Minesweeper game hotkeys


Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
16 months ago
- Shortcuts
In Windows Vista or later, Minesweeper can be played by keyboard directly. You can move the cursor with arrow keys and use below shortcuts.
In Windows XP or earlier versions, you need to enable MouseKeys under Accessibility Options. When MouseKeys are enabled, use Numpad to navigate.
← ↑ → ↓

Move the cursor one square at a time

⤶ Enter

Used as clicking squares

or Space

Add flag

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Chord (same as middle click)

or ↑   Shift + Space

Start a new game


View the menus

Mouse left click + Mouse right click + Esc

Release both mouse buttons to stop the clock

Only before Windows Vista: Type xyzzy and press Shift + Enter. The pixel in the top left corner of your screen is now white, and will turn black if the mouse moves above a mine.
For useful information about Minesweeper, take a look at this wiki at minesweeper.info.

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Program information

Program name: Minesweeper (Games)

Minesweeper is a logic game where you must uncover mines hidden under squares. Your task is to open all safe squares as fast as possible. The game became famous when it was included in Windows 3.1 by Microsoft.

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