A hotkey is a key or set of keys which perform a specific function with regards to time efficiency. Hotkeys are vital as they allow for orders and commands to be delivered quickly, thus allowing for better control, and much more efficient time management.

StarCraft

In StarCraft: Remastered, hotkeys can be customized in the main menu.

General

Global

  • F5 - Toggle remastered graphics (StarCraft: Remastered)
  • Ctrl+M - Toggle music
  • Ctrl+S - Toggle sound
  • Alt+Enter - Switch between windowed-fullscreen and windowed

Menus

  • Tab - Cycle through various buttons and input fields (use shift to reverse the order of cycling)
  • Escape - Cancel
  • Alt+V - Toggle join and leave channel notifications (multiplayer)
  • Alt+S Open the Select Map frame from within the Create custom game menu (multiplayer)

All menu hotkeys have a corresponding letter, or Alt+Letter in Battle.net with the chatbox present.

In-game

  • Ctrl+0-9 - Assign currently selected units to the numbered control group
  • Shift+0-9 - Add currently selected units to the numbered control group
  • 0-9 - Select units from the numbered control group
  • Alt+0-9, Double tap on Number - Select units from the numbered control group then center screen to them
  • Ctrl+C, Alt+C - Center screen on selected unit(s)
  • Alt+Click on own unit - Select all units of its last group (group = units selected by any way, not necessarily in a control group)
  • Ctrl+Click, Doubleclick on own unit - Select the clicked unit and other units of the same type on the screen
  • Ctrl+Click on unit in selection box - Select all units of that type already selected
  • Shift - Queue up to 9 orders when held
  • Shift+Click on own unit - Add or remove unit from current selection
  • Shift+Click on unit in selection box - Remove unit from current selection
  • Mouse wheel - Adjust view height (single player, observer, and replay) (StarCraft: Remastered)
  • Middle mouse button - Drag scroll
  • Arrow keys - Move camera
  • Shift+F2-F4 - Save location
  • F2-F4 - Go to saved location
  • Space - Go to last alert location
  • Shift+Tab in multiplayer - Once: Change Opponent/Allies/Self colors in the minimap to red/yellow/teal respectively. Twice: Make the change of colors on main screen & minimap. Thrice: back to original colors on main screen & minimap.
  • Tab - Toggle whether to show terrain in minimap
  • Ctrl+Alt+F - Toggle whether to display logical number of frames per second (StarCraft: Remastered)
  • Ctrl+Alt+T - Toggle whether to display turn rate (multiplayer) (StarCraft: Remastered)
  • Ctrl+R - Toggle multiplayer ranking mode if game type is Use Map Settings (UMS)
  • + - Increase game speed (single player), show chat log (multiplayer)
  • - - Decrease game speed (single player)
  • Alt+S - Save game
  • Alt+L - Load game (single player)
  • Ctrl+Q, Alt+Q - Quit mission
  • Ctrl+X, Alt+X - Exit game
  • F10, Alt+M - Open main menu
  • F11 - Open help and tips menu
  • Alt+O - Open options menu
  • Enter - Message prompt
  • Shift+Enter - To all message prompt (multiplayer)
  • Ctrl+Enter - To allies message prompt (multiplayer)

Combinations of some hotkeys are possible - for example, Ctrl+Shift+Click on a unit adds that unit and others of the same type on the screen to the current selection.

Universal abilities

  • M - Move
  • S - Stop
  • A - Attack (and Attack Move)
  • H - Hold Position
  • P - Patrol
  • G - Gather
  • C - Return Cargo
  • B - Build Structure
  • V - Build Advanced Structure
  • R - Set Rally Point
  • L - Load
  • U - Unload All
  • Escape - Cancel

Terran

Building production

  • C - Command Center
  • S - Supply Depot
  • R - Refinery
  • B - Barracks
  • E - Engineering Bay
  • T - Missile Turret
  • U - Bunker
  • A - Academy
  • F - Factory
  • S - Starport
  • A - Armory
  • I - Science Facility
  • C - Comsat Station (To Command Center)
  • N - Nuclear Silo (To Command Center)
  • C - Machine Shop (To Factory)
  • C - Control Tower (To Starport)
  • P - Physics Lab (To Science Facility)
  • C - Covert Ops (To Science Facility)

