Explore in Desktop Mode

Desktop users are restricted to using their keyboard and mouse to do things in Vircadia. On this page, you can find all of the shortcuts so that you can enjoy your experience in Vircadia to the fullest.

Note

The shortcuts below are for Windows and Linux computers. If you’re running on a Mac, use the same commands, substituting the Command key for the Ctrl key.

Movement Controls

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Action

Key

Walk Forward

W or UP ARROW

Walk Backward

S or DOWN ARROW

Run

Hold SHIFT while using any shortcut to walk

Side Step to the Left

Q or Right Click + A or SHIFT + LEFT ARROW

Side Step to the Right

E or Right Click + D or SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

Turn Left

A or LEFT ARROW

Turn Right

D or RIGHT ARROW

Jump

SPACE or PGUP

Fly

Hold SPACE or PGUP

Fly Down

C or PGDN

In-World Controls

Action

Key

Handshake

X

Toggle Privacy Shield

CTRL + N

Open Tablet

TAB (when ‘Desktop becomes toolbar’ is not checked)

Select Item

Left Click

Grab Item

Left Click

Inspect Item

Right Click

Open Browser

CTRL + B

Toggle ‘Away from Keyboard’

ESC

Toggle ‘Mute Mic’

CTRL + M

Toggle ‘Show Statistics’

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Screenshot

P

Push to Talk

T

Camera Controls

Action

Key

First Person View

1

Third Person View

3

Mirror View

2

Pan In/Out

With mouse, use mouse wheel.

On trackpad, drag two fingers up or down.

Take Screenshot

P

Avatar Sizing Controls

Action

Key

Decrease Avatar Size

-

Increase Avatar Size

+

Reset Avatar Size

=

Create and Edit Mode

These controls work when the Create app is open.

Action

Key

Undo

CTRL + Z

Redo

CTRL + Y

Delete Entity

DEL

Focus on Selected Entity

F

Align Grid to Bottom of Selected Entities

G

Duplicate Entity

CTRL + Left Click + Drag

Parent Entity

CTRL + P

Unparent Entity

CTRL + SHIFT + P

Copy Entity

CTRL + C

Paste Entity

CTRL + V

Toggle Global/Local Translation

T

Gamepad

Instead of a keyboard, you can use a gamepad while experiencing Vircadia in desktop mode.

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