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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 )
|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||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||
|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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