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FAR Keyboard Map

In FAR bottom bar (keybar) changed is you press and hold classic modifiers (Alt/Ctrl/Shift). This way you can see what action particular combination executes. This is very interesting solution to multitude of the keys typical for keyboard oriented reprograms, but unfortunately it was not extended to other dialogs and is implemented non-uniformly. But some dialogs at the bottom contain most important key combinations you can use. For example you can use F10 for selecting targets in Copy, Move and Search dialogs. 

Keep in mind that those key assignments originated from Norton Commander which was released in 1986. At this time XT keyboard was used, which has two column of F-keys at the left, not 12 keys above the letter keys like newer AT-style keyboard have. Due to this origin of OFM key assignments, there is some significance between adjacent F-keys on XT keyboard F-keys. For example F3 - view, F4 editor or F5 -copy, F6 -- move.

If you use programmable keyboard with two columns of macro keys at the left you can emulate XP keyboard for FAR (for example Logitech G110  )

Key
/Modifier
  Alt Ctrl Shift
F1 help Change folder for left panel Hide left panel Create new archive from selected files
F2 Multilevel user menu Change folder for right panel Hide right panel Extract files from selected archive
F3, File viewer and Alternative(external) viewer Sort by name ArcCMD
F4  editor Alternative (external) editor Soft by extention New file to edit
F5, Copy Print Soft by modification date Use ShiftF5 or ShiftF6 to copy/rename single file/folder under cursor
F6 Move or rename Create hard or symbolic link. Sort by size Use ShiftF5 or ShiftF6 to copy/rename single file/folder under cursor
F7 Create folder Find Unsorted order  
F8 Delete file/folder (to recycle, by default) Show history of executed commands Creat time Delete
F9 Pull down menu Toggle size of trhe screen (maximize/minimize) Access Time Save configuration
F10 Quit NCD Tree Descripting Last top menu item visited
F11 Open list of plugins, available for current context Viewed/edited files history Owner  
F12 Show screens (Panel/Editors/Viewers)   Sort menu  
Enter Execute or view file

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(intercepted by Windows)

Copy file to command line View file with viewer assigned by Windows (Windows assiciation)
PgDn  Page down   Same as enter with empty command line, but work with non-empty command line  
CtrlG Group operations on files\folders      
Del Delete current file Wipe files/folder   Delete file/folder pass by recycle
Ins, Gray+, Gray-, Gray Selecting/deselecting files      
0-9     RightCtrl-[0-9] only ! Change to folder recorded in shortcut. In edit line inserts the folder path in the line as a macro. Ctrl-Shift-[0-9] only! Create a shortcut to the current folder.



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