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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)
  
 
== Modifier key ==
 
== Modifier key ==
Because KSP can run on different operating systems the modifier key ({{Key press|Mod}}) differs between them. In the table below, the generic {{Key press|Mod}} key is mapped to the following keys:
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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):
 
* Windows: {{Key press|Alt}} (e. g. {{Key press|Alt|L}})
 
* Windows: {{Key press|Alt}} (e. g. {{Key press|Alt|L}})
 
* Mac OS: {{Key press|Option}} (e. g. {{Key press|Opt|L}})
 
* Mac OS: {{Key press|Option}} (e. g. {{Key press|Opt|L}})
* Linux: {{Key press|r Shift}} or {{Key press|Windows}} (e. g. {{Key press|Windows|L}}). As of {{version|0.23}}, {{Key press|Windows}} key appears to be the default mod key. In '''windowed''' mode but not in '''fullscreen''' mode {{Key press|Windows}} may have special meanings to the Window Manager (e.g. {{Key press|Windows}}+{{Key press|Up|Left|Down|Right|chain=}} may resize and/or move the active window).
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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>
  
 
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.
 
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.
  
Some keyboards also require to press a [[w:Fn key|Fn key]] to access some special keys like {{Key press|F5}}. For example, Macs require {{Key press|Fn|F5}}.
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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.'''}}
  
 
== Highlight legend ==
 
== Highlight legend ==
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* {{ColorBox|#ffffcc}} - Docking
 
* {{ColorBox|#ffffcc}} - Docking
  
== Key Bindings for english keyboard layout ==
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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
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|-
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! colspan="3" id="System" | System/UI Controls
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|-
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| F1 || Screenshot || 0.07.3
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|-
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| F2 || Toggle UI visibility || 0.13.0
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|-
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| F3 || Toggle results screen || 0.14.0
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" id="System" | System/UI Commands
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| F4 || Toggle ship labels - this includes docking target/distance indicators  || 0.14.0
 
|-
 
|-
| ←/→/↑/↓ || Turn view L/R/U/D || ? ||  
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| F5 || Quicksave || 0.14.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Numpad + || Zoom view in || 0.08.5 ||
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| Mod + F5 || Make a specific, user-inputted quicksave || 0.23.5
 
|-
 
|-
| Numpad - || Zoom view out || 0.08.5 ||
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| F9 (Hold) || Load quicksave || 0.14.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod + F12 || Open debug console || 0.08.5 ||
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| Mod + F9 || Load a specific quicksave || 0.23.5
 
|-
 
|-
| M || [[Map view|Orbital map]] toggle || 0.11.0 ||
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| F10 || Toggle temperature gauges || 1.0.1
 
|-
 
|-
| Tab || Cycle focus in orbital map || 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?
 
|-
 
|-
| Left-Shift + Tab || Reverse cycle focus in orbital map || 0.11.0? ||
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| F11 || Toggle temperatures overlay || 1.0.1
 
|-
 
|-
| Backspace || Reset focus in orbital map || 0.17.0 ||
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| F12 || Toggle aerodynamic forces overlay || 1.0.1
 
|-
 
|-
| Insert || Staging (default) controls || 0.18 ||
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| Mod + F12 || [[Debug Toolbar|Debug/cheat menu]] || 0.19.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Delete || Docking controls || 0.18 ||
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| Escape || Pause Menu || 0.90.0
 
|-
 
|-
| . || [[Time warp]] ([[Time warp#Physical Time Warp|physical time warp]] in atmosphere) increase || 0.11.0 ||  
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| ↑/↓/←/→ || Turn view Up/Down/Left/Right || ?
 
