Save time using FileZilla with its keyboard shortcuts


When managing files on remote servers using FTP, one of the most used solutions is FileZilla, a file browser using this protocol that facilitates the relevant connections and synchronizations between the client computer and the destination server.

In this case, FileZilla has a fairly visual interface, being possible to carry out practically all the actions using the mouse. However, if you are in a hurry on certain occasions it may be faster to use the keyboard shortcuts that it incorporates, because in this way it is not necessary to locate the icon that refers to each task or use the menu bar, which can save considerable time depending on the task to be carried out.

Know all the keyboard shortcuts that FileZilla has

As we mentioned, in this case the keyboard shortcuts in the FileZilla client are quite useful, since they allow you to carry out most of the actions without using the corresponding icons. Thus, you will be able to reconnect, update, create directories and much more without having to waste time, using only the keyboard of your computer.

Specifically, FileZilla has the following keyboard shortcuts default:

Keyboard shortcut Function
F2 Rename the selected file
F3 Find remote files
F5 Update local and remote file and folder views
Tab Switch to the next view
Alt + Down Arrow Transfers the currently selected item to an item of the same name in the other panel
Alt + Up Arrow Navigate up one line in tree view (same as up arrow), navigate to parent folder in file view
Ctrl + B Add bookmark
Ctrl + Shift + B Manage bookmarks
Ctrl + C Stops the current operation
Ctrl + D It disconnects from the server
Ctrl + E Show files that are currently being edited
Ctrl + I Directory List Filters
CTRL+M Manual transfer
Ctrl + Shift + N Create a new directory
Ctrl + O Enable directory comparison
Ctrl + P Process queue
CTRL+Q Logout
Ctrl + R Reconnect to the server
Ctrl + S Open the Site Manager
Ctrl + T Open a new tab
Ctrl + U Preserve timestamps of transferred files
Ctrl + Y Toggle Synchronized Navigation
Ctrl + W Close tab
Login Transfers the currently selected item if it is a file or expands it if it is a directory
Ctrl + Pg Up / Pg Down Switch to the next / previous tab
Up arrow Move an item up in the current view
Down arrow Move an item down in the current view
Left arrow If there is nothing in a file view, go up one level in the tree view
Right arrow Go down one level in a tree view, if there are subfolders, nothing if there are none. Pressing once expands a collapsed node. Pressing again lowers him.
File transfer by FTP
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In this way, when you want to perform any of the actions mentioned in the table, you can get to it much faster and using only the keyboard from your computer

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