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This is a list of the default '''key bindings''' of the standard game.
 
This is a list of the default '''key bindings''' of the standard game.
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Please note that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bindings have not been included as of yet for either the Enhanced Edition or the original port! (the Enhanced Edition pause menu does have a list of controls)
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== Modifier key ==
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Because KSP can run on different operating systems the modifier key ({{Key press|Mod}}) differs between them. In the table below, the default {{Key press|Mod}} key is mapped to the following keys (to use a different key, edit the entry in the
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"MODIFIER_KEY" section of the settings.cfg file):
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* Windows: {{Key press|Alt}} (e. g. {{Key press|Alt|L}})
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* Mac OS: {{Key press|Option}} (e. g. {{Key press|Opt|L}})
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* Linux: KSP 1.1+: {{Key press|Right-Shift}} (e. g. {{Key press|Right-Shift|L}}) ''Don't confuse this with {{Key press|Left-Shift}}, which will fire your engines!'' KSP 1.0.5 and earlier uses a different key, which can cause issues in some window managers when playing in windowed mode. <ref>Linux versions 1.0.5 and earlier used the {{Key press|Alt}} as the modifier key. In XFCE/Xubuntu, the Alt key can be used to change the window size and position. This is a ill-conceived "usability" feature that is on by default. To resolve this, you will need to disable some of the window manager's key bindings: Go to Settings > Window Manager Tweaks >Accessibility and set the "Key used to grab and move windows" to "None." Or only play in full screen mode, where the {{Key press|Alt}} isn't trapped by the window manager.</ref>
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As an example, {{Key press|Mod|L}} locks the current stage. The key combinations in brackets show an example of the respective operating system's key combination: just swap {{Key press|Mod}} with the operating system's designated modifier.
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Some keyboards also require to press a [[w:Fn key|Fn key]] to access some special keys like {{Key press|F5}}. For example, Macs and some Linux devices such as ThinkPad, require {{Key press|Fn|F5}}.
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{{Box| '''It is advisable to shutdown your engines if you don't plan on activating them, such as before resource transfers, or if maneuvers have been completed.''' This will prevent accidental engine activation from a mistyped key. You can disable engines via control groups, or by right clicking on the engine to manually shut it down or activate it. This can be handy for contracts that require an engine to be tested through staging, but you don't want to discard the usable stage before it: Kill thrust with {{Key press|X}}, move the engine to be tested to the next stage, then activate the engine through staging. After activation, manually shut down the it tested engine (you'll need to manually re-enable/activate it later). Now you've completed your contract, and haven't wasted any useful stages. '''Using this, in combination with lock staging {{Key press|Mod|L}}, will help avoid mishaps due to operator error.'''}}
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== Highlight legend ==
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* {{ColorBox|#ccffcc}} - [[RCS]]
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* {{ColorBox|#ccccff}} - [[SAS]]
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* {{ColorBox|#cccccc}} - [[VAB]]/[[SPH]]
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* {{ColorBox|#ffddaa}} - [[EVA]]
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* {{ColorBox|#ffffcc}} - Docking
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== Key Bindings for English keyboard layout ==
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
! Key !! Effect !! Since !! [[Action group]]
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! Key !! Effect !! Since
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" id="System" | System/UI Commands
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! colspan="3" id="System" | System/UI Controls
 
|-
 
|-
| + || Zoom view in || 0.08.5 ||
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| F1 || Screenshot || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| - || Zoom view out || 0.08.5 ||
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| F2 || Toggle UI visibility || 0.13.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod+F2 || Open debug console || 0.08.5 ||
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| F3 || Toggle results screen || 0.14.0
 
|-
 
|-
| M || [[Map view|Orbital map]] toggle || 0.11.0 ||
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| F4 || Toggle ship labels - this includes docking target/distance indicators  || 0.14.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Tab || Cycle focus in orbital map || 0.11.0 ||
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| F5 || Quicksave || 0.14.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Shift+Tab || Reverse cycle focus in orbital map || 0.11.0? ||
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| Mod + F5 || Make a specific, user-inputted quicksave || 0.23.5
 
|-
 
|-
| Backspace || Reset focus in orbital map || 0.17.0 ||
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| F9 (Hold) || Load quicksave || 0.14.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Insert || Staging (default) controls || 0.18 ||
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| Mod + F9 || Load a specific quicksave || 0.23.5
 
|-
 
|-
| Delete || Docking controls || 0.18 ||
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| F10 || Toggle temperature gauges || 1.0.1
 
|-
 
|-
| . || [[Time Warp|Time warp]] increase || 0.11.0 ||
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| Mod + F10 || Load saved game state dialogue box (hidden feature, looks in KSP/saves/scenarios/)|| 0.14.1?
 
