Minecraft Java Edition controls

Minecraft Java Edition controls

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
2 years ago
- Shortcuts

Scroll through quick-bar and the chat when opened


Open the menu and give back cursor control


Pause single player game


Exit the chat / command window


Toggle heads up display (HUD)


Use with F1 to take screenshots without HUD

↑   Shift +

Clicking item or stack will move it between inventory and stack

↑   Shift +

When a container is open, Shift + clicking on an item will move up to a stack between the container and the inventory

↑   Shift +

When a furnace is open, Shift + clicking an item or stack in the furnace moves it to the inventory

↑   Shift +

When crafting, Shift + clicking the crafted item automatically crafts the maximum number of that item for the materials being used (up to one stack), and moves all crafted items to the inventory

↑   Shift +

In the survival inventory tab of the creative inventory, Shift + clicking the X clears the whole inventory. In any other tab, Shift + clicking an item puts a stack into the hotbar

↑   Shift + ↑  ↓

In the Multiplayer server selection menu, Shift + up and Shift + down moves a server name to a specific position. You can also hold shift while a server name is selected left click another server name and they will swap


Toggle showing extra debug information

Use shortcuts below when debug screen is open
1 - 9

Display more detailed view of the graph on the right


Display less detailed graph

↑   Shift + F3

Display Profiler graph

F3 + Q

Display Help menu that lists all F3 shortcuts

F3 + A

Reload all chunks

F3 + T

Reload all textures, sounds and web-loaded client resources. This is useful for resource pack makers

F3 + P

Toggle the auto-pause when the window is out of focus

F3 + H

Toggle detailed item descriptions

F3 + C

Hold these keys at least for 6 seconds to trigger a manual debug crash on purpose, after the keys are released

F3 + B

Toggle showing hitbox around entities

F3 + D

Clear chat history, including previous commands

F3 + N

Cycle the player's game mode between Creative and Spectator

F3 + G

Show the chunk boundaries immediately surrounding the player



Space then Space

(double tap) Toggle Fly Mode in Creative mode

↑   Left Shift


Left Control



Strafe left


Strafe right


Walk backward


Walk forward

Attack / destroy

Pick block

Use item / place block


Drop item

Ctrl + Q

Drop whole stack of items. On Mac, use shortcut below, because this shortcut will quit game

Control + ⌘ Cmd + Q

(Mac) Drop whole stack of items

Dropped items are picked up by moving nearing them. There isn't a shortcut for this
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Hotbar slot


Open Inventory. Close any open GUI


Swap items in hands

Creative mode
X + 1 - 9

Load toolbar activator

C + 1 - 9

Save toolbar activator

⭾ Tab

See the list of players

⭾ Tab

(in chat window) Cycle through possible commands or arguments and also complete player names


Open chat


Open command (open the chat window with "/" character already typed")




Take screenshot

The screenshot will be placed in %appdata%\.minecraft\screenshots on Windows, ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/screenshots in OS X, ~/.minecraft/screenshots in Linux

Toggle full screen


Toggle perspective

For more detailed descriptions of hotkeys, take a look at the source link below
Source: Gamepedia

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Program information

Program name: Minecraft Java Edition Minecraft Java Edition (Games)

Minecraft is a sandbox game first developed by Markus Persson, later developed by Mojang. In the game, players build with various 3D cubes, in a randomly generated world. Multiplayer game modes are also available in Minecraft.

Web page: minecraft.net

Last update: 10 Aug 2020

Updated: Updated program information. (2 updates.) 9/25/2019 8:51:45 AM Updated program information.
9/25/2019 9:28:34 AM Updated program information.

Shortcut count: 53

How easy to press shortcuts: 86%

Platform detected: macOS

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AHNAF says: 13 days ago 10/11/2020 4:28 PM
if i place any block(this case it is concreate) on a dirt the place were my concreate was in hot bar changes in to dirt. I face lot of problem when building something hot to stop it plz help.

Guest says in reply to AHNAF : 12 days ago 10/12/2020 1:32 PM
That means you are press ing the "pick block" button which is binded on Mouse3 button (scroll wheel button) by default. And the bind for placing block is Mouse2 (Right Mouse Button) by default. Try to restore them, if it doesn't help then it's something with your mouse or/and its drivers/software

Guest says: 39 days ago 9/15/2020 6:03 AM
F3 + G shows chunks

Guest says: 54 days ago 8/31/2020 6:53 AM

Guest says: 3 months ago 8/7/2020 8:04 AM
F3+ G I think will tell the spawn areas wilt color outline
I have not tried it my self but seen it

OzaBhai says: 3 months ago 7/14/2020 5:57 PM
How can we arrange the inventories random item with perfect row....also in chest...sortcut key plz????

hi says: 6 months ago 5/5/2020 9:27 PM
hey lol

Guest says: 6 months ago 4/27/2020 1:21 AM
jaajaja no merei

Guest says: 6 months ago 4/27/2020 1:20 AM
que truho

epicjade says: 6 months ago 4/17/2020 4:27 PM
yea real good

Guest says: 6 months ago 4/17/2020 4:26 PM
thx this pretty good

Luka says: 12 months ago 10/22/2019 9:35 AM
Super igra!

Jam says: 19 months ago 4/13/2019 12:53 PM
I have a problem with this post I can't do these !

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f**** says in reply to Sick Gaming : 5 months ago 6/3/2020 11:42 PM
no duh

Guest says in reply to Sick Gaming : 6 months ago 4/17/2020 4:28 PM
it cost money :(