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General Controls[edit]

Ctrl + Z Undo
Ctrl + Y Redo
Esc Cancel
Ctrl + Shift + C Toggle cheat window on/off
F10 Hide/Show UI (User Interface)
F1, F2, F3 Live, Buy, Build
F5 Options Menu
Alt + Enter Toggle fullscreen
Enter Accept dialog
Q or Alt + F4 Quit or save quit
Ctrl + C / X / V / Z / Y Copy, cut, paste, undo, and redo text fields

Create-a-Sim[edit]

< / > or left-click PC Mouse Left Click.png + drag Sim Rotate Sim
Z / X or + / - or scroll PC Mouse Wheel Up.png / PC Mouse Wheel Down.png Zoom in/out

Build/Buy Mode[edit]

Object Placement Tools
< / > or right-click PC Mouse Right Click.png + drag Rotate object
Delete or Backspace Delete object
Alt + PC Mouse.png (while holding or moving an object) Enable off-grid placement
Alt + right-click PC Mouse Right Click.png (while rotating an object) Enable off-angle rotation
Left-click PC Mouse Left Click.png + drag (while holding an object on wall) Move object up or down wall in increments
Alt + left-click PC Mouse Left Click.png + drag (while holding an object on wall) Move object up or down wall smoothly
M Move object to next available slot on table/shelf
Shift + left-click PC Mouse Left Click.png (while holding an object) Continue placing object
General Tool Controls
Left-click PC Mouse Left Click.png + or drag Use tools, drag to affect area
Ctrl + left-click PC Mouse Left Click.png + or drag Remove walls etc, drag to remove area
H, E, K, R, B Hand, Eyedropper, Sledgehammer, Design, and Basement tools
Build Room Controls
Wall tool: Shift + drag Create room
Wallpaper/flooring tool: Shift + drag Fill room with wallpaper/flooring
Floor tool: < / > Rotate floor tile
Ctrl + F Toggle full/quarter tile mode
Ctrl + Shift + O Toggle visibility of object footprints
View Options
L Toggle Day/Night
G Indoor Grid Placement
T Top down View
Terrain Controls
Terrain tool: Shift Invert tool
Grass tool: Ctrl + left-click PC Mouse Left Click.png Remove selected grass type

Movie Making Mode[edit]

Tab Enable movie making mode
V Start/end video capture
Q / E Lower/raise camera height
Shift + A / Shift + D Roll camera clockwise/counter-clockwise
Shift + S Level out the camera roll
Z / X or + / - or scroll PC Mouse Wheel Up.png / PC Mouse Wheel Down.png Adjust focal length
C Take a snapshot

Holding Shift has no effect on moving/zooming speed in Movie Making mode

Live Mode[edit]

Sim/Household Controls
Left-click PC Mouse Left Click.png active Sim Select interactions to perform to active Sim
Left-click PC Mouse Left Click.png another Sim Select interactions done by active Sim to other Sims
Space or N Switch to next Sim in household
Left click PC Mouse Left Click.png Sim portrait or right-click PC Mouse Right Click.png Sim Switch to (specific) Sim
Right click PC Mouse Right Click.png or Ctrl + PC Mouse Left Click.png Sim portrait Lock camera to Sim
Enter Center camera on active Sim
J Access Skill Journal
I Access Inventory. Press twice to hide panel
K Access Adventure Journal (World Adventures Ep only)
L Access Celebrity Journal (Late Night Ep only)
Time Controls
P or 0 or ~ or Pause Break Pause game
1 / 2 / 3 Regular/fast/ultra speed
4 Fast forward to end of interaction
House Controls
Page Up / Page Down Next/previous floor
Home / End Next/previous wall mode
Shift + Enter Center on selected Sim's lot
Camera Movements
Right-click PC Mouse Right Click.png + drag
or Alt + drag PC Mouse.png
Move
/ / /
W / A / S / D
Move left/right/forward/back
Hold Shift while moving camera Move faster
Z / X or + / - or scroll PC Mouse Wheel Up.png / PC Mouse Wheel Down.png Zoom in/out
Hold Shift while zooming Zoom in/out faster
Middle-click PC Mouse Middle Click.png + drag
or Ctrl + right-click PC Mouse Right Click.png + drag
Rotate/tilt
< / > Rotate left/right
Hold Shift while rotating/tilting Rotate/tilt faster
Ctrl + / / /
Ctrl + W / A / S / D
Rotate left/right/up/down
Holding the Shift key has no effect on this shortcut
Ctrl + 5 through 9 Save camera position 1 - 5
5 through 9 Restore camera position 1 - 5
Shift + 5 through 9 Snap to camera position 1 - 5
Tab Enable movie making mode
M Toggle map mode