|-
 
|-
| , || Time warp decrease || 0.11.0 ||
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| F11 || Toggle temperatures overlay || 1.0.1
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod+. || [[Time Warp#Physical Time Warp|Physical time warp]] increase (in orbit) || 0.17.0 ||
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| F12 || Toggle aerodynamic forces overlay || 1.0.1
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod+, || Physical time warp decrease (in orbit) || 0.17.0 ||
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| Mod + F12 || [[Debug Toolbar|Debug/cheat menu]] || 0.19.0
 
|-
 
|-
| . (numpad del) || Toggle [[navball]] || 0.12.0? ||
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| Escape || Pause Menu || 0.90.0
 
|-
 
|-
| ] || Cycle through active ships (forwards) || 0.14.0 ||  
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| ↑/↓/←/→ || Turn view Up/Down/Left/Right || ?
 
|-
 
|-
| [ || Cycle through active ships (backwards) || 0.14.0 ||
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| Numpad + || Zoom in || 0.08.5
 
|-
 
|-
| F1 || Screenshot || 0.07.3 ||
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| Numpad - || Zoom out || 0.08.5
 
|-
 
|-
| F2 || Toggle UI visibility || 0.13.0 ||
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| Page Up || Scroll view up || 0.08.5
 
|-
 
|-
| F3 || Toggle results screen || 0.14.0 ||
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| Page Down || Scroll view down || 0.08.5
 
|-
 
|-
| F4 || Toggle ship labels || 0.14.0 ||
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| Home || Scroll stage icons up || 0.09.0
 
|-
 
|-
| F5 || Quicksave || 0.14.0 ||
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| End || Scroll stage icons down || 0.09.0
|-
 
| hold F9 || Load quicksave || 0.14.0 ||
 
|-
 
| Ctrl+F10 || Load saved game state dialogue box (hidden feature, looks in KSP/saves/scenarios/)|| 0.14.1? ||
 
|-
 
| Mod+F12 || Debug/cheat menu || 0.19.0 ||
 
  
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" id="Flight" | Flight Controls
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! colspan="3" id="Flight" | Flight Controls
 
|-
 
|-
| W || [[Pitch]] adjustment (up/back) || 0.07.3 ||
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| W || [[Pitch]] adjustment (down) || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| S || Pitch adjustment (down/forward) || 0.07.3 ||
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| S || Pitch adjustment (up) || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| A || [[Yaw]] adjustment (port/left) || 0.07.3 ||
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| A || [[Yaw]] adjustment (left) || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| D || Yaw adjustment (starboard/right) || 0.07.3 ||
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| D || Yaw adjustment (right) || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| Q || [[Roll]] adjustment (clockwise) || 0.07.3 ||
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| Q || [[Roll]] adjustment (left) || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| E || Roll adjustment (counter clockwise) || 0.07.3 ||
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| E || Roll adjustment (right) || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| C || Toggle camera view [auto/free/chase] in 0.13.3 || 0.07.3 ||
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| Caps Lock || Toggle precision ("softer") controls || 0.08.5
 
|-
 
|-
| C || Toggle [[IVA]] view || 0.17.0 ||
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| Left-Shift || Increase [[throttle]] || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| V || Toggle camera view [auto/free/orbital] since 0.17 || 0.17.0 ||
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| Left-Control || Decrease throttle || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| Left-Shift || Increase [[throttle]] || 0.07.3 ||  
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| Space || Launch or detach [[stage]] || 0.07.3
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|- style="background-color: #ccccff;"
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| F (Hold) || Invert [[SAS]] state || 0.07.3
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|- style="background-color: #ccccff;"
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| T || Toggle SAS || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| Left-Control || Decrease throttle || 0.07.3 ||
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| C || Toggle [[IVA]] view || 0.17.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Space || Detach [[stage]] || 0.07.3 || Stage
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| V || Toggle camera view (auto/free/orbital/chase) || 0.17.0
|- style="background-color: #ccccff;"
 
| T || Toggle [[SAS]] || 0.07.3 || SAS
 
|- style="background-color: #ccccff;"
 