Unit production

  • S - SCV
  • M - Marine
  • F - Firebat
  • C - Medic (Brood War)
  • G - Ghost
  • V - Vulture
  • T - Siege Tank
  • G - Goliath
  • W - Wraith
  • V - Science Vessel
  • D - Dropship
  • B - Battlecruiser
  • Y - Valkyrie (Brood War)

Abilities

  • T - Stimpack (Marine, Firebat)
  • C - Cloak (Ghost, Wraith)
  • L - Lockdown (Ghost)
  • N - Nuclear Strike (Ghost)
  • A - Heal (Medic) (Brood War)
  • R - Restoration (Medic) (Brood War)
  • F - Optical Flare (Medic) (Brood War)
  • I - Lay Spider Mines (Vulture)
  • O - Siege Mode/Tank Mode (Siege Tank)
  • D - Defensive Matrix (Science Vessel)
  • I - Irradiate (Science Vessel)
  • E - EMP Shockwave (Science Vessel)
  • Y - Yamato Cannon (Battlecruiser)
  • S - Scanner Sweep (Comsat Station)
  • L - Lift/Land structure (Command Center, Barracks, Engineering Bay, Factory, Starport, Science Facility, Infested Command Center)
  • N - Arm Nuclear Silo (Nuclear Silo)

Upgrades

  • W - Infantry Weapons (Engineering Bay)
  • A - Infantry Armor (Engineering Bay)
  • U - U-238 Shells (Academy)
  • T - Stim Pack (Academy)
  • R - Restoration (Academy) (Brood War)
  • F - Optical Flare (Academy) (Brood War)
  • D - Caduceus Reactor (Academy) (Brood War)
  • W - Vehicle Weapons (Armory)
  • P - Vehicle Plating (Armory)
  • S - Ship Weapons (Armory)
  • H - Ship Plating (Armory)
  • I - Ion Thrusters (Machine Shop)
  • M - Spider Mines (Machine Shop)
  • S - Siege Tech (Machine Shop)
  • C - Charon Boosters (Machine Shop) (Brood War)
  • C - Cloaking Field (Control Tower)
  • A - Apollo Reactor (Control Tower)
  • E - EMP Shockwave (Science Facility)
  • I - Irradiate (Science Facility)
  • T - Titan Reactor (Science Facility)
  • L - Lockdown (Covert Ops)
  • O - Ocular Implants (Covert Ops)
  • M - Moebius Reactor (Covert Ops)
  • C - Personal Cloaking (Covert Ops)
  • Y - Yamato Gun (Physics Lab)
  • C - Colossus Reactor (Physics Lab)

Protoss

Building production

  • N - Nexus
  • G - Gateway
  • P - Pylon
  • A - Assimilator
  • Y - Cybernetics Core
  • F - Forge
  • C - Cannon
  • B - Shield Battery
  • S - Stargate
  • C - Citadel of Adun
  • T - Templar Archives
  • R - Robotics Facility
  • O - Observatory

Unit production

  • P - Probe
  • D - Dragoon
  • Z - Zealot
  • K - Dark Templar (Brood War)
    • R - Merge to Dark Archon (Brood War)
  • T - High Templar
    • R - Merge to Archon
  • S - Shuttle
  • V - Reaver
  • O - Observer
  • S - Scout
  • C - Carrier
  • A - Arbiter
  • O - Corsair (Brood War)

Abilities

  • T - Psionic Storm (High Templar)
  • L - Hallucination (High Templar)
  • F - Feedback (Dark Archon) (Brood War)
  • C - Mind Control (Dark Archon) (Brood War)
  • E - Maelstrom (Dark Archon) (Brood War)
  • R - Build Scarab (Reaver)
  • D - Disruption Web (Corsair) (Brood War)
  • R - Recall (Arbiter)
  • T - Stasis Field (Arbiter)
  • I - Build Interceptor (Carrier)
  • R - Recharge Shields (Shield Battery)

