Keyboard Shortcuts

The controls in this article are for using Sansar with a mouse and keyboard. To see available controls using other controllers, see Sansar controls.

Controls for visiting an experience

Avatar controls

Use these controls to move your avatar in VR and desktop mode:

  • Arrow keys: Move your avatar forward, backward, left, and right .
  • WASD: Move your avatar forward, backward, left, and right.
  • F3: Toggle between first person and third person view.

Use these controls to move your avatar in desktop mode only:

  • Hold CTRL: Select a teleport destination. 
  • Click the left mouse button while holding CTRL: Teleports your avatar to the selected location.
  • Scroll the middle mouse button while holding CTRL (prior to teleporting): Choose the direction your avatar faces upon completing the teleport.

Camera controls
Use these controls to control camera movement in desktop mode:

  • Hold the right mouse button + drag: Rotate camera to look around the environment.
  • F4: Enter free camera mode when not using a VR headset.
    • Arrow keys: Move camera forward, backward, left, and right (free-camera mode).
    • WASD: Move camera forward, backward, left, and right (free-camera mode).
    • E, C: Move camera up and down.
    • NUMPAD+: Increase camera movement speed.
    • NUMPAD-: Decrease camera movement speed.
    • F3: Exit free camera mode.
Note: An extended keyboard's numeric keypad is needed for the above NUMPAD (numeric keypad) shortcuts to increase/decrease camera movement speed. It won't work on a tenkeyless or other small-form-factor keyboard. An add-on USB numeric keypad should work.

VR headset controls

Use these controls to trigger VR headset functions in VR and desktop mode:

  • Space bar: Open or close App Launcher.
  • F1:  Toggle between VR and desktop mode.

Use these controls to trigger VR headset functions in VR mode only:

  • F2:  Re-center VR display.
  • F3: Toggle between first person and third person view.
  • F6: Activate full-body IK (inverse kinematics) for arm movements .

Chat controls

Use these controls with text on the Chat app in desktop mode:

  • CTRL + X: Cut text.
  • CTRL + C: Copy text.
  • CTRL + V: Paste text.
  • CTRL + A: Select all text.

Controls for edit mode

Camera Controls

Use these controls when editing a scene in desktop mode:

  • Arrow keys: Move the camera forward, backward, left, and right.
  • W,A,S,D: Move the camera forward, backward, left, and right.
  • E,C: Move the camera up and and down.
  • NUMPAD+ and NUMPAD-: Increase and decrease camera speed.
  • Hold left mouse button and drag: Move the camera left and right.
  • Hold right mouse button and drag: Rotate the camera up, down, left, and right.
  • F1: Toggle VR mode.

Action buttons

Use these controls when editing objects placed in a scene:

  • CTRL + Z: Undo
  • CTRL + Y: Redo
  • CTRL + D: Duplicate
  • Delete button: Delete

VR headset controls

Use these controls to trigger VR headset functions in VR and desktop mode:

  • Space bar: Open or close App Launcher.
  • F1:  Toggle between VR and desktop mode.

Controls for avatar customization

Action buttons

Use these controls when editing objects placed in a scene:

  • CTRL + Z: Undo
  • CTRL + Y: Redo

 

 

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