Help Menu

The Help menu contains commands for access to this reference system and other help documents.


  • Help Index (F1) - Opens this help system. If you are using FL Studio offline, download the offline help. See here for details.


  • Product information - Click here to find out more about Image-Line products.
  • Register access to website - Takes you to the 'MY ACCOUNT' section of the Image-Line website.


  • FL Studio diagnostic tool - This tool is a separate program that can be launched from the Help menu. On starting it will perform a diagnostic scan, so be patient. It's recommended to close FL Studio after launching the Diagnostic Tool. Use it to help Techsupport understand any problems you may be having and or to help yourself. The tool also has some project file (.flp) recovery features to help you recover corrupted projects.

    • Unlock purchased products - The same unlock system as used on the FL Studio About panel (see below).
    • Fix detected problems - Some issues can be automatically fixed. If these are detected you can use the option.
    • Reset FL Studio settings - Restores all FL Studio settings to the default state.
    • Reset DPI Scaling - Resets FL Studios scaling to the default. This can be useful where a setting prevents FL Studio from launching correctly.
    • I have a technical problem - Uploads the diagnostic results to Techsupport and allows you to create a post. This feature is only available to registered FL Studio owners.
    • Fix FL Studio graphics performance - macOS only:
      • Only paint changed rectangles - When this option is turned on then the user interface will only repaint the areas of the window that has changed. When it is OFF then the whole window will always repaint. Set this to ON, unless you experience graphical glitches.
      • Use PBO - Allow FL Studio to use the PBO OpenGL extension for faster graphical updates. Set to Auto to allow FL Studio to decide when to use it. If you experience slow screen updates then experiment with setting this to ON or OFF.
      • Wait for sync - When this option is turned on then FL Studio will wait for the next vertical refresh period of your computers monitor before repainting. Set this to OFF unless you experience graphical glitches.
    • Run rendering tests - Renders audo from all plugins and through all FX. The results are shown in a HTML file. Red results are not necessarily bad, but Techsupport may ask to see these.
    • Fix a FL Studio song project - Allows you to selectively remove plugins from a project before loading them. This is useful when a plugin is crashing on load, preventing the project from being used.

Internet Links

  • FL Studio homepage - FL Studio website.
  • FL Studio mobile - FL Studio Mobile website (Android, iOS and Windows App).
  • FL Studio tutorials - Links to the Image-Line YouTube video tutorials channel.
  • Image-Line - Global Image-Line website, the mothership!
  • LAME .mp3 encoder homepage - Take you to the homepage of LAME .mp3 Encoder. LAME .mp3 Encoder is integrated in FL Studio and can be used to export .mp3 files. Despite the name, this is arguably the best quality encoder available.
  • SoftVoice Text-to-Speech homepage - A link to the Softvoice Inc. website, the speech synth as used in FL Studio.


  • About... - Opens the 'About' box to display version number, credits, program unlock etc. When registered, your license will show where noted.

  • Unlock FL Studio - There are two methods. If your computer is online, use the 'Unlock with account' method, it's the fastest way:
    • Unlock with account (Online method) - Enter your Image-Line Account login, agree to terms & click 'Unlock with account'. FL Studio will restart and your installation will be unlocked.

    • Unlock with file (Offline method) - Use 'Unlock with file' to unlock an offline installation using your 'FLRegkey.Reg' file, downloaded from your Image-Line Account. After restarting FL Studio your installation will be unlocked.