Upgrades

  • W - Ground Weapons (Forge)
  • A - Ground Armor (Forge)
  • S - Plasma Shields (Forge)
  • W - Air Weapons (Cybernetics Core)
  • A - Air Armor (Cybernetics Core)
  • S - Singularity Charge (Cybernetics Core)
  • L - Leg Enhancements (Citadel of Adun)
  • S - Scarab Capacity (Robotics Support Bay)
  • C - Increased Reaver Capacity (Robotics Support Bay)
  • G - Gravitic Drive (Templar Archives)
  • P - Psionic Storm (Templar Archives)
  • H - Hallucination (Templar Archives)
  • K - Khaydarin Amulet (Templar Archives)
  • M - Mind Control (Templar Archives) (Brood War)
  • E - Maelstrom (Templar Archives) (Brood War)
  • T - Argus Talisman (Templar Archives) (Brood War)
  • A - Apial Sensors (Fleet Beacon)
  • G - Gravitic Thrusters (Fleet Beacon)
  • C - Increased Carrier Capacity (Fleet Beacon)
  • D - Disruption Web (Fleet Beacon) (Brood War)
  • J - Argus Jewel (Fleet Beacon) (Brood War)
  • G - Gravitic Booster (Observatory)
  • S - Sensor Array (Observatory)
  • R - Recall (Arbiter Tribunal)
  • S - Stasis Field (Arbiter Tribunal)
  • K - Khaydarin Core (Arbiter Tribunal)

Zerg

Building production

  • H - Hatchery
    • L - Lair
      • H - Hive
  • C - Creep Colony
    • U - Sunken Colony
    • S - Spore Colony
  • E - Extractor
  • S - Spawning Pool
  • V - Evolution Chamber
  • D - Hydralisk Den
  • S - Spire
    • G - Greater Spire
  • Q - Queen's Nest
  • N - Nydus Canal
    • N - Place Nydus Canal
  • U - Ultralisk Cavern
  • D - Defiler Mound

Unit production

  • D - Drone
  • Z - Zergling
  • O - Overlord
  • H - Hydralisk
    • L - Morph to Lurker (Brood War)
  • M - Mutalisk
    • G - Guardian Aspect
    • D - Devourer Aspect (Brood War)
  • S - Scourge
  • Q - Queen
  • U - Ultralisk
  • F - Defiler
  • I - Infested Terran

Abilities

  • U - Burrow/Unburrow (Drone, Zergling, Hydralisk, Defiler, Infested Terran)
  • R - Parasite (Queen)
  • B - Spawn Broodling (Queen)
  • E - Ensnare (Queen)
  • I - Infest Terran Command Center (Queen)
  • W - Dark Swarm (Defiler)
  • G - Plague (Defiler)
  • C - Consume (Defiler)

Upgrades

  • B - Burrow (Hatchery, Lair, Hive)
  • V - Ventral Sacs (Lair, Hive)
  • A - Antennae (Lair, Hive)
  • P - Pneumatized Carapace (Lair, Hive)
  • M - Metabolic Boost (Spawning Pool)
  • A - Adrenal Glands (Spawning Pool)
  • M - Muscular Augments (Hydralisk Den)
  • G - Grooved Spines (Hydralisk Den)
  • L - Lurker Aspect (Hydralisk Den) (Brood War)
  • M - Melee Attack (Evolution Chamber)
  • A - Missile Attack (Evolution Chamber)
  • C - Carapace (Evolution Chamber)
  • A - Flyer Attack (Spire)
  • C - Flyer Carapace (Spire)
  • B - Spawn Broodling (Queen's Nest)
  • E - Ensnare (Queen's Nest)
  • G - Gamete Meiosis (Queen's Nest)
  • G - Plague (Defiler Mound)
  • C - Consume (Defiler Mound)
  • M - Metasynaptic Node (Defiler Mound)
  • A - Anabolic Synthesis (Ultralisk Cavern)
  • C - Chitinous Plating (Ultralisk Cavern)

