What is W keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 252 programs in our database.

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Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. Grand Theft Auto V - Forward
  2. Apex Legends (PC) - Movement
  3. The Sims 4 - Move view up
  4. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Forward
  5. Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Throttle

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All programs using this shortcut, by category.


Camtasia - White

Mozilla Thunderbird - Newsgroups: Watch thread

Opera - Cycle through headers in page

Roll20 - Show/Hide Right Sidebar

Vim - Move forward one word (next alphanumeric word)

Vim - Move forward one word (delimited by a white space)

Waze Map Editor - Allow all connections for the selected junction which makes the turn arrows all green for that selected junction. Note that this key will only enable all turns that had not previously been automatically enabled by the Waze routing server, called soft allowed turns. The soft allowed turns have a higher penalty than turns enabled by the editor. Therefore since soft and editor allowed turns have the same color green, if it is known that all turns are enabled at a particular intersection, it is better to first force all turns to disabled with the Q key and then press the W key to force them all to editor enabled.

Text editing

Evince 3.32 - Fit the content width to the space available.


Adobe Animate CC (Mac) - 3D Rotation

Adobe Dimension CC (Mac) - Magic Wand

Adobe Dimension CC (Windows) - Magic Wand

Adobe Illustrator - Blend tool

Adobe Illustrator (Mac) - Blend tool

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Select White Balance tool (from any module)

Adobe Lightroom Classic (Mac) - Select White Balance tool (from any module)

Adobe Photoshop CC - Magic Wand tool

Adobe Photoshop CC - Quick Selection tool

Adobe Photoshop CC - Forward Warp tool

Adobe Photoshop Elements - Recompose tool

Adobe Photoshop Elements (Mac) - Recompose tool

Adobe Premiere Pro (Mac) - Go to Out point

Adobe Premiere Pro (Mac) - Ripple Trim Next Edit To Playhead

Adobe Premiere Pro (Mac) - Wedge Tool

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Go to Out point

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Ripple Trim Next Edit To Playhead

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Wedge Tool

Affinity Photo - Selection Tools cycle

Affinity Photo - Liquify Thaw Tool

Affinity Photo - White Balance Tool

Apple iMovie - Insert the selection in the movie at the playhead position

ArtRage Studio Pro - Watercolor

AutoCAD - WBLOCK / Writes objects or a block to a new drawing file

Blender - Specials menu

Blender - Specials menu (varies per object) / Weld / Align menu (UV/Image Editor)

Clip Studio Paint Pro - Auto select

Corel Painter - Magic wand

Corel Painter (Mac) - Magic wand

DaVinci Resolve 15 (Mac) - Dynamic trim mode

FastStone MaxView 3.3 - Open Windows Explorer at the current directory

Final Cut Pro X - Insert the selection at the skimmer or playhead position

Imagine (Image and Animation Viewer) - Slide show

IrfanView - Slideshow dialog

Krita 3.0 - Wrap around mode

LDView - Move forward

LightWave 3D - Statistics panel

LightWave 3D - Statistics

Nuke - Wipe

Nuke - Cycles between the available selection tools

Nuke - Toggle wipe tool

Nuke - Toggle the Wipe tool

Nuke - Insert Write node

Pixelmator Pro - Color Selection

Siemens NX - WCS display

Simplify3D - Translate models

SketchUp - Walk tool

Substance Painter - Translate

Substance Painter (Mac) - Translate

Tinkercad - Place workplane

Developer tools

Autodesk Stingray - Move forward

Autodesk Stingray - Move (Transform) tool

Autodesk Stingray - (in Transform mode) Toggle World/Local Transform

Autodesk Stingray - Move forward

GitHub - Switch to a new branch or tag

Roblox Studio - Forward

TouchDesigner - Shaded Wireframe

TouchDesigner - Set Handle Pivot to World

Unity - Move

Unreal Engine - Translate

Web applications

FastMail - DoWnload selected items

Google Calendar - Week view

Google Maps - Look up towards the sky

Inoreader - Load mobilized content

Vimeo - Watch later

Wikipedia - Watch / unwatch page (only avaible to logged in users)

Wikipedia - Toggle “Watch this page”

File manager

Xyplorer - Fit Width

Media player

GOM Player - Increase brightness/contrast

Kodi - Marked as watched / unwatched

mpv - Zoom out

PotPlayer 1.7 - Decrease brightness by 1%

SMPlayer 19.5.0 - Zoom decrease


Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (PC) - Accelerate

Agar.io - Eject mass

AI War Classic - Mid Zoom 1

AI War Classic - Display ModeHostile Wormholes

American Fugitive (PC) - Move up

American Fugitive (PC) - Accelerate

American Truck Simulator - Throttle

Apex Legends (PC) - Movement

AquaNox - Forward / 2x boost

ARK: Survival Evolved - Move Forward

Assetto Corsa - Wiper

Astroneer - Move Astroneer

Battlefield V - Move

Battlezone 98 Redux - Forward

Besiege - Pan camera

Black Desert Online - Forward

Black Desert Online - Move the camera relative to your view

Blood: Fresh Supply - Forward

Bus Simulator 18 - Forward

Bus Simulator 18 - Accelerate

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Move forward

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Navigate up

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 - Move

City Car Driving - Next gear

CoSpaces Edu - Move

CoSpaces Edu - Move

Counter Strike: Global Offensive - Move forward

Darkest Dungeon - Interact with object

Dauntless - Move Forward

DayZ - Move Forward

DayZ - Accelerate

Dead or Alive 6 (PC) - Movement

Destiny 2 - Move Forward

Don't Starve (PC) - Move forward

Dota 2 - Select / use 2nd ability

Dota 2 - Opens stats windows which shows current last hits and denies of each player

