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Key Bindings

Car Controls

Key Function
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
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


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
5 Zoom In
6 Zoom Out

Free View / AutoX Editor

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

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
CTRL+SHIFT Show usernames instead of player names


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.

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


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)


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

Basic usage:

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

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

Command Description Example 1 Example 2
Usage Output Usage Output
pb personal best on this track with this car /w pb LFSW - PB on SO4 XRG : 2:04.80
LFSW - Split1 0:34.83 - Split2 1:19.57
/w pb [username] LFSW - PB for [username] on SO4 XRG : 2:04.08
LFSW - Split1 0:34.48 - Split2 1:18.83
hotlap on this track with this car /w hl LFSW - hotlap time : 1:24.65 /w hl [username] LFSW - hotlap time for [username] : 1:31.99
wr world record on this track with this car /w wr LFSW - WR by [wrholder] : 1:31.52 (21 Oct 2017)
LFSW - Split1 0:25.45 - Split2 1:04.04
- -
laps on this track with this car /w l LFSW - lapcount on BL2R XRG : 45 /w l [username] LFSW - lapcount for [username] on BL2R XRG : 140
fuel usage on this track with this car /w f LFSW - fuel usage on BL2R XRG : 0.99 % per lap /w f [username] LFSW - fuel usage for [username] on BL2R XRG : 1.02 % per lap
all-time driven total laps /w tl LFSW - laps driven in total : 36143 /w tl [username] LFSW - laps driven in total for [username] : 475502
all-time driven total distance /w ds LFSW - driven distance : 112156 km /w ds [username] LFSW - driven distance for [username] : 214291 km
all-time race wins /w 1 LFSW - won races : 459 /w 1 [username] LFSW - won races for [username] : 395
all-time second places /w 2 LFSW - second positions : 348 /w 2 [username] LFSW - second positions for [username] : 277
all-time third places /w 3 LFSW - third positions : 257 /w 3 [username] LFSW - third positions for [username] : 177
all-time total drag races / wins /w dr LFSW - drags : 45 drags / wins : 30 /w dr [username] LFSW - drags for [username] : 25 drags / wins : 11
all-time finishes /w fin LFSW - finished races : 3288 /w fin [username] LFSW - finished races for [username] : 4623
find check if someone is online on any host /w find LFSW - You are at [servername] /w find [username] LFSW - akql1 is at [servername]
command list and usage /w ? CMD = pb,hl,wr,l,tl,ds,f,1,2,3,fin,find
EG. /w pb OR /w pb username
- -
msg initiates sending an SMS to another LFS racer /w msg [username] - - -
txt [message] adds the text and sends it to the mobile phone /w txt [username] - - -

Read more about LFS World SMS-system.