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Keyboard Shortcuts

From Liquipedia StarCraft Brood War Wiki

Overview[edit]

This page lists all generic shortcuts. For a list of all hotkeys specifically for issuing commands to units, see Hotkey.

General[edit]

Ctrl+M = Toggle Music
Ctrl+S = Toggle Sound
Tab = Cycles through various buttons and input fields (use shift to reverse the order of cycling)
Esc = Cancel
Alt+Enter = Switch between windowed fullscreen and windowed
Alt+V (Battle.net) = Toggles join and leave channel notifications
Alt+S (Battle.net) = Open the Select Map frame from within the Create custom game menu


Note: All menu hotkeys have a corresponding letter, or Alt+Letter in Battle.net with the chatbox present.

Ingame[edit]

Mouse Wheel Press & Hold = Drag the map location
Mouse Wheel (StarCraft: Remastered) = Zoom (Single player, Observer, and Replay)
Shift + F2-F4 = Save location
F2-F4 = Go to saved location
F5 (StarCraft: Remastered) = Toggle Remastered Graphics
F6 (StarCraft: Remastered) = Return to a default zoom state
F10, Alt + M = Show Menu
F11 = Show Help and Tips
NumPad 0 = Display players' Win/Loss/Disconnect records for both normal and Ladder games.
Alt + S = Save Game
Alt + L = Load Game (Single player)
Alt + O = Show Options
= Increase game speed (Single player), Show chat log (Multiplayer)
- = Decrease game speed (Single player)
#(Number) = Select units from the numbered control group
Ctrl + # = Assign currently selected units to the numbered control group
Shift + # = Add currently selected units to the numbered control group
Alt + #, Double tap on # = Select units from the numbered control group then center screen to them
Ctrl + C, Alt + C = Center screen on selected unit(s)
Alt + left-click on own unit = Select all units of its last group (group = units selected by any way, not necessarily in a control group)
Ctrl + left-click on own unit or Double left-click on own unit = Select the clicked unit and other units of the same type on the screen
Ctrl + left-click on unit in selection box = Select all units of that type already selected
Shift + [any command] = Queues the order to be executed after its other orders are completed
Shift + left-click on own unit on the map = Adds unit to currently selected units
Shift + left-click on unit in selection box or on the map = Remove unit from currently selected group
Spacebar = Go to last alert location
Shift + Tab = Cycle diplomacy color mode in the minimap and/or main screen. Once: Change Opponent/Allies/Self colors in the minimap to red/yellow/teal respectively. Twice: Make the change of colors on main screen & minimap. Three times: back to original colors on main screen & minimap. (Multiplayer)
Tab = Toggle whether to show terrain in minimap
Ctrl + Alt + F (StarCraft: Remastered) = Toggle whether to display logical number of frames per second (FPS)
Ctrl + Alt + T (StarCraft: Remastered) = Toggle whether to display turn rate (TR) (Multiplayer)
Ctrl + R = Toggle multiplayer ranking mode if game type is Use Map Settings (UMS)
Ctrl + Q, Alt + Q = Quit Mission
Ctrl + X, Alt + X = Exit Game
Enter = Message prompt
Shift + Enter = To all message prompt (Multiplayer)
Ctrl + Enter = To allies message prompt (Multiplayer)


Note: Combinations of some hotkeys are possible - for example Ctrl + Shift + left-click on a unit adds the clicked unit and other units of the same type on the screen to the currently selected units.

Replay Viewer[edit]

P = Toggle pause/play
U = Increase game speed if unpaused (StarCraft: Remastered also supports this while paused)
D = Decrease game speed if unpaused (StarCraft: Remastered also supports this while paused)
Alt + F, Ctrl + F (StarCraft: Remastered) = Toggle display of the production panel
Alt + Y, Ctrl + Y (StarCraft: Remastered) = Toggle display of the replay panel
Alt + Z, Ctrl + Z (StarCraft: Remastered) = Open the diplomacy menu
Q, Alt + I, Ctrl + I (StarCraft: Remastered) = Toggle display of the minimap
W, Alt + U, Ctrl + U, Ctrl + W (StarCraft: Remastered) = Toggle display of the unit panel
E, Alt + E, Ctrl + E (StarCraft: Remastered) = Toggle display of the statistics panel
F10, Alt + M = Open the game menu
R, Alt + W, Alt + R (StarCraft: Remastered) = Toggle display of the side panel
A, Alt + A, Ctrl + A (StarCraft: Remastered) = Toggle the display of all panels


Note: Most general and ingame hotkeys also work, e.g. F10, Alt+M to open the game menu. The others that have particular usage in the replay viewer are Mouse Wheel (StarCraft: Remastered) and F6 (StarCraft: Remastered) to control zoom, Shift+F2-F4 and F2-F4 to control camera locations, Ctrl+C, Alt+C to center screen on selected unit(s), Shift+Tab to switch between player colors and diplomacy colors in the minimap and main screen (StarCraft: Remastered only switches between those two modes whereas non-remastered supports three modes as described in Ingame), Tab to toggle whether to show terrain in minimap, Ctrl+R to toggle multiplayer ranking mode if game type is Use Map Settings (UMS). Control group selection hotkeys might also work for one of the players (this seems like a glitch?), e.g. Alt+Number, Double tap on Number to select units from the numbered control group then center screen to them. You can't change the control group assignments though.

Usage Guides[edit]

Control Groups[edit]

Battle.net on Control Groups