Multiplayer chat commands

  • /away [text] - Display a message that you are away from your keyboard whenever someone whispers to you or does a /whois command on you. To disable this command, use the command again.
  • /ban [user] (Channel operator only) - Kick user from channel and prevent them from returning.
  • /channel [channelname] - Join channel. Aliases: /join /j.
  • /designate [user] (Channel operators only) - User becomes the new channel operator when you are no longer the operator.
  • /dnd [text] "Do Not Disturb" - Prevent all whispers from displaying to your screen. Its use is similar to the /away command. To turn the DND mode off, just type /dnd without a reason. This will prevent people from sending whispers to you while in a game as well. You are still able to see all normal public channel messages.
  • /emote [text] - Display MESSAGE in another color and in the form of an action. Aliases: /me.
  • /friends - Add, remove, or whisper a friend.
    • /friends add [user] - Add ACCOUNTNAME to your friends list. Aliases: a.
    • /friends remove [user] - Remove ACCOUNTNAME from your friends list. Aliases: r.
    • /friends msg [text] - Whisper MESSAGE to all Brood War friends and all Blizzard friends who are currently using StarCraft. Aliases: m.
    • /friends msgAll [text] - Whisper MESSAGE to all friends. Aliases: ma.
    • /friends list - List your Blizzard friends who are currently using StarCraft and your Brood War friends. Aliases: l.
    • /friends listAll - List your friends. Aliases: la.
    • /friends listBlizzard - List your Blizzard friends. Aliases: lb.
    • /friends listOnline - List your Blizzard friends who are currently using StarCraft and your Brood War friends who are online. Aliases: lo o.
    • /friends on - Enable friends presence notifications.
    • /friends off - Disable friends presence notifications. Aliases: f.
  • /help - Display usage help for chat topics. Aliases: /?.
  • /ignore [user] - Ignore any future messages from that user effectively muting that user to you. Aliases: /squelch.
  • /kick [user] (Channel operator only) - Kick user from channel.
  • /options - Change messaging options.
    • /options ignorewhispers - Ignore whispers from anyone who isn't in your friends list. Aliases: igw.
    • /options unignorewhispers - Allow whispers from anyone who isn't in your friends list. Aliases: unigw.
    • /options ignorepublic - Ignore messages in public chat channels from anyone who isn't in your friends list. Aliases: igpub.
    • /options unignorepublic - Allow messages in public chat channels from anyone who isn't in your friends list. Aliases: unigpub.
    • /options ignoreprivate - Ignore messages in private chat channels from anyone who isn't in your friends list. Aliases: igpriv.
    • /options unignoreprivate - Allow messages in private chat channels from anyone who isn't in your friends list. Aliases: unigpriv
  • /quit - Exit game. Aliases: /q /logout /exit.
  • /rejoin - Re-join channel. Aliases: /resign.
  • /reply - Respond to latest whisper. Aliases: /r.
  • /report [user] - Report user.
    • /report [user] spam - Report for spamming comments.
    • /report [user] harassment - Report for harrassing users.
    • /report [user] cheating [gamename] - Report for cheating in-game.
    • /report [user] accountName - Report inappropriate username.
    • /report [user] battleTag - Report inappropriate battle tag.
    • /report [user] gameName [gamename] - Report inappropriate game name.
  • /stats [user] - Display the player's Win/Loss/Disconnect record for both normal and Ladder games. Aliases: /s /astat.
  • /time - Display current server time.
  • /unban (Channel operator only) - Allow user to return to channel.
  • /unignore [user] - Allow a previously squelched user to talk to you normally. Aliases: /unsquelch.
  • /users - Display the number of users currently on Battle.net.
  • /whisper [user] [text] - Send a private message to a user online regardless of the channel they are in. This is an excellent way to let a friend know you are online. Aliases: /m /msg /w.
  • /who [channel] - Display a list of all users in the given channel.
  • /whoami - Display your information on Battle.net.
  • /whois [user] - Look up some basic information on a user, including their account number and their current location. This is an excellent way to find your friends online. Aliases: /where /whereis.

StarCraft II

There are profile options for Standard, Grid (which maps everything to 15 specific keys), left-handed options for both, and the original StarCraft's hotkeys, as well as custom profiles. The hotkeys below are for the right-handed Standard template.

Campaigns, Co-op Missions, and specific custom maps have additional units, buildings, abilities, and upgrades with their own customizable hotkey layout.

