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Configuring Shortcuts

The Configure Shortcuts dialog, in Ubuntu


4Pane uses the standard key-bindings for things like Copy and Paste, and provides default bindings for most others. However all shortcuts can be changed to those of your choice, either from the Shortcuts page of the Configuration dialog (Options > Configure 4Pane) or by pressing Ctrl-S. You will see a list of all the possible commands. Double-click on the one to be changed (or select it and press Enter), and a dialog will appear which will let you:


There is also a tick-box at the top of the dialog, that controls whether mnemonics are displayed in the shortcut labels e.g. C&ut instead of Cut. (Even if it's hidden in the main list, you can still see and change the mnemonic if you edit the label.)

If you're using gtk2 (and you probably are), the Configure Shortcuts page of the Configuration dialog has an extra tick-box at the bottom. This turns on and off gtk2's hijack of the F10 key, which it uses to open the File menu. I prefer to use F10 as the Create a new file or directory shortcut, but if you want it to open a menu, this is where you can tell it to. You'll have to restart 4Pane for it to take effect, and you'll need a different "Create File" shortcut.


The Configure New Shortcut dialog, in Ubuntu