EnableGridViewLines
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: GridView lines will not be shown (default)
1: GridView lines will be shown
Versions
4.2.1+
Description
This setting forces FileSeek to show gridview lines on the main search list.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Force Classic Browser Rendering Engine

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\ForceClassicBrowserRenderingEngine
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Use the latest browser rendering engine when available (default)
1: Use the classic browser rendering engine
Versions
latest
Description
This will force the application use the classic (Internet Explorer) browser rendering engine, instead of auto-upgrading to use the Edge rendering engine when available.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Hide the 'Our Apps' Settings Tab

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableOurAppsTab
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: The 'Our Apps' tab will be shown (default)
1: The 'Our Apps' tab will be hidden
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to hide the 'Our Apps' tab in the Settings window.

General: Languages: Force Load Language Files with Errors

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\ForceLoadLanguageFiles
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Don't allow language files with errors to be loaded (default)
1: Load language files with errors and replace missing text
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to force the application to load invalid language files.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Languages: Show Language File Errors

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\ShowLanguageErrors
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Language errors are not shown (default)
1: Language errors are shown
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to show language file errors. This is useful if you are a product translator.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Line Range of Search

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\LineRangeOfSearch
Type
REG_SZ
Values
1 to 999
Default
1
Versions
5.1+
Description
This option will allow the query to match the specified number of lines.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: ListView Background Colour Override

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\ListViewBackgroundColourOverride
Type
REG_SZ
Values
RGB value separated by commas (ex: "255, 0, 0" for the colour red)
Default
Auto-detect
Versions
latest
Description
Overrides any listview's background colour.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: ListView Foreground Colour Override

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\ListViewForegroundColourOverride
Type
REG_SZ
Values
RGB value separated by commas (ex: "255, 0, 0" for the colour red)
Default
Auto-detect
Versions
latest
Description
Overrides any listview's foreground colour.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Threads per IPC Handler

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\ThreadsPerIpcHandler
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0 to 100
Default
5
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to control the number of threads used to process IPC requests (scripting and other things). 5 is the default value, you can use a value of 0 to disable the handlers completely but this is not recommended. If you have issues when you run many scripted functions and some calls fail try increasing this value.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: User Agent Override

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\WebUserAgent
Type
REG_SZ
Values
A user agent string that you would like to use
Default
Auto-detect
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to override the user agent that gets used to internal web requests.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Disable All Timers

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableAllTimers
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: All timers will function normally (default)
1: All timers will be disabled
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to disable all timers for troubleshooting. Enabling this setting is NOT recommended.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Disable Hung Window Detection

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableInternalHungWindowDetection
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Hung window detection will be used (default)
1: Hung window detection will not be used
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to prevent the application from detecting if application windows are hung. Only enable this if customer support instructs you to.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Disable WMI Polling

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableInternalWMI
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: WMI Polling will be enabled (default)
1: WMI Polling will be disabled
Versions
latest
Description
Only enable this if customer support instructs you to. It can cause performance issues.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Font Scaling: Disable

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\DisableFontScaling
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Font Scaling will be enabled (default)
1: Font Scaling will be disabled
Versions
latest
Description
This setting can be used to force this application to never scale itself.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Font Scaling: Force X

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\FontScaleForceX
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0.25 to 5.0
Default
Auto-detect
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to force the application to use a specific font scaling (DPI) value.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Font Scaling: Force Y

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\FontScaleForceY
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0.25 to 5.0
Default
Auto-detect
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to force the application to use a specific font scaling (DPI) value.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Force Old Window Focus Method

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\ForceOldWindowFocusMethod
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Use the new method to focus windows (default)
1: Use the old method to focus windows
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to force the application to use the older method for focusing windows.

Troubleshooting: Force ToolTips to be Top not TopMost

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\ToolTipsNotTopMost
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: ToolTips will be allowed to be TopMost (default)
1: ToolTips will never be TopMost
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to troubleshoot window focus issues.

Troubleshooting: Logging: Disable Log Buffering

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\LogDisableBuffer
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Logging will be buffered (default)
1: Logging will not be buffered
Versions
latest
Description
Only use this setting if customer support instructs you to. It can cause performance issues.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Logging: Enable Metrics

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\LogDebugMetrics
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Metrics will not be logged (default)
1: Metrics will be logged
Versions
latest
Description
Only enable this if customer support instructs you to. It can cause performance issues.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Logging: Enable Stack Traces

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\LogDebugStackTraces
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Stack Traces will not be logged (default)
1: Stack Traces will be logged
Versions
latest
Description
Only enable this if customer support instructs you to. It can cause performance issues.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Logging: Enable Thread Names

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\LogDebugThreadNames
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Thread Names will not be logged (default)
1: Thread Names will be logged
Versions
latest
Description
Only enable this if customer support instructs you to. It can cause performance issues.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Logging: Maximum Auto-Trim Log File Size

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\AutoTrimLogFileSizeMax
Type
REG_SZ
Values
100,000 to 999,999,999 (bytes)
Default
Auto-detect
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to force the application to restrict the log to a smaller size, or let it grow to a much larger size.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Memory Trim

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\MemoryTrimEnabled
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: Memory trimming is disabled (default)
1: Memory trimming is enabled
Versions
latest
Description
Use this setting to force the application to try and trim it's memory usage. This can cause some performance issues.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Send Custom Data with Crash Reports

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\SendCustomDataWithCrashReports
Type
REG_SZ
Values
-
Default
Empty
Versions
latest
Description
Set this to a custom string (usually provided by our support team) so that we can track your crash reports specific to your machine to help with troubleshooting issues.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: SetWindowPos: Disallow TopMost Calls

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\SetWindowPosDisallowTopMost
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: TopMost will be allowed if requested (default)
1: TopMost will never be allowed
Versions
latest
Description
This will force the application to never set anything to TopMost.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: SetWindowPos: Log Calls

Key
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\SetWindowPosLogCalls
Type
REG_SZ
Values
0: SetWindowPos calls will not be logged (default)
1: SetWindowPos calls will be logged
Versions
latest
Description
This will force the application to log all calls to the SetWindowPos function as L2 log lines.
FileSeek must be restarted for this setting to take effect.