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How to change sorting of folders?

By default folders are sorted by name, independent of file sorting. To sort folders the same way as files or to change sorting rules do the following:

Hover the header of the files list. Translucent toggle buttons will appear above it:

Click the first of these buttons to toggle sorting of folders always by name:

Other buttons also affect sorting.


Access to these toggle buttons can be simplified:

Drag the left edge of the right buttons pane:
Stretch the buttons pane until you see the sort folders button:
Select the required button (Ctrl+Click):
Drag it to the left:
Slide the pane back:

More information here.

How to quickly copy the full file name to the clipboard?

Alt+C or Shift+Alt+C (to enclose the name into double quotes).

How to quickly copy the current path to the clipboard?

1. Alt+Up,

2. than Ctrl+C.

How quickly archive / unpack to the current folder?

Double press Alt+F5 / Alt+F6.

If you want to decompress individual files from inside the archive, then press F5 twice.

Double-pressing also applies to all other types of operations.

How to quickly open the home folder of oMega Commander?

Press Alt+S. This opens the System Folders menu. Select the last item "Program run from ...".

How to quickly go to the command line if it is hidden?

Press Ctrl+Down, with certain settings, you can press Shift+Left/Right or simply Left/Right.

To temporarily open the command line click the button: . It appears when you hover the lower right area under the files panel.

On how to make the command line constantly open click here.

How to turn on the folder tabs?

1st option: Create at least one folder: Ctrl+T, Shift+Ctrl+Number  or Ctrl+Up.

2st option: Click the third button from the top of the panels divider:

Other buttons on the same divider can show or hide the other panes.

How to change a folder tab label?

Right-click on the desired tab, then in the button bar will appear, select the first button:

When you edit multiline text to complete the entry, press Ctrl+Enter or Enter twice.

To return to the default text, enter empty text.

How to change Disk button labels?

Label templates can be selected in the window "Quick settings" (button in the upper left corner of the main window).

You can fine-tune, for example, here:

The font size on the Disk buttons can be changed using the Ctrl+Mouse wheel.

How to save a list of files?

Press Shift+Ctrl+C (or the corresponding button on ribbon "List"). In the window, that appears, if necessary select desired settings and click a button to save the list to a file or the clipboard. The entire list or selected items gets saved.

If you need to temporarily remember the selection, then press Shift+Ctrl+/, to restore the selection press "/".

How to open a configuration file?

Press Alt+S. This opens the System Folders menu. Click "INI-file for the current User" item. Thus in the list of files you will be on the file User.ini. This is the main configuration file. To edit press F4.

Some settings are stored in the same folder in the file Wins.ini, and in the file AllUsers.ini in All Users folder (Alt+S, "INI-file for the current User").

How to make a backup copy of all oMega Commander settings?

Automatic saving

Select: Home button (F9)      Export / Import      Backup / Export settings.

In the dialog window select the save format, destination folder or file, and click "Export". The base settings can not be checked, because they can be easily restored by re-installing the App.

Manual saving

You just need to save the Current User and All Users folders. To do this, press Alt+S and select the 2nd and 3rd items from the end of the list. Saving to archive - Alt+F5.

Keep in mind that in addition to settings (files User.ini, Wins.ini) these folders also contain:

oMega Commander folder

Part of the basic settings are stored in the program folder (Alt+S, item "Program run from ...").

When you change the program settings, nothing changes in this folder. Therefore saving this folder is not necessary unless you made manual changes, which is not recommended. If required content of this folder can be reset by re-installing the program.

How to make a backup copy of my ribbon?

Right click on any empty space on the ribbon or ribbon tab. Select from the pop-up menu the item with the icon: . The ribbon file will get focus in the files list.

Further F5 - copy file, Alt+F5 - archive.

Pressing F5 or Alt+F5 twice - copy / archive to the current folder, not to the opposite panel folder.

I copied my ribbon to another computer and now miss some icons. How to preserve them?

You did not configured saving image icons in the ribbon file, images were loaded from external files, missing on the new computer.

To keep the icon in the ribbon itself, open Tools designer (from the context menu on the button or double-click on the empty ribbon space). On tab "Icon" set option "Save icon picture to the ribbon file".

To activate saving of icons for all new buttons, set the appropriate option in the settings:

How to quickly change properties of multiple buttons on a ribbon?

Select the desired buttons and adjust them. Their properties change synchronously on all tools.

Also, there is no need to open and close the Designer for each button. After you configure a button, just click on the next button without closing the Designer.

Do not close the Designer to set the full file name in button settings. List of files in the design mode is still available. Select the desired file, press Alt+C and paste it into the Designer.

