quote_dropped_files = "SpacesOnly"

Since: nightly builds only

Controls how file names are quoted (or not) when dragging and dropping. There are five possible values:

  • "None" - no quoting is performed, the file name is passed through as-is.
  • "SpacesOnly" - backslash-escape only spaces, leaving all other characters as-is. This is the default for non-Windows platforms.
  • "Posix" - use POSIX style shell word escaping.
  • "Windows" - use Windows style shell word escaping: double-quote filename with space characters in it, and leaving others as-is. This is the default on Windows.
  • "WindowsAlwaysQuoted" - like "Windows", while always double-quote the filename.

For example:

quote_dropped_filesfile namequoted result
"None"hello ($world)hello ($world)
"SpacesOnly"hello ($world)hello\ ($world)
"Posix"hello ($world)"hello (\$world)"
"Windows"hello ($world)"hello ($world)"
"WindowsAlwaysQuoted"hello ($world)"hello ($world)"

Drag and drop support for files is a platform dependent feature

PlatformSupported since
macOSnightly builds only
Windowsnightly builds only
X11Not yet
WaylandNot yet