Key Bindings are the keyboard and mouse and other a given action in the game. The following is a list of defaults.

Defaults can also be listed in-line with the Template:Default.

Keyboard layout

Key Bindings

These commands are for a standard QWERTY Keyboard layout with the standard download. Steam users may find a few differences. The screenshot key will place a picture of the game, including the GUI, to the "screenshots" folder: "%appdata%/Space Engineers/Screenshots" for all users. To hide the interface, press Tab before taking the shot.

Engineer/Jet Pack Ship Key Binding
Walk/Thrust ForwardThrust ForwardW
Side Step/Thrust LeftSide Thrust LeftA
Walk/Thrust BackwardThrust BackwardS
Side Step/Thrust RightSide Thrust RightD
Roll Left (anti-clockwise)Roll Left (anti-clockwise)Q
Roll Right (clockwise)Roll Right (clockwise)E
Sprint Left Shift
Walk Caps Lock
Jump/Fly UpwardThrust UpSpace
Crouch/Fly DownwardThrust DownC
Rotate UpPitch UpUp Arrow
Rotate DownPitch DownDown Arrow
Rotate LeftYaw LeftLeft Arrow
Rotate RightYaw RightRight Arrow
Use Tool/Fire WeaponUse Tool/Fire WeaponLMB/Left Ctrl
Tool/ Weapon Secondary modeRMB
Equip Toolbar 1-9Equip Toolbar 1-91-9
Use/InteractExit Cockpit R
Open TerminalOpen TerminalK
Lights on/offL
Free lookFree look(Hold) Left Alt
Reactors on/offY
Engineer Toolbar ConfigShip Toolbar ConfigG
HUD on/offHUD on/offTab
Inertial DampenersInertial DampenersZ
Jetpack on/off X
Landing Gear*P
Color picker* P
Color eyedropper Shift-P
Previous Color [
Next Color ]
Paint Block

(Only when in block placement mode)

weapon modeMMB
Rotate block vertical + Page Down
Rotate block vertical - Delete
Rotate block horizontal + Home
Rotate block horizontal - End
Rotate block roll + Insert
Rotate block roll - Page Up
Symmetry switch M
Use Symmetry N
Cut Ctrl+X
Copy Ctrl+C
Paste Ctrl+V
Open Blueprint menu F10
Select all blocks in terminal Ctrl+A
HelpHelp F1
First/third personFirst/third person V
Exit Spectator ModeF6
Spectator, Locked ModeF7
Spectator, Free ModeF8
Spectator, freeze camera on PlayerF9
Spawn Menu Shift+F10
Admin Screen Alt+F10
Modding View Alt+Shift+F12
*Key changes function depending on whether player is in cockpit.
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