The Sims 4 Controls List

31 August 2014
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The Sims 4 Controls List

Welcome to the The Sims 4 Controls list that will guide you to use all keyboard controls in the life simulation game on PC & Mac.

Let’s take a look at the complete list below that reveals how to unlock all The Sims 4 Controls that will turn you into a pro player in no-time!

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  • Table of Contents

    Index of The Sims 4 Guides:

    The Sims 4 Controls List

    What are the keyboard controls for The Sims 4 during gameplay?

    The Controls list is organized by their in-game effect, followed by the keyboard or mouse buttons to press to activate the effect.

    Live Mode Controls in The Sims 4

    Here’s a first look at the new tools for a new Sims. Watch the official The Sims 4 Controls gameplay trailer:

    Sim / Household Controls:

    • Switch to next Sim in Household: (Spacebar or N)
    • Switch to Specific Sim: (Left-Click with your mouse on the Sim portrait)
    • Lock Camera to Sim: (Right-Click with your mouse on the Sim portrait)
    • Center Camera on active Sim: (ENTER)

    Time Controls:

    • Pause Game: (P or 0 or ‘)
    • Regular/Fast/Ultra Speed: (1/2/3)

    Camera Movement:

    • Move left/right: (Arrow Left/Right or A/D)
    • Move forward/back: (Arrow UP/Down or W/S)
    • Move Faster: (Hold Shift + do the Camera Movement)
    • Zoom in/out: (Z/X or +/-)
    • Toggle Map Mode: (M)

    General Controls:

    • Undo/Redo: (Ctrl+Z / Ctrl+V)
    • Cancel: (Esc)
    • Toggle Cheat Window: (Ctrl + Shift + C)

    Important: After turning on the Cheat Window mentioned above, please visit our “The Sims 4 Cheats” page for the codes to turn on lots of cheats in the game! 🙂

    Build / Buy Mode Controls in The Sims 4

    Object Placement Tools:

    • Rotate Object: (,/. – once the object is selected)
    • Delete Object: (Del or Backspace)
    • Off Grid Placement: (Alt – while holding the object)
    • Off Angle Placement: (Alt – while rotating the object)
    • Move to Slot: (M)

    Important: For additional Build Mode controls, visit our “The Sims 4 Hotkeys & Shortcuts List“.

    Experience fast, flexible & fun home building in our The Sims 4 Build Mode gameplay video:

    Please comment if you’ve discovered any more Controls.

    What are your favorite controls in The Sims 4?

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