NEED HELP?

If you have a problem or maybe found a bug or want to help improve FastCommander, I will do what I can. Just drop me an email. If you want your message to be properly understood, please write clearly, straight to the point, facts only. Thank you!

GATEKEEPER

To install software released outside of App Store, you need to change Gatekeeper options: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290

However, starting from version 1.9, FastCommander is now signed with developer certificate, so is more secure and there is no need to change Gatekeeper settings.

Sometimes, file downloaded with Safari, shows following message alert:

"FastCommander" is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?"

each time you run it. It's a security blocker, created by setting "quarantine bit" attribute on file by Safari after download. Seems that in some cases, this bit is not deleted after first run. In order to do that manually, you can type this command in console:

sudo xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /applications/fastcommander.app

HOW TO

Try these basic tasks on FastCommander. After 5 minutes you will get all the concept and benefits.

SWITCH TO ANOTHER PANEL
press TAB
SHOW HIDDEN FILES
press CTRL+H
HIGHLIGHT FILE OR DIRECTORY
just move arrow keys up and down to highlight item on panel list
CHANGE DIRECTORY
press ENTER on highlighted directory item
SELECT FILE OR DIRECTORY
press SPACE key on highlighted file or directory. List item turns its color and small checkmark symbol is added to the left side of its name
CHECK DIRECTORY SIZE
select files and/or directories. Press F3. Directory tags will change to number with total directory size
PREVIEW A FILE
select or highlight one file. Press F3
OPEN FILE WITH FINDER
press ENTER on selected file
QUICKLY CHANGE DIRECTORY TO DOCUMENTS
press CMD+1or2 key to focus on directory edit field. Then press arrow down to open list. Select documents directory and press ENTER
SELECT PNG FILES FOR OPERATION
press + key, type *.png in edit field and press ENTER
COMPRESS DIRECTORY TO ZIP FILE
select or highlight directory and press CTRL+Z
GO TO PARENT DIRECTORY
press DELETE key - the bigger one on Apple standard keyboard.
COPY FILES TO TARGET DIRECTORY
select or highlight files. Press F5 key.
SEARCH FOR ALL MP3 FILES
press CTRL+S, type *.mp3 in pattern edit field, press SEARCH.
SEARCH ALL TEXT FILES WITH 'password' text INSIDE
press CTRL+S, type *.txt in pattern edit field, password in text edit field and press SEARCH.
SHOW LAST SEARCH RESULT AGAIN
press CMD+1or2. Press DOWN key. Select "SEARCH:" item on list, press ENTER.
FIND FILES AND COPY RESULT LIST TO PASTEBOARD
select items in panel, press CTRL+S and SEARCH. Press * or CTRL+A to select all items. Press CMD+C. You have just copied generated list to the pasteboard.
SET DIRECTORY ON TARGET PANEL THE SAME AS ON SOURCE
press CTRL+T.
SKIP FILE ON COLLISION WHEN COPYING/MOVING
press ALT+CMD+S.
OVERWRITE FILE ON COLLISION WHEN COPYING/MOVING
press ALT+CMD+O.
APPLY OPERATION TO ALL FILES
press ALT+CMD+A.
MANAGE BOOKMARKS
press CTRL+B. Then drag and drop items, context menu to delete item.