General

Selection

  • W - Select all Warp Gates
  • F1 - Select idle workers one-by-one
  • F2 - Select all fighting units
  • Escape - Cancel drag selection
  • Tab - Next subgroup
  • Shit+Tab - Previous subgroup
  • Shift - Queue up to 32 orders while held
  • Ctrl+0-9 - Assign currently selected unit(s) or structure(s) to control group
  • Shift+0-9 - Add currently selected unit(s) or structure(s) to control group
  • Alt+0-9 - Assign currently selected unit(s) or structure(s) to control group and take away units
  • Alt+Shift+0-9 - Add currently selected unit(s) or structure(s) to control group and take away units
  • 0-9 - Select control group
  • Ctrl+Click - Select all units or structures of that type visible on the screen
  • Shift+Click - Add or remove units to the currently selected group

Camera

  • Mouse wheel - Adjust view height
  • Middle mouse button - Hold to drag camera
  • Arrow keys - Move camera
  • Insert - Rotate camera clockwise
  • Delete - Rotate camera counterclockwise
  • Page Down - Zoom in
  • Page Up - Zoom out
  • End - Zoom toggle
  • Home - Default camera view
  • Spacebar - View last warning area
  • Backspace - View base
  • Ctrl+F = Hold to follow the selected unit with camera
  • Ctrl+Shift+F = Follow the selected unit with camera
  • Ctrl+F5-F8 - Save location (add Shift to include 4 additional locations)
  • F5-F8 - Go to saved location (add Shift to go to 4 additional locations)

Chat

  • Enter, / - Message prompt
  • Enter - Send message
  • Shift+Enter - To all
  • Ctrl+Enter - To allies
  • Ctrl+Alt+Enter - To individual player
  • Tab - Toggle between chat recipients
  • Escape - Close chat

User interface

  • ' - Show all HP bars
  • \ - Show your HP bars
  • [ - Show ally HP bars
  • ] - Show enemy HP bars
  • Alt+G, Alt+Click - Ping the minimap (can be held for more options)
  • Alt+F - Toggle alliance colors
  • Alt+T - Toggle terrain on/off on the minimap
  • Pause/Break - Pause game
  • Ctrl+Q - Quick save
  • Alt+Enter - Toggle screen display
  • ` - Voice chat
  • Num Pad + - Increase game speed (certain modes only)
  • Num Pad - - Decrease game speed (certain modes only)
  • Shift - Display tooltips
  • Ctrl+M - Toggle music
  • Ctrl+S - Toggle sound
  • Escape - Skip cinematic or conversation
  • Print Screen - Take full screenshot
  • Ctrl+Alt+F - Toggle FPS display and other info
  • F1-F7 - Select menu tab

Menus

  • F9 - Open achievements menu
  • F10 - Open main menu
  • F11 - Open message log
  • F12 - Open help menu
  • Alt+F11 - Open social menu
  • Ctrl+F12 - Open team resources menu
  • Escape - Close menu

Replays

  • P - Pause/resume
  • =, Num Pad + - Increase playing speed
  • -, Num Pad - - Decrease playing speed
  • F - Skip forward
  • B - Skip back
  • Ctrl+E - Restart
  • Ctrl+T - Toggle timeline

Observer

  • H - Show/hide HP bars
  • M - Compare APM
  • A - Compare total mineral, gas and population cost of fightable units
  • I - Compare the amount of mineral and gas gathered within one minute and the amount of workers
  • D - Compare units that are being produced, constructions that are being built and technologies that are being researched
  • G - Compare upgrades
  • R - Compare current mineral, gas and population
  • S - Compare the total amount of resources that are spent on technologies and units
  • U - Compare all units
  • T - Compare all structures
  • L - Compare lost units and their costs
  • N - Close compare window
  • Shift+C - Compare EPM
  • C - Show POV of current player
  • V - Limit vision to selected unit's owner (hold to view)
  • W - Show vision of selected units and structures
  • E - Show vision of all players
  • 1-8 - Show vision of players 1-8
  • Ctrl+1-8 - Show vision of players 9-16
  • Escape - Clear selection
  • Z - Extra camera zoom (level 1)
  • Shift+Z - Extra camera zoom (level 2)
  • Ctrl+N - Toggle 1v1 Name Panel
  • Ctrl+I - Toggle 1v1 Resource Compare Panel
  • Ctrl+A - Toggle 1v1 Army/Worker Supply Compare Panel
  • Ctrl+R - Toggle 1v1 Unit/Worker Killed Compare Panel
  • Ctrl+C - Toggle 1v1 APM Compare Panel
  • Ctrl+V - Toggle 1v1 EPM Compare Panel
  • Ctrl+W - Toggle UI (Command Card/Minimap/etc.)
  • Ctrl+W - Toggle Versus sides

