Default Keyboard Shortcuts (Windows Explorer-Style)

Multi Commander Core shortcuts

These are global shortcuts that work the same way no matter what extension you are in.

Command Shortcut
Go Back Alt + Left
Go Forward Alt + Right
Show History Alt + Down
Tab - Close Tab Ctrl + W
Tab - Duplicate Tab Ctrl + T
File - View File F1
File - Edit File F9
File - Copy F4
File - Copy Quick Shift + F5
File - Move F6
File - Delete F8, Delete
File - Pack Files Alt + F5
File - Unpack Files Alt + F6
Edit - Cut Ctrl + X
Edit - Copy Ctrl + C
Edit - Paste Ctrl + V
View - Full width Ctrl + F11
View - Log Panel Ctrl + L
View - Button Panel Ctrl + B
View - Refresh F5

File Manager

Global file manager hotkeys are also valid when focus is in another extension, if the extension supports them.

Command Shortcut
File Tools - Calculate folder size Shift + Alt + Return
File Tools - Create Folder F7
File Tools - Rename F2
Send to clipboard - File/Folder path and name Ctrl + P
Send to clipboard - File/Folder name Ctrl + Shift + P
Send to clipboard - File/Folder path Shift + Alt + P
Select using filter Num +
Unselect using filter Num -
Select All Ctrl + A
Unselect All Ctrl + D
Invert Selection Num *
Select all with same file extension Ctrl + Num+
Unselect all with same file extension Ctrl + Num-
Select all with same name Alt + Num+
Unselect all with same name Alt + Num-
Compare Source and Target, Select Missing/Newest Ctrl + F10

File Manager-specific hotkeys are only available when focus is in the file manager view.

Command Shortcut
Show drive selection box (Left side) Alt + F1
Show drive selection box (Right side) Alt + F2
Set View filter Ctrl + F
Start a Search from current path Alt + F7
Edit path Ctrl + E
Go to Quick Path #1 Ctrl + 1
Go to Quick Path #2 Ctrl + 2
Go to Quick Path #3 Ctrl + 3
Go to Quick Path #4 Ctrl + 4
Go to Quick Path #5 Ctrl + 5
Go to Quick Path #6 Ctrl + 6
Go to Quick Path #7 Ctrl + 7
Go to Quick Path #8 Ctrl + 8
Go to Quick Path #9 Ctrl + 9
Go to Quick Path #10 Ctrl + 10
Sync path to the Left Ctrl + Left
Sync path to the Right Ctrl + Right
Force Refresh (and flush cache) Shift + F5
Go to parent folder (Go up) Back
Go to the root of the device Ctrl + Back
Go to same path as target view Ctrl + .
Show file properties Alt + Return

File Search

Command Shortcut
Show / Hide Search window Ctrl + F
Save a search Ctrl + S
Load a Search Ctrl + O
Start a Search Ctrl + Return
Pause a Search Ctrl + P

Customize your own keys

Customize Keyboard Shortcuts

To customize the keyboard shortcuts in Multi Commader, open Keyboard Customization under the Configuration menu.


Most of the shortcut keys in Multi Commander can be changed. The shortcuts are split up into different sections: each module/extension has its own list of commands, split between global and module-specific commands.

Global commands can be called from any module. These are generally menu commands, and are available in all modules and extensions that support them. Since the commands are global within Multi Commander, shortcut keys must be unique across extensions.

Module-specific commands are only available when that extension is currently in focus. Multiple extensions can have the same shortcut assigned.

Change Shortcut key

To find the command you want to change, first select the Module it belongs to, and then choose the Category (global or module-specific).

When you have found the command you wish to change, click to select it and then click on the Shortcut key field below the list. Press the key combination that you want to assign to the command, then press “Assign” to set the shortcut.
If the command you have chosen is already assigned the Conflicts field informs you about the conflict and which command already uses that shortcut. You need to resolve the conflict before you can assign your key combination.

To remove a shortcut, select the command and then press the “Remove” button. Alternatively, choose a new key combination.

Command code” is the internal name of the command. It is used if a command should be executed from the custom command MC.RunCmd


To get a list of all the shortcuts, you can export them to a text file by pressing the “Export to file” button.
If you hold SHIFT while clicking on the “Export to file” button, the exported list will also contain the internal command codes.

Source: how2shout

Happy learning!