Guiffy Top 10 Tips

  1. To view the compare of a Unicode file (or other non-default encodings), select Options -> Encoding(Charsets)... Select your encoding format from the choicelist. You will need a Unicode font installed on your platform such as Arial Unicode MS or Bitstream Cyberbit. Then, select Options -> Font... to use that font for All text.

  2. To compare a file tree with the folder compare, select Options -> Folder Show... Show SubFolders (Recursively)

  3. For an indication if sub folders match in a folder compare, select Options -> Folder Ignore... Verify SubFolders Match

  4. To synch files/folders in folder compare, select the file(s)/folder(s) and right click, then choose an action (copy or delete)

  5. To Compare large file trees with thousands of file/folders, see Help -> Contents... Tech Note #3

  6. To integrate Guiffy with Git or other Version Management Systems, see Help -> Contents... CM Integrations Git integration, Perforce integration, or SVN integration.

  7. To set up Dark Mode, see Help -> Contents... Tech Note #10

  8. To integrate Guiffy with Windows Explorer or other desktops, see Help -> Contents... Desktop Integrations Windows Explorer integration, MacOS X Finder integration, or Linux KDE integration.

  9. To get a debug trace on MacOS X, run the console utility. To get a debug trace on all other platforms, see Help -> Contents... Tech Note #1

  10. To get a cheat sheet for all of Guiffy's shortcuts, see Help -> Contents... Keyboard Shortcuts

Documentation by Guiffy Software, Inc. 2022