Author Topic: Keyboard File Select  (Read 4879 times)

ep777

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Keyboard File Select
« on: December 04, 2011, 12:18:10 »
When a long sorted list of files is visible in other file manager browser windows, keyboard input can normally be used to move easily through the file list. For example press 'y' and the first file starting with a 'y' is highlighted, press 'b' and the first file starting with a 'b' is highlighted etc. In Multicommander my setup will allow only one keyboard selection from a list ( in the 'windows explorer compatibility mode') and thats all. Is it possible to allow multiple selections ?

Using win7 64bit and Multi Commander 64bit
« Last Edit: December 04, 2011, 14:03:01 by ep777 »

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Re: Keyboard File Select
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 15:22:23 »
You can configure how keys typed in the explorer windows should be handled.

Menu > Configuration > Explorer Panel Settings > (tab) Layout > Keyboard Handling

You can tweak that in different way.
For example if you enable Quick Search, And set Search Keys to "letters only" and disable the search field.
You can start to type something and the focus item will move to the matching item.

If using the search filed. you can also move up/down to next matching file using arrow keys.


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Re: Keyboard File Select
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 16:38:16 »
Many thanks for your reply