| F || Hold to temporarily invert SAS state || 0.07.3 ||
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod+L || Lock current stage (very useful before you accidentally hit the spacebar) || 0.08.4 ||
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| ` (back quote) || Reset camera || 1.2.1
 
|-
 
|-
| Caps Lock || Toggle precision ("softer") controls || 0.08.5 ||
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| \ || Toggle camera movement with mouse || 1.2.1
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
| R || Toggle [[RCS]] || 0.11.0 || RCS
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| R || Toggle [[RCS]] || 0.11.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
| H || RCS thrust translate forward || 0.11.0 ||
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| H || RCS - translate forward || 0.11.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
| N || RCS thrust translate backward || 0.11.0 ||
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| N || RCS - translate backwards || 0.11.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
| I || RCS thrust translate down || 0.11.0 ||
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| I || RCS - translate down || 0.11.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
| J || RCS thrust translate left || 0.11.0 ||
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| K || RCS - translate up || 0.11.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
| K || RCS thrust translate up || 0.11.0 ||
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| J || RCS - translate left || 0.11.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
| L || RCS thrust translate right || 0.11.0 ||
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| L || RCS - translate right || 0.11.0
 
|-
 
|-
| X || Cut throttle || 0.12.0 ||
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| X || Cut throttle || 0.12.0
 
|-
 
|-
| G || Toggle landing gear position || 0.14.0 || Gear
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| Z || Full throttle || 0.25.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod+WSADQE || Trim pitch/yaw/roll || 0.15.0 ||
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| G || Toggle landing gear || 0.14.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod+X || Reset trim || 0.15.0 ||
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| U || Toggle lights || 0.15.0
 
|-
 
|-
| B || Wheel brakes || 0.15.0 || Brakes
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| B || Wheel brake || 0.15.0
 
|-
 
|-
| U || Toggle vehicle lights || 0.15.0 || Lights
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| (none but can be modded)<ref>[https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/163950-15x-doubletapbrakes-1001-engage-parking-brakes-from-the-keyboard-31102018/ Double tap brakes mod]</ref> || Parking brake || discontinued
 
|-
 
|-
| ] || Cycle through active ships/EVAs (forwards) || 0.14.0 ||
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| M || Toggle [[Map view|orbital map]] || 0.11.0
 
|-
 
|-
| [ || Cycle through active ships/EVAs (backwards) || 0.14.0 ||
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| Tab || Cycle focus in orbital map || 0.11.0
 
|-
 
|-
| 1-9, 0 || Activate custom action group 1-10 || 0.18.0 || Custom 01-10
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| Shift + Tab || Reverse cycle focus in orbital map || 0.11.0?
 
|-
 
|-
| Backspace || Activate abort action group || 0.18.0 || Abort
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| Backspace || Reset focus in orbital map || 0.17.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Right-click || Open part info window || 0.15.0 ||
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| . || [[Time warp]] increase || 0.11.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod + Right-click || Open multiple info windows for fuel transfer (right-click on two fuel tanks) || 0.18.0 ||
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| , || Time warp decrease || 0.11.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Home || Scroll stage icons up || 0.09.0 ||
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| Mod + . || Time warp increase (compulsory) || 0.17.0
 
|-
 
|-
| End || Scroll stage icons down || 0.09.0 ||  
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| Mod + , || Time warp decrease (compulsory) || 0.17.0
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|-
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| / || Stop time warp || 1.1.0
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|-
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| . (numpad del) || Toggle [[navball]] || 1.1.0
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|-
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| Insert || Staging (default) controls || 0.18
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|-
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| Delete || Docking controls || 0.18
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|-
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| ] || Focus through ships (next) || 0.14.0
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|-
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| [ || Cycle through ships (previous) || 0.14.0
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|-
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| 1-9, 0 || Activate custom action group 1-10 || 0.18.0
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|-
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| Backspace || Activate abort action group || 0.18.0
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|-
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| Mod + L || Lock current stage (very useful before you accidentally hit the spacebar) || 0.08.4
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|-
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| Mod + W/S/A/D/Q/E || Trim pitch/yaw/roll || 0.15.0
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|-
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| Mod + X || Reset trim || 0.15.0
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|-
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| Right-click || Open part info window || 0.15.0
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|-
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| Mod + Right-click || Open multiple info windows for fuel transfer (right-click on two fuel tanks) || 0.18.0
  
