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Key Binds are associations that 'bind' hardware buttons/controls to in game actions and the user interface. They are used to speed up gameplay and simplify access to the many UI elements.

Players can customise these bindings in the "Key Binds" of the Options menu.

There is a guide on how to have greater customization and combinations.

Contents

[edit] Ground

[edit] Movement & Camera

Movement & Camera Key Binds
Action Key #1 Key #2 Description
Move Forward W Up Moves you forward. With Walk or Run key pressed will cause you to move forward with that action.
Move Back S Down Moves you backward.
Move Left Q Strafe Left, In other words, move to the left sideways
Move Right E Strafe Right, In other words, move to the right sideways
Turn Left A Left Rotates your character Left (counterclockwise)
Turn Right D Right Rotates your character Right (Clockwise)
Auto Move Forward R Same as forward, but without needing to continuously hold the key down.
Jump Space Enables your character to jump over objects, low walls, or on top of low objects.
Walk While pressing a movement key, like forward, causes your character to move in that direction smoothly, like walking.
Run Shift While pressing a movement key, like forward, causes your character to move in that direction quickly, like running.
Roll Shift+Space Causes your character to make a roll, then pop up onto their feet.
Aim Mode C Middle Click
Follow Target Alt After selecting a target character, causes you to follow it.
Toggle Follow Target Toggles Follow Target, to make it an active key, or non-active key.
Switch Weapon Z Allows your character, who can have two weapons to switch between them. If only one weapon is in a slot, toggles between Fist Fighting and the Weapon. (Usefull for incapacitating a NPC character for capture.
Holster Toggle H Takes out, or puts away your weapon.
Stop Time Toggle T Causes the game to pause, or restart if there is time left in your pause counter.
Reset Camera Home Causes your camera to come back to the forward facing position, useful if you have 'mouse looked' in a different direction to 'reset' the camera view.
Cycle Camera Distance Joy4 align="center" Each click moves you through the different camera positions.
Enable Mouse Look Right Drag Enables the mouse to look around by holding down and dragging the mouse to what you want to see.
Toggle Mouse Look Toggles whether the movement keys move or look.
Enable Camera Rotation Left Drag While pressing left mouse button, moves camera to look around.
Toggle Camera Rotation Toggles whether the mouse movement moves ship or rotates the camera.
Zoom In Medium Page Up Zooms the view from behind the character closer to the character. (Options can be enabled to switch camera view to side of character or through character in another options menu.)
Zoom Out Medium Page Down Same as zoom in; but zooms out instead.
Zoom Out Fast End Zooms out quickly to furthest away.
Zoom In Slow Mouse Scroll Up Uses Mouse wheel, if present, to zoom In in smaller steps than Zoom In medium. (Fine control)
Zoom Out Slow Mouse Scroll Down Uses Mouse wheel, if present, to zoom Out in smaller steps than Zoom out medium. (Fine control)

[edit] Targeting

Targeting & Interaction Key Binds
Action Key #1 Key #2 Description
Interact F Allows character to interact with scintillating object in the game. (Control Consoles, Force Fields, Boxes, etc.)
ContextAction Right Click
ExecuteAction Left Double Click Allows character to do the action indicated when interacting with a person, warp action, etc.
Crew Attack My Target Y Sends out Ship Boffs (Bridge Officers) to attack enemy targeted.
Target Next Exposed Enemy G Targets Next Enemy which shows on the screen
Set Rally Point Sets a point on the ground which your Bridge Officers will 'Rally' to when they are finished or not engaging an enemy. Note: Set Rally point can fail when scripting key binds, see also Guide: Keybinds#Rally Point Bug
Scan V Scan the surrounding area for anomalies. Scan will activate ending with a bright beam pointing to the closest anomaly. Often points to objective in a mission, when no anomalies nearby.
Target Next Enemy Tab Targets next enemy even if off screen.
Target Prev Enemy Shift+Tab Targets previous enemy even if off screen.
Target Next Friend Ctrl+Tab Targets next friend even if off screen.
Target Prev Friend Targets previous friend even if off screen.
Target Nearest Enemy Targets Enemy Closest to you regardless of on screen or off.
Target Nearest Friend Targets Friend closest to you regardless if on screen or off.
Target Cursor Selects object under cursor; if targetable it will become target.
Show Context Menu
Interact Cursor Joy8+Joy7
Clear Target Joy6+Joy5 Clears currently selected Target, same as escape.
Clear Target/Bring Up Menu Escape Clears your target, and/or brings up menu to exit game or other options.
Target First Teammate F2 When teamed, selects the top Teammate, and targets them. Note: If Autofire set to on, target will not stay selected and will cause target to shift, if you receive damage.
Target Second Teammate F3 Same as above but for second teammate.
Target Third Teammate F4 Same as above but for third teammate.
Target Fourth Teammate F5 Same as above but for fourth or bottom teammate.

