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It does not work for me, at least in v6.4 build 2193 Portable 64 bit Edition.

I do this..

1. Start search panel.
2. Enter "*.txt" in "LookFor" and "file" in "File Content"
3. Start search
4. After completed/aborted. close panel
5. reopen search panel. 
6. LookFor and FileContent are empty.

1. Does not work.
Can I provide logs somehow?
Do you want a screen recording?

3. Let me know when you want me to beta test a correction.

Best regards,


That makes sense.

Looking forward to get it :)


Script / AskOption "editable" option
« on: July 06, 2016, 16:02:20 »
(re)Hello Matthias,

I need a AskText with a dropdown list.
Or a AskOption where I can freely enter text.

That is a ComboBox  ::)

Could you add one argument to the AskText function so that we can give an array of values to be shown in the dropdown list ?
<num> AskText( <str> label, <str> inputText, <num> option, <arr> values, <num> selected );
values : An array of strings or numbers that will be shown in the dropdown list.

Note: With the AskText, how can I know if the user pressed cancel or entered "0" ?  :-\

Thank you!!!


Script / MC.FileSearch.Search HIDE option not taken into account
« on: July 06, 2016, 15:27:40 »
Hello Matthias,

I can't seem to be able to have the HIDE option taken into account with the following command:
MC.FileSearch.Search SEARCHIN="${sourcepath}" SEARCHFOR="*.*" CONTENT="{$arg(0)}" HIDE AUTOSTART

Is this only me ?  :-[

Best regards,


Hello Matthias,

You will soon understand that I'm an heavy user of the "Find Files" part of MC  :P
98% of my searches are on Content while many people will probably search on name.

When one opens the "Find Files", the "Look for" field is empty.
If you click "Start", no file will be found.

Could you please implement at least one of the following:
  • Set the "Look for" field to the value entered in that field last time the "Start" button was clicked
  • Ignore the "Look for" condition if the "Look for" field is empty
  • Set the "Look for" field to "*.*" by default (when "Wildcard" mode is choosen)

In my opinion (1) and (2) should both be implemented.

Thank you (very much),


I installed the 6.4 alpha and confirm it is fixed.

Thanks a lot.

Thank you Matthias  :)

Looking forward to get that next version (even a beta one)  ;)


I use to select multiple files with [Space][Space][Space][Space] key sequence.
To be able to do so in MultiCommander, I set the "Explorer Panel" setting "Toggle Selection and move to next item" to be mapped on [Space].

This works fine in the Explorer Panel.

Unfortunately, when in a  File Search results list, my [Space] key only select the file but do not move to the next item.

Could you pleaaase make this setting acting for both the "Explorer Panel" and the "File Search Result Panel" (I don't know how to name it) ?
If this setting cannot be global to those 2 "panels", can you add such setting to the "File Search Result Panel" ?

Thank you,


Hello Matthias,

I'm an heavy user of the "File Search", searching based on File Content exclusively.
I'm searching through logs all day long and therefore heavily depends on opening MultiDataViewer on the File Search results.

I'm using the version 6.2 and can't get MultiDataViewer herit of the "search string" in its Highlight and Find fields.

Is there something changed? I'm sure this was working the last time I tried.

Best regards,


Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Search result navigation
« on: September 03, 2013, 22:58:50 »

I see that you now pass the search as find text in the viewer.
This is really great and will help me at least 50 times a day.

Looking forward for the next beta ;-)

But it might be possible have the FTP plugin add its own command and hotkey for it.  maybe.
So... I vote for this.
As I use it quite a lot, I'll p(r)ay for it   :)

I'm using the FTP plugin a lot (hence miss the CTRL-P  :'( ) and found what I think is a bug.

On the left panel, I open a connection using the FTP plugin.
On the right panel, I'm on \\any\unc\.

If I do not touch my FTP connection for a while, I get disconnected by the server.
The bug is that at that time both panels jump to C:\  :-[
The feature request is that you implement "keep connection alive" (this may be a option of the plugin but I could not find the plugin option). Please do not enable this "keep connection alive" on registered connections only (understand: as an option of the connection) because I'm most of the time connecting by pasting the ftp address in the address bar.

Best regards,



Well, the Windows Registry is probably a plugin too and the CTRL-P works fine there.


