Total Commander Total Commander

Main Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
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+AltLetter 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)


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+F Connect to FTP Server
Ctrl+SHIFT+F Disconnect current FTP connection
Ctrl+N New FTP connection