|-
 
|-
| , || Time warp (physical time warp in atmosphere) decrease || 0.11.0 ||
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| Numpad + || Zoom in || 0.08.5
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod + . || Physical time warp increase (compulsory) || 0.17.0 ||
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| Numpad - || Zoom out || 0.08.5
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod + , || Physical time warp decrease (compulsory) || 0.17.0 ||
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| Page Up || Scroll view up || 0.08.5
 
|-
 
|-
| . (numpad del) || Toggle [[navball]] || 0.12.0? ||
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| Page Down || Scroll view down || 0.08.5
 
|-
 
|-
| ] || Cycle through active ships (forwards) || 0.14.0 ||
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| Home || Scroll stage icons up || 0.09.0
 
|-
 
|-
| [ || Cycle through active ships (backwards) || 0.14.0 ||
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| End || Scroll stage icons down || 0.09.0
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|-
 
|-
| F1 || Screenshot || 0.07.3 ||
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! colspan="3" id="Flight" | Flight Controls
 
|-
 
|-
| F2 || Toggle UI visibility || 0.13.0 ||
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| W || [[Pitch]] adjustment (down) || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| F3 || Toggle results screen || 0.14.0 ||
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| S || Pitch adjustment (up) || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| F4 || Toggle ship labels || 0.14.0 ||
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| A || [[Yaw]] adjustment (left) || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| F5 || Quicksave || 0.14.0 ||
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| D || Yaw adjustment (right) || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod + F5 || Make a specific, user-inputted quicksave || 0.23.5 ||
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| Q || [[Roll]] adjustment (left) || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| hold F9 || Load quicksave || 0.14.0 ||
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| E || Roll adjustment (right) || 0.07.3
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod + F9 || Load a specific quicksave || 0.23.5 ||
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| Caps Lock || Toggle precision ("softer") controls || 0.08.5
 
|-
 
|-
| Ctrl + F10 || Load saved game state dialogue box (hidden feature, looks in KSP/saves/scenarios/)|| 0.14.1? ||
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| Left-Shift || Increase [[throttle]] || 0.07.3
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|-
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| Left-Control || Decrease throttle || 0.07.3
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|-
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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
 
|-
 
|-
| F10 || Temperature Gauges || 1.00.0
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| C || Toggle [[IVA]] view || 0.17.0
 
|-
 
|-
| F11 || Temperatures Overlay || 1.00.0
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| V || Toggle camera view (auto/free/orbital/chase) || 0.17.0
 
|-
 
|-
| F12 || Aerodynamic Forces Overlay || 1.00.0
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| ` (back quote) || Reset camera || 1.2.1
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod + F12 || Debug/cheat menu || 0.19.0 ||
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| \ || Toggle camera movement with mouse || 1.2.1
 
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|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
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| R || Toggle [[RCS]] || 0.11.0
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|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
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| H || RCS - translate forward || 0.11.0
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|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
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| N || RCS - translate backwards || 0.11.0
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|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
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| I || RCS - translate down || 0.11.0
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|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
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| K || RCS - translate up || 0.11.0
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|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
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| J || RCS - translate left || 0.11.0
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|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
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| L || RCS - translate right || 0.11.0
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" id="Flight" | Flight Controls
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| X || Cut throttle || 0.12.0
 
|-
 
|-
| W || [[Pitch]] adjustment (up/back) || 0.07.3 ||
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| Z || Full throttle || 0.25.0
 
|-
 
|-
| S || Pitch adjustment (down/forward) || 0.07.3 ||
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| G || Toggle landing gear || 0.14.0
 
|-
 
|-
| A || [[Yaw]] adjustment (port/left) || 0.07.3 ||
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| U || Toggle lights || 0.15.0
 
|-
 
|-
| D || Yaw adjustment (starboard/right) || 0.07.3 ||
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| B || Wheel brake || 0.15.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Q || [[Roll]] adjustment (counter clockwise) || 0.07.3 ||  
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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
 
|-
 
|-
| E || Roll adjustment (clockwise) || 0.07.3 ||
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| M || Toggle [[Map view|orbital map]] || 0.11.0
 
|-
 
|-
| C || Toggle [[IVA]] view || 0.17.0 ||
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| Tab || Cycle focus in orbital map || 0.11.0
 
|-
 
|-
| V || Toggle camera view (auto/free/orbital/chase) || 0.17.0 ||
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| Shift + Tab || Reverse cycle focus in orbital map || 0.11.0?
 