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
! colspan="4" id="Docking" | Docking mode
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! colspan="3" id="Docking" | Docking Controls
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
| W || Pitch adjustment (up/back) / Translate forward || 0.18.0 ||
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| Space || Toggle translation/rotation || 0.18.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
| S || [[Pitch]] adjustment (down/forward) / Translate backward || 0.18.0 ||
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| W || Pitch adjustment (down) / Translate forward || 0.18.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
| A || [[Yaw]] adjustment (port/left) / Translate left || 0.18.0 ||
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| S || [[Pitch]] adjustment (up) / Translate backwards || 0.18.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
| D || Yaw adjustment (starboard/right) / Translate right || 0.18.0 ||
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| A || [[Yaw]] adjustment (left) / Translate left || 0.18.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
| Q || Roll adjustment || 0.18.0 ||
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| D || Yaw adjustment (right) / Translate right || 0.18.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
| E || [[Roll]] adjustment || 0.18.0 || 
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| Q || Roll adjustment (left) || 0.18.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
| Left-Shift || Translate up || 0.18.0 ||
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| E || [[Roll]] adjustment (right) || 0.18.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
| Left-Control || Translate down || 0.18.0 ||
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| Left-Shift || Translate up || 0.18.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffffcc;"
| Space || Toggle translation/rotation || 0.18.0 || SAS
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| Left-Control || Translate down || 0.18.0
  
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
! colspan="4" id="EVA" | EVA Commands
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! colspan="3" id="EVA" | EVA Controls
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| W || Walk/jet forward || 0.16.0 ||
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| W || Walk/jetpack forward || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| S || Walk/jet left || 0.16.0 ||
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| S || Walk/jetpack backwards || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| A || Walk/jet right || 0.16.0 ||
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| A || Walk/jetpack left || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| D || Walk/jet back || 0.16.0 ||
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| D || Walk/jetpack right || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Shift || Jet up || 0.16.0 ||
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| Q || Jetpack rotate left || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Control || Jet down || 0.16.0 ||
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| E || Jetpack rotate right || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Space || Jump/reorient/let go of part || 0.16.0 ||
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| Left-Shift || Jetpack up || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| F || Use/board part || 0.16.0 ||
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| Left-Control || Jetpack down || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| L || Toggle headlamps || 0.16.0 ||
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| R || Toggle jetpack || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| R || Toggle jetpack || 0.16.0 ||
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| Space || Jump || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Mod || Toggle movement || 0.16.0 ||
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| Left-Shift (Hold) || Run || 0.16.0
|-
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|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| ] || Cycle through active ships/EVAs (forwards) || 0.14.0 ||  
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| Mod || Toggle movement || 0.16.0
|-
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|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| [ || Cycle through active ships/EVAs (backwards) || 0.14.0 ||  
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| F || Use part || 0.16.0
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|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
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| B || Board || 1.0.0
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|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
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| Space || Jetpack - Reorient camera || 0.16.0
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|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
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| U || Toggle lights || 1.1.3
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|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
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| O || Toggle helmet || 1.6.0
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|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
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| P || Deploy parachute || 1.4.0
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|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
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| Shift + (W/S/A/D) + Space || Jump to different directions when on ladders || ?
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|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
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| Left-click and drag left || Jet counter clockwise || ?
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|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
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| Left-click and drag right || Jet clockwise || ?
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|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
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| Left-click and drag up || Pitch down by jet || ?
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Space || Orient camera to view || 0.16.0 ||  
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| Left-click and drag down || Pitch up by jet || ?
|- style="align=center; background-color: #cccccc;"
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! colspan="4" id="VAB" | [[Vehicle Assembly Building|VAB]]/SPH Commands
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|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
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! colspan="3" id="VAB" | [[Vehicle Assembly Building|VAB]]/SPH Controls
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|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
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| S || Rotate part up || 0.15.0
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|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
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| W || Rotate part down || 0.15.0
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|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
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| A || Rotate part left (flat) || 0.15.0
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|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
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| D || Rotate part right (flat) || 0.15.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Ctrl+Z || Undo last action || 0.08.0 ||
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| Q || Rotate part left || 0.15.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Ctrl+Y || Redo last action] || 0.08.0 ||
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| E || Rotate part right || 0.15.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Mod+left mouse click || Duplicate part or assembly in [[VAB]] || 0.08.5 ||
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| Shift + W/S/A/D/Q/E || Rotate parts in 5° instead of 90° steps || 0.15.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| C || Toggle Angle Snap || 0.15.0 ||
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| Space || Reset part rotation || 0.15.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| X || Cycle symmetry settings (forward) || 0.08.5 ||
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| ` (back quote) || Search part || 1.1.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Shift + X || Cycle symmetry settings (backward) || 0.18.0 ||
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| Delete || Delete selected part || 0.08.5
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Page Up || Scroll view up || 0.08.5 ||
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| 1 || Place Mode || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Page Down || Scroll view down || 0.08.5 ||
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| 2 || Offset Mode || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Shift+Left-click || Move the entire ship || 0.09.0 ||
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| 3 || Rotate Mode || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| + / Middle-click-drag up|| Zoom view in || 0.08.5 ||
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| 4 || [[root part|Root]] Mode || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| - / Middle-click-drag down|| Zoom view out || 0.08.5 ||
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| F || In Place mode: Toggle Symmetry between vessel or parent part || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| W || Rotate part backwards || 0.15.0 ||
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| F || In Offset mode: Toggle between absolute or load centered offset || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| S || Rotate part forwards || 0.15.0 ||
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| F || In Rotate mode: Toggle between absolute or relative rotation || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| A || Rotate part counterclockwise (flat) || 0.15.0 ||
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| R || Toggle Symmetry Method between mirror or radial || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| D || Rotate part clockwise (flat) || 0.15.0 ||
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| X || Cycle symmetry settings (next) || 0.08.5
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Q || Rotate part counterclockwise || 0.15.0 ||
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| Shift + X || Cycle symmetry settings (previous) || 0.18.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| E || Rotate part clockwise in VAB || 0.15.0 ||
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| C || Toggle Angle Snap || 0.15.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Shift || Hold to rotate parts in 5° instead of 90° steps || 0.15.0 ||
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| Enter || Reset staging list || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Space || Reset part rotation || 0.15.0 ||
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| Ctrl + Z || Undo last action || 0.08.5
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|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
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| Ctrl + Y || Redo last action || 0.08.5
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|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
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| Mod (hold) || Disable surface attach/exclusively use node attach || 0.25.0
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|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
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| Shift + Left-click || Move the entire ship || 0.09.0
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|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
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| Control + Left-click || Navigate to clicked part in part list || ?
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|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
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| Mod + Left-click || Duplicate part or assembly in [[VAB]] || 0.08.5
 
