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Controls are set by left-clicking them and then pressing the desired key combination. They can be unbound by right-clicking them. The keybindings can be reset in the controls settings menu.

Movement

Key bindings
Key combination Effect
W Move up
D Move right
A Move left
S Move down

Basic interaction

Key bindings
Key combination
(Alternative)
Effect Description
E
(Mouse button 4)
Open character screen
Left mouse button Open object's GUI
E
(Mouse button 4)
Close window
Right mouse button Mine
Left mouse button Build
SHIFT + Left mouse button Build ghost
Q
(Mouse button 5)
Clear cursor Returns the item in the cursor stack to the player's inventory. Also cancels wire placement and rail planning.
Q
(Mouse button 5)
Pipette tool Picks items from your inventory used to build the currently selected entity and places them in your cursor. For resources it will select the fastest available mining drill.
R Rotate Rotates (clockwise) the item held in the cursor or the selected entity.
SHIFT + R Reverse rotate Rotates (counter-clockwise) the item held in the cursor or the selected entity.
F Pick up items on the ground
Z Drop item Drop one item of what you are holding on the ground, on a belt or into a machine.
ALT Toggle "Alt-mode" Toggles showing additional information about built entities such as recipes in assembling machines and container contents.
SPACE Shoot enemy Shoots at the nearest enemy to the cursor, or for some weapons shoots at the location of the cursor.
C Shoot selected Shoots at whatever you have selected, or for some weapons shoots at the location of the cursor.
Tab Next weapon Cycles to the next equipped weapon.
ENTER Enter/Leave vehicle Enters or exits a vehicle you're standing next to or driving.
Mouse wheel up
(SHIFT + Mouse wheel up)
Zoom in
Mouse wheel down
(SHIFT + Mouse wheel down)
Zoom out
GRAVE Toggle chat (and Lua console)
SHIFT + Right mouse button Copy entity settings Copies settings from the selected entity. Note that for pasting to work, the source entity must still exist.
SHIFT + Left mouse button Paste entity settings Pastes settings from the previous copied entity.

Advanced interaction

Key bindings
Key combination
(Alternative)
Effect Description
Left mouse button
(CTRL + Left mouse button)
Select for blueprint Select the entities for blueprinting, upgrading or deconstruction.
SHIFT + Left mouse button Select for cancel deconstruction Select to cancel upgrading or deconstruction.
SHIFT + Mouse wheel up Blueprint book next When holding a blueprint book in the cursor, cycles the active blueprint to the next available blueprint.
SHIFT + Mouse wheel down Blueprint book previous When holding a blueprint book in the cursor, cycles the active blueprint to the previous available blueprint.
CTRL + f Focus search
Numpad + Larger tile building area Increases the size of the placement area for tiles.
Numpad - Smaller tile building area Decreases the size of the placement area for tiles.
SHIFT + Left mouse button Remove pole cables Removes wires from the selected electric pole, starting with electric wires and then circuit network wires.
CTRL + Left mouse button Build with obstacle avoidance Usable only for rail building. This is the same as ghost build mode, but trees, rocks and cliffs are avoided.
SHIFT Add station modifier Usable only in the locomotive GUI. Hold this modifier while clicking a station in the locomotive GUI minimap to add the station to the schedule.
CTRL Temporary station modifier Usable only in the locomotive GUI. Hold this modifier while clicking in the locomotive GUI minimap to quickly go to that location by adding a temporary station to the schedule.
Left mouse button Drag map
Right mouse button Place a tag on the map Usable only in the map. Places an icon and/or text on the map.
SHIFT + Left mouse button Place a tag in chat Usable only when the chat is open. Places a chat link to the selected item, recipe, map location, station or train.
CTRL + ALT  + Left mouse button Ping a map location Quickly create a map ping at the selected location and link it in the chat.
Mouse wheel up Zoom into world Usable only in the map. Zoom with ability to zoom into world view from map view.
Mouse wheel down Zoom out of world Usable only in the map. Zoom with ability to zoom into map view from world view.
SHIFT Activate tooltip Show the tooltip when the tooltip delay is set to a large value or "Never".

Crafting

Key bindings
Key combination Effect Description
Left mouse button Craft 1 Usable only in the recipe GUI. Crafts 1 of a given recipe.
Right mouse button Craft 5 Usable only in the recipe GUI. Crafts 5 of a given recipe.
SHIFT + Left mouse button Craft all Usable only in the recipe GUI. Crafts as many as possible of a given recipe.
Left mouse button Cancel crafting 1 Usable only in the crafting queue.
Right mouse button Cancel crafting 5 Usable only in the crafting queue.
SHIFT + Left mouse button Cancel crafting all Usable only in the crafting queue.