Dota Auto Chess - Take the hero back to the homestead

Dota Underlords - Move selected hero to the bench

Enter the Gungeon - Move up

Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Throttle

Europa Universalis IV - Primary mapmodes

Fallout 76 - Move forward

Fez - Zoom in map

FIFA 19 (PC) - Jostle (ball in air)

FIFA 19 (PC) - Running jockey

FIFA 19 (PC) - Move wall

FIFA 19 (PC) - Add kick taker

FIFA 19 (PC) - Stutter

Flyff - Moves your character forward. Pressing W twice will cause your character to walk or run forward continuously. (Auto-run) While flying, pressing W will tilt your character forward

Fortnite (PC) - Move forward

Fortnite (PC) - Vehicle pitch backward

Fortnite (PC) - Biplane Start engine

Fortnite (PC) - Move camera

Gears 5 - Move forward

Grand Theft Auto V - Forward

Grand Theft Auto V - Accelerate

Grand Theft Auto V - Toggle Driving Mouse Control (Hold)

Grand Theft Auto V - Parachute Pitch Forward

Grand Theft Auto V - Navigate timeline

Grand Theft Auto V - Move

Hotline Miami - Move

Hunt: Showdown - General movement

Kerbal Space Program - Pitch adjustment (up/back)

Kerbal Space Program - Pitch adjustment (up/back) / Translate up

Kerbal Space Program - Walk/jet forward

Kerbal Space Program - Rotate part backwards

Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Movement

L. A. Noire - Forward

L. A. Noire - Throttle

L. A. Noire - Up

League of Legends - Use champion's 2nd ability

Life Is Strange 2 - Movement

Madden NFL 19 - Truck

Madden NFL 19 - Hit stick

Madden NFL 19 - Aggressive impact block

Magic: The Gathering Online - Hold to Auto-Mana

Minecraft Bedrock Edition - Walk forward

Minecraft Java Edition - Walk forward

Miscreated - Move forward

Miscreated - Vehicle move forward

Mordhau - Movement

NBA 2K19 (PC) - Move up

Need For Speed Payback - Gear up

NetHack - Wield weapon

NetHack - Wear armor

Nier: Automata - Move forward (double tap to evade)

No Man's Sky - Move forward

No Man's Sky - Thrust

Open Rails 0.6.2 - Forward

Open Rails 0.6.2 - Reverser forward

Overwatch - Forward

Path of Exile - Use second skill

Pharaoh - Shows the Water Overlay

Pharaoh - Orders the selected ship back to its wharf

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Forward

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Forward

Portal 2 - Move forward

Portal 2 - Move camera

Quake Champions - Move forward

Remnant: From The Ashes (PC) - Forward

RimWorld - Forward

Ring of Elysium - Move forward

Roblox - Move forward

Rocket League - Accelerate

Rocket League - Air steer and pitch

Rust - Movement

Sea of Thieves - Move

Sea of Thieves - Map Table: Pan

Sea of Thieves - Adjust Sail Height

Sea of Thieves - Climb Ladder

Sea of Thieves - Aim Cannon

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Center view on your active character and restore default camera view

Spintires (PC) - Accelerate

Spintires (PC) - Extend

StarCraft 2 - Weapons Upgrade

StarCraft 2 - Yomato Canon

StarCraft 2 - Spore Crawler

Subnautica - Move forward

Subnautica - Move forward

Team Fortress 2 - Move forward

Teamfight Tactics - (when hovering over a champion) Deploy champion from bench to battlefield or recall them

Tekken 7 - Hold to jump, tap to strafe up

Terraria - Up

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth - Move up

The Forest - Up

The Forest - Rotate upgrade weapon

The Sims 4 - Move view up

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Move

Total War: Attila - Scroll forward

Total War: Attila (Mac) - Scroll forward

Unturned - Thrust increase

Unturned - Up

Unturned - Tool 2

War Thunder (Tank) - Tank throttle

Warframe - Move Forward

World of Tanks - Move vehice

World of Warcraft - Forward

World of Warships - Forward / Speed up

Social & Messaging

Buffer - Follow a user

NZBGet - Show only warning messages

Zimbra Web Client - Week view


Aegisub - Play 500 ms after selection

Bluebeam Revu - Typewriter

For Honor - Move forward

For Honor - Camera zoom in

Freshdesk - Add yourself as a watcher to a ticket

Front (macOS) - Assign

Guitar Pro - Vibrato with tremolo bar (slight)

Huggle - Warn without reverting

LibreOffice Impress - Show white screen until next key or mouse wheel event

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Slideshows) - Display a blank white slide, or return to the presentation from a blank white slide

QuickBooks Desktop - First day of the Week

QuickBooks Desktop (Mac) - First day of the week

REAPER - Transport: Go to start of project

REAPER - View: Go to start of file

Remember the Milk - Change the start date of the selected task

Sumatra PDF - In presentation mode, change background to white

Trello - Toggle board menu

WorkZone Client - Week

Xactimate - Window


ImageJ - Close the active window

KiCad 5.0.2 - Begin wire

KiCad 5.0.2 - Switch Track Width To Next

Maple - Ω or ω

Onshape 1.98 - Zoom to window

Onshape 1.98 - Zoom to window

Solidworks 2019 - Command search


BlackBerry Classic - Call voicemail

BlackBerry Classic - Flag a message

BlackBerry Classic - Open your tabs

BlackBerry Classic - Go to the week view

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