In my last post, I introduced MultiCommander as the best Windows Explorer replacement software for everyone. Now I would like to show you some of the more advanced features of MultiCommander.
Paste Image Data
When you create a printscreen by pressing the
A pop-up then gives you a menu to decide in what format you would like to save the image data — bmp, jpg, png, or as binary (raw) data.
Paste Text Data
When you you copy text from somewhere using the
A pop-up then gives you a menu to decide in what format you would like to save the text data — ASCII, Unicode, ASCII with CRLF, Unicode with CRLF, or raw data.
Send Lists to Clipboard
The other way around, you can send lists of file and folder names, paths, etc. to the clipboard. Select the items you would like to obtain as a list manually —
You can also utilize filters to make more special selections. Use the
To send your selection to the clipboard as a list, go to
Alternatively, you can
Working with Image Files
Viewing Photoshop Files
MultiCommander lets you view image files by pressing
To make this work, go to
*.psd, then click
Basic Image Editor
When you press
You can zoom, rotate, and resize the image, and also make some simple color adjustments.
Browsing Hard Drives
To swaps the left and right panels back and forth, use the
Move Between Folders Faster
There are several ways to speed up the movement between folders and sub-folders.
First, you can
Next, you can
If that folder contains sub-folders, a drop-down menu appears listing all sub-folders of that parent folder.
Finally, you can use a trick that was specifically included for developers. Let’s say that you are developing an app and want to jump between two sub-folders of two versions of your source code.
For example you want to jump from
To do this, press
App folder in the path field. Even if the final alternative sub-folder doesn’t exist, MultiCommander will take you as far in the folder tree as possible, given that there is at least a partial match in the alternative branch’s sub-folders.
Furthermore, when you select a folder in the right panel, you can open that folder’s contents in the left panel by using the
Move Directly Between Sibling Folders
To move directly between sibling folders, use the
The Folder Tree
You can show or hide the folder tree for each panel by clicking on the folder tree icon located at the beginning of a row of icons at the top right area of each panel.
To create a new zero-byte file, such as a bitmap image or text file,
When the new file is created, MultiCommander will also bring you to the folder where the file is located, so that you can give it a name. The same principles apply for creating new folders.
In case you want to create a new file or folder in the folder where you are currently located,
Quick Create — Folders
Another way to quickly create a folder at your current location is to
Then select one of the predefined folder names from the drop-down menu.
You can also create your customized entries that will then show up in the drop-down menu, too.
To calculate the size of a folder, select the folder and press the
To bring up the Properties window for a file or folder, select that item, and press the
In my next post, I will focus on those aspects of MultiCommander that make it so very useful to power users.
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