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!

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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Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.


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