[edit] Skills

Skills Refers to weapons in slots, or other skills able to be activated as found in your characters Status, including consumable heals, power ups, personal shield repairs, Tricorder, etc. If no character indicated, weapons target enemy, or self for positive effects. The Personal Menu has two options in the panel to the right: Top- Opens skills to allow click-drag to Personal Menu. Bottom- allows you to select whether '1,2, or 3' rows will show of personal menu. When '4' is selected shows rows '1-3' and disables crew HUD.

(Note: Keys if reassigned indicate selected key in Personal Menu.)

Action Key #1 Key #2 Description
Skill #1 1 Numpad 1 Activates 1st skill located in Personal Menu Slot Labeled '1', unless Slot '1' is key mapped to another key on keyboard, shows mapped key in Personal Menu.
Skill #2 2 Numpad 2 Same as for Skill #1, but for Skill #3
Skill #3 3 Numpad 3 Same as for Skill #1, but for Skill #3
Skill #4 4 Numpad 4 Same as for Skill #1, but for Skill #4
Skill #5 5 Numpad 5 Same as for Skill #1, but for Skill #5
Skill #6 6 Numpad 6 Same as for Skill #1, but for Skill #6
Skill #7 7 Numpad 7 Same as for Skill #1, but for Skill #7
Skill #8 8 Numpad 8 Same as for Skill #1, but for Skill #8
Skill #9 9 Same as for Skill #1, but for Skill #9
Skill #10 0 Same as for Skill #1, but for Skill #0 or '10'
Skill #11 - unused?
Skill #12 Equals unused?
Skill #1 Ctrl+1 Ctrl+Numpad 1 Same as for skill set above; but, for additional rows as indicated in Personal Menu as controlled by [CTRL+#] (Replace # with appropriate number.)
Skill #2 Ctrl+2 Ctrl+Numpad 2 Same as for [CTRL+#] skill.
Skill #3 Ctrl+3 Ctrl+Numpad 3 Same as for [CTRL+#] skill.
Skill #4 Ctrl+4 Ctrl+Numpad 4 Same as for [CTRL+#] skill.
Skill #5 Ctrl+5 Ctrl+Numpad 5 Same as for [CTRL+#] skill.
Skill #6 Ctrl+6 Ctrl+Numpad 6 Same as for [CTRL+#] skill.
Skill #7 Ctrl+7 Ctrl+Numpad 7 Same as for [CTRL+#] skill.
Skill #8 Ctrl+8 Ctrl+Numpad 8 Same as for [CTRL+#] skill.
Skill #9 Ctrl+9 Same as for [CTRL+#] skill.
Skill #10 Ctrl+0 Same as for [CTRL+#] skill.
Skill #11 Ctrl+- unused?
Skill #12 Ctrl+Equals unused?
Skill #1 Alt+1 Alt+Numpad 1 Same as for skill set above; but, for additional rows as indicated in Personal Menu as controlled by [ALT+#] (Replace # with appropriate numbered skill slot.
Skill #2 Alt+2 Alt+Numpad 2 Same as for [ALT+#] skill.
Skill #3 Alt+3 Alt+Numpad 3 Same as for [ALT+#] skill.
Skill #4 Alt+4 Alt+Numpad 4 Same as for [ALT+#] skill.
Skill #5 Alt+5 Alt+Numpad 5 Same as for [ALT+#] skill.
Skill #6 Alt+6 Alt+Numpad 6 Same as for [ALT+#] skill.
Skill #7 Alt+7 Alt+Numpad 7 Same as for [ALT+#] skill.
Skill #8 Alt+8 Alt+Numpad 8 Same as for [ALT+#] skill.
Skill #9 Alt+9 Same as for [ALT+#] skill.
Skill #10 Alt+0 Same as for [ALT+#] skill.
Skill #11 Alt+- unused?
Skill #12 Alt+Equals unused

