Second Life Keyboard Shortcuts Cheatsheet

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This page lists all keyboard shortcuts for Second Life Viewer 2. They are the same for older viewer, with addition of about 5 more shortcuts and removing about 3. The shortcuts listed here are also supported by Phoenix Viewer.

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Second Life keyboard. 3120×1539 By “Prad Prathivi @ Amodica”. image source

Turn on Advanced Menu and Develop Menu

In official Viewer 2, Some shortcuts won't work if you don't have specific menu on.

Common Standard Shortcuts

KeyMenu LocationNotes
F1〖Help ▸ Second Life Help〗help
Ctrl+q〖Me ▸ Quit〗quit
Ctrl+p〖Me ▸ Preferences〗preference
Ctrl+z〖Build ▸ Edit ▸ Undo〗undo
Ctrl+y〖Build ▸ Redo〗redo
Ctrl+x〖Build ▸ Edit ▸ Cut〗cut
Ctrl+c〖Build ▸ Edit ▸ Copy〗copy
Ctrl+v〖Build ▸ Edit ▸ Paste〗paste
Ctrl+w〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Close Window〗close
Ctrl+Shift+w〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Close All Windows〗close all

General

KeyMenu LocationNotes
Del〖Build ▸ Edit ▸ Delete〗delete prim, inventory item
Escape〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Reset View〗reset view, exit dialog

Move, Navigation

KeyMenu LocationNotes
or wforward
or sbackward
or aTurn Left
or dTurn Right
Shift+】 or 【Shift+aMove Left
Shift+】 or 【Shift+dMove Right
e】 or 【Page UpJump. Hold to fly if preference set.
c】 or 【Page DownCrouch or fly down
f】 or 【Home〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Fly〗Toggle fly.
KeyMenu LocationNotes
Ctrl+r〖Me ▸ Movement ▸ Always Run〗run mode
m〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Mouselook〗mouselook

To navigate your camera, you need to use the mouse with Ctrl, Alt, Shift keys. See: Second Life Navigate Camera.

Chat

KeyMenu LocationNotes
EnterSpeak (20 meter radius)
Ctrl+EnterShout (100 meters radius)
Ctrl+h〖Communicate ▸ Nearby Chat〗Show chat window
Ctrl+Shift+a〖Communicate ▸ Nearby People〗Show nearby people
Ctrl+\〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Look at Last Chatter〗

Inventory, Friends, Gestures, Search, Maps…

KeyMenu LocationNotes
Ctrl+i〖Me ▸ My Inventory (sidebar)〗show inventory
Ctrl+Shift+f〖Communicate ▸ My Friends〗friend list
Ctrl+Shift+g〖Communicate ▸ My Groups〗
Ctrl+Shift+i〖Me ▸ My Inventory (separate window)〗show inventory
Ctrl+f〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Search〗search
Ctrl+Shift+h〖World ▸ Teleport Home〗tp home
Ctrl+Shift+m〖World ▸ Mini-Map〗show mini map
Ctrl+m〖World ▸ World Map〗show map
Ctrl+g〖Me ▸ My Gestures〗show active gestures
KeyMenu LocationNotes
Alt+Shift+f〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Joystick Flycam〗
Ctrl+Shift+y〖World ▸ Sun ▸ Midday〗
Ctrl+Shift+n〖World ▸ Sun ▸ Sunset〗
Ctrl+Shift+s〖World ▸ Snapshot〗
Ctrl+`〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Snapshot to Disk〗

Advanced Play, Combat

KeyMenu LocationNotes
Ctrl+Alt+dToggle “Advanced” Menu on/off
Ctrl+0〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Zoom In〗good for sniping
Ctrl+9〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Zoom Default〗
Ctrl+8〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Zoom Out〗
Ctrl+Alt+r〖Advanced ▸ Rebake Textures〗Do this when you see gray
Ctrl+Alt+g〖Develop ▸ Request Admin Status〗Lets you fly in no-fly zone.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+g〖Develop ▸ Leave Admin Status〗
KeyMenu LocationNotes
Ctrl+Alt+F6〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Features ▸ Fog〗You don't need fog. It blocks view.
Ctrl+Alt+F9〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Features ▸ Flexible Objects〗Turn off flexible objects rendering if your computer is slow.
〖Advanced ▸ Performance Tools ▸ Show Avatar Rendering Cost〗increase visibility of avatar in combat
〖Develop ▸ Rendering ▸ Animation Textures〗turn off to increase FPS
KeyMenu LocationNotes
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+3〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Tree〗tree
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+7〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Water〗water
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+9〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Volume〗Toggle this quickly to get a idea of position of avatars inside buildings.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+0〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Grass〗grass
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+-〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Clouds〗clouds
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+=〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Particles〗particles
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+\〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Bump〗shiny rendering

