StarCraft game hotkeys

StarCraft controls

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- Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are essential for almost any real-time strategy player, as they allow to do repetitive actions quicker than mouse movements and clicks. In this shortcuts list, a few are specific to Remastered edition of the game, and they are indicated in parentheses.

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F5

Toggle remastered graphics (StarCraft: Remastered)

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Ctrl + M

Toggle music

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Ctrl + S

Toggle sound

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Alt + ⤶ Enter

Switch between windowed-fullscreen and windowed

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Tab

Cycle through various buttons and input fields (use shift to reverse the order of cycling)

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Esc

Cancel

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Alt + V

Toggle join and leave channel notifications (multiplayer)

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Alt + S

Open the Select Map frame from within the Create custom game menu (multiplayer)

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Ctrl + 0 - 9

Assign currently selected units to the numbered control group

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↑   Shift + 0 - 9

Add currently selected units to the numbered control group

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0 - 9

Select units from the numbered control group

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Alt + 0 - 9 then 0 - 9

(double press on the number) Select units from the numbered control group then center screen to them

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Ctrl + C

Center screen on selected unit(s)

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or Alt + C
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Alt +

(on own unit) Select all units of its last group (group = units selected by any way, not necessarily in a control group)

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Ctrl +

Select the clicked unit and other units of the same type on the screen

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or
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Ctrl +

(on unit in selection box) Select all units of that type already selected

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↑   Shift

Queue up to 9 orders when held

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↑   Shift +

(on own unit) Add or remove unit from current selection

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↑   Shift +

(on unit in selection box) Remove unit from current selection

0

Adjust view height (single player, observer, and replay) (StarCraft: Remastered)

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+

Drag scroll

0

Move camera

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↑   Shift + F2

Save location

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or ↑   Shift + F3
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or ↑   Shift + F4
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F2

Go to saved location

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or F3
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or F4
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Space

Go to last alert location

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↑   Shift + Tab

(in multiplayer) Once: Change Opponent/Allies/Self colors in the minimap to red/yellow/teal respectively. Twice: Make the change of colors on main screen & minimap. Thrice: back to original colors on main screen & minimap.

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Tab

Toggle whether to show terrain in minimap

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Ctrl + Alt + F

Toggle whether to display logical number of frames per second (StarCraft: Remastered)

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Ctrl + Alt + T

Toggle whether to display turn rate (multiplayer) (StarCraft: Remastered)

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Ctrl + R

Toggle multiplayer ranking mode if game type is Use Map Settings (UMS)

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+

Increase game speed (single player), show chat log (multiplayer)

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-

Decrease game speed (single player)

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Alt + S

Save game

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Alt + L

Load game (single player)

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Ctrl + Q

Quit mission

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or Alt + Q
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Ctrl + X

Exit game

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or Alt + X
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F10

Open main menu

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or Alt + V
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F11

Open help and tips menu

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Alt + O

Open options menu

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⤶ Enter

Message prompt

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↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

To all message prompt (multiplayer)

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Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

To allies message prompt (multiplayer)

Note: You can combine some of the shortcuts. For example, Ctrl+Shift+Click on a unit will add that unit and others of the same type on the screen to the current selection.
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M

Move

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S

Stop

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A

Attack (and Attack Move)

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H

Hold Position

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P

Patrol

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G

Gather

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C

Return Cargo

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B

Build Structure

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V

Build Advanced Structure

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R

Set Rally Point

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L

Load

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U

Unload All

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Esc

Cancel

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C

Command Center

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S

Supply Depot

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R

Refinery

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B

Barracks

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E

Engineering Bay

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T

Missile Turret

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U

Bunker

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A

Academy

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F

Factory

0
S

Starport

0
A

Armory

0
I

Science Facility

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C

Comsat Station (To Command Center)

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N

Nuclear Silo (To Command Center)

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C

Machine Shop (To Factory)

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C

Control Tower (To Starport)

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P

Physics Lab (To Science Facility)

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C

Covert Ops (To Science Facility)

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S

SCV

0
M

Marine

0
F

Firebat

0
C

Medic (Brood War)

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G

Ghost

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V

Vulture

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T

Siege Tank

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G

Goliath

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W

Wraith

0
V

Science Vessel

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D

Dropship

0
B

Battlecruiser

0
Y

Valkyrie (Brood War)

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T

Stimpack (Marine, Firebat)

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C

Terran (Ghost, Wraith)

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L

Lockdown (Ghost)

0
N

Nuclear Strike (Ghost)

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A

Heal (Medic) (Brood War)

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R

Restoration (Medic) (Brood War)

