Right now, I just want to open file from server in system default editor.

I can right-click and View/Edit Context Menu and it works.

how do i create hotkey shortcut to view/edit file in local editor?

That is just to truckin' slow because I'm a power level 9000 user!. I hunted down the wiki keyboard shortcut page but I was thinking, "maybe someone forgot to update this page".

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Solution 1

Select the file, then

  1. Click the context menu key,
  2. followed by the V key.

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The context menu key is this one:

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menu_key

Solution 2 with AutoHotkey

If installing AutoHotkey is an option, here is another way.

Use this script:

#IfWinActive ahk_class wxWindowNR   ; Only run when FileZilla has focus
v::                                 ; Set "v" for "view" as the keyboard shortcut 
Send {AppsKey}                      ; Press the "context menu" key
Sleep 100                           ; Give the context menu time to appear
Send v                              ; Press v for "View/Edit"

Afterwards, select a file, then

  1. click V.
  • thanks buddy for the idea! that's a good way to speed things, but just not efficient enough to remember. still faster to manually click 3 extra times imho.
    – Uncle Iroh
    May 22, 2016 at 5:53
  • @MaggewDotCom I've added another solution.
    – Lernkurve
    May 22, 2016 at 14:00

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