AI commands

  • Alt+C - Communication
  • Alt+A - Army
  • Alt+S - Scout
  • Alt+D - Detect
  • Alt+E - Expand
  • Alt+B - Build
  • Alt+X - Clear all/Delete
  • Escape - Cancel/Exit communication

Other

  • F3-F8 - Select hero
  • Ctrl+Z/X/C/V - Use top bar ability
  • Num Pad 0-9 - Use slot
  • Alt+Num Pad 0-9 - Pickup slot

Universal abilities

  • M - Move
  • S - Stop
  • H - Hold Position
  • P - Patrol
  • A - Attack (and Attack Move)
  • G - Gather
  • C - Return Cargo
  • B - Build Structure
  • V - Build Advanced Structure
  • Y - Spray
  • L - Load (O on Command Center and Planetary Fortress)
  • D - Unload All
  • F - Hold Fire
  • G - Weapons Free
  • Escape - Cancel

Terran

Building production

  • C - Command Center
    • B - Orbital Command
    • P - Planetary Fortress
  • R - Refinery
  • S - Supply Depot
  • B - Barracks
  • E - Engineering Bay
  • U - Bunker
  • T - Missile Turret
  • N - Sensor Tower
  • G - Ghost Academy
  • F - Factory
  • A - Armory
  • S - Starport
  • C - Fusion Core
  • X - Tech Lab (Barracks, Factory, Starport)
  • C - Reactor (Barracks, Factory, Starport)

Unit production

  • S - SCV
  • A - Marine
  • D - Marauder
  • R - Reaper
  • G - Ghost
  • E - Hellion
  • D - Widow Mine
  • N - Cyclone
  • S - Siege Tank
  • R - Hellbat
  • T - Thor
  • V - Viking
  • D - Medivac
  • N - Liberator
  • R - Raven
  • E - Banshee
  • B - Battlecruiser

Abilities

  • Q - Select Builder (Structures)
  • L - Lift Off (Command Center, Orbital Command, Barracks, Factory, Starport)
  • L - Land (Command Center, Orbital Command, Barracks, Factory, Starport)
  • E - Calldown: MULE (Orbital Command)
  • X - Calldown: Extra Supplies (Orbital Command)
  • C - Scanner Sweep (Orbital Command)
  • R - Lower (Supply Depot)
  • R - Raise (Supply Depot)
  • V - Salvage (Bunker)
  • N - Arm Silo With Nuke (Ghost Academy)
  • R - Repair (SCV, MULE)
  • T - Halt Construction (SCV)
  • T - Stimpack (Marine, Marauder, Bunker)
  • D - KD8 Charge (Reaper)
  • R - Steady Targeting (Ghost)
  • E - EMP Round (Ghost)
  • C - Cloak (Ghost, Banshee)
  • D - Decloak (Ghost, Banshee)
  • N - Nuclear Strike (Ghost)
  • D - Hellbat Mode (Hellion)
  • E - Hellion Mode (Hellbat)
  • E - Activate Mine (Widow Mine)
  • D - Deactivate Mine (Widow Mine)
  • E - Siege Mode (Siege Tank)
  • D - Tank Mode (Siege Tank)
  • C - Lock On (Cyclone)
  • E - High Impact Payload (Thor)
  • D - Explosive Payload (Thor)
  • E - Fighter Mode (Viking)
  • D - Assault Mode (Viking)
  • E - Heal (Medivac)
  • B - Ignite Afterburners (Medivac)
  • E - Defender Mode (Liberator)
  • D - Fighter Mode (Liberator)
  • T - Build Auto-Turret (Raven)
  • C - Interference Matrix (Raven)
  • R - Anti-Armor Missile (Raven)
  • Y - Yamato Cannon (Battlecruiser)
  • T - Tactical Jump (Battlecruiser)

