Controls

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Basic Controls

Most of these can be changed in the "Change Keys" menu.

Movement

  • W: Move forwards
  • A: Move to the left
  • D: Move to the right
  • S: Move backwards
  • E: Walk fast (only works if fast mode is on)
  • J: Toggle fast mode (requires “fast” privilege)
  • K: Toggle fly mode (requires “fly” privilege)
  • H: Toggle noclip mode, only works if fly mode is also on (requires “noclip” privilege)

While standing on solid ground

  • Space: Jump
  • Shift: Walk slower and sneak (walking to the edge of a node without risking falling down)
  • Shift+Space: Jump higher

When “fly mode” is activated

  • Space: Rise
  • Shift: Fall

While on a ladder

  • Space: Climb uphill
  • Shift: Climb downhill

While in a liquid

  • Space: Swim upwards
  • Shift: Swim downwards

World interaction

  • Left mouse button: Attack, mine blocks, move a stack of blocks/items in inventory
  • Right mouse button: Use (open chest/furnace), place blocks, drop item, move one or split blocks/items in inventory
  • Middle mouse button: Move 10 blocks/items in inventory
  • Mouse wheel: Select block/item in hotbar
  • 1-9: Select block/item in hotbar
  • Q: Drop block/item
  • I: Show/hide inventory

Server interaction

Technical

  • R: Far view (disables all fog and allows viewing far away, may cause massive FPS drop)
  • F10: open/close console/chat log
  • F12: Take a screenshot (as a PNG image)
  • P: Show/hide some debug stuff

Special Controls

These cannot be changed in the “Change Keys” menu.

  • F1: Show/hide HUD
  • F2: Show/hide chat and the text “Minetest” along with the version number at the upper left part of the screen
  • F3: Show/hide fog
  • F4: Enable/disable camera updates
  • F5: Enable/disable debug screen
  • F6: Enable/disable profiler
  • + (numpad): Increase minimal view distance
  • - (numpad): Decrease minimal view distance
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