Tools - Settings - Select items - Tab NC-Mode
If NC-Mode is not active (the setting "Select items in NC-Mode" in not checked) the selection of files/folders will be performed as in Windows Explorer. If the hotkeys "Ctrl+Space" and "Shift+Ctrl+Space" will be used for selecting multiple items while in Windows mode , they must be removed from the list of FreeCommander hotkeys (menu item "Tools → Define keyboard shortcuts...").
To enable the selection of items as in Norton Commander, the following settings are offered:
Select items in NC-Mode
This setting activates/deactivates NC-Mode for selection.
If this setting is checked, selection can be made with the "Space" key or the "Ins" key.
If this setting is not checked, selection of multiple items can be done (as in Windows Explorer) by holding the "Shift" key or the "Ctrl" key when clicking on an item.
Extended selection with "Shift" and "Ctrl"
If this setting is checked, the selection of multiple items can be done with the "Shift" and "Ctrl" keys (as is done in Windows mode) in addition to the "Space" and "Ins" keys of NC-Mode.
Select with right mouse button
If this setting is checked, items can be selected by right mouse click. Adjacent items can be selected by pressing the right mouse button and dragging over them.
To view the context menu which is normally activated by right click, use a "long right click".
Go to the next item after selecting with space bar
If this setting is checked, the cursor moves to the next item after selection by "Space" key.
Colors and borders can be defined as described in the "Color" section of the tab "General".