Inventory

Key bindings
Key combination Effect Description
Left mouse button Pick up/drop item stack
SHIFT + Left mouse button Stack transfer Transfers the selected stack to the other inventory.
CTRL + Left mouse button Inventory transfer Transfers all of the selected stack type to the other inventory. If an empty slot is clicked all items are transferred.
CTRL + Left mouse button Fast entity transfer Transfers the held stack into the selected entity or if the cursor is empty takes anything the entity has and transfers it to your player.
Right mouse button Cursor split Moves half the selected inventory slot into the cursor if empty. Places a single item from the cursor stack to the selected inventory slot when holding an item.
SHIFT + Right mouse button Stack split Transfers half of the selected stack to the other inventory.
CTRL + Right mouse button Inventory split Transfers half of all of the stacks (rounded up) of the selected stack type to the other inventory. If an empty slot is clicked half of all stacks are transferred.
CTRL + Right mouse button Fast entity split Transfers half of the held stack into the selected entity or if the cursor is empty takes half of anything the entity has and transfers it to your player.
Middle mouse button Toggle filter Create a filter for the selected inventory slot so only the selected item type can be placed in that slot.
Right mouse button Open item's GUI

Quickbar

Key bindings
Key combination Effect Description
X Rotate active quickbars
Not set Next active quickbar Selects the next quickbar for the top quickbar.
Not set Previous active quickbar Selects the previous quickbar for the top quickbar.
1 Shortcut 1
2 Shortcut 2
3 Shortcut 3
4 Shortcut 4
5 Shortcut 5
6 Shortcut 6
7 Shortcut 7
8 Shortcut 8
9 Shortcut 9
0 Shortcut 10
Not set Secondary shortcut 1
Not set Secondary shortcut 2
Not set Secondary shortcut 3
Not set Secondary shortcut 4
Not set Secondary shortcut 5
Not set Secondary shortcut 6
Not set Secondary shortcut 7
Not set Secondary shortcut 8
Not set Secondary shortcut 9
Not set Secondary shortcut 10
SHIFT + 1 Select quickbar 1
SHIFT + 2 Select quickbar 2
SHIFT + 3 Select quickbar 3
SHIFT + 4 Select quickbar 4
SHIFT + 5 Select quickbar 5
SHIFT + 6 Select quickbar 6
SHIFT + 7 Select quickbar 7
SHIFT + 8 Select quickbar 8
SHIFT + 9 Select quickbar 9
SHIFT + 0 Select quickbar 10

Tools

Key bindings
Key combination Effect Description
CTRL + C Copy Select an area of entities to be copied.
CTRL + X Cut Select an area of entities to be copied and marked for deconstruction.
CTRL + V Paste Paste the last copied entities.
SHIFT + Mouse wheel up Next clipboard Cycle the clipboard history while holding the paste tool.
SHIFT + Mouse wheel down Previous clipboard Cycle the clipboard history while holding the paste tool.
CTRL + Z Undo Undo some actions such as manual entity building/removal, placing of blueprints and usage of the deconstruction planner.
ALT + b Make new blueprint
Not set Make new blueprint book
ALT + d Make new deconstruction planner
ALT + u Make new upgrade planner
ALT + e Toggle exoskeleton
ALT + r Toggle personal roboport

Panels

Key bindings
Key combination Effect
ESC Toggle menu
M Toggle world map
T Toggle technology screen
P Toggle production statistics
K Toggle kill statistics
L Toggle logistic networks
B Toggle blueprint library
SHIFT + SLASH Toggle tips and tricks

Miscellaneous

Key bindings
Key combination
(Alternative)
Effect Description
SHIFT + SPACE Pause game
TAB Confirm message
BACKSPACE Select previous technology Usable only in the technology screen. Selects the technology you previously had selected.
BACKSPACE
(Mouse button 4)
Select previous mod Usable only in the mods GUI. Selects the mod you previously had selected.
G Connect train Connects the selected train or the train you're driving to any adjacent trains.
V Disconnect train Disconnects the selected rolling stock or the rolling stock you are in from the rest of the train.

Editor

Key bindings
Key combination Effect
Middle mouse button Next variation
SHIFT + Middle mouse button Previous variation
SHIFT + Middle mouse button Clone item
CTRL + Middle mouse button Delete item
Numpad 0 Toggle entity paused
Numpad . Tick once
SHIFT + Numpad + Increase game speed
SHIFT + Numpad - Decrease game speed
SHIFT + Numpad * Reset game speed to 1

Debug

Key bindings
Key combination Effect
F2 Toggle autoplace GUI
F3 Toggle atlas GUI
F4 Toggle debug settings GUI
F5 Toggle basic debug
F9 Reset zoom level
SHIFT + F9 Set zoom level to 2x
CTRL + F5 Toggle GUI debug
CTRL + F6 Toggle GUI style view
CTRL + F7 Toggle GUI shadows
CTRL + F8 Toggle GUI glows
CTRL + Numpad + Increase UI scale
CTRL + Numpad - Decrease UI scale
CTRL + Numpad 0 Reset UI scale to automatic

See also