Use drag&drop; and hotkeys for file operations

User interface
Menu bar:
  • Account: change your password here
  • Users: administrators can manage users here
  • About: information about flashcommander

Toggle view: toggles between File view and Thumbnail view.

User administration
From the 'Users' menu you can open the Users panel.
  • the second column shows the root folder
  • add or delete users
  • change passwords

The Edit user button opens the user profile dialog - here you can set permissions.
  • click the Set button to set the currently 
    selected folder as root folder
  • check Users to give user administation right
    - only give this permission to administrators!
  • check Extension to enable user to change 
    file extensions
  • if you check Upload you can specify 
    an upload file filter:
    • 'name' appears in the file browser dialog
    • 'type' specifies the selectable files
    • it is a semicolon separated list 
      of allowed extensions
  • if you disable a feature the related button 
    or menu will appear disabled for the user
Viewing content
If you double click or press Enter or F4 on any recognised file type, the file is open in the opposite pane.
The image below shows the built in video player.
  Flashcommander identifies file types based on extensions. For example if you want to handle *.asp files as text, you add this extension to the text filetypes in 'config.xml'.
Editing images
If you double click an image file the image editor window will open.
  • you can resize, rotate, crop images
  • click the checkbox to fit the preview to the window
  • supported types are jpeg, png and gif.
  • Gd lib should be enabled on the server
  • editing of very large images will fail because of Php resource limits like 'memory_limit' or 'max_execution_time'
  • to perform the operation click 'Save'
  • press Esc to close image editor
Uploading and downloading files
The picture below shows the upload dialog window in flashcommander. 
  • select multiple files from different folders
  • upload them with one click
  • rename files upon upload
  • conflicting filenames are highlighted in red
  • the progress bar shows state of the whole process
  • very large files won't upload because of Php limit 'upload_max_filesize'

When downloading a file you are prompted to choose a destination folder on your computer.
The download progress is shown in this dialog window:
Navigation and file operations
You can navigate with the mouse or with the keyboard. Hot keys are available, most of them are the same as in Total Commander.
You can navigate with the mouse by single or double clicking, depending on the configuration.
Action Key
Change view Tab
Parent folder Backspace
Previous folder Ctrl+<-
Next folder Ctrl+->
Target view = Source view F1
You have several options to start file operations:
Action Key
View F4
Copy F5
Move F6
New folder F7
Rename F8
Delete Del
Copy to clipboard Ctrl+C
Cut to clipboard Ctrl+X
Paste from clipboard Ctrl+V
Save text file Ctrl+S
  • copy - drag with the mouse
  • move - press Ctrl and drag with the mouse
  • keyboard - see the hot keys on the left
  • the buttons on the Button bar
  • right click and use Context Menu