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F

Optical Flare (Medic) (Brood War)

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I

Lay Spider Mines (Vulture)

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O

Siege Mode/Tank Mode (Siege Tank)

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D

Defensive Matrix (Science Vessel)

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I

Irradiate (Science Vessel)

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E

EMP Shockwave (Science Vessel)

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Y

Yamato Cannon (Battlecruiser)

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S

Scanner Sweep (Comsat Station)

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L

Lift/Land structure (Command Center, Barracks, Engineering Bay, Factory, Starport, Science Facility, Infested Command Center)

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N

Arm Nuclear Silo (Nuclear Silo)

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W

Infantry Weapons (Engineering Bay)

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A

Infantry Armor (Engineering Bay)

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U

U-238 Shells (Academy)

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T

Stim Pack (Academy)

0
R

Restoration (Academy) (Brood War)

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F

Optical Flare (Academy) (Brood War)

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D

Caduceus Reactor (Academy) (Brood War)

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W

Vehicle Weapons (Armory)

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P

Vehicle Plating (Armory)

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S

Ship Weapons (Armory)

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H

Ship Plating (Armory)

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I

Ion Thrusters (Machine Shop)

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M

Spider Mines (Machine Shop)

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S

Siege Tech (Machine Shop)

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C

Charon Boosters (Machine Shop) (Brood War)

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C

Cloaking Field (Control Tower)

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A

Apollo Reactor (Control Tower)

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E

EMP Shockwave (Science Facility)

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I

Irradiate (Science Facility)

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T

Titan Reactor (Science Facility)

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L

Lockdown (Covert Ops)

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O

Ocular Implants (Covert Ops)

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M

Moebius Reactor (Covert Ops)

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C

Personal Cloaking (Covert Ops)

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Y

Yamato Gun (Physics Lab)

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C

Colossus Reactor (Physics Lab)

0
N

Nexus

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G

Gateway

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P

Pylon

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A

Assimilator

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Y

Cybernetics Core

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F

Forge

0
C

Cannon

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B

Shield Battery

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S

Stargate

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C

Citadel of Adun

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T

Templar Archives

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R

Robotics Facility

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O

Observatory

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P

Probe

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D

Dragoon

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Z

Zealot

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K

Dark Templar (Brood War)

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R

Merge to Dark Archon (Brood War)

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T

High Templar

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R

Merge to Archon

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S

Shuttle

0
V

Reaver

0
O

Observer

0
S

Scout

0
C

Carrier

0
A

Arbiter

0
O

Corsair (Brood War)

0
T

Psionic Storm (High Templar)

0
L

Hallucination (High Templar)

0
F

Feedback (Dark Archon) (Brood War)

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C

Mind Control (Dark Archon) (Brood War)

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E

Maelstrom (Dark Archon) (Brood War)

0
R

Build Scarab (Reaver)

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D

Disruption Web (Corsair) (Brood War)

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R

Recall (Arbiter)

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T

Stasis Field (Arbiter)

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I

Build Interceptor (Carrier)

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R

Recharge Shields (Shield Battery)

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W

Ground Weapons (Forge)

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A

Ground Armor (Forge)

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S

Plasma Shields (Forge)

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W

Air Weapons (Cybernetics Core)

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A

Air Armor (Cybernetics Core)

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S

Singularity Charge (Cybernetics Core)

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L

Leg Enhancements (Citadel of Adun)

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S

Scarab Capacity (Robotics Support Bay)

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C

Increased Reaver Capacity (Robotics Support Bay)

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G

Gravitic Drive (Templar Archives)

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P

Psionic Storm (Templar Archives)

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H

Hallucination (Templar Archives)

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K

Khaydarin Amulet (Templar Archives)

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M

Mind Control (Templar Archives) (Brood War)

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E

Maelstrom (Templar Archives) (Brood War)

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T

Argus Talisman (Templar Archives) (Brood War)

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A

Apial Sensors (Fleet Beacon)

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G

Gravitic Thrusters (Fleet Beacon)

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C

Increased Carrier Capacity (Fleet Beacon)

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D

Disruption Web (Fleet Beacon) (Brood War)

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J

Argus Jewel (Fleet Beacon) (Brood War)

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G

Gravitic Booster (Observatory)

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S

Sensor Array (Observatory)

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R

Recall (Arbiter Tribunal)

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S

Stasis Field (Arbiter Tribunal)

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K

Khaydarin Core (Arbiter Tribunal)

