When you first start Final Fantasy XIV, you’re introduced to a lot of different tutorial screens to help you learn the game. They make sure to be in your face about almost every aspect of the game. However, like most gamers, we don’t like tutorials. In fact, many end up clicking the option to not have any tutorials show up. That’s when they have to come back online and look for guides that are in the game for them. No worries, we have you covered.
Here are the basic keyboard controls in Final Fantasy XIV:
ESC: Closes all UI components. If you have any menus or other UI cluttering your screen, you can easily clear it quickly with the ESC key.
Number Row: The number row from “1” to the “=” sign is used to activate different commands you have set to your hotbar.
WASD: The WASD keys are your normal movement controls. They are the default movement controls in almost all MMORPGs.
Spacebar: The space bar lets your character jump.
/: The “/” key is your ready text command. This lets you type commands into your chatbox to trigger specific commands.
ENTER: The enter key submits the text in your chat box.
Print Screen: Pressing the print screen key takes a screenshot that is saved to your Final Fantasy XIV screenshots folder.
Scroll Lock: Pressing the scroll lock key hides the user interface for better screenshots.
Final Fantasy XIV Keyboard Numpad
NUMPAD: You can set any keys in the Numpad for macros or commands in the game.
Final Fantasy XIV Mouse
Your mouse can also be used for movement. Pressing both left and right mouse buttons moves your character forward. Pressing down the mouse wheel makes your character run automatically.
To make your character turn, hold down the right mouse button. If you want to move the camera around your character, hold down the left mouse button.
The right mouse button is also used to speak to NPCs, auto-attack an enemy, and open commands with another character.
Scrolling with the mouse wheel zooms your camera (or map) in and out.
The left mouse button simply selects a target.
Final Fantasy XIV Keyboard Commands
Here are other helpful keyboard commands to know in FFXIV:
Final Fantasy XIV Camera Commands:
|Point Camera Up||↑|
|Point Camera Down||↓|
|Point Camera Right||→|
|Point Camera Left||←|
|Zoom Camera In||Page Up|
|Zoom Camera Out||Page Down|
|Toggle Between 1st/3rd Person Mode||Home|
|Return Camera to Saved Position||End|
|Save Current Camera Position||Ctrl + End|
|Return Camera to Default Position||Ctrl + Shift + End|
|Lock Camera On Target||Num5|
|Tilt Camera Up||Ctrl + ↑|
|Tilt Camera Down||Ctrl + ↓|
Final Fantasy XIV Enemy Target Commands:
|Cycle Through Enemies (Nearest to Farthest)||Tab|
|Cycle Through Enemies (Farthest to Nearest)||Shift + Tab|
|Target Members in Party List||F2 – F8|
|Target the Target of Your Current Target||T|
|Target Focus Target||F10|
|Target Nearest Enemy||F11|
|Target Nearest NPC or Object||F12|
|Set/Clear Focus Target||Shift + F|
|Cycle Up Through Enmity List||Ctrl + Num8|
|Cycle Down Through Enmity List||Ctrl + Num2|
|Cycle Through Alliance List (Forward)||Ctrl + Num6|
|Cycle Through Alliance List (Backward)||Ctrl + Num4|
Final Fantasy XIV Chat Commands
|Ready Chat Prompt||Enter|
|Ready Text Command||/|
|Temporarily Switch Chat Mode to Say||Alt + S|
|Temporarily Switch Chat Mode to Shout||Alt + H|
|Temporarily Switch Chat Mode to Party||Alt + P|
|Temporarily Switch Chat Mode to Yell||Alt + Y|
|Reply (Repeat to Cycle Through PCs)||Alt + R|
|Temporarily Switch Chat Mode to Free Company||Alt + F|
|Temporarily Switch Chat Mode to PvP Team||Alt + T|
|Temporarily Switch Chat Mode to Cross-world Linkshell||Alt + L|
|Temporarily Switch Chat Mode to Alliance||Alt + A|
Final Fantasy XIV General Keyboard Commands
|Move Cursor Up/Cycle Up Through Party List||Num8|
|Move Cursor Down/Cycle Down Through Party List||Num2|
|Move Cursor/Target Cursor Left||Num4|
|Move Cursor/Target Cursor Right||Num6|
|Cycle Through HUD Components||Num1|
|Select the Main Menu||Num+|
|Draw/Sheathe Weapon * While Mounted: Dismount||Z|
|Armoury Chest||Ctrl + I|
|Signs||Shift + M|
|Waymarks||Ctrl + M|
|Action and Traits||P|
|Timers||Ctrl + U|
|System Configuration||Ctrl + K|
Final Fantasy XIV System Keyboard Commands
|Fishing Guide||Ctrl + Y|
|Emote List||(No default Assingment)|
|Cycle Through UI Component Tabs (Forward/Back)||Num9/Num7|
|Toggle UI Display Mode||Scroll Lock|
|Take Screenshot||Print Screen|
|Change Window Size||Ctrl + Home|
|Close UI Components||Esc|
Final Fantasy XIV Direction Keyboard Commands