Controls

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Controls
Disambig icon.png This article is about the game controls. For the combat mechanics, see Control.

Controls are functions used by the player to open menus, activate skills and abilities, and otherwise allow the character to interact with the game mechanics. Key-mappings, or hot-keys, are shortcuts that allow the player to quickly access or open skills and windows. The following list is the current listing of hot-key options at their default settings. Those listed as Unassigned do not have a key mapped to that action by default. All of the following actions may be mapped to different keys by the player allowing for the player to customize the shortcuts to their own preferences. Currently, mouse camera controls can not be remapped and are limited to the left and right mouse click buttons, except when action camera is toggled on.

In game appearance Controls
10.17.2017

Key-mappings[edit]

See also: Options#Control Options
Movement
W, Move Forward / Double tap to dodge forward
S, Move Backward / Double tap to dodge backward
A, Strafe Left / Double tap to dodge left while standing and forward left while moving forward
D, Strafe Right / Double tap to dodge right while standing and forward right while moving forward
Q Turn Left
E Turn Right
V Dodge
R,Num Lock Auto-Run
Unassigned Walk
Space Jump
Space Swim Up
Unassigned Swim Down
Unassigned About Face
Skills
` Swap Weapons / Drop bundle, or exit transformation (excludes Polymorph Moa and Death Shroud)
1 Weapon Skill 1
2 Weapon Skill 2
3 Weapon Skill 3
4 Weapon Skill 4
5 Weapon Skill 5
6 Healing Skill
7 Utility Skill 1
8 Utility Skill 2
9 Utility Skill 3
0 Elite Skill
F1 Profession Skill 1 — (e.g. F1 activates Fire Attunement for elementalists)
F2 Profession Skill 2
F3 Profession Skill 3
F4 Profession Skill 4
F5 Profession Skill 5
F6 Profession Skill 6
F7 Profession Skill 7
N Special Action
Targeting
Shift+T Alert Target
Ctrl+T Call Target
T Take Target
Unassigned Set Personal Target
Unassigned Take Personal Target
Unassigned Nearest Enemy
Tab Next Enemy
Shift+Tab Previous Enemy
Unassigned Nearest Ally
Unassigned Next Ally
Unassigned Previous Ally
Unassigned Lock Autotarget
Unassigned Snap Ground Target
Unassigned Toggle Snap Ground Target
Unassigned Disable Autotargeting
Unassigned Toggle Autotargeting
Unassigned Ally Targeting Mode
Unassigned Toggle Ally Targeting Mode
User Interface
Esc Closes any open dialogue or opens the Game Access Dialogue
O Black Lion Trading Dialog
Y Contacts Dialog
G Guild Dialog
H Hero Dialog
I Inventory Dialog
K Pet Dialog
F12 Logout
Unassigned Mail Dialog
F11 Options Dialog
P Party / Invite, kick, or leave party
Unassigned PvP Panel
Unassigned PvP Build
B Scoreboard or World vs World standing in PvE
- Information Dialogue — (In e.g. Activities, this will show/hide the panel explaining the rules.)
\ Chat Show / Hide
/ Chat Command — (This will focus the chat panels text input field, clear any text possibly still in it, prefill a "/" and possition the text cursor after it. Entering e.g. "/wave" in the chat activates the wave emote)
Enter,Return (NUM) Chat Message — (This will focus the chat panels text input field.)
Backspace Chat Reply
Ctrl+Shift+H Show / Hide the user interface
Shift+\ Show / Hide Squad Broadcast
Shift+/ Squad Broadcast Chat Command
Shift+Enter,Shift+Return (NUM) Squad Broadcast Message
Camera
Unassigned Free Camera
Page Up Zoom In
Page Down Zoom Out
Unassigned Look Behind
Unassigned Toggle Action Camera