Upgrades

  • E - Infantry Weapons (Engineering Bay)
  • A - Infantry Armor (Engineering Bay)
  • H - Hi-Sec Auto Tracking (Engineering Bay)
  • B - Neosteel Armor (Engineering Bay)
  • C - Personal Cloaking (Ghost Academy)
  • S - Enhanced Shockwaves (Ghost Academy)
  • E - Vehicle Weapons (Armory)
  • V - Ship Weapons (Armory)
  • S - Vehicle and Ship Plating (Armory)
  • R - Weapon Refit (Fusion Core)
  • S - Rapid Reignition System (Fusion Core)
  • N - Advanced Ballistics (Fusion Core)
  • C - Combat Shield (Barracks Tech Lab)
  • T - Stimpack (Barracks Tech Lab)
  • G - Concussive Shells (Barracks Tech Lab)
  • I - Infernal Pre-Igniter (Factory Tech Lab)
  • R - Mag-Field Accelerator (Factory Tech Lab)
  • C - Drilling Claws (Factory Tech Lab)
  • S - Smart Servos (Factory Tech Lab)
  • T - Corvid Reactor (Starport Tech Lab)
  • C - Cloaking Field (Starport Tech Lab)
  • B - Hyperflight Rotors (Starport Tech Lab)

Protoss

Building production

  • N - Nexus
  • A - Assimilator
  • E - Pylon
  • G - Gateway
  • F - Forge
  • Y - Cybernetics Core
  • C - Photon Cannon
  • B - Shield Battery
  • C - Twilight Council
  • T - Templar Archives
  • D - Dark Shrine
  • S - Stargate
  • F - Fleet Beacon
  • R - Robotics Facility
  • B - Robotics Bay

Unit production

  • E - Probe
  • M - Mothership
  • Z - Zealot
  • E - Sentry
  • S - Stalker
  • H - Adept
  • T - High Templar
  • D - Dark Templar
  • B - Observer
  • A - Warp Prism
  • I - Immortal
  • C - Colossus
  • D - Disruptor
  • X - Phoenix
  • E - Oracle
  • V - Void Ray
  • T - Tempest
  • C - Carrier

Abilities

  • C - Chrono Boost (Nexus)
  • R - Strategic Recall (Nexus)
  • B - Battery Overcharge (Nexus)
  • G - Warp Gate Transformation (Gateway)
  • M - Transform to Gateway (Warp Gate)
  • R - Restore (Shield Battery)
  • C - Charge (Zealot)
  • F - Psionic Transfer (Adept)
  • F - Force Field (Sentry)
  • G - Guardian Shield (Sentry)
  • C - Hallucination (Sentry)
  • B - Blink (Stalker)
  • B - Shadow Stride (Dark Templar)
  • F - Feedback (High Templar)
  • T - Psionic Storm (High Templar)
  • C - Archon Warp (High Templar, Dark Templar)
  • E - Surveillance Mode (Observer)
  • T - Observer Mode (Observer)
  • E - Phase Mode (Warp Prism)
  • T - Transport Mode (Warp Prism)
  • V - Purification Nova (Disruptor)
  • G - Graviton Beam (Phoenix)
  • E - Prismatic Alignment (Void Ray)
  • R - Revelation (Oracle)
  • T - Stasis Ward (Oracle)
  • C - Active Pulsar Beam (Oracle)
  • D - Deactivate Pulsar Beam (Oracle)
  • I - Build Interceptor (Carrier)
  • R - Mass Recall (Mothership)
  • T - Time Warp (Mothership)

Upgrades

  • G - Ground Weapons (Forge)
  • A - Ground Armor (Forge)
  • S - Plasma Shields (Forge)
  • E - Air Weapons (Cybernetics Core)
  • A - Air Armor (Cybernetics Core)
  • G - Warp Gate Transformation (Cybernetics Core)
  • C - Charge (Twilight Council)
  • B - Blink (Twilight Council)
  • A - Resonating Glaives (Twilight Council)
  • T - Psionic Storm (Templar Archives)
  • R - Anion Pulse-Crystals (Fleet Beacon)
  • F - Flux Vanes (Fleet Beacon)
  • T - Tectonic Destabilizers (Fleet Beacon)
  • B - Gravitic Boosters (Robotics Bay)
  • G - Gravitic Drive (Robotics Bay)
  • E - Extended Thermal Lance (Robotics Bay)
  • B - Shadow Stride (Dark Shrine)

