WoW Shortcut Keys – 95 Essential Keybinds or Hot Keys

WoW Shortcut keys can be an essential part of your gameplay in Azaroth. They will certianly help with speeding up tasks and actions you will need to do while adventuring, some of these things you will do over and over again while leveling and so WoW Key Bindings make short work of these repeatable tasks and help you save time to enjoy World of WarCraft more.

World of WarCraft Keybinds also add that personal touch to a charcater by combining spells with wow emotes and then creating a wow macro or script to perform the task then add that to a Key, this makes the game experience more fun and your character unique amongst the Horde of players (yes i said it).

WoW Shortcut keys are well worth remembering (or you could have this page open while you play) and try and use as many as possible, you will soon start to learn them.

How do i setup WoW Shortcut Keys, WoW Keybinds & Hot Keys?

WoW Key Bindings
Press Esc for the Game Menu

The Key Bindings menu can be found by pressing the Escape / Esc key and clicking “Key Bindings”

WoW Key bindings” or “binding” is the act of associating a WoW action with a key on your keyboard.  Blizzard has pre-defined your keys but you can rearange them if required. The most simple example of WoW Key bindings is Arrow up or “W” Key makes your character run forward, you could change this is you need too.

“WoW Shortcut Keys” these are key combinations that when pressed as the same time (no need for timing the key press) it performs an action.  The “Shift” & “Control” keys are the most commonly used with another key for WoW Shortcut Keys.  Shift + R is one is use a lot to re-wisper someone that missed my message.

“WoW Hot Keys” is another turm for “WoW Shortcut Keys” These are the same function but given another name by a different group of players.




In the WoW Key Bindings Menu you will find a huge list of WoW Commands you can bind keys too. This would include:

WoW Shortcut Keys
WoW Shortcut Keys
  • Movement keys
  • Chat
  • Action bar
  • MultiActionBar
  • Targeting
  • Interface Panel
  • Miscellaneous
  • Camera
  • Target markers
  • Vehicle Controls



95 Essential WoW Shortcut Keys

These are the defualt interface WoW key bindings for a new installation.  All these shortcut keys can be tailored in the Key Bindings Menu to your personal preference.

Shortcut keyAction
Arrow Left
Turn left
0Action Button 10
1Action Button 1
2Action Button 2
3Action Button 3
4Action Button 4
5Action Button 5
6Action Button 6
7Action Button 7
8Action Button 8
9Action Button 9
-Action Button 11
/Open/Start chat slash
=Action Button 12
B or F12Opens main backpack
CCharcater Panel
Ctrl+0Pet Action Button 10
Ctrl+1Pet Action Button 1
Ctrl+2Pet Action Button 2
Ctrl+3Pet Action Button 3
Ctrl+4Pet Action Button 4
Ctrl+5Pet Action Button 5
Ctrl+6Pet Action Button 6
Ctrl+7Pet Action Button 7
Ctrl+8Pet Action Button 8
Ctrl+9Pet Action Button 9
Ctrl+F1Special Action Button 1
Ctrl+F10Special Action Button 10
Ctrl+F2Special Action Button 2
Ctrl+F3Special Action Button 3
Ctrl+F4Special Action Button 4
Ctrl+F5Special Action Button 5
Ctrl+F6Special Action Button 6
Ctrl+F7Special Action Button 7
Ctrl+F8Special Action Button 8
Ctrl+F9Special Action Button 9
Ctrl+IDungeons & Raids
Ctrl+PageDOWNCombat log page down
Ctrl+PageUPCombat log page up
Ctrl+Shift+PageDOWNCombat Log bottom of window
Ctrl+VShow all health and names
Ctrl-TabCycles through close allies
Right Arrow
Turn right
EStrafe right
EnterOpen/Start chat
Escape KeyShows game menu
FAssist your target
F1Toggles targeting yourself and your pet
F12Opens main backpack
F2 - F5Target Party members
F8, F9, F10, F11Opens 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th bags
GTarget 1st enemy
HHonor / PVP window
IGroup Finder
JGuild & Communities
KSkills panel
LQuest log
NTalents (level 10+ only)
Num LockToggle walking / running
OSocial panel
PSpell book
PageDownChat Page Down
PageUPChat Page Up
QStrafe left
RReply to your last wisper
Arrow Down
Move backward
Shift +1 to 6Bound to Action page and cen be selected as needed
Shift+Mouse Wheel Down
Next Action Bar
Shift+F1Targets your pet
Shift+F2Targets party members pet
Shift+F3Targets party members pet
Shift+F4Targets party members pet
Shift+F5Targets party members pet
Shift+JAdventure Guide
Shift+MZone Map
Shift+PageDownGoto bottom of chat window
Shift+RRe-wisper a previous wisper
Shift+Space barScore Screen
Shift+TABTarget Prevouis ememy
Shift+YGame stats
Shift-BOpens all bags
Shift-IPet book
Shift-PPet panel or Collections?
Shift-TPet attack your target
Shift-VShow health bars over allies / ememies
TChat Pane
TabCycles through close enemies
UReputation panel
VShow enemy health and name
Arrow Up
Move forward
XSit / Stand or Fly / Swim Down
YAchievement Frame
ZToggle sheathing your weapon



