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Warcraft III: Hotkeys

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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The hotkey's listed below are from the back of the Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Game Manual book.

On Mac® OS: Alt becomes Option.

List of Hotkeys

Menu Commands

  • F9: Toggle the Quest Log on/off.
  • F10: Toggle the Game Menu on/off.
  • F11: Toggle the Allies Menu on/off.
  • F12: Toggle the Chat Menu on/off.
  • Alt - F4 / Alt - Q / (Cmd - Q for Mac®): Exit Warcraft III.
  • Alt - O: Activate the Options menu.
  • Alt - S: Activate the Save menu.
  • Alt - L: Activate the Load menu.
  • Alt - H: Activate the Help menu.
  • Ctrl - M: Toggle music on/off.
  • Ctrl - S: Toggle SFX on/off.
  • Esc: Return to previous menu.

Game Commands

  • Alt (when held during a command): Override formation movement during an action.
  • Ctrl (when held during a command: Send action to currently active subgroup only.
  • Esc: Cancel commands.
  • Enter: Activate message prompt. Press Enter again to send message.
  • Shift + Enter: Activate message prompt to "All" players. Press Enter again to send message.
  • Ctrl + Enter: Activate message prmpt to "Allies" only. Press Enter again to send message.
  • Middle Mouse Button: Hold down to scroll game view with mouse.
  • Arrow Keys: Scroll game view.
  • Tab: Switch between subgroups.
  • Ctrl + <#>: Assign selected units to or buildings to group.
  • Shift + <#>: Assign selected units to active group.
  • <#> (zero through nine keys): Select assigned group. Two rapid presses center view on assigned group.
  • F1 - F7: Select corresponding Hero. Two rapid presses center view on corresponding Hero.
  • F8: Select idle worker unit(s).
  • Backspace: Cycle through town center buildings.
  • Spacebar: Center on last notification(s).
  • Ctrl - C/ Alt - C: Center on the unit with the active portrait.
  • Shift + Select Unit: Add/Remove unit from current selection.
  • Ctrl + Select Unit / Double-Click Unit: Select all units of that type in the game view.
  • Mouse Wheel Up / Page Up: Lower and zoom in the game camera.
  • Mouse Wheel Down / Page Down: Raise and zoom out the game camera.
  • Insert: Rotate camera to the left.
  • Delete: Rotate camera to the right.
  • Print Scrn: Save a screenshot of the game to your Warcraft III directory.