Florian Knodt edited this page Sep 14, 2018 · 8 revisions

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The following hotkeys are currently available in CorsixTH. Note that this page refers to the latest revision of CorsixTH, any key with a git commit or tag in brackets after it may not be available to you if you are running an old version of CorsixTH, e.g. the latest beta that was released a few months ago.

General Hotkeys

These hotkeys can always be used.

Key Effect
Arrow keys Scroll screen
Shift + Arrow keys Scroll screen faster
+ / - Zoom in / out
Shift + \ - Zoom in / out 5x
1 Set game speed to "slowest"
2 Set game speed to "slower"
3 Set game speed to "normal"
4 Set game speed to "max speed"
5 Set game speed to "and then some more"
Z Toggle game speed to "and then some more" whilst key is pressed and returning to previous speed on release (r2616)
P Pause / Unpause game
C Open the Drug Casebook
T Open the Town Map
J Open the Jukebox
R Open the Research screen if the Research room is built
M Open first fax message (if any are waiting)
X Toggle transparent walls whilst key is pressed, return to solid walls on release (r2616)
Shift + S Open the save game dialog
Shift + L Open the load game dialog
Shift + Q Quit from the game back to the main menu
Alt + A Toggle the announcements
Alt + S Toggle the sound effects
Alt + M Toggle the music
Ctrl + S Takes a screenshot (saved as screenshot#.bmp where the Saves are located)
Shift + A Toggle adviser
Esc Close the topmost window (if any are open)
Alt + Enter Toggle fullscreen
Ctrl + Drag Window Restricts window movement to set increments
Ctrl + T Dump all strings in the current language
Spacebar/Esc Skip in-game movies from the original Theme Hospital

Function Keys

These are in the same order as the buttons on the bottom tool bar; which will make it easier to remember. These buttons and the function keys are "toggle". This means one click opens and one more click closes the screen.

Function Keys Action
F1 Bank Manager
F2 Statement Screen
F3 Staff Screen
F4 Town Map (T)
F5 Casebook (C)
F6 Research Screen (Research Room must be in hospital to view screen) (R)
F7 Status Screen
F8 Charts / Graph Screen
F9 Policy Screen
Shift + F10 Restart game (reloads .lua files)


These additional hotkeys are available only if the game is run in debug mode.

Key Effect
X Toggle transparent walls (from (r2616) debug mode not required)
Ctrl + D Dump game log
F11 Show cheat window
F12 Show Lua console

Window Specific Hotkeys

These hotkeys can be used if a specific window is currently opened.

Furnish Corridor

Key Effect
Shift + Click Increase/decrease item quantity by 5
Ctrl + Click Increase/decrease item quantity by 10

Patient Window

Key Effect
H Send patient home

Edit Room / Place Objects Window

Key Effect
Esc Cancel (go back one step)
Enter Confirm (advance one step, if possible)
Spacebar Rotate object

Bank Manager

Key Effect
Ctrl + Click Increase/decrease loan by maximum amount

Queue Window

Key Effect
Shift + Click Increase/decrease maximum queue size by 5
Ctrl + Click Increase/decrease maximum queue size by 10

Drug Casebook

Key Effect
Left / Right arrows Decrease/increase cost of the selected disease
Up / Down arrows Navigate up/down in the list
Shift + Click Increase/decrease treatment charge 5% at a time
Ctrl + Click Increase/decrease treatment
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