|-
 
|-
| Left-Shift || Increase [[throttle]] || 0.07.3 ||
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| Backspace || Reset focus in orbital map || 0.17.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Left-Control || Decrease throttle || 0.07.3 ||
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| . || [[Time warp]] increase || 0.11.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Space || Detach [[stage]] or launch || 0.07.3 || Stage
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| , || Time warp decrease || 0.11.0
|- 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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| Mod + . || Time warp increase (compulsory) || 0.17.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Caps Lock || Toggle precision ("softer") controls || 0.08.5 ||
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| Mod + , || Time warp decrease (compulsory) || 0.17.0
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
| R || Toggle [[RCS]] || 0.11.0 || RCS
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
| H || RCS thrust translate forward || 0.11.0 ||
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
| N || RCS thrust translate backward || 0.11.0 ||
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
| I || RCS thrust translate down || 0.11.0 ||
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
| J || RCS thrust translate left || 0.11.0 ||
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
| K || RCS thrust translate up || 0.11.0 ||
 
|- style="background-color: #ccffcc;"
 
| L || RCS thrust translate right || 0.11.0 ||
 
 
|-
 
|-
| X || Cut throttle || 0.12.0 ||
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| / || Stop time warp || 1.1.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Z || Full throttle || 0.25.0 ||
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| . (numpad del) || Toggle [[navball]] || 1.1.0
 
|-
 
|-
| G || Toggle landing gear || 0.14.0 || Gear
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| Insert || Staging (default) controls || 0.18
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod + W/S/A/D/Q/E || Trim pitch/yaw/roll || 0.15.0 ||
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| Delete || Docking controls || 0.18
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod + X || Reset trim || 0.15.0 ||
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| ] || Focus through ships (next) || 0.14.0
 
|-
 
|-
| B || Wheel brakes || 0.15.0 || Brakes
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| [ || Cycle through ships (previous) || 0.14.0
 
|-
 
|-
| U || Toggle vehicle lights || 0.15.0 || Lights
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| 1-9, 0 || Activate custom action group 1-10 || 0.18.0
 
|-
 
|-
| 1-9, 0 || Activate custom action group 1-10 || 0.18.0 || Custom 01-10
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| Backspace || Activate abort action group || 0.18.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Backspace || Activate abort action group || 0.18.0 || Abort
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| Mod + L || Lock current stage (very useful before you accidentally hit the spacebar) || 0.08.4
 
|-
 
|-
| Right-click || Open part info window || 0.15.0 ||
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| Mod + W/S/A/D/Q/E || Trim pitch/yaw/roll || 0.15.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Mod + Right-click || Open multiple info windows for fuel transfer (right-click on two fuel tanks) || 0.18.0 ||
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| Mod + X || Reset trim || 0.15.0
 
|-
 
|-
| Home || Scroll stage icons up || 0.09.0 ||
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| Right-click || Open part info window || 0.15.0
 
|-
 
|-
| End || Scroll stage icons down || 0.09.0 ||
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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 back || 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 left || 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 right || 0.16.0 ||
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| D || Walk/jetpack right || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Q || Jet rotate left || ? ||
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| Q || Jetpack rotate left || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| E || Jet rotate right || ? ||
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| E || Jetpack rotate right || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Left-click and drag left || Jet counter clockwise || ? ||
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| Left-Shift || Jetpack up || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Left-click and drag right || Jet clockwise || ? ||
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| Left-Control || Jetpack down || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Left-click and drag up || Pitch up by jet || ? ||
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| R || Toggle jetpack || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Left-click and drag down || Pitch down by jet || ? ||
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| Space || Jump || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Shift || Jet up || 0.16.0 ||
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| Left-Shift (Hold) || Run || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Control || Jet down || 0.16.0 ||
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| Mod || Toggle movement || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Space || Jump/Let go of part || 0.16.0 ||
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| F || Use part || 0.16.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
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| B || Board || 1.0.0
| Space || Reorient attitude to camera by jet || 0.16.0 ||
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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
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| F || Use part || 0.16.0 ||
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| O || Toggle helmet || 1.6.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Shift + (W/S/A/D) + Space || Jump to different directions when on ladders || ? ||
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| P || Deploy parachute || 1.4.0
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Shift + (W/S/A/D) || Sprint || ? ||
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| Shift + (W/S/A/D) + Space || Jump to different directions when on ladders || ?
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| L || Toggle headlamps || 0.16.0 ||
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| Left-click and drag left || Jet counter clockwise || ?
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| R || Toggle jetpack || 0.16.0 ||
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| Left-click and drag right || Jet clockwise || ?
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| B || Return to cockpit || 1.0.0 ||
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| Left-click and drag up || Pitch down by jet || ?
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
 
