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Total Commander Shortcuts

FILE SORTING

CTRL+F3
Sort by name
CTRL+F4
Sort by extension
CTRL+F5
Sort by date/time
CTRL+F6
Sort by size
CTRL+F7
Unsorted

DISPLAY / VIEW

F1
Thumbnails view (preview images)
F2
File display 'full' (all file details)
CTRL+F1
File display 'brief' (only file names)
CTRL+F2
File display 'full' (all file details)
CTRL+S­HIFT+F1
Thumbnails view (preview images)
CTRL+S­HIFT+F2
Comments view
CTRL+F8
Display directory tree
CTRL+S­HIFT+F8
Cycle through separate directory tree states: one tree, two trees, off
ALT+F10
Open a directory tree window

FILE PROPERTIES

SHIFT+F10
Show context menu
ALT+ENTER
Show property sheet
CTRL+L
Calculate occupied space (of the selected files)

COMMAND LINE

ALT+F8
Opens the history list of the command line
CTRL-ENTER
The file under the cursor in the source directory is appended to the command line.
CTRL+P
Copy current path to command line
 

FILE FILTER

CTRL+F10
Show all files
CTRL+F11
Show only programs
CTRL+F12
Show user defined files
CTRL+S
Open Quick Filter dialog and activate filter
CTRL+S­HIFT+S
Open Quick Filter dialog and reactivate last-used filter

SELECTIONS

CTRL+NUM +
Select all
ALT+NUM +
Select all files with the same extension
CTRL+NUM -
Deselect all
ALT+NUM -
Remove selection from files with the same extension
CTRL+S­HIF­T+NUM -
Deselect all (always files, no folders)
NUM *
Invert selection
SHIFT+NUM *
Like NUM, but files and folders if NUM inverts selection of just files (and vice versa)
NUM /
Restore selection
CTRL+A
Select all

CREATE STUFF

F7
Create folder
SHIFT+F7
Create directory in other panel, using name under cursor
SHIFT+F4
Create new text file and load into editor
SHIFT+F5
Copy files (with rename) in the same directory
SHIFT+­CTRL+F5
Create shortcut of files in target directory

ZIPPING

ALT+F5
Pack selected files
ALT+SH­IFT+F5
Move to archive
ALT+F6
Unpack specified files from archive under cursor, or selected archives (use ALT+F9 on Windows 95)
ALT+SH­IFT+F9
Test archives for integrity
 

SEARCHING

ALT+F7
Find
SHIFT+­ALT+F7
Find in separate process

NAVIGATE WINDOW

ALT+F1
Change left drive
ALT+F2
Change right drive
ALT+F11
Opens left current directory bar (bread­crumb bar)
ALT+F12
Opens right current directory bar (bread­crumb bar)
ALT+SH­IFT+F11
Focus the button bar to use it with the keyboard
TAB / CTRL + I
Switch focus between right/left
CTRL+U
Switch folders right/left
CTRL+S­HIF­T+L­EFT­/RIGHT
EGEN: Make same folder in both windows
CTRL + R
Reread source window

NAVIGATE FILESYSTEM

ALT+LEFT
Jump to previous directory
ALT+RIGHT
Jump to next directory
ALT+DOWN
Open list of visited direct­ories
CTRL+PgUp / BACKSPACE
CD ..
CTRL+PgDn
Open direct­ory­/ar­chive (also self extracting .EXE archives)

MISC

SHIFT+F2
Compare file lists
CTRL+L
Calculate occupied space (of the selected files)
CTRL+M
Multi-­Ren­ame­-Tool
CTRL+S­HIFT+Q
Separate quick view window (like Lister, but updates with cursor movement)
CTRL+B
Directory branch: show contents of current dir and all subdirs in one list
CTRL+S­HIFT+B
Directory branch for selected direct­ories: show contents of selected dir and all subdirs in one list

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