112 Shortcuts for Total Commander 8

1. Main Shortcuts

F1

Help

F2

Reread source window

F3

List files

F4

Edit files

F5

Copy files

F6

Rename or move files

F7

Create directory

F8

Delete files to recycle bin /delete directly - according to configuration (or Delete)

F9

Activate menu above source window (left or right)

F10

Activate left menu or deactivate menu

Alt+F1

change left drive

Alt+F2

change right drive

Alt+F3

Use alternate (external or internal) viewer

Alt+Shift+F3

Start Lister and load file with internal viewer (no plugins or multimedia)

Alt+F4

Exit | Minimize (with option MinimizeOnClose in wincmd.ini)

Alt+F5

Pack 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+F7

Find

Alt+F8

Opens the history list of the command line

Alt+F9

Same as ALT+F6 (because ALT+F6 is broken on Windows 95)

Alt+Shift+F9

Test archives

Alt+F10

Opens a dialog box with the current directory tree

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

Shift+F1

Custom columns view menu

Shift+F2

Compare file lists

Shift+F3

List only file under cursor, when multiple files selected

Shift+F4

Create new text file and load into editor

Shift+F5

Copy files (with rename) in the same directory

Shift+Ctrl+F5

Create shortcuts of the selected files

Shift+F6

Rename files in the same directory

Shift+F8/Delete

Delete directly / delete to recycle bin - according to configuration

Shift+F10

Show context menu

Shift+Esc

Minimizes Total Commander to an icon

Alt+Arrow left / Arrow right

Go to previous/next dir of already visited dirs

Alt+Arrow down

Open history list of already visited dirs (like the history list in a WWW browser)

Num +

Expand selection (configurable: just files or files and folders)

Num -

Shrink selection

Num *

Invert selection (also with shift, see link)

Num /

Restore selection

Shift+Num+[+]

Like Num +, but files and folders if Num + selects just files (and vice versa)

Shift+Num+-

Always removes the selection just from files (Num - from files and folders)

Shift+Num+*

Like Num *, but files and folders if Num * inverts selection of just files (and vice versa)

Ctrl+Num +

Select all (configurable: just files or files and folders)

Ctrl+Shift+Num +

Select all (files and folders if CTRL+Num + selects only files)

Ctrl+Num -

Deselect all (always files and folders)

Ctrl+Shift+Num -

Deselect all (always files, no folders)

Alt+Num +

Select all files with the same extension

Alt+Num -

Remove selection from files with the same extension

Ctrl+Page up

Change to parent directory (cd ..) , or Backspace

Ctrl+<

Jump to the root directory (most European keyboards)

Ctrl+\

Jump to the root directory (US keyboard)

Ctrl+Page down

Open directory/archive (also self extracting .EXE archives)

Ctrl+Arrow left / Arrow right

Open directory/archive and display it in the target window. If the cursor is not on a directory name, or the other panel is active, then the current directory is displayed instead.

Ctrl+F1

File display 'brief' (only file names)

Ctrl+Shift+F1

Thumbnails view (preview pictures)

Ctrl+F2

File display 'full' (all file details)

Ctrl+Shift+F2

Comments view (new comments are created with Ctrl+Z)

Ctrl+F3

Sort by name

Ctrl+F4

Sort by extension

Ctrl+F5

Sort by date/time

Ctrl+F6

Sort by size

Ctrl+F7

Unsorted

Ctrl+F8

Display directory tree

Ctrl+Shift+F8

Cycle through separate directory tree states: one tree, two trees, off

Ctrl+F9

Print file under cursor using the associated program

Ctrl+F10

Show all files

Ctrl+F11

Show only programs

Ctrl+F12

Show user defined files

Tab

Switch between left and right file list

Shift+Tab

Switch between current file list and separate tree (if enabled)

Insert

Select file or directory.

