RetroArch Keyboard ControlsLink

RetroArch Keyboard Gameplay ControlsLink

User 1 Keyboard Default RetroPad Mapping User 1 Keyboard Default RetroPad Mapping
Up Z
Down X
Left A
Right S
Q - -
W - -
- -
Enter - -

Introduction to HotkeysLink

Hotkey binds can be configured at SettingsInput → 'Input Hotkey Binds'. If you map Enable Hotkeys to a key, it will require that key to be held in order to trigger any hotkeys. This can be useful in avoiding keyboard mapping conflicts between RetroArch and cores cores that use the keyboard for input. Hotkeys can also be mapped to RetroPad buttons.

RetroArch GUI and Core ControlsLink

Menu In-game
Key Action Key Action
Move cursor up Menu toggle
Move cursor down Save state
Move cursor left Load state
Move cursor right Increase current state slot
Scroll one page up Decrease current state slot
Scroll one page down Take screenshot
Select Mute
Return to the previous screen Show on-screen keyboard
Help Grab mouse
Remove highlighted input bind Volume Up
Reset to default Volume Down
Search Fast forward toggle
Exit RetroArch Fast forward hold
Rewind Movie record
Pause Frame advance
Reset Slow motion
Next shader Fullscreen toggle
Previous shader
Netplay toggle play/spectate