I've set up an Bitvise SSH server in Windows 7 and it works well except I can't control FAR Manager from PuTTY by sending Alt-F1 and Alf-F2 keystrokes. What to do?

  • Alt+something keys are usually caught by the system and not send over. There is no problem with Fn keys only, as I just tried. Consider trying mc, which should do similar thing and works fine over ssh (as it is proved by many generations).
    – Jakuje
    Commented Dec 13, 2015 at 18:58
  • You can do that programmatically instead
    – user518951
    Commented Dec 13, 2015 at 19:17
  • @Jakuje , latest (as for Jan 2018) mc (Midnight Commander) does not work for me on Putty (Kitty actually) when connecting to Windows Bitvise SSH Server. Commented Jan 11, 2018 at 23:17
  • Some applications expect Alt to send an ASCII escape character before the special key (such as F1), and (because this is not a realistic assumption) will often wait long enough for you to just press Escape followed by the special key. Commented Jan 14, 2018 at 18:22
  • There is chas sequences to do it but they seems to work only with english keyboard... Commented Mar 1, 2019 at 14:11


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