Keys

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Car Controls

Key Function
Customizable
LEFT MOUSE BUTTON Throttle
RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON Brake
MOVE MOUSE LEFT/RIGHT Steer
S Shift Up
X Shift Down
C Clutch
Q Handbrake
W Left View
E Right View
R Rear View
B Horn
G Flash Headlights
SPACE Reset Car
L Speed Limiter
O Traction Control
I Ignition
Non-customizable
3 Turn lights on / off
7 Left indicator
8 Right indicator
9 Hazard lights
0 Indicators off

In-Race Car Data

Key Function
F9* Toggle Tyre Temperatures, Surface Loads Display and Clutch Temperature
F10 Toggle Damage Display
and Clutch Temperature
F11 Toggle Live Settings display
F12 Toggle Pit Instructions
(use arrow keys to change pit instructions)
F Toggle Forces view
(force vectors on cars and tyres)
SHIFT+L Toggle Suspension View overlay

Note: F9 is also the default key to turn on/off TrackIR. The result of this conflict is that it stops the key from working in LFS. Changing this key assignment in TrackIR software to something else not used by LFS (e.g. NumPad minus) will restore F9 functionality in LFS.

Game Controls

Key Function
SHIFT+R Vote to Restart Race
SHIFT+X Vote to End Race
SHIFT+Q Vote to Qualify
SHIFT+J Join Race
SHIFT+P Enter Garage (aka tele-pit)
SHIFT+S Join Spectators
SHIFT+O Options Screen

Views

Key Function
W Look Left
E Look Right
R Look Behind
TAB Change View to Next Car (Race Order)
SHIFT+TAB Change View to Previous Car (Race Order)
HOME Return View to Own Car
CTRL+TAB Toggle Race Results
N Display Names (Off / Connection List / Names Over Cars)
V Change Camera View
SHIFT+U Free View / AutoX Editor
SHIFT+F Turn Off All Screen Info
SHIFT+M Toggle Mirror On / Off
SHIFT+Z Toggle Mouse cursor On / Off
SHIFT+F1 Switch to default driver view
CTRL+SHIFT If FPS display is enabled, show current time (and vice versa)
5 Zoom In
6 Zoom Out

Free View / AutoX Editor

Key Function
D Distance measurement tool
CTRL (hold) multiple object selection

Controller / Sound

Key Function
< Less Force (English keyboards)
, Less Force (extended keyboards)
> More Force (English keyboards)
. More Force (extended keyboards)
SHIFT+A Car sound editor
SHIFT+C Reinitialize Controllers
SHIFT+G Auto gear shift On / Off
SHIFT+H Change horn type
SHIFT+N Toggle Sound On / Off
SHIFT+W Re-initialise Sound
SHIFT+K Next Track
CTRL+C Clip Mouse to Window

Replay Controls

Key Function
1 Watch Replay
2 Save Replay
F2 Reduce Replay Speed
F3 Increase Replay Speed
Space Pause Replay
. / , Frame by Frame

Note: More replay options pop up when you move your mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen.

Chat Input

Key Function
T Open Chat Window
F1-F8 Customizable Messages
CTRL+F1-F12 Customizable Messages
ALT+F1-F12 Customizable Messages
H Toggle Message History (On/Off)
- Toggle Block / Unblock All Chat Messages
SHIFT+- Toggle Block / Unblock All Messages including game messages
CTRL+C Copy Current Text Selection
CTRL+V Paste Current Text Selection
CTRL+X Cut Current Text Selection
UP/DOWN ARROW Scroll Up / Down

Lobby / Garage

Key Function
RIGHT MOUSE BTN Change Value In Steps of 10

Connection List Commands

Button Function
SS Send Setup
GREEN S Save a Setup Sent to You
T Request Taking Over a Car
or Hand Over Your Car

Common

Key Function
CTRL+RIGHT MOUSE BTN copy the value of any slider
SHIFT+RIGHT MOUSE BTN paste the copied slider value
RIGHT MOUSE BTN (on any slider) directly enter a value
CTRL+LEFT MOUSE BTN (when text dialogue is open) click on the coloured boxes to change the text colour. When the text dialogue is open, the short-cut CTRL+0 (numbers 0-8) can also be used.

Misc

Key Function
4 Toggle raceline
P Pause (Only Single Player)
SHIFT+F5 Reload current language file (except English)
SHIFT+O Output car info to RAF folder (in garage)

Graphics

Key Function
CTRL+S Save screenshot in LFS-DIR\data\shots
SHIFT+F4 Toggle between full screen and windowed mode
SHIFT+F9 Set screen resolution to 1024x768
(default, can be customized)
SHIFT+F10 Full screen mode at desktop resolution
SHIFT+F11 Borderless window (single monitor)
SHIFT+F12 Borderless window (multiple monitors)

LFS World commands in-game

/w COMMAND USERNAME - (eg. /w pb or /w pb johndoeracer)

/ws TRACK CAR COMMAND - (eg. /ws bl1 mrt laps)

pb - personal best on this track with a car

hotlap - (hl) hotlap on this track with a car

wr - world record on this track with a car

laps - (l) laps on this track with a car

tlaps - (tl) total laps

distance - (ds) total distance

win - (1) race wins

second - (2) race seconds

third - (3) race thirds

drags - (dr) total drag races / wins

help - (?) command list and usage

Read more about LFS World SMS-system.

/w msg USERNAME - initiates sending an SMS to another LFS racer

/w txt MESSAGE - adds the text and sends it to the mobile phone