Unassigned Disable Action Camera
Screenshot
Print Screen Normal
Unassigned Stereoscopic
Map
M Open / Close
Space Recenter
Page Down Floor Down
Page Up Floor Up
+, = Zoom In
-, _ Zoom Out
Mounts
X Mount / Dismount
V Mount Ability 1
C Mount Ability 2
Unassigned Raptor Mount/Dismount
Unassigned Springer Mount/Dismount
Unassigned Skimmer Mount/Dismount
Unassigned Jackal Mount/Dismount
Unassigned Griffon Mount/Dismount
Unassigned Roller Beetle Mount/Dismount
Unassigned Skyscale Mount/Dismount
Unassigned Siege Turtle Mount/Dismount
Spectators
Shift+Tab Nearest Fixed Camera
Tab Nearest Player
1 Red Player 1
2 Red Player 2
3 Red Player 3
4 Red Player 4
5 Red Player 5
6 Blue Player 1
7 Blue Player 2
8 Blue Player 3
9 Blue Player 4
0 Blue Player 5
Ctrl+Shift+F Free Camera
E Free Camera — Boost
W Free Camera — Forward
S Free Camera — Backward
A Free Camera — Left
D Free Camera — Right
Space Free Camera — Up
V Free Camera — Down
Squad
Alt+1 Arrow
Alt+2 Circle
Alt+3 Heart
Alt+4 Square
Alt+5 Star
Alt+6 Spiral
Alt+7 Triangle
Alt+8 X
Alt+9 Clear All Location Markers
Alt+Shift+1 Arrow
Alt+Shift+2 Circle
Alt+Shift+3 Heart
Alt+Shift+4 Square
Alt+Shift+5 Star
Alt+Shift+6 Spiral
Alt+Shift+7 Triangle
Alt+Shift+8 X
Alt+Shift+9 Clear All Object Markers
Mastery Skills
J Activate Mastery Skill
Unassigned Start Fishing
Unassigned Summon Skiff
Unassigned Set Jade Bot Waypoint
Miscellaneous
Unassigned AoE Loot
F Interact / Revive / PvP Finisher — (performs context-sensitive actions)
Left Ctrl Show Enemy Names
Left Alt Show Friendly Names
Unassigned Stow / Draw Weapons
Right Ctrl Language Quick Toggle
Unassigned Ranger Pet Combat Toggle
Alt+Enter Toggle Full Screen
U Equip/Unequip Novelty
Unassigned Activate Chair
Unassigned Activate Musical Instrument
Unassigned Activate Held Item
Unassigned Activate Toy
Unassigned Activate Tonic
Templates
Unassigned Build Template 1
Unassigned Build Template 2
Unassigned Build Template 3
Unassigned Build Template 4
Unassigned Build Template 5
Unassigned Build Template 6
Unassigned Build Template 7
Unassigned Build Template 8
Unassigned Equipment Template 1
Unassigned Equipment Template 2
Unassigned Equipment Template 3
Unassigned Equipment Template 4
Unassigned Equipment Template 5
Unassigned Equipment Template 6
Unassigned Equipment Template 7
Unassigned Equipment Template 8

Notes[edit]

  • In Windows, an action's keybind may be set to:
    • Any single key (including the Right or Left Shift, Alt, and Ctrl keys) on the standard 104-key keyboard EXCEPT:
      • Escape
      • Windows Logo
      • Break
      • Scroll Lock
      • Context Menu Key
    • Any one, two, or three of the Ctrl/Shift/Alt keys plus a single key (excepting the five bulleted above)
  • Each action may have 2 keybinds
  • Some actions may have the same keybinds due to the different environment the actions occur in, for intance:
    • Spectators section of the 'Control Options' and any other section
    • Jump and Swim Up
  • The August 2, 2022 game update changed the default keybindings as follows:
Action New
default
Previous
default
Strafe Left A Q
Strafe Right D E
Turn Left Q A
Turn Right E D
Special Action N -
Information Dialog - N
While the notes for the August 2, 2022 patch state that the keybinds were updated for new accounts, they were also changed for some existing accounts. If you're experiencing any issues with your controls (e.g. after returning to the game from a break); consider verifying that your keybind settings are still as you're expecting them to be.

See also[edit]