[edit] Gameplay Windows

Gameplay Windows
Action Key #1 Key #2 Description
Inventory I Opens Inventory dialog window for interaction.
Crew Assignments Opens Crew Assignments dialog window for interaction.
Skills K Opens Crew Skills .
Status U Opens Crew Status dialog window for interaction.
People O Opens Friends and other Game controls.
Missions J Opens 'Call Starfleet' Windows Mission. (Note: If you've not just completed a mission, this pops up the menu for selecting New, or Current Missions. )
Captain's Log L Makes Chat HUD visible for your recent actions in game.
Map M Opens Local, Galaxy, and Lists of Destinations Map. (Note: List is only available in 'Sector Space'.)
Tickets Opens your Support tickets to view responses.
Fleet Opens Fleet dialog window for interaction.
Remote Contacts
Tray Powers P Opens your Powers Tray to click and drag into Personal Menu, or viewing details of skills.

[edit] Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Action Key #1 Key #2 Description
Start Chatting Enter Opens chat HUD, if closed, and starts a chat text line. Or closes Chat HUD, if open.
Reply to Tell Backspace Auto sets text to reply in chat to last person to send tell.
Toggle Fullscreen Alt+Enter Toggles Game Screen from [Window] to Full Screen mode.
Toggle Show Game UI Alt+F12 Opens HUD UI to modify positions of HUD displays.
Cyberchipz 02:30, 24 February 2013 (UTC)CyberPapa

[edit] Space

[edit] Movement & Camera

Movement & Camera Key Binds
Action Key #1 Key #2 Description
Pitch Up W Pitches the nose of your spacecraft UP
Pitch Down S Pitches the nose of your spacecraft DOWN
Turn Left A Rotates your spacecraft on the horizontal plane counter clockwise
Turn Right D Rotates your spacecraft on the horizontal plane clockwise
Throttle Forward E Increases speed one bar or +20% ex: Speed = 20%, increases to 40%
Throttle Back Q Same as increase; but, decreases speed by 20%
Throttle Toggle R Toggles to 100% if 0% or 0% if 100%
Reset Camera Home Centers camera to view direction of travel.
Cycle Camera Distance Joy4 Increments or Decrements Camera distance (Not reliable)
Enable Mouse Look Right Drag Activates ability to "Toggle Mouse Look" below.
Toggle Mouse Look Toggle whether movement or mouse keys look around instead of maneuver ship.
Enable Camera Rotation
Toggle Camera Rotation
Zoom Out Slow Moves camera behind ship 15 units
Zoom In Slow Moves camera toward ship 15 units
Zoom Out Medium Mouse Scroll Up Moves camera behind ship 30 units
Zoom In Medium Mouse Scroll Down Moves camera toward ship 30 units
Zoom Out Fast Page Down Moves camera behind ship 50 units
Camera Turn to Focus Left+Right Click Sets camera POV towards pointer focus
Camera Target Look X Sets camera POV towards target focus
Full Impulse Shift+R Toggles Full Impulse - Not Available in Sector Space or in Battle!

