Quick Referencing Guide

Default Keyboard Shortcuts

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Unity has a lot of keyboard shortcuts. Common ones are listed below, as is a method to customise the shortcuts.

Tools
KeystrokeCommand
QPan
WMove
ERotate
RScale
TRect Tool
ZPivot Mode toggle
XPivot Rotation Toggle
VVertex Snap
CTRL/CMD+LMBSnap
GameObject
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+NNew empty game object
Alt+Shift+NNew empty child to selected game object
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+FMove to view
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+FAlign with view
Shift+F or double-FLocks the scene view camera to the selected GameObject
Window
Ctrl/Cmd+1Scene
Ctrl/Cmd+2Game
Ctrl/Cmd+3Inspector
Ctrl/Cmd+4Hierarchy
Ctrl/Cmd+5Project[1]
Ctrl/Cmd+6Animation
Ctrl/Cmd+7Profiler
Ctrl/Cmd+9Asset store
Ctrl/Cmd+0Version Control[2]
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+CConsole
Edit
Ctrl/Cmd+ZUndo
Ctrl+Y (Windows only)Redo
Cmd+Shift+Z (Mac only)Redo
Ctrl/Cmd+XCut
Ctrl/Cmd+CCopy
Ctrl/Cmd+VPaste
Ctrl/Cmd+DDuplicate
Shift+DelDelete
FFrame (centre) selection
Ctrl/Cmd+FFind
Ctrl/Cmd+ASelect All
Ctrl/Cmd+PPlay
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+PPause
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+PStep
Selection
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+1Load Selection 1
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+2Load Selection 2
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+3Load Selection 3
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+4Load Selection 4
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+5Load Selection 5
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+6Load Selection 6
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+7Load Selection 7
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+8Load Selection 8
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+9Load Selection 9
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+1Save Selection 1
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+2Save Selection 2
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+3Save Selection 3
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+4Save Selection 4
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+5Save Selection 5
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+6Save Selection 6
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+7Save Selection 7
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+8Save Selection 8
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+9Save Selection 9

All shortcuts can be customised or new ones created using the shortcut manager.

Go to Edit > Shortcuts on PC and Linux or Unity > Shortcuts on Mac

This will bring up the shortcut manager

Here you can change the shortcut keys for most aspects of Unity.

Terms definitions
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Terms definitions
1. Project. Unity has a lot of keyboard shortcuts. Common ones are listed below, as is a method to customise the shortcuts. ToolsKeystrokeCommandQPanWMoveERotateRScaleTRect ToolZPivot Mode toggleXPivot Rotation ToggleVVertex SnapCTRL/CMD+LMBSnap GameObjectCtrl/Cmd+Shift+NNew empty game objectAlt+Shift+NNew empty child to selected game objectCtrl/Cmd+Alt+FMove to viewCtrl/Cmd+Shift+FAlign with viewShift+F or double-FLocks the scene view camera to the selected GameObject WindowCtrl/Cmd+1SceneCtrl/Cmd+2GameCtrl/Cmd+3InspectorCtrl/Cmd+4HierarchyCtrl/Cmd+5ProjectCtrl/Cmd+6AnimationCtrl/Cmd+7ProfilerCtrl/Cmd+9Asset storeCtrl/Cmd+0Version ControlCtrl/Cmd+Shift+CConsole EditCtrl/Cmd+ZUndoCtrl+Y […]
2. Control. Unity has a lot of keyboard shortcuts. Common ones are listed below, as is a method to customise the shortcuts. ToolsKeystrokeCommandQPanWMoveERotateRScaleTRect ToolZPivot Mode toggleXPivot Rotation ToggleVVertex SnapCTRL/CMD+LMBSnap GameObjectCtrl/Cmd+Shift+NNew empty game objectAlt+Shift+NNew empty child to selected game objectCtrl/Cmd+Alt+FMove to viewCtrl/Cmd+Shift+FAlign with viewShift+F or double-FLocks the scene view camera to the selected GameObject WindowCtrl/Cmd+1SceneCtrl/Cmd+2GameCtrl/Cmd+3InspectorCtrl/Cmd+4HierarchyCtrl/Cmd+5ProjectCtrl/Cmd+6AnimationCtrl/Cmd+7ProfilerCtrl/Cmd+9Asset storeCtrl/Cmd+0Version ControlCtrl/Cmd+Shift+CConsole EditCtrl/Cmd+ZUndoCtrl+Y […]
3. system. Unity has a lot of keyboard shortcuts. Common ones are listed below, as is a method to customise the shortcuts. ToolsKeystrokeCommandQPanWMoveERotateRScaleTRect ToolZPivot Mode toggleXPivot Rotation ToggleVVertex SnapCTRL/CMD+LMBSnap GameObjectCtrl/Cmd+Shift+NNew empty game objectAlt+Shift+NNew empty child to selected game objectCtrl/Cmd+Alt+FMove to viewCtrl/Cmd+Shift+FAlign with viewShift+F or double-FLocks the scene view camera to the selected GameObject WindowCtrl/Cmd+1SceneCtrl/Cmd+2GameCtrl/Cmd+3InspectorCtrl/Cmd+4HierarchyCtrl/Cmd+5ProjectCtrl/Cmd+6AnimationCtrl/Cmd+7ProfilerCtrl/Cmd+9Asset storeCtrl/Cmd+0Version ControlCtrl/Cmd+Shift+CConsole EditCtrl/Cmd+ZUndoCtrl+Y […]