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The controls menu, where you can edit the game's control mappings.

Portal has a simple and flexible control scheme which is mostly-consistent across the various platforms it's on. However, you can't access more advanced engine functionality (such as the console) from anything other than the PC version of the game. On the right is an image of the PC control mapping options.

Default Controls[edit]

Action PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Move forward or back
Strafe left or right
W S A D Neutral lstick Neutral lstick
Look PC Mouse.png Neutral rstick Neutral rstick
Fire Blue Portal PC Mouse Left Click.png R2 button RT button
Fire Orange Portal PC Mouse Right Click.png L2 button LT button
Pickup / Use object
E Square button or R1 button X button or RB button
Jump Space Cross button or L1 button A button or LB button
Duck / Crouch Ctrl Circle button or R3 button B button or R button
Pause Game Esc Start button Start button
Toggle close caption sound effects Unassigned by default N/A N/A
Quit game Unassigned by default N/A N/A
Capture screen shot F5 N/A N/A
Quick save F6 N/A N/A
Quick load F9 N/A N/A
Toggle developer console ` N/A N/A