The Sims 4 Hotkeys & Shortcuts List

31 August 2014
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The Sims 4 Hotkeys & Shortcuts List

Welcome to the The Sims 4 Hotkeys & Shortcuts list that will guide you to use all keyboard hotkeys & keyboard shortcuts 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 Hotkeys / Shortcuts that will turn you into a faster player, because you won’t have to go through any menus anymore!

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  • Table of Contents

    Index of The Sims 4 Guides:

    The Sims 4 Hotkeys & Shortcuts List

    What are the keyboard hotkeys / keyboard shortcuts for The Sims 4 during gameplay?

    The Hotkeys / Shortcuts list is organized by their in-game effect, followed by the keyboard buttons to press to activate the effect.

    Build Mode Hotkeys & Shortcuts in The Sims 4

    Object Control Hotkeys & Shortcuts:

    • Rotate held/selected object, block, roof, anything rotatable: < / >
    • Move object to next slot in surface with a slotted object selected and on a slot surface: M
    • Copy held/selected object on placement: Shift
    • Inventory held/selected object: Backspace
    • Delete held/selected object: Delete
    • Undo: Ctrl + Z
    • Redo: Ctrl + Y

    Hotkeys & Shortcuts for Tools:

    • Eyedropper Tool (toggle): E
    • Hand Tool: H
    • Sledgehammer Tool (toggle): K
    • Design Tool (toggle): R
    • Wall Tool: B
    • Toggles Day/Night in B/B: L
    • Allow off-grid placement while dragging around an object: Alt
    • Toggle Grid: G
    • Cycle Between 1/2 tile and 1/4 tile grid snapping for object placement: F5
    • Flood Fill a single wall while placing wall patterns: Alt
    • Flood Fill floor & wall paint while placing floor or wall patterns: Shift
    • Toggle to 1/4 tile floor paint while placing floor tile patterns: Ctrl + F
    • Reduce Terrain Brush Size while Terrain Paint catalog is open: [
    • Increase Terrain Brush Size while Terrain Paint catalog is open: ]
    • Move Terrain Brush Softness Slider to the Left while Terrain Paint catalog is open: ;
    • Move Terrain Brush Softness Slider to the Right while Terrain Paint catalog is open: ‘
    • Toggle Terrain Paint/Eraser while Terrain Paint catalog is open: Ctrl
    • Move Whole House tool: U
    • Toggle Video Recording: V
    • Capture Screenshot: C

    Camera Hotkeys & Shortcuts:

    • Have the camera follow the Sim: Right-Click with your mouse on the portrait of the Sim
    • Toggle Top Down View: T
    • Go to Next Floor Up: Page Up
    • Go to Next Floor Down: Page Down
    • Walls Up: Home
    • Walls Down: End

    Important: For additional key combinations outside of Build Mode, visit our “The Sims 4 Controls List“.

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

    Please comment if you’ve discovered any more Hotkeys & Shortcuts.

    Credits: EA Games & LJ.

    What are your favorite Hotkeys & Shortcuts in The Sims 4?

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