Best regards,


Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Search result navigation
« on: August 31, 2013, 23:13:41 »
Currently I have no donation button. Since I have not had the time to set that up and organize that. But I plan to add something like that later and
then use all donations for good 3rd party libraries so that some of the new features can be added faster.
Ok. Looking forward for that domation button.
4) What search dialog?  file viewer does not have a search dialog.. and the file files dialog in search do close on esc,
Well. If I hit alt-f7, a new tab is created as 'File Search' AND what I called a dialog is opened to with 'Find Files' as title.
Once I launch the search, the dialog 'Find Files' looses the focus and will not catch the 'Esc' unless I click it first (and I hate the mouse).
5) The text in find "content" text is transfered to the viewer.  ( Ahh it is only set as highlighted not in the find text. )
You got it. Highlight is fine and useful but could you transfer it to the "find text" as well ? It allows to jump to the first occurence hitting F3 (which we just used to open the viewer  :D)
6) Yes and no.  It will be possible to add so that it send all of the selected files in the search result.  The file list works that. select many files and view them and you can go to next/prev in the queue with ctrl+pgup/pgdn.
But there are a lot of changes planed for the search So I have skipped to change some things there to avoid having to change it again later :)
But I will do some of the changes for the next version.
I understand.
If I had to choose between:
1) Have all files sent if no file is selected when I fire the viewer
2) Having a different shortcut for next/previous files
I would choose the (1)   ::)

Who is developing this plugin ?
(just hope it is you  ::))

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Search result navigation
« on: August 30, 2013, 09:49:54 »
Well. What about money contribution which is better than a smiley after a "Thank you" ?

Also, this thread listed initially other wishes:
Wish 1 (High) : I would like to have MC remember if the last search window was expanded or not
Wish 2 (Low) : This shortcut is conflicting with the 'copy' windows shortcut. Why don't you use ALT-C as it is usually done to navigate between controls ?
Wish 3 (Low) : If the search window is not expanded, CTRL-C might expand the search window and put the control on the search on file content field. Note: This is not needed as you solved my wish 1.
Wish 4 (Low) : Once the search button is pressed (or when I hit 'Enter'), the search dialog should remain the active control to accept the 'esc' keyboard shortcut. As of now, I need to clic it in order to close it.
Wish 5 (High) :
I would like that by default, upon opening from the search list, the viewer has the search string in the Find field. This way, it is really quick to jump to the line containing the text I searched for (from the search file list, I press F3 to view the file and press F3 to jump to the first occurence of that string).
Wish 6 (High) : From within the file viewer, I would like to be able to move to the next file in the search file list using any keyboard shortcut. You may use 'Space' for next file and 'Backspace' for previous file.

This is fixed in the v3.5 build 1490 !!!


Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Search result navigation
« on: August 28, 2013, 15:55:03 »
- CTRL-X : To expand the search window
Wish 1 (High) : I would like to have MC remember if the last search window was expanded or not
- CTRL-C : To search on file content
Wish 2 (Low) : This shortcut is conflicting with the 'copy' windows shortcut. Why don't you use ALT-C as it is usually done to navigate between controls ?

As I could discover in the change log of the last beta, you made already my wish 1 and 2 a reality !!!

-- Build 1486
 ADDED - Find Files dialog remember expanded state between starts
 ADDED - Remember file search properties between restarts. (not all but some)
 ADDED - Alt+Z in the Find File dialog will reset the content


I repeat my question: Is there any way I can help your devlopement ?

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Search result navigation
« on: August 28, 2013, 14:54:10 »
Concerning my wish 6, you partly replies in another thread:,991.msg3151.html#msg3151

I need to first select all my files. Usually, since I search file content, I will go through all files found, one by one. There is "logically" no point to select them.
Every one has his own logic, right ;-)

Could we say that:
If no files are selected, than the MultiViewer acts as if all files in the explorer view (which may be a result of search) are accessible through the CTRL-PGDN/UP ?
If some files are selected, than the MultiViewer acts as it acts currently ?

I would still find it fine if I could use the SPACE instead of CTRL-PGDN and BACKSPACE instead of CTRL-PGUP.

My other points of the initial post remain  ::)

Again, many thanks.


Note: Do we have a way to help you (translation/money/...) ?


I tried storing this kind of url as a favorite but it fails:

It works if I put this in the address bar of MC. I guess you can already handle this kind of url in some parts of your code.

Could you please implement/correct this ?

Best regards,



I sending many files to people through FTP and use to copy the url of the file(s) into a mail that I sent to the people waiting for those files.

The CTRL-P shortcut (and associated) do not work for FTP files.
It copies: 0:\folder1\folder2\file1.ext
Instead of:
Or better (in my case):

Can you implement one of those ?

Thank you,


Hello Matthias,

I know the command was ugly. You understood it correctly though.
Actually, I come from Altap Salamander that I used for many many year. I'm actually tired of waiting for years for features that do not come (most wanted being the multitab in my case).
Altap Salamander used the "copy opposite path" in the exact opposite of MC and I'm always mistaking hence my post ;-)

I started using the alt-arrow as you suggested.

Nevertheless, if it doesn't cost you too much to add this thing, Altap Salamander users will be happy.

Many thanks for your soft.


You currently allow a shortcut for "Go to current path on the active side on the opposite side"
Could you please add the possibility to have a "Go to current path on the opposite side on the active side" ?

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