Zerg

Building production

  • H - Hatchery
    • L - Lair
      • H - Hive
  • E - Extractor
  • S - Spawning Pool
  • V - Evolution Chamber
  • R - Roach Warren
  • B - Baneling Nest
  • C - Spine Crawler
  • A - Spore Crawler
  • I - Infestation Pit
  • H - Hydralisk Den
  • S - Spire
    • G - Greater Spire
  • N - Nydus Network
    • N - Nydus Worm
  • U - Ultralisk Cavern

Unit production

  • Q - Queen
  • D - Drone
  • V - Overlord
    • V - Overseer
  • Z - Zergling
    • E - Baneling
  • R - Roach
    • V - Ravager
  • H - Hydralisk
    • E - Lurker
  • T - Mutalisk
  • C - Corruptor
    • B - Brood Lord
  • F - Infestor
  • A - Swarm Host
  • E - Viper
  • U - Ultralisk

Abilities

  • D - Root (Spine Crawler, Spore Crawler)
  • R - Uproot (Spine Crawler, Spore Crawler)
  • N - Summon Nydus Worm (Nydus Network)
  • C - Create Creep Tumor (Creep Tumor)
  • D - Burrow (Queen, Drone, Zergling, Baneling, Roach, Ravager, Hydralisk, Lurker, Infestor, Swarm Host, Ultralisk)
  • R - Unburrow (Queen, Drone, Zergling, Baneling, Roach, Ravager, Hydralisk, Lurker, Infestor, Swarm Host, Ultralisk)
  • X - Explode (Baneling)
  • F - Enable Building Attack (Baneling)
  • G - Disable Building Attack (Baneling)
  • C - Corrosive Bile (Ravager)
  • C - Consume (Viper)
  • D - Abduct (Viper)
  • B - Blinding Cloud (Viper)
  • R - Parasitic Bomb (Viper)
  • C - Caustic Spray (Corruptor)
  • C - Spawn Locusts (Swarm Host)
  • Z - Swoop (Locust)
  • C - Microbial Shroud (Infestor)
  • F - Fungal Growth (Infestor)
  • E - Neural Parasite (Infestor)
  • G - Generate Creep (Overlord)
  • T - Mutate Ventral Sacs (Overlord)
  • W - Oversight Mode (Overseer)
  • R - Overseer Mode (Overseer)
  • C - Spawn Changeling (Overseer)
  • E - Contaminate (Overseer)
  • C - Spawn Creep Tumor (Queen)
  • V - Spawn Larva (Queen)
  • T - Transfusion (Queen)

Upgrades

  • B - Burrow (Hatchery, Lair, Hive)
  • P - Pneumatized Carapace (Hatchery, Lair, Hive)
  • M - Metabolic Boost (Spawning Pool)
  • A - Adrenal Glands (Spawning Pool)
  • M - Melee Attacks (Evolution Chamber)
  • A - Missile Attacks (Evolution Chamber)
  • C - Ground Carapace (Evolution Chamber)
  • G - Glial Reconstruction (Roach Warren)
  • T - Tunneling Claws (Roach Warren)
  • C - Centrifugal Hooks (Baneling Nest)
  • G - Grooved Spines (Hydralisk Den)
  • H - Musuclar Augments (Hydralisk Den)
  • D - Adaptive Talons (Lurker Den)
  • S - Seismic Spines (Lurker Den)
  • G - Pathogen Glands (Infestation Pit)
  • E - Neural Parasite (Infestation Pit)
  • A - Flyer Attacks (Spire, Greater Spire)
  • C - Flyer Carapace (Spire, Greater Spire)
  • C - Chitinous Armor (Ultralisk Cavern)
  • A - Anabolic Synthesis (Ultralisk Cavern)

Multiple building selection

Double clicking a building will highlight all of the same buildings on the screen, allowing a player to set

  1. a common control group for the selected buildings simultaneously. This allows the creation of multiple units from multiple buildings, without switching hotkeys.
  2. a common way point for the selected buildings simultaneously.

Visual Maps

Visual map of some of the common StarCraft I keys. Click for larger view.

Visual map of some of the common StarCraft II keys. Click for larger view.

References

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