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Screenshot of the Preferences page

Deprecated pages

Pages marked * are added via third-party components.

Preferences in foobar2000 is where you do most of player's configuring.

Dialog Overview

foobar2000 v1.0.2.1 Preferences

Standard preferences dialog for foobar2000 v1.0.2.1 is shown on the picture. You can access it through the foobar2000 main menu item (File > Preferences) or by hitting Ctrl+P (by default).

The sidebar on the left selects which page of preferences is displayed on the area to the right. The preferences page displayed on the screenshot is General.

There are buttons at the bottom of the right area, which appear no matter what page you selected.

  • Reset all will reset the whole configuration, including Media Library and playlists of foobar2000.
  • Reset page will reset only the current page's settings; this button is active only when component or page supports it.
  • Help will open the corresponding wiki page on Hydrogenaudio, in the default browser.
  • OK applies any configuration changes and closes the dialog.
  • Cancel closes the dialog discarding any changes made to the configuration.
  • Apply applies any configuration changes but without closing the dialog.


Components page
Main article: foobar2000:Preferences:Components

This is the Components page. It contains a list of all of the components installed, and allows you to find out about the components. By clicking on the table headers, you can sort the list by component name, DLL name or version. For many of the components (for example, Standard DSP array), if you double click an item in the list you get a popup with more detailed information.


Display page
Main article: foobar2000:Preferences:Display

This is the Display page. It allows for selection of user interface and several other display-related options.


General page
Main article: foobar2000:Preferences:General

This is the General page. It contains general foobar2000 configuration information.


Networking page
Main article: foobar2000:Preferences:Networking

This is the Networking page. It allows configuration of several streaming-related options.


Playback page
Main article: foobar2000:Preferences:Playback

This is the Playback page. It allows configuration of several playback-related options.


Advanced page
Main article: foobar2000:Preferences:Advanced

This is the Advanced page. It contains additional options for foobar2000 and any additional components. Users should be careful when making amendments to these options.