Keyboard and Mouse

You can play VRChat using a keyboard, mouse, and monitor! No headset required.

Movement is handled via the standard FPS "WASD" setup, with your mouse adjusting your view position. Your head will point in the direction you're looking.

It is not possible to move your arms while in Desktop mode currently.


What it does


Moves player forward


Moves player left


Moves player back


Moves player right


Makes player jump (if it is enabled in the room)


Crawl/Go Prone




Opens Action Menu


Opens Quick Menu



Left Click

Interact / Pickup

Right Click (Hold)

Shows interaction mouse

Right Click

Drop pickup

Right Click + F (Hold)

Allows you to throw held pickups

V (Hold) (If using push to talk)

Enables microphone as long as it's held

V (If using toggle talk)

Enables / Disables microphone


Toggles AFK mode

Control + N

Toggles visibility of player nametags

Control + H

Toggles visibility of the HUD (microphone and notification icons)

Control + \

Local switch to default robot avatar (good for when unable to access menu or see out of avatar)

RShift + Backtick + 1 †

Toggles visibility of trigger debug menu

RShift + Backtick + 2 †

Toggles visibility of information debug menu

RShift + Backtick + 3 †

Toggles visibility of console debug menu

RShift + Backtick + 4 †

Toggles visibility of networking debug menu

RShift + Backtick + 5 †

Toggles visibility of networking graph debug menu

RShift + Backtick + 7 †

Toggles visibility of networking debug overlay

RShift + Backtick + 8 †

Toggles visibility of event debug overlay

RShift + Backtick + 9 †

Toggles visibility of user networking debug overlay


Takes screenshot, saved to the folder VRChat is installed

Control + F12

Takes screenshot at 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution, saved to the User's Pictures/VRChat folder

Shift + F1*

Hand gesture - Idle

Shift + F2*

Hand gesture - Fist

Shift + F3*

Hand gesture - Open Hand

Shift + F4*

Hand gesture - Point

Shift + F5*

Hand gesture - Victory (Peace)

Shift + F6*

Hand gesture - Rock 'n Roll

Shift + F7*

Hand gesture - Finger-gun

Shift + F8*

Hand gesture - Thumbs up

Shift + Esc

Enables Safe Mode, which swaps Safety to Custom Level with all features disabled.

* Use left shift to control your left hand, use right shift to control your right hand.

RShift + Backtick can be remapped in the launch settings, available by holding Shift while launching VRChat. This must be done on every launch due to a Unity issue. On a standard English US QWERTY layout keyboard, "backtick" is the key in the top left, next to the 1 key. It shares a key with the tilde (~) character.

These Debug options are disabled unless you launch VRChat with the --enable-debug-gui launch option.

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