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darkwit

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How to turn off auto-refresh? Update from 2017 post
« on: December 11, 2022, 21:23:30 »
I often use Multi-Commander in a directory of a large number of files (about 50,000 of them).  Multi-Commander keeps rescanning them, which takes a bit of time and is not necessary.  I know when the files change, and am willing to push a key such as F2 or F5 to rescan.

I saw a posting from 2017 on how to turn off AutoRefresh to stop rescanning:
   http://forum.multicommander.com/forum/index.php?topic=1973.0
I followed the directions, typing ":AutoRefresh 0", and it seemed to accept.  I see that Multi-Commander scans the folder only about half as often as before.  However, is it possible to disable the refreshing completely and have it only apply manually (or when I first change to a directory)?


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Re: How to turn off auto-refresh? Update from 2017 post
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2022, 23:15:19 »
Core Settings > FileSystem Tab
Under Tweaking at the bottom there is a setting named
"Auto refresh file list when detecting external changes" 

Set this to "No auto refresh"

You can also turn of the settings "Refresh tabs when application focus is returned to mc" that is located 2 steps up.

and if you just want to "unwatch a folder" from the folder change monitoring system.. you can use the command
list all   ":FolderMonitor list"
Remove ":FolderMonitor remove <folder>"

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Re: How to turn off auto-refresh? Update from 2017 post
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2022, 02:27:38 »
Thank you for your prompt and detailed response!  It makes me appreciate Multi-Commander all the more.
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