|}
 
|}
  
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== External links ==
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*  [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8568147/KSP%20Keymap%20%28CAO%2028_10_2013%29.pdf As PDF] – Controls of {{version|0.22.0}} as one single paged PDF
  
* {{ColorBox|#ccffcc}} - [[RCS]]
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* [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8568147/KSP%20Keymap%20-%20Copy.xlsx As XLSX] – Controls of {{version|0.22.0}} as Excel Spreadsheet
* {{ColorBox|#ccccff}} - [[SAS]]
 
* {{ColorBox|#cccccc}} - [[VAB]]/[[SPH]]
 
* {{ColorBox|#ffddaa}} - [[EVA]]
 
* {{ColorBox|#ffffcc}} - Docking
 
  
== Modifier key ==
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* [http://mechanicalcat.net/files/KSP-Controls.pdf As PDF] – Controls of {{version|0.18.0}} as one single paged PDF
Because KSP can run on different operating systems the modifier key (Mod) differs between then. In the table above the generic “Mod” key is mapped to the following keys:
 
* Windows: Alt (e. g. '''Alt+L''')
 
* Mac OS: Option (⌥) (e. g. '''Opt+L''')
 
* Linux: Right Shift (e. g. '''Right Shift+L''')
 
As an example '''Mod+L''' locks the current stage. The different key combinations in brackets after the text show the OS's depending key combination.
 
