Every Minecraft: Java Edition Hotkey You Need to Know
Unlike the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, the Java Edition of the game opens up tons of new possibilities. To maximize your experience, it is recommended to use hotkeys for quick actions that can help you debug the game, edit interactions, and more. Here is a list of all default hotkeys in Minecraft: Java Edition.
Minecraft: Java Edition Hotkeys
Here are all the default hotkeys that you can use in Java Edition:
Scroll - Scrolls through your quick bar and the chat when opened.
Esc - Opens the game menu and allows cursor control. It also pauses single-player games.
F1 - Toggles HUD
F2 - Takes screenshots and stores them in your .minecraft folder
Shift + Left Mouse Button Interactions:
Clicking an item or stack will move it between inventory and stack.
When a container is open, shift + clicking on an item will move up to a stack between the container and the inventory.
When a furnace is open, shift + clicking an item or stack in the furnace moves it to the applicable inventory slot.
When crafting, shift + clicking on the crafted item automatically crafts the maximum number of the selected item for the materials be used (up to one stack), and it will move all the crafted items to the inventory.
In the survival inventory tab of the creative inventory, shift + clicking the ‘X’ clears the whole inventory in any other tab, shift + clicking an item puts a stack into the hotbar.
F3 - Toggles the debug menu
When the debug menu is open:
1-9 Number Keys – Displays a more detailed view of the graph on the right
0 Key - Display less detailed graph
Shift + F3 - Display profiler graph
F3 + Q - Displays help menu that lists all debug menu shortcuts
F3 + A - Reloads all chunks
F3 + T - Reloads all textures, sounds and web-loaded client resources. This is useful for texture pack creators.
F3 + P - Toggle the auto-pause when the window is out of focus
F3 + H - Toggle detailed item descriptions
F3 + C - Hold this key for 10 seconds to trigger a manual debug crash, after the keys are released.
F3 + B - Toggle Showing hitbox around entities
F3 + D - Clear chat history, including previous commands
F3 + N - Cycles between spectator mode and the previous game mode.
F3 + G - Show the chunk boundaries immediately surrounding the player.
Space - Jump
Double Tapping Space - Toggle fly mode in creative mode
Left Shift - Sneak
Left Control - Sprint
A - Strafe Left
D - Strafe Right
S - Walk Backward
W - Walk Forward
Left Mouse - Attack/Mine
Middle Mouse (Scroll wheel button) - Pick Block
Right Mouse - Use Item/Place Block
Q - Drop item
Ctrl + Q - Drop whole stack of items. (For Macintosh users, use Control + Command + Q- Otherwise it will close your game)
1-9 Number keys - Select hotbar slot of the number you pressed
E - Open Inventory
F - Swap held item(s) to offhand
X + 1-9 Number Key - Loads Toolbar Activator
C + 1-9 Number Key - Saves Toolbar Activator
Tab - See the List of Players
While in chat window + tab - Cycle through possible commands or arguments and also auto-completes player names
T - Open Chat
/ - Open Command (Open the chat window with “/” character already entered)
Shift + Up Arrow/Down Arrow- In the multiplayer server selection menu, shift + up and shift + down moves a server name to a specific position. You can also hold shift while a server name is selected and left click another server name, they will swap positions in the menu.
L - Advancements
F5 - Toggle perspectives (between third person and rear-view)
F11 - Toggle fullscreen