Docs / Keyboard Shortcuts

Play Window

When playing your game inside GB Studio use the following keyboard controls:

Up - Up Arrow / W
Down - Down Arrow / S
Left - Left Arrow / A
Right - Right Arrow / D
A - Alt / Z / J
B - Ctrl / K / X
Start - Enter
Select - Shift

New in 1.2.0

You can also control the Play Window using a supported gamepad. If your web browser has gamepad support you can also use it when running a web build.

Much of the functionality of GB Studio is accessible through the menu bar and many of the menu items contain keyboard shortcut labels. Try clicking around on the menus to discover all of the shortcuts but the following are a few you should find useful:

Save Project - Ctrl/Cmd + S
Open Project - Ctrl/Cmd + O
Switch View Mode - Ctrl/Cmd + 1-8
Run Game - Ctrl/Cmd + B
Export ROM file - Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + B

Game World

While editing the game world you can use the following keys to quickly manipulate your scenes.

Select Mode - V
Add Actor - A
Add Trigger - T
Add Scene - S
Eraser Mode - E
Collisions Mode - C
Set Player Start Position - P (while hovering over desired location)