[edit] Targeting & Interaction

Targeting & Interaction Key Binds
Action Key #1 Key #2 Description
Interact F Interacts with scintillating objects
ContextAction Right Click Accpets an option in pop-up window. EX: Warp to Sector Space Captain? Completes: "OK".
ExecuteAction Left Double Click Similar to Interact or Context, when those fail.
Distribute Shields Delete Redistributes power evenly to all shields
Reroute Shields Forward Up Transfers power from other shields to Fully Energize Forward Shields
Reroute Shields Right Right Transfers power from other shields to Fully Energize Right Shields
Reroute Shields Left Left Transfers power from other shields to Fully Energize Left Shields
Reroute Shields Rear Down Transfers power from other shields to Fully Energize Rear Shields
Power Levels Preset 1 (Attack) Set Weapons, Shields, Engine & Aux Power levels and Mode to Attack
Power Levels Preset 2 (Defense) Set Weapons, Shields, Engine & Aux Power levels and Mode to Defense (Shields)
Power Levels Preset 3 (Speed) Set Weapons, Shields, Engine & Aux Power levels and Mode to Engines
Power Levels Preset 4 (Balanced) Set Weapons, Shields, Engine & Aux Power levels and Mode to Equal for all.
Fire All Phasers Space Fires all phaser/beam devices
Fire All Torpedoes Ctrl+Space Fires all torpedos
Fire All Weapons Alt+Space Fires all beam/torpedos/mine weapons
Scan V Scans surrounding area for Anomalies or if set by episode, and interactive objects relevant to game play, and indicates general direction by emitted beam from scanner
Target Next Enemy Tab Targets the next enemy visible in screen
Target Prev Enemy Shift+Tab Targets the previous enemy visible in screen.
Target Next Friend Ctrl+Tab Targets the next friend visible in screen.
Target Prev Friend Targets the previous friend visible in screen.
Target Nearest Enemy Targets the enemy nearest to ship
Target Nearest Friend Targets the friendly ship nearest to you.
Target Cursor Left Click Selects the object visible under the cursor friend or foe and targets them.
Show Context Menu Shows the object targeted's actionable menu. ex: Follow, info, etc.
Interact Cursor Joy8+Joy7 Interract with object under cursor.
Clear Target Joy6+Joy5 Clear's the object targeted, so it is no longer a target.
Clear Target/Bring Up Menu Escape Clear's a target, if it exists, or brings up Main Menu.
Target First Teammate F2 Targets the first teammate's reticule at the top of the list.
Target Second Teammate F3 Same as above; but for 2nd Teammate
Target Third Teammate F4 Same as above; but for 3rd Teammate
Target Fourth Teammate F5 Same as above; but for Last Teammate

[edit] Skills or Power Tray

Skills or Power Tray Key Binds
Action Key #1 Key #2 Description: These refer to the skills located in the Power Trays showing in the HUD of the ship or person.
Skill #1 1 Numpad 1 Key activates skill/or power located in Power Tray 1 1
Skill #2 2 Numpad 2 Same as above but for Power Tray 1 2
Skill #3 3 Numpad 3 Same as above but for Power Tray 1 3
Skill #4 4 Numpad 4 Same as above but for Power Tray 1 4
Skill #5 5 Numpad 5 Same as above but for Power Tray 1 5
Skill #6 6 Numpad 6 Same as above but for Power Tray 1 6
Skill #7 7 Numpad 7 Same as above but for Power Tray 1 7
Skill #8 8 Numpad 8 Same as above but for Power Tray 1 8
Skill #9 9 Numpad 9 Same as above but for Power Tray 1 9
Skill #10 0 Numpad 0 Same as above but for Power Tray 1 0 aka '10'
Skill #11 - Numpad - No Tray available for this action
Skill #12 Equals Numpad = No Tray available for this action
Action Key #1 Key #2 Description
Skill #1 Ctrl+1 Ctrl+Numpad 1 Same as above but for Power Tray Row 2 Column 1
Skill #2 Ctrl+2 Ctrl+Numpad 2 Same as above but, column 2
Skill #3 Ctrl+3 Ctrl+Numpad 3 Same as above but, column 3
Skill #4 Ctrl+4 Ctrl+Numpad 4 Same as above but, column 4
Skill #5 Ctrl+5 Ctrl+Numpad 5 Same as above but, column 5
Skill #6 Ctrl+6 Ctrl+Numpad 6 etc.
Skill #7 Ctrl+7 Ctrl+Numpad 7
Skill #8 Ctrl+8 Ctrl+Numpad 8
Skill #9 Ctrl+9 Ctrl+Numpad 9
Skill #10 Ctrl+0 Ctrl+Numpad 0
Skill #11 Ctrl+- Ctrl+Numpad - N/A
Skill #12 Ctrl+Equals Ctrl+Numpad = N/A
Action Key #1 Key #2 Description
Skill #1 Alt+1 Alt+Numpad 1 Same as above but activates Row 3, Column 1
Skill #2 Alt+2 Alt+Numpad 2 Same but Row 3, Column 2
Skill #3 Alt+3 Alt+Numpad 3 Same but Row 3, Column 3
Skill #4 Alt+4 Alt+Numpad 4 Etc.
Skill #5 Alt+5 Alt+Numpad 5
Skill #6 Alt+6 Alt+Numpad 6
Skill #7 Alt+7 Alt+Numpad 7
Skill #8 Alt+8 Alt+Numpad 8
Skill #9 Alt+9 Alt+Numpad 9
Skill #10 Alt+0 Alt+Numpad 0
Skill #11 Alt+- Alt+Numpad - N/A
Skill #12 Alt+Equals Alt+Numpad = N/A

