Shortcut: Shift+Right / Shift+Left

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RobWala
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Shortcut: Shift+Right / Shift+Left

Post by RobWala » 12 Feb 2016, 16:53

I'm trying to figure out if the shift+right and shift+left hotkeys will perform the action I am looking for, but on my system they do nothing. Can you confirm that these are still working? Perhaps I am not understanding what they are supposed to do but when I try them they have no action at all.

Perhaps there is another way to accomplish what I am trying to do, I will explain.

I have 2 different directories displayed in the right and left panels. Some of the file names are the same in each. Suppose I have focused a file in the left panel, I know the same file name exists in the right panel but there are a large number of files and it is not immediately obvious where it is. Is there a shortcut to quickly focus the same file name in the right panel as is currently focused in the left panel? (Keep in mind these are different folders.)

Thank you for any assistance.

- Bob

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Re: Shortcut: Shift+Right / Shift+Left

Post by therube » 12 Feb 2016, 18:48

Not that I'm aware.

What are Shift+Left / Shift+Right (supposed to do)?

After you did focus on the two files, what did you want to do next?
(File Comparator does not need its same named file to have focus, it will find it automatically - if its there [& no files are highlighted in the other panel].)
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Re: Shortcut: Shift+Right / Shift+Left

Post by therube » 12 Feb 2016, 18:59

I often "focus" using Everything.
I find the file using Everything, highlighting it.
(I have assigned a hotkey, F6, in my case, to 'copy full name to clipboard'.)
I click F6.

I then jump to Salamander & Shift+INS which then lands me right on the wanted file.


(I have also assigned a hotkey, F5, in my case, to 'copy path to clipboard' when I want to jump to the particular directory rather then directly to the file itself.)
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Re: Shortcut: Shift+Right / Shift+Left

Post by SelfMan » 12 Feb 2016, 20:49

Have you tried Edit > Advanced > Hide Selected Names OR Edit > Advanced > Hide UnSelected Names?
Be aware that this option is only available when files are selected.

You can allways F2 on the file, CTRL+C to get the file name in the clipboard, TAB to the other pane and CTRL+V to focus the file which's name is in the clipboard.
What are you going to do with the two files? Compare them?

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Re: Shortcut: Shift+Right / Shift+Left

Post by wqweto » 17 Feb 2016, 13:29

SelfMan wrote:You can allways F2 on the file, CTRL+C to get the file name in the clipboard
Or use `Alt+Shift+Insert` -> Insert the name of the focused file or directory to the clipboard
SelfMan wrote:What are you going to do with the two files? Compare them?
`Compare Files` dialog already prepopulates second filename if same filename exists in the other pane, no need for it to be selected in the other pane.

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Re: Shortcut: Shift+Right / Shift+Left

Post by SelfMan » 17 Feb 2016, 14:29

Then I suggest that you install WinMerge (if not yet installed) and create a custom menu under F9.

comand: C:\Program Files\WinMerge\WinMergeU.exe
arguments: /r "$(FullPathLeft)$(Name)" "$(FullPathRight)$(Name)"
Initial directory: $(FullPath)
[x] Show Item in User menu bar

Now go to both directories you want the files to compare.
Go to a file OR directory on the left that you want to compare, hit F9, hit W(key).
Salamander registers the file or directory name and puts it at the right path's end. So you dont have to scroll arround and select it. You just have to be in the folder in the right pane.
This way you can compare individual files and directories without having to select the file on the opposite side.
Here I would like to have an option for a custom keyboard shortcut. Still F9+W is pretty quick.

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Re: Shortcut: Shift+Right / Shift+Left

Post by wqweto » 17 Feb 2016, 14:39

@SelfMan: The OP just wants to *focus* in the second pane on the file with the same name as the currently focused file in the first pane. No compare. No WinDiff. Just a need for a shortcut.

Yes, F9 is nifty shortcut.

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Re: Shortcut: Shift+Right / Shift+Left

Post by SelfMan » 17 Feb 2016, 15:18

Jieah, but also usually if someone focuses a file he has some intention to do something with it. ;-)
Never the less, the F9 setup as mentioned above may help a lot of people with their work.

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