Right Click with your mouse button

  1. On any enemy to initiate melee attack on it. This works the same as the default key “T”.
  2. On any object to activate/loot it.
  3. On an NPC to talk with it.
  4. On any item to activate its effects. Some effects require a target.
  5. On an item in the vendor window to buy it.
  6. On an equipable item to equip it if possible.
  7. On a Characters portrate to display a list of option avalible
  8. When your Vendor window is open, right clicking an item will sell it instantly.
  9. When you bank window is open, right click on an item in your inventory to move it into your bank (does not activate/use the item) into a computer-decided empty slot in the bank.
  10. Similarly, you can right click any item in your bank (even an item in a bag in the bank) to move it into your inventory.

SHIFT+Left Click your mouse button

  1. On a stack of items to separate them into 2 stacks.
  2. On a player name in the Chat Window which is surrounded by [] brackets to do a /who on him.
  3. On a spell in your spellbook to auto-generate the /cast spellname(rank x) text into your Macro window.
  4. On any bag in your toolbar to open/close ALL your bags at a go. (Or just rebind B to open all bags) Shift+Right-Click works for this too.
  5. On any item in the Vendor window to buy more than ONE of that item at a time. Say you buy want to buy 20 Coarse threads, just Shift+Left-Click on the Coarse Thread, type 20. You can only purchase up to one stack this way (so you can’t do 21 and more). Shift+Right-Click works for this too.

SHIFT+Right Click your mouse button

  1. On any lootable object to autoloot everything in it (corpse, mineral node, skinning, quest object, etc)

Left + Right Click your mouse button

  1. Hold down both Left and Right buttons simultaeneously to walk forward using mouselook.


Chat-related shortcuts

  1. Shift+Left-Click on an item to link it into the text. You can link items from your inventory, quest log, profession skill windows and even the auction house. Does not work in General Chat.
  2. Shift+Left-Click on any quest in your Quest Log to copy the quest name into the current chat.
  3. Alt-Left and Alt-Right moves your cursor to the left or right so you can edit what you type.
  4. Alt-Up and Alt-Down scrolls through the last 10 or so commands/text messages that you have typed.
  5. Ctrl-Backspace deletes everything from the cursor to the start of the line.
  6. Alt-Ctrl-Left, Alt-Ctrl-Right moves the cursor to the beginning or the previous or next word. Hold down Shift too if you want to highlight the text.
  7. Alt-Home and Alt-End moves the cursor to the start/end of the line. Hold down Shift to highlight.
  8. Hit R to reply automatically to the last person who whispered to you.
  9. Hit R, then press TAB TAB TAB to cycle through a list of all players who last whispered to you so you can easily hold multiple chat conversations.
  10. When typing any slash command, you can use TAB to autocomplete it. For example, typing /as followed by pressing Tab Tab Tab will cycle through the slash commands beginning with AS.
  11. Left-Click on a name in the chat window which is surrounded by [] brackets, to do an automatic /whisper to him (/tell, /w).
  12. When you hover your mouse over a chat window pane. A “Tab” will appear after a few seconds for that chat pane. Right click on that Tab to see chat options for that pane (a big menu). Drag that Tab to move the pane. Available only when chat settings are not locked.


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