|- style="background-color: #ffddaa;"
| Mod || Toggle movement || 0.16.0 ||
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| Left-click and drag down || Pitch up by jet || ?
|-
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| ] || Cycle through active ships/EVAs (forwards) || 0.14.0 ||
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|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
|-
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! colspan="3" id="VAB" | [[Vehicle Assembly Building|VAB]]/SPH Controls
| [ || Cycle through active ships/EVAs (backwards) || 0.14.0 ||
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|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
|- style="align=center; background-color: #cccccc;"
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| S || Rotate part up || 0.15.0
! colspan="4" id="VAB" | [[Vehicle Assembly Building|VAB]]/SPH Commands
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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
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Ctrl + Z || Undo last action || 0.08.0 ||
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| D || Rotate part right (flat) || 0.15.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Ctrl + Y || Redo last action || 0.08.0 ||
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| Q || Rotate part left || 0.15.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Mod + Left-click || Duplicate part or assembly in [[VAB]] || 0.08.5 ||
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| E || Rotate part right || 0.15.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| C || Toggle Angle Snap || 0.15.0 ||
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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;"
| X || Cycle symmetry settings (forward) || 0.08.5 ||
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| Space || Reset part rotation || 0.15.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Shift + X || Cycle symmetry settings (backward) || 0.18.0 ||
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| ` (back quote) || Search part || 1.1.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Page Up || Scroll view up || 0.08.5 ||
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| Delete || Delete selected part || 0.08.5
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Page Down || Scroll view down || 0.08.5 ||
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| 1 || Place Mode || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Shift + Left-click || Move the entire ship || 0.09.0 ||
+
| 2 || Offset Mode || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Shift + Scroll Up || Zoom view in || 0.08.5 ||
+
| 3 || Rotate Mode || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Shift + Scroll Down || Zoom view out || 0.08.5 ||
+
| 4 || [[root part|Root]] Mode || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| W || Rotate part backwards || 0.15.0 ||
+
| F || In Place mode: Toggle Symmetry between vessel or parent part || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| S || Rotate part forwards || 0.15.0 ||
+
| F || In Offset mode: Toggle between absolute or load centered offset || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| A || Rotate part counterclockwise (flat) || 0.15.0 ||
+
| F || In Rotate mode: Toggle between absolute or relative rotation || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| D || Rotate part clockwise (flat) || 0.15.0 ||
+
| R || Toggle Symmetry Method between mirror or radial || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Q || Rotate part counterclockwise || 0.15.0 ||
+
| X || Cycle symmetry settings (next) || 0.08.5
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| E || Rotate part clockwise in VAB || 0.15.0 ||
+
| Shift + X || Cycle symmetry settings (previous) || 0.18.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Shift || Hold to rotate parts in 5° instead of 90° steps || 0.15.0 ||
+
| C || Toggle Angle Snap || 0.15.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| Space || Reset part rotation || 0.15.0 ||
+
| Enter || Reset staging list || 0.90.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| 1 || Place Mode || 0.90.0 ||
+
| Ctrl + Z || Undo last action || 0.08.5
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| 2 || Offset Mode || 0.90.0 ||
+
| Ctrl + Y || Redo last action || 0.08.5
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| 3 || Rotate Mode || 0.90.0 ||
+
| Mod (hold) || Disable surface attach/exclusively use node attach || 0.25.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| 4 || [[root part|Root]] Mode || 0.90.0 ||
+
| Shift + Left-click || Move the entire ship || 0.09.0
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| F || Toggle Symmetry between being around vessel or parent part || 0.90.0 ||
+
| Control + Left-click || Navigate to clicked part in part list || ?
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 
|- style="background-color: #cccccc;"
| R || Toggle Symmetry Method between mirror (SPH) or radial (VAB) || 0.90.0 ||
+
| Mod + Left-click || Duplicate part or assembly in [[VAB]] || 0.08.5
 
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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.

Highlight legend

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