AB Commander offers the following keyboard shortcuts that you can use instead of choosing the commands from the menus:

To Press
Open Help for AB Commander F1
Open the selected folder or file Enter
Run the selected program as administrator (Windows 8/7/Vista only) Ctrl+Shift+Enter
Navigate to the parent folder Backspace
Navigate to the root folder of the current drive Alt+Backspace, Ctrl+\
Navigate to the Computer folder Alt+Shift+Backspace
Navigate to the Desktop folder Shift+Backspace
Match the panel with the opposite one Alt+ =
Go to the previous folder Alt+Left Arrow
Go to the next folder Alt+Right Arrow
Display the previous folders list Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow
Display the next folders list Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow
Display the Favorites list Ctrl+O
Add to Favorites Shift+F
Display the History list Ctrl+H
Display the prompt for the folder to go to Ctrl+G
Enter a folder to jump to in the title Ctrl+J, Alt+D
Display the drive menu Ctrl+D
Display the drive menu for the first panel Alt+F1
Display the drive menu for the second panel Alt+F2
Display the Network menu Ctrl+W
Display the Network menu for the first panel Ctrl+F1
Display the Network menu for the second panel Ctrl+F2
Open selected folder in a New Tab Ctrl+T
Close the current Tab Ctrl+F4
Switch to the Next Tab Ctrl+~
Switch to the Previous Tab Ctrl+Shift+~
Open the preferred Quick Editor Ctrl+Q
Open the alternative Quick Editor Ctrl+Shift+Q
Open the preferred Quick Viewer Ctrl+I
Open the alternative Quick Viewer Ctrl+Shift+I
Open the preferred Quick Finder Ctrl+F
Open the alternative Quick Finder Ctrl+Shift+F
Open the preferred Quick Finder Ctrl+F
Open the Find Files window Ctrl+Alt+F
Open the alternative file comparer Ctrl+Shift+E
Open the preferred folder comparer Shift+O
Open the alternative folder comparer Ctrl+Shift+O
Open the preferred synchronizer Shift+Z
Open the alternative synchronizer Ctrl+Shift+Z
Create a new folder Ctrl+N
Create a new junction point Shift+J
Open the Resize Images window Ctrl+Alt+I
Copy files and/or folders Shift+C
Move files and/or folders Shift+M
Rename files and/or folders Shift+R
Delete files and/or folders Shift+D
Display the Delete window Ctrl+Shift+D, Ctrl+Shift+Delete
Create a printable or importable list of objects Shift+L
Copy List to Clipboard Ctrl+Shift+ L
Copy Name to Clipboard Ctrl+Shift+N
Copy Path to Clipboard Ctrl+Shift+P
Copy Name Alias to Clipboard Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N
Copy Path Alias to Clipboard Ctrl+Shift+Alt+P
Select files and/or folders by a mask Shift+S
Invert selection Shift+I
Select all objects of the active folder Ctrl+A
Deselect all objects of the active folder Esc
Switch to/from the command prompt Shift+Esc
Clear the command prompt Ctrl+Del
Insert the file name into the command prompt Ctrl+Ins
Insert the full path into the command prompt Shift+Ins
Insert the 8.3 name into the command prompt Ctrl+Alt+Ins
Insert the 8.3 path into the command prompt Shift+Alt+Ins
Undo last insert into the command prompt Alt+Del
Open the Options dialog Ctrl+P
Switch to/from the full-screen mode Ctrl+S
Maximize/restore the main window Ctrl+M
Reduce the main window to a taskbar icon Ctrl+Break
Refresh main window and both panels F5
Store columns Ctrl+Alt+U
Restore columns Ctrl+U
Set filter for the active panel Ctrl+L
Remove filter from the active panel Ctrl+Alt+L
Maximize/split the active panel Ctrl+Alt+M
Split the panels horizontally Ctrl+Alt+H
Split the panels vertically Ctrl+Alt+V
Swap the panels Ctrl+Alt+P
Refresh the active panel Ctrl+R
Activate the passive panel Tab
Activate the folder bar Shift+Tab
Activate the next window Ctrl+Tab
Activate the previous window Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Cut selected objects to the Clipboard Ctrl+X
Copy selected objects to the Clipboard Ctrl+C
Paste objects from the Clipboard Ctrl+V
Exit AB Commander Alt+F4
Exit, minimize, or iconize AB Commander
(depending on the selected option)
Ctrl+WINDOWS

If the Use Norton Commander keys option is selected, then the following keyboard shortcuts may also be used. Note that some of them override the shortcuts listed above.

To Press
Run the Quick Editor F4
Copy files and/or folders F5
Move files and/or folders F6
Create a new folder F7
Delete files and/or folders F8
Exit AB Commander F10
Display the drive menu for the first panel Alt+F1
Display the drive menu for the second panel Alt+F2
Find files Alt+F7
Display the History list Alt+F8
Navigate to the root folder of the current drive Ctrl+\


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