Space

Select file or directory (as INSERT). If SPACE is used on an unselected directory under the cursor, the contents in this directory are counted and the size is shown in the "full" view instead of the string . This can be disabled through 'Configuration' - 'Options' - 'Operation' - 'Selection with Space'.

Enter

Change directory / run program / run associated program / execute command line if not empty. If the source directory shows the contents of an archive, further information on the packed file is given.

Shift+Enter

1. Runs command line / program under cursor with preceding command /c and leave the program's window open. Only works if NOCLOSE.PIF is in your Windows directory! 2. With ZIP files: use alternative choice of these (as chosen in Packer config): (Treat archives like directories <-> call associated program, i.e. winzip or quinzip) 3. In the list of last used dirs (History, Ctrl+D), open the directory on a new Tab.

Alt+Shift+Enter

The contents of all directories in the current directory are counted. The sizes of the directories are then shown in the "full" view instead of the string . Abort by holding down ESC key.

Alt+Enter

Show property sheet.

Ctrl+a

Select all

Ctrl+b

Directory branch: Show contents of current dir and all subdirs in one list

Ctrl+Shift+b

Selected directory branch: Show selected files, and all in selected subdirs

Ctrl+c

Copy files to clipboard

Ctrl+x

Cut files to clipboard

Ctrl+v

Paste from clipboard to current dir.

Ctrl+d

Open directory hotlist ('bookmarks')

Ctrl+f

Connect to FTP server

Ctrl+Shift+f

Disconnect from FTP server

Ctrl+i

Switch to target directory

Ctrl+l

Calculate occupied space (of the selected files)

Ctrl+m

Multi-Rename-Tool

Ctrl+Shift+m

Change FTP transfer mode

Ctrl+n

New FTP connection (enter URL or host address)

Ctrl+p

Copy current path to command line

Ctrl+q

Quick view panel instead of file window

Ctrl+r

Reread source directory

Ctrl+s

Open Quick Filter dialog and activate filter (deactivate with ESC or CTRL+F10)

Ctrl+Shift+s

Open Quick Filter dialog and reactivate last-used filter

Ctrl+t

Open new folder tab and activate it

Ctrl+Shift+t

Open new folder tab, but do not activate it

Ctrl+u

Exchange directories

Ctrl+Shift+u

Exchange directories and tabs

Ctrl+w

Close currently active tab

Ctrl+Shift+w

Close all open tabs

Ctrl+z

Edit file comment

Ctrl+Arrow up

Open dir under cursor in new tab

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Up

Open dir under cursor in other window (new tab)

Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Jump to next tab / jump to previous tab

Ctrl+Alt+Letter

Quick search for a file name (starting with specified letters) in the current directory (Support hotkeys Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V and Ctrl+A; use Ctrl+S for search filter on/off)

2. FTP

Ctrl+F

Connect to FTP Server

Ctrl+SHIFT+F

Disconnect current FTP connection

Ctrl+N

New FTP connection

Created by Plus200 on 12/20/2011. Last updated by bernd on 8/21/2015

 

3 Comments for 'Total Commander 8'   

 
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Comment #3 by Sam Jun 1, 2016 at 02:15 am  Reply

How to open the same file which is already opened in one directory[Left side of TC] in another side of TC[Right side of TC].. is there any shortcuts available for this? Note: without copy paste the path......

Reply #1 Sam Jun 1, 2016 at 02:35 am

Got it... Ctrl+Left arrow (if you want to move content of right side of TC to left side) Ctrl+right arrow (if you want to move content of left side of TC to right side)

Comment #2 by Janos Jan 4, 2016 at 07:48 am  Reply

Ctrl + P then Shift + < or >: copy filepath to clipboard Ctrl + Shift + < or >: copy tab to the other window

Comment #1 by Alex Cool Oct 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm  Reply

How to switch tabs in TC? ( [a/b] -> [b/a] )

Reply #1 -=[ DeMoN ]=- Jan 12, 2014 at 02:53 am

CTRL+Tab
CTRL+Shift+Tab

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