  
== External links ==
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*  [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8de_qTRouN8UlphakNNYlZzTk0 As PDF] – Controls of {{version|1.2.2}} as one single paged PDF
*  [http://mechanicalcat.net/files/KSP-Controls.pdf As PDF] – Controls of {{version|0.18.0}} as one single paged PDF
 
  
 
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[[Category:Documentation]]
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[[Category:Game interface]]

Latest revision as of 15:40, 7 August 2019

This is a list of the default key bindings of the standard game. Please note that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bindings have not been included as of yet for either the Enhanced Edition or the original port! (the Enhanced Edition pause menu does have a list of controls)

Modifier key

Because KSP can run on different operating systems the modifier key (Mod) differs between them. In the table below, the default Mod key is mapped to the following keys (to use a different key, edit the entry in the "MODIFIER_KEY" section of the settings.cfg file):

  • Windows: Alt (e. g. Alt+L)
  • Mac OS: Option (e. g. Opt+L)
  • Linux: KSP 1.1+: Right-Shift (e. g. Right-Shift+L) Don't confuse this with Left-Shift, which will fire your engines! KSP 1.0.5 and earlier uses a different key, which can cause issues in some window managers when playing in windowed mode. [1]

As an example, Mod+L locks the current stage. The key combinations in brackets show an example of the respective operating system's key combination: just swap Mod with the operating system's designated modifier.

Some keyboards also require to press a Fn key to access some special keys like F5. For example, Macs and some Linux devices such as ThinkPad, require Fn+F5.

It is advisable to shutdown your engines if you don't plan on activating them, such as before resource transfers, or if maneuvers have been completed. This will prevent accidental engine activation from a mistyped key. You can disable engines via control groups, or by right clicking on the engine to manually shut it down or activate it. This can be handy for contracts that require an engine to be tested through staging, but you don't want to discard the usable stage before it: Kill thrust with X, move the engine to be tested to the next stage, then activate the engine through staging. After activation, manually shut down the it tested engine (you'll need to manually re-enable/activate it later). Now you've completed your contract, and haven't wasted any useful stages. Using this, in combination with lock staging Mod+L, will help avoid mishaps due to operator error.

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Key Bindings for English keyboard layout

