|This is a page from the Flash Renamer user manual.|
In order to use Flash Renamer the most efficient way you should learn the hotkeys for commands that you use regularly:
- F1 - Get help for the current function.
- F2 - When a file orfolder is selected in the file list, press F2 to manually rename it.
- F3 - Opens the Visual Assist window where available, which is a built in utility that visually helps you to set various rename options.
- F4 - Shortcut for the Undo button.
- F5 - This is the same as pressing the Rename button!
- F6 - Sets focus on the adress input box, so you can type a new path for the file browser.
- F8 - Opens the settings window.
- F9 - Refreshes the current file listing. (Browser file mode only)
- F12 - Opens the folder browser so you can select a new working path. (Browser file mode only)
- Enter & Backspace - Navigate the file structure with these two and the arrow keys. (Browser file mode only)
- Delete - Delete the specified files from disk (to the recycle bin). (Browser file mode only. When using the Free Select mode, the files will not be deleted from disk, only from the list.)
- Tab - Step to the next "control" (e.g. an input box or a button) using the tab key.
- Ctrl + Tab - Go to the next function.
- Ctrl + Number - Go to a specific function. Each number on the keyboard (0-9) is linked to a function. For example, press Ctrl+1 to go directly to the "Replace" function!
But in Windows XP and above, this feature has been deliberately hidden by Microsoft. If you use the keyboard a lot, then it is wise to enable this feature again. Go to the Control Panel and open Display Properties. Here find the Appearance tab and click on the Effects button. Now uncheck the option called Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation until I press the Alt key. (The location of this option might be different in Vista). This works not only for Flash Renamer, but for all applications that are built to work on XP and above.