Steam keyboard shortcuts

Steam -
6 years ago
- Shortcuts

Unfortunately Valve's Steam client isn't the most keyboard friendly PC software around. If this will improve, we'll update this page. Here are what we've found.


Navigate between search bar and game list

Ctrl + F

Search for a game


Clear search filter

Alt +

Go back to previous page (?)


↑  Shift + Tab

Open Community overlay


Take a screenshot

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Program information

Program name: Steam Steam (General)

Steam is a popular game platform for PC which allows you to buy and keep games on your digital library.

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Last update: 11/11/2019 8:10 PM UTC

How easy to press shortcuts: 81%

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Shortcut count: 6

Platform detected: Windows or Linux

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What is your favorite Steam hotkey? Do you have any useful tips for it? Let other users know below.


BeersYourFriend OP says : 4 months ago 8/24/2023 3:00 AM
I would love a hotkey to fullscreen a video I am watching, without having to click the the bottom right fullscreen button

Guest #Shift + L OP says : 5 months ago 7/22/2023 5:44 PM
What annoys me the most is that we don't have a shortcut for entering the search bar in Steam.
Like Ctrl + L to enter the search bar, like in Firefox and Chrome, then you could open steam, press Ctrl + L to enter search and then type the game you are looking for.

Ctrl + F they show here are only for searching in the steam page you are on, and I don't see that to be as useful as a Ctrl + L shortcut.

Please Valve just give us this! <3

Guest OP says : 14 months ago 10/29/2022 5:48 PM
There already print screen key for print screen. F12 need to duplicate the function

Random Lonely Gamer OP says : 17 months ago 7/8/2022 7:08 PM
how do i make a video on steam

Guest OP says : 21 months ago 3/21/2022 10:57 AM
Is there no shortcut for ignoring a title/game?
It would be much more efficient if I can do it like that.

Guest OP says : 4 years ago 5/10/2020 11:58 PM

Frungi says in reply to Guest : 3 years ago 2/14/2021 11:23 PM
Why doesn’t LITERALLY ANYTHING start a game?

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk Admin says in reply to Frungi : 14 months ago 10/29/2022 6:06 PM
... and can't even Tab to select the Play button.

[email protected] OP says : 4 years ago 9/1/2019 1:13 PM
My play game

VAAM the Anomaly OP says : 5 years ago 1/13/2019 8:21 AM
Here's one i frikken found out the hard way after me and friends thought our mics were messed up. Alt + Tab which is a common windows function to check a background window for ALSO the damn MUTE MIC hotkey.

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