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H

Hatchery

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L

Lair

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H

Hive

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C

Creep Colony

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U

Sunken Colony

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S

Spore Colony

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E

Extractor

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S

Spawning Pool

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V

Evolution Chamber

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D

Hydralisk Den

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S

Spire

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G

Greater Spire

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Q

Queen's Nest

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N

Nydus Canal

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N

Place Nydus Canal

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U

Ultralisk Cavern

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D

Defiler Mound

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D

Drone

0
Z

Zergling

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O

Overlord

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H

Hydralisk

0
L

Morph to Lurker (Brood War)

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M

Mutalisk

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G

Guardian Aspect

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D

Devourer Aspect (Brood War)

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S

Scourge

0
Q

Queen

0
U

Ultralisk

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F

Defiler

0
I

Infested Terran

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U

Burrow/Unburrow (Drone, Zergling, Hydralisk, Defiler, Infested Terran)

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R

Parasite (Queen)

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B

Spawn Broodling (Queen)

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E

Ensnare (Queen)

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I

Infest Terran Command Center (Queen)

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W

Dark Swarm (Defiler)

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G

Plague (Defiler)

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C

Consume (Defiler)

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B

Burrow (Hatchery, Lair, Hive)

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V

Ventral Sacs (Lair, Hive)

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A

Antennae (Lair, Hive)

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P

Pneumatized Carapace (Lair, Hive)

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M

Metabolic Boost (Spawning Pool)

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A

Adrenal Glands (Spawning Pool)

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M

Muscular Augments (Hydralisk Den)

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G

Grooved Spines (Hydralisk Den)

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L

Lurker Aspect (Hydralisk Den) (Brood War)

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M

Melee Attack (Evolution Chamber)

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A

Missile Attack (Evolution Chamber)

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C

Carapace (Evolution Chamber)

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A

Flyer Attack (Spire)

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C

Flyer Carapace (Spire)

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B

Spawn Broodling (Queen's Nest)

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E

Ensnare (Queen's Nest)

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G

Gamete Meiosis (Queen's Nest)

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G

Plague (Defiler Mound)

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C

Consume (Defiler Mound)

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M

Metasynaptic Node (Defiler Mound)

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A

Anabolic Synthesis (Ultralisk Cavern)

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C

Chitinous Plating (Ultralisk Cavern)

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P

Toggle pause/play

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U

Increase game speed if unpaused (StarCraft: Remastered also supports this while paused)

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D

Decrease game speed if unpaused (StarCraft: Remastered also supports this while paused)

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Alt + F

(StarCraft: Remastered) Toggle display of the production panel

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or Ctrl + F
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Alt + Y

(StarCraft: Remastered) Toggle display of the replay panel

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or Ctrl + Y
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Alt + Z

(StarCraft: Remastered) Open the diplomacy menu

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or Ctrl + Z
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Q

(StarCraft: Remastered) Toggle display of the minimap

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or Alt + I
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or Ctrl + I
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W

(StarCraft: Remastered) Toggle display of the unit panel

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or Alt + U
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or Ctrl + U
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or Ctrl + W
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E

(StarCraft: Remastered) Toggle display of the statistics panel

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or Alt + E
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or Ctrl + E
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F10

Open the game menu (i.e. same hotkeys as ingame)

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or Alt + M
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R

(StarCraft: Remastered) Toggle display of the side panel

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or Alt + W
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or Alt + R
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A

(StarCraft: Remastered) Toggle the display of all panels

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or Alt + A
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or Ctrl + A
0

(Starcraft: Remastered) Control zoom

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F6

Control zoom

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↑   Shift + F2

Control camera location

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or ↑   Shift + F3
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or ↑   Shift + F4
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or F2
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or F3
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or F4
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Ctrl + C

Center screen on selected units

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or Alt + C
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↑   Shift + Tab

Switch between player colors and diplomacy colors in the minimap and main screen

Note: StarCraft: Remastered only switches between those two modes whereas non-remastered supports three modes
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Tab

Toggle minimap display

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Ctrl + R

(if game type is Use Map Settings (UMS)) Toggle multiplayer ranking mode

Control group selection shortcuts also work for one of the players (such as Alt+number, double tapping on number to select units from the numbered control group and then center screen on them)

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Program information

Program name: StarCraft StarCraft (Games - PC)

StarCraft is the first video game in the StarCraft real-time strategy game series. It was released on March 31, 1998. The game is set in a distant sector of the Milky Way galaxy. The story of the game revolves around the appearance of two alien races in Terran space and each race's attempts to survive and adapt over the others. StarCraft: Remastered, a remastered edition of the game was released on August 14, 2017.

Web page: starcraft.com

Last update: 7/20/2022 8:19 AM UTC

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