A Hotkey is a button or combination of buttons that when pressed have some effect. In Tibia, players can set hotkeys to use or equip items, send a string of text, activate an Action Button or use some other client feature. For example, a player can use hotkeys to eat Ham (use), drink a Health Potion (use on yourself), dig with a Shovel where the player chooses (use with crosshairs), or use a Sudden Death Rune (use on target). Backpacks need not be opened in order to use hotkeyed items.

Tibia 11 Client

One of the main improvements of the Tibia 11 client was improved control over the hotkeys. Differently from Tibia 10, on Tibia 11 you can set many more combinations of keys as hotkeys, as well as change client hotkeys (e.g. Ctrl+L to logout). Similar to the feature originally introduced in the Flash Client, on Tibia 11 it's also possible to create hotkey presets. Every hotkey set has two modes, depending if you have Chat On or Chat Off.

Tibia 10 Client

On the Tibia 10 client players can set up to 36 hotkeys. The function keys (F1, F2, F3, ..., F12) are the primary hotkeys, the secondary hotkeys are activated with  Shift followed by the function keys, and the tertiary hotkeys are activated with Ctrl followed by the function keys.

In Updates/10.55 a feature was added to allow players to set hotkey presets, allowing automatic changing of hotkey sets.

Flash Client

On the Flash Client players can arbitrarily set up their own hotkeys. The Flash Client hotkey setup has an internal spellbook that allows you to select the spell to cast, but it is no different than actually casting the spells (you can set the string exura gran instead of setting the spell).


  • Players can quickly find the total amount of an item they possess by adding a hotkey to a countable item and using it. For example many players hotkey Gold Coins so they can use the hotkey and quickly tell how many gold coins are in their backpack. Note that if the item has an effect when used, one of the item will be used in the process.
  • Players can find the internal ID of an item by hotkeying it and searching the Tibia.cfg (Tibia 10) or Clientoptions.json (Tibia 11) file for the added hotkey.
  • In extension of finding item IDs, players can use hotkeys to distinguish versions of items, for example Heavily Rusted Armor from Slightly Rusted Armor. The only other way to achieve this is by using the Market.


  • You can add the desired actions to Action Buttons and then assign hotkeys to them, while also keeping other useful actions on unassigned buttons. Then, if you need to quickly switch a hotkey (e.g. from Avalanche Rune to Great Fireball Rune), you can do it quickly without opening any dialog in your screen.

Default Tibia 11 Client Shortcuts

Note: Shortcuts with a (*) are not shown in the official manual.
Note²: Almost all of these shortcuts can be changed, if it's not working like this for you check your settings.
Note³: Some hotkeys are affected by client settings, for example using Ctrl to drag stacks.

Text Editing

Ctrl+A select all text in the field of focus.
Ctrl+C copy the selected text into the system clipboard
Ctrl+X cut the selected text and put it into the system clipboard.
Ctrl+V paste a copy of the text from the clipboard into the field of focus.
 Shift+ &  Shift+ browse through the recently sent text. If there is text in the console when this is initially used, an entry will be added to the list but the text will not be sent, so you can recover what was in the text field by pressing  Shift+
 Shift+ &  Shift+ move the text cursor left/right, allowing you to add or remove text at a different position


Tab &
Switch between channels.
Ctrl+D Switch to the Local Chat Channel
Ctrl+O Open a new channel
Ctrl+E Close the current channel
Ctrl+M Show server messages in the current channel
Ctrl+I Open the ignore and white lists

See also: Chat Commands

Help and Report Functions

Ctrl+H Get online help for the client
Ctrl+T Open the Help Channel to get help by experienced players
Ctrl+Z Bug Report (only tutors)
Alt+F8 Show current framerate (frames per second) and ping


Alt+Home / End Zoom the automap in or out
Alt+ / / / Scroll on the automap
Alt+Page Up / Page Down Switch the automap to a higher or lower floor

Control Buttons

Esc Stop any character action
Ctrl+Q /
Log out from the game
Alt+F4 Try exit game. (*)
Ctrl+G Log out and switch to another character of your account
Ctrl+P Open/close VIP list
Ctrl+B Open/close Battle Window
Ctrl+S Open/close Skills Window
Ctrl+K Assign texts, spells or actions to hotkeys

Game Window

Ctrl+W Remove statements from the game window
Ctrl+R Mount or dismount
Ctrl+N Hide the names and the status bars of the creatures on the game window
Ctrl+F / Alt+ Enter Switch to fullscreen mode or back to windowed mode
Ctrl+Left/Right Click
(Classic Control off)
'Use' or 'Open' any item, container or object
Right Click
(Classic Control on)
'Use' or 'Open' any item, container or object (*)
 Shift+Left/Right Click
(Classic Control off/on)
'Look' at any item, object, monster, NPC or character
/ / / Walk (not diagonally)
Numpad Cursor Keys
(Num Lock off)
Walk (also diagonally)
 Shift+Numpad Cursor Keys
(Num Lock on)
Walk (also diagonally) (*)
Ctrl+ / / / Change the direction your character is facing
Ctrl+Moving stacked items The whole stack will be moved at once
 Shift+Moving stacked items You will only move one stacked item at a time
Alt+Left/Right Click
(Classic Control off/on)
Start or to stop an attack to a monster or character
Right Click
(Classic Control on)
Start or to stop an attack to a monster or character. (*)


Left click+ Shift Changes slider step by 10
Left click+Ctrl Changes slider step by 100
Left click+Ctrl+ Shift Changes slider step by 1000


Shortcuts List
Help and Report Functions
Basic Controls
Moving Your Character
Moving Items

Hotkey Template

Below is a template that you can print, cut-out and place above your keyboard as a quick reference. It has places for you to write in the hotkey assignments you have. NOTE: Be sure to print it in "landscape" instead of "portrait", or you will not print the entire table.

If you are having trouble finding places to fit all of your hotkeys, the different vocation pages (Druid, Sorcerer, Knight, Paladin) have some ideas that might help.

Note: Use the printable version to print it if you wish, since this is only a example on how the hotkey template look like.

Healing/Support Attack
F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10 F11 F12
Mana Potion Light Healing Intense Healing Ultimate Healing Energy Strike Flame Strike Death Strike Ice strike Haste Levitate Up Invisible Magic Shield Standard
SHIFT+ Cancel Invisibility Antidote Find Person Creature Illusion Terra Strike Fire Wave Energy Wave Energy Beam Strong Haste Levitate Down Magic Rope Summon Creature Powerful
CTRL+ Destroy Field Magic Wall Desintegrate HMM GEB Hell's Core Rage of the Skies Sudden Death GFB Explosion Stalagmite Wild Growth
Missing Spells:
Missing Runes:

Click here for a printable version.

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