Customizing DupScout GUI Application

Select the 'Tools - Advanced Options' menu item to open the options dialog.

The 'General' tab allows one to control the following options:

  • Show Main Toolbar - Enables/Disables the main toolbar
  • Always Show Profile Dialog Before Start - Instructs DupScout to always show the profile dialog before starting the duplicate files search process.
  • Auto-Close Successfully Completed Tasks - select this option to automatically close the process dialog and show duplicate file list.
  • Automatically Check For Product Updates - select this option to instruct DupScout to automatically check for available product updates.
  • Show Scanning Access Denied Errors - select this option to see error messages when DupScout is prevented to scan files in a directory
  • Process System Files - select this option to detect duplicate files among system files.
  • Abort Operation On Critical Errors - by default DupScout is trying to process as many files as possible logging non-fatal errors in a process log. Select this option to instruct DupScout to abort operation when encountering a critical error.

The 'Shortcuts' tab provides the user with the ability to customize keyboard shortcuts. Click on a shortcut item to edit the currently assigned key sequence. Press the 'Default Shortcuts' button to reset all keyboard shortcuts to default values.

The 'Proxy' tab provides the user with the ability to configure the HTTP proxy settings. DupScout uses the HTTP protocol in order to inquire whether there is a new product version available on the web site.

By default, DupScout detects proxy settings and connects to the Internet directly or through an HTTP proxy depending on the configuration of the host computer. Depending on a specific host and network configuration, the user is provided with the ability to connect to the Internet directly, trough automatic HTTP proxy discovery or manually by entering the HTTP proxy server name and port.