[edit] Gameplay Windows

Gameplay Windows Key Binds
Action Key #1 Key #2 Description
Inventory I Pops up window showing Inventory, and Tab for Assets
Crew Assignments Pops up Crew Window focused on Assignments.
Skills K Pops up Crew Window focused on their skills
Status U Pops up Crew Window focused on their status
People O Pops up people window for Social intartions such as setting privacy, team invites, etc.
Missions J Pops up Starfleet Menu showing current Missions
Captain's Log L Pops up chat window showing the log of gave actions.
Map M Pops up Map showing tabs for Local, Galaxy, Lists of travel destinations (only in Sector Space)
Tickets Shows GM Tickets you have sent for resolution of game issues.
Fleet Shows Fleet status, actions, projects, etc.
Remote Contacts
Tray Powers Pops up window which has Box for Locking your Powers Tray so game can't make changes (suggested); and all powers available with current crew configuration which can be dragged into your power trays, when tray is not locked.

[edit] Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Key Binds
Action Key #1 Key #2 Description
Start Chatting Enter Opens chat window with Cursor located in Chat box for typing. Note: Take care not to activate while in combat or under alert, all keyboard actions are entered into chat window and will not activate on ship until window is closed.
Reply to Tell Backspace Reply to a personal tell with the person's name queued for resonse.
Toggle Fullscreen Alt+Enter Sets your Windowed Mode to Full Screen if Windowed, and visa versa.
Toggle Show Game UI Alt+F12 Toggles all clickable powers and ship actions on or off, to clear viewscreen for unhindered view of the beauty which surrounds you in space.

[edit] Notes

[edit] Key Binding Starship Power Presets

By default the game does not allow assigning key binds to the the starship power preset buttons through the options menu. Key binds can be asssgned however by using the chat window and the following commands;

  • /bind <key> StatsPreset_Load Preset_1 [Attack]
  • /bind <key> StatsPreset_Load Preset_2 [Defense]
  • /bind <key> StatsPreset_Load Preset_3 [Speed]
  • /bind <key> StatsPreset_Load Preset_4 [Balanced]

Where <key> is the desired key for the bind you wish to use. If you are unsure how the key you wish to use is defined within the game, it's recommended that you try assigning it to a command that can be set in the options menu before attempting to rebind it to a power preset.

[edit] Copying Key Binds

If you have multiple characters and wish to copy key binds from one to another or wish to backup your key binds, you can use the following method.

This method requires typing console commands into the chat window. It also requires saving and loading ground and space key binds seperately.

[edit] Saving Key Bind sets

  1. When in the location whose bindings you wish to save, hit the ENTER key or click in the chat text box.
  2. Type the following:
    /bind_save_file DefaultGround.txt or /bind_save_file DefaultSpace.txt depending on the location.
  3. Hit ENTER.

This saves file(s) in your STO directory with your character's current key bindings.

[edit] Loading Key Bind sets

The files you created in the save prodecure can be used to restore key binds to an existing character or apply them to a new one.

  1. When in the location whose bindings you wish to load, hit the ENTER key or click in the chat text box.
  2. Type the following:
    /bind_load_file DefaultGround.txt or /bind_load_file DefaultSpace.txt depending on the location.
  3. Hit ENTER.

These procedures can be used for all characters created, you can also exchange these files with other players to try out their key binds.

You can change the names of the text files in the load and save commands and you can include a drive and path if you don't want them directly in your STO folder.

Using the DefaultGround.txt and DefaultSpace.txt names will assign these key binds to all new characters created.

This information was provided by Wolfiesden on the STO Forums.

[edit] Advanced Key Binding

After reading this section and learning how to create a key bind from the chat console: You may wish to learn more on keybinding at the advanced level for superior ship control. Click to visit the STOwiki section: Guide:_Keybinds to learn more!