It is possible to select buttons by: Right+Left click at the same time, Ctrl+Click, Middle click, click on the empty area with dragging.

Holding Shift during selection preserves the previous selection.

Selection gets removed by pressing Esc, or click on a blank area of a ribbon.

When I copy with replacement, how to see dates and file sizes (not just differences)?

The replacement window has a button ">>" on the right hand side, click it.

If you want to make file dates and sizes always visible, click the pin button (it appears if necessary).

Can I use the search window to open results of the previous search?

Yes. Switch to the previous results with Alt+Left/Right. To open a list of past results, you can click button in the window caption.

How to minimize oMega Commander to tray?

Set the desired value in the corresponding settings option.

To find this option, type "tray" in the settings search box and then press Enter in the appearing list.

Or select: tab "Popular" - group "Miscellaneous" - "Taskbar display mode of the program:".

How to install a 32-bit plug-in into the 64-bit oMega Commander version?

The architecture of the program should be the same as its plug-ins. Therefore it is impossible to run 32-bit plug-ins in a 64-bit program, and vice versa.

Automatic installation

Therefore, if the plug-in was made for one architecture only it will work with the program version of the same architecture. See running the different architecture version of the program.

In the settings the missing architecture version of plugins get highlighted in red.

Manual installation

With manual installation, choose a suitable plugin architecture, with the correct extension. E.g. for the 64-bit version of the program packer plugins need to be installed with the extension wcx64 or acx64, and for 32-bit version - with the extension wcx or acx32.

When manually installing plug-ins, 32-bit and 64-bit versions need to be installed independently. First, add it to the list of plug-ins for the same architecture. Then run the different version of the program, find this plugin in the list of plugins (it is going to be highlighted in red), and select the plug-in file of the desired architecture.

If you want to create your own packages for automatic plugin installation read this.

How to run the 32-bit version of oMega Commander from the 64-bit version, and vice versa?

Press Shift+Ctrl+N.


Or it is possible to start here:

If the command line is hidden, then button is not visible. It appears when you move the mouse in the lower right area under the files panel.

Opening the program of the other architecture is sometimes required, e.g. when you need to use a plugin, implemented for another architecture.

How to view images in a quick view mode at the opposite panel?

Turn on the extended picture mode (Pause or Alt+> or button below the files list ). The resulting image can be stretched to the desired size and dragged to the opposite panel.

The position and size of the image is stored for each panel separately.

To close the image, you can click on it or press Esc.

How to direct typing to the command line, instead of the quick search?

Open settings (F9, Enter), tab "Behavior", group "Quick search".

For the option "Quick search starts by pressing:" specify "Disabled" or "Ctrl+Alt+Letters". After that the typed letters will be directed to the command line.

How to force the quick search start from the beginning of the file name only?

It is possible to promptly switch area of quick search by pressing several times Alt+Q or by clicking the appropriate label in the Quick Search: .

To permanently change the search area, click button.

In the opening settings change the option "By default search a substring in the whole name, otherwise only in the beginning".

How to prevent selection of folders when selecting all files?

By default selection of all (e.g. with Ctrl+A) includes folders.

If you want to select files only, change the settings option: tab "Popular - group "File lists" - subgroup "Behavior" - "On file selection also select folders".

Shift holding while selecting inverts selection / not selection of folders.

Is it possible to turn on the image display mode automatically?

Yes. In the selection list view (hot key Alt+~ or the corresponding button on the ribbon "View", the stretch-panel button above the file list: ) select item "Automatic selection of a list view".

Is it possible to show "Up" folder in the image mode?

Yes. In settings you need to set the appropriate option "Show ".." parent folder:" to value "Always".


To find this option:


Or in the Settings window open:

How do I set my editor / viewer?

To configure the Editor:

You can use both internal and external editor / viewer at the same time (the external one can be opened with Alt+F3).

To achieve that, set the editor in the group "View" in subgroup "View by key Alt + F3".

How to specify relative paths in the portable mode?

In the portable mode use ".\" instead of the drive letter in the path to an external application, located on the same drive with oMega Commander. For example, instead of "C:\MyProgram" enter ".\MyProgram".

Then you don't need to update paths when running oMega Commander from a flash drive, which can be assigned different letters every time it is inserted into a different or the same computer.

In the portable mode relative paths are specified from the drive's root folder.

Many paths become relative automatically. For example, when you drag an app to a ribbon, or when you add a folder to the Hot List (Ctrl+D).

Are there "Easter eggs" in oMega Commander?

Yes, there are.




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