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The Sims 4 – Useful Keyboard Shortcuts Guide

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Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

There are a ton of options in this game, and it takes full advantage of keyboard shortcuts to make your life easier. It’s worth remembering a few of these because it’ll save you the time of having to go through menus constantly.

 

When using Build Mode to change your home:

 

  • Eyedropper Tool: E

 

  • Hand Tool: H

 

  • Sledgehammer Tool: L

 

  • Design Tool: R

 

  • Wall Tool: B

 

  • Move House: U

 

  • Apply a pattern/paint and entire wall or area: Hold down Shift or Alt, respectively.

 

 

In Live Mode (When Time is either paused or passing):

 

  • Take a screenshot: C

 

  • Take a video recording: V

 

  • View different floors of a home: PageUp, PageDown

 

  • Show all Walls: Home key

 

  • Remove all Walls from display: End key.

 

  • Stop Time: ` (next to the 1 key above the QWERTY row) or P

 

  • Advance time normally: 1

 

  • Advance time twice as fast: 2

 

  • Advance time thrice as fast: 3

 

  • Zoom out to the entire map of your neighborhood: M

 

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