Fred User Settings

Fred allows you to configure following settings listed below. To change the settings, click on “File” and select “Open Settings”.



  • Fred will use by default the language set in Windows. You can set a specific language pack for the Fred user interface.

  • Fred Working Directory is the folder used to download the working copies in the edit offline action.

    • The checkbox ‘Clean up Temporary files on disconnect’ activates the removal of temporary copies of downloaded files. As you continue to consult documents, temporary copies remain on your local drive and grow in volume.

    • The checkbox ‘Ask to Check in working copies on disconnect’ activates the message box which will ask you to check-in all working copies when disconnecting from the repository. This is handy when you are working on two computers and you want to move from one to the other.


Proxy settings

  • Fred is enabled to handle proxy configuration. Contact your administrator for more information.


The settings in the advanced tab allow you to configure the behaviour of the Fred window.

Look and Feel

Keep Fred on top: keeps the Fred window on top of all application windows. This will allow you to drag and drop files from another application directly into the Fred window.

Show in taskbar: presents a Fred tab in the Windows taskbar, not only in the system tray. Right mouse click on the icon will provide a command menu.

Drag & Drop

Drag & Drop: Allows you to configure confirmation prompts and which default action should take place when performing a drag and drop form the Windows desktop and Explorer or the MS Outlook application.

Drag & Drop

When you export metadata from the navigation details or the search details, you can select to copy the Alfresco or Fred link of the object as first column in the csv list. As such, you can jump to the object from the list.