Controls

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The default controls for RimWorld, not including controls that only work from the Architect sub-menus.
Key bindings can be changed through Menu, Options, Keyboard configuration.

Key bindings

Movement

W,

Forward

S,

Backward

A,

Left

D,

Right

⇧ Shift + W, S, A, D
⇧ Shift + , , ,
Double Scroll Speed

Camera

PAGE DN

Zoom In

PAGE UP

Zoom Out

User Interface

Esc

Closes any open dialogue or opens the Game Menu

SPACE

Pauses and unpauses game

Tab ↹

Toggle architect tab

F1

Toggle work tab

F2

Toggle schedule tab

F3

Toggle assign tab

F4

Toggle animals tab

F5

Toggle wildlife tab

F6

Toggle research tab

F7

Toggle quests tab

F8

Toggle world tab

F9

Toggle history tab

1

Normal speed

2

3x speed

3

5x speed

4

Ultra fast speed (Dev mode only)

Q, E

Rotate object

F9

Toggle screenshot mode (turns on/off HUD elements)

F10

Take screenshot

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Select next/previous colonist

⇧ Shift Use with left mouse to select multiple items
⇧ Shift Use with right mouse to queue colonist actions
NumKeypad * Select next item in square

Modifiers

Multiplier keys work on the trade screen, the items screen when forming a caravan, and for any quantity button for bills.
Ctrl ×10 (For any number field, multiplies the increment/decrement button by 10)
⇧ Shift ×100 (For any number field, multiplies the increment/decrement button by 100)
⇧ Shift+Ctrl ×1000 (For any number field, multiplies the increment/decrement button by 1000)

Mouse controls

Mouse

Left mouse button Select pawn, item, object
Left double-click Select all of same type on screen (i.e. select all colonists; all doors; all deer.)
Left mouse button drag Draw square to select multiple items
Right mouse button Open context menu for an object, when applicable. Can be used to assign jobs.
Right mouse button drag On colonist bar, reorder colonists.
Scroll wheel Zoom In/Out