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How do I make search for file in Far Manager that is in the current directory of the selected panel? In FreeCommander, this can be done just by typing file's name.

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You can do this by holding down the Alt key and typing the file name.

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Please review How To Answer to avoid having your answer flagged for low quality in future. – BinaryMisfit Jan 14 '11 at 19:43
Is there a way to do this in Midnight Commander? – Randall Stevens Nov 25 '14 at 3:18
@RandallStevens: Yes, by pressing Alt-S (ESC-S). – igorp1024 May 18 '15 at 18:25

There is also QSearchSwitch plugin. It was just a funny exercise for me, but may be interesting for someone. The idea is to invert the meaning of Alt key. When you type letters in Far command line - QSearch appears. If you want to type in Far CommandLine - press Alt+«letter». After first symbol (when CommandLine is not empty) you may release Alt.


  • Unpack to %FARHOME%\Plugins\QSearchSwitch folder
  • Restart Far Manager
  • Current version of plugin requires Far 3.x 2798 or lower
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