Build

KeyMenu LocationNotes
Ctrl+a〖Build ▸ Edit ▸ Select All〗
Ctrl+e〖Build ▸ Edit ▸ Deselect〗
Ctrl+d〖Build ▸ Edit ▸ Duplicate〗
b〖Build ▸ Build〗
Ctrl+1〖Build ▸ Select Build Tool ▸ Focus Tool〗
Ctrl+2〖Build ▸ Select Build Tool ▸ Move Tool〗
Ctrl+3〖Build ▸ Select Build Tool ▸ Edit Tool〗
Ctrl+4〖Build ▸ Select Build Tool ▸ Create Tool〗
Ctrl+5〖Build ▸ Select Build Tool ▸ Land Tool〗
g〖Build ▸ Options ▸ Snap to Grid〗
Shift+x〖Build ▸ Options ▸ Snap Object XY to Grid〗
Shift+g〖Build ▸ Options ▸ Use Selection for Grid〗
Ctrl+Shift+b〖Build ▸ Options ▸ Grid Options〗
Ctrl+l〖Build ▸ Link〗
Ctrl+Shift+l〖Build ▸ Unlink〗
h〖Build ▸ Focus on Selection〗
Shift+h〖Build ▸ Zoom to Selection〗
Ctrl+.〖Build ▸ Select Linked Parts ▸ Select Next Part〗
Ctrl+,〖Build ▸ Select Linked Parts ▸ Select Previous Part〗
Ctrl+Shift+.〖Build ▸ Select Linked Parts ▸ Include Next Part〗
Ctrl+Shift+,〖Build ▸ Select Linked Parts ▸ Include Previous Part〗
Ctrl+Alt+t〖Advanced ▸ Highlighting and Visibility ▸ Highlight Transparent〗
KeyMenu LocationNotes
Ctrl+u〖 Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Image (main)〗

Sim Owners

KeyMenu LocationNotes
Ctrl+Shift+1〖Advanced ▸ Performance Tools ▸ Statistics Bar〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+p〖World ▸ Show ▸ Property Lines〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+n〖World ▸ Show ▸ Beacons〗
Alt+Shift+h〖Advanced ▸ Highlighting and Visibility ▸ Show HUD Attachments〗

Scripter, Developer

KeyMenu LocationNotes
Ctrl+Shift+3〖Develop ▸ Consoles ▸ Texture Console〗
Ctrl+Shift+4〖Develop ▸ Consoles ▸ Debug Console〗
Ctrl+Shift+9〖Develop ▸ Consoles ▸ Fast Timers〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+1〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Simple〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+2〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Alpha〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+3〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Tree〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+4〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Character〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+5〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ SurfacePatch〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+6〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Sky〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+7〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Water〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+8〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Ground〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+9〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Volume〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+0〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Grass〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+-〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Clouds〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+=〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Particles〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+\〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Types ▸ Bump〗
Ctrl+Alt+F1〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Features ▸ UI〗
Ctrl+Alt+F2〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Features ▸ Selected〗
Ctrl+Alt+F3〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Features ▸ Highlighted〗
Ctrl+Alt+F4〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Features ▸ Dynamic Textures〗
Ctrl+Alt+F5〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Features ▸ Foot Shadows〗
Ctrl+Alt+F6〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Features ▸ Fog〗
Ctrl+Alt+F8〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Features ▸ Test FRInfo〗
Ctrl+Alt+F9〖Advanced ▸ Rendering Features ▸ Flexible Objects〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+t〖Develop ▸ Rendering ▸ Selected Texture Info〗
Ctrl+Shift+r〖Develop ▸ Rendering ▸ Wireframe〗
Ctrl+Shift+o〖Develop ▸ Rendering ▸ Object-Object Occlusion〗
Ctrl+Alt+f〖Develop ▸ UI ▸ Dump Focus Holder (no shortcut)〗
Ctrl+Shift+p〖Develop ▸ UI ▸ Print Selected Object Info〗
Shift+p〖Develop ▸ UI ▸ Print Agent Info〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+m〖Develop ▸ UI ▸ Memory Stats〗
Ctrl+Alt+l〖Develop ▸ Network ▸ Drop a Packet〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+u〖Develop ▸ Show Info ▸ Show Updates to Objects〗
Ctrl+Alt+v〖Develop ▸ Show Admin Menu (no shortcut)〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+o〖Admin ▸ Object ▸ Take Copy〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Del〖Admin ▸ Object ▸ Delete〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+l〖Admin ▸ Object ▸ Lock〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+i〖Admin ▸ Object ▸ Get Asset IDs〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+c〖Admin ▸ Parcel ▸ Set to Linden Content〗
Ctrl+Alt+q〖Advanced ▸ Develop Menu〗
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+h〖Develop ▸ Consoles ▸ Badge〗

Difference from Viewer 1

Here are the shortcuts from Viewer 1 that's gone in Viewer 2.

KeyMenu LocationNotes
Ctrl+t〖Toggle IM window〗
Alt+Enter〖Advanced ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Toggle Fullscreen (no shortcut)〗

See also: Second Life Navigate Camera

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