Key Effect Since
System/UI Controls
F1 Screenshot 0.07.3
F2 Toggle UI visibility 0.13.0
F3 Toggle results screen 0.14.0
F4 Toggle ship labels - this includes docking target/distance indicators 0.14.0
F5 Quicksave 0.14.0
Mod + F5 Make a specific, user-inputted quicksave 0.23.5
F9 (Hold) Load quicksave 0.14.0
Mod + F9 Load a specific quicksave 0.23.5
F10 Toggle temperature gauges 1.0.1
Mod + F10 Load saved game state dialogue box (hidden feature, looks in KSP/saves/scenarios/) 0.14.1?
F11 Toggle temperatures overlay 1.0.1
F12 Toggle aerodynamic forces overlay 1.0.1
Mod + F12 Debug/cheat menu 0.19.0
Escape Pause Menu 0.90.0
↑/↓/←/→ Turn view Up/Down/Left/Right  ?
Numpad + Zoom in 0.08.5
Numpad - Zoom out 0.08.5
Page Up Scroll view up 0.08.5
Page Down Scroll view down 0.08.5
Home Scroll stage icons up 0.09.0
End Scroll stage icons down 0.09.0
Flight Controls
W Pitch adjustment (down) 0.07.3
S Pitch adjustment (up) 0.07.3
A Yaw adjustment (left) 0.07.3
D Yaw adjustment (right) 0.07.3
Q Roll adjustment (left) 0.07.3
E Roll adjustment (right) 0.07.3
Caps Lock Toggle precision ("softer") controls 0.08.5
Left-Shift Increase throttle 0.07.3
Left-Control Decrease throttle 0.07.3
Space Launch or detach stage 0.07.3
F (Hold) Invert SAS state 0.07.3
T Toggle SAS 0.07.3
C Toggle IVA view 0.17.0
V Toggle camera view (auto/free/orbital/chase) 0.17.0
` (back quote) Reset camera 1.2.1
\ Toggle camera movement with mouse 1.2.1
R Toggle RCS 0.11.0
H RCS - translate forward 0.11.0
N RCS - translate backwards 0.11.0
I RCS - translate down 0.11.0
K RCS - translate up 0.11.0
J RCS - translate left 0.11.0
L RCS - translate right 0.11.0
X Cut throttle 0.12.0
Z Full throttle 0.25.0
G Toggle landing gear 0.14.0
U Toggle lights 0.15.0
B Wheel brake 0.15.0
(none but can be modded)[2] Parking brake discontinued
M Toggle orbital map 0.11.0
Tab Cycle focus in orbital map 0.11.0
Shift + Tab Reverse cycle focus in orbital map 0.11.0?
Backspace Reset focus in orbital map 0.17.0
. Time warp increase 0.11.0
, Time warp decrease 0.11.0
Mod + . Time warp increase (compulsory) 0.17.0
Mod + , Time warp decrease (compulsory) 0.17.0
/ Stop time warp 1.1.0
. (numpad del) Toggle navball 1.1.0
Insert Staging (default) controls 0.18
Delete Docking controls 0.18
] Focus through ships (next) 0.14.0
[ Cycle through ships (previous) 0.14.0
1-9, 0 Activate custom action group 1-10 0.18.0
Backspace Activate abort action group 0.18.0
Mod + L Lock current stage (very useful before you accidentally hit the spacebar) 0.08.4
Mod + W/S/A/D/Q/E Trim pitch/yaw/roll 0.15.0
Mod + X Reset trim 0.15.0
Right-click Open part info window 0.15.0
Mod + Right-click Open multiple info windows for fuel transfer (right-click on two fuel tanks) 0.18.0
Docking Controls
Space Toggle translation/rotation 0.18.0
W Pitch adjustment (down) / Translate forward 0.18.0
S Pitch adjustment (up) / Translate backwards 0.18.0
A Yaw adjustment (left) / Translate left 0.18.0
D Yaw adjustment (right) / Translate right 0.18.0
Q Roll adjustment (left) 0.18.0
E Roll adjustment (right) 0.18.0
Left-Shift Translate up 0.18.0
Left-Control Translate down 0.18.0
EVA Controls
W Walk/jetpack forward 0.16.0
S Walk/jetpack backwards 0.16.0
A Walk/jetpack left 0.16.0
D Walk/jetpack right 0.16.0
Q Jetpack rotate left 0.16.0
E Jetpack rotate right 0.16.0
Left-Shift Jetpack up 0.16.0
Left-Control Jetpack down 0.16.0
R Toggle jetpack 0.16.0
Space Jump 0.16.0
Left-Shift (Hold) Run 0.16.0
Mod Toggle movement 0.16.0
F Use part 0.16.0
B Board 1.0.0
Space Jetpack - Reorient camera 0.16.0
U Toggle lights 1.1.3
O Toggle helmet 1.6.0
P Deploy parachute 1.4.0
Shift + (W/S/A/D) + Space Jump to different directions when on ladders  ?
Left-click and drag left Jet counter clockwise  ?
Left-click and drag right Jet clockwise  ?
Left-click and drag up Pitch down by jet  ?
Left-click and drag down Pitch up by jet  ?
VAB/SPH Controls
S Rotate part up 0.15.0
W Rotate part down 0.15.0
A Rotate part left (flat) 0.15.0
D Rotate part right (flat) 0.15.0
Q Rotate part left 0.15.0
E Rotate part right 0.15.0
Shift + W/S/A/D/Q/E Rotate parts in 5° instead of 90° steps 0.15.0
Space Reset part rotation 0.15.0
` (back quote) Search part 1.1.0
Delete Delete selected part 0.08.5
1 Place Mode 0.90.0
2 Offset Mode 0.90.0
3 Rotate Mode 0.90.0
4 Root Mode 0.90.0
F In Place mode: Toggle Symmetry between vessel or parent part 0.90.0
F In Offset mode: Toggle between absolute or load centered offset 0.90.0
F In Rotate mode: Toggle between absolute or relative rotation 0.90.0
R Toggle Symmetry Method between mirror or radial 0.90.0
X Cycle symmetry settings (next) 0.08.5
Shift + X Cycle symmetry settings (previous) 0.18.0
C Toggle Angle Snap 0.15.0
Enter Reset staging list 0.90.0
Ctrl + Z Undo last action 0.08.5
Ctrl + Y Redo last action 0.08.5
Mod (hold) Disable surface attach/exclusively use node attach 0.25.0
Shift + Left-click Move the entire ship 0.09.0
Control + Left-click Navigate to clicked part in part list  ?
Mod + Left-click Duplicate part or assembly in VAB 0.08.5

External links

  • Linux versions 1.0.5 and earlier used the Alt as the modifier key. In XFCE/Xubuntu, the Alt key can be used to change the window size and position. This is a ill-conceived "usability" feature that is on by default. To resolve this, you will need to disable some of the window manager's key bindings: Go to Settings > Window Manager Tweaks >Accessibility and set the "Key used to grab and move windows" to "None." Or only play in full screen mode, where the Alt isn't trapped by the window manager.
  • Double tap brakes mod