Zwift Keyboard Shortcuts

Zwift Keyboard Shortcuts

Number Keys (Camera Angles)

1: Default 6 o’clock view
2: Third person view
3: First person shooter perspective
4: To the side front-left of the rider
5: Rear view from the right of the rear wheel
6: Head on to the rider
7: Spectator view
8: Helicopter view
9: Bird’s eye view
0: Drone View – use the arrow keys, +, and – keys to move and zoom camera

Function Keys (Rider Actions)

F1: Stick out elbow
F2: Wave hand
F3: “Ride On!”
F4: “Hammer Time!”
F5: “Nice!”
F6: “Bring It!”
F7: “I’m toast”
F8: Bike bell
F10: Screen Capture/Photo

Other Keys

A: Device pairing screen

E: Bring up workout selection screen

G: Toggle Watt/HR graph

H: Hide HUD elements

M: Group Message window

P: enter promo code

T: User Customization screen (change bike, kit, etc)

Up Arrow: Show actions/options menu (use left/right arrows to select)

Down Arrow: Perform a u-turn

Left or Right arrows to turn

Spacebar: use power-ups

Esc: Brings up the “End Ride Screen” (press again to go back to the game)

Tab: skip workout block

Page Up/Down: adjust workout % intensity (aka “FTP bias”) during a workout

Note: the above shortcuts are for Zwift on PC/Mac. Zwift for iOS/AppleTV/Android has no way to bring up the keyboard, so all game interactions are via screen touches and swipes via the menu which is shown (see below) when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

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Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Wayne Olbison
Wayne Olbison
1 year ago

hi, using apple tv linked via hdmi to a tv, on 1 week trial, 1st 2 rides game has what looks like paused although no indication on screen to say so, cannot un pause,

any ideas,

thanks, Wayne,

Ian
Ian
1 year ago

Hi,

Also using ATV and was thinking of getting a bluetooth Apple keyboard to use with the Zwift running on an Apple TV. This would replace the remote. However, from your post, it looks like the Apple keyboard will not work with the shortcuts through the ATV?

Thanks,
Ian

wayne macisaac
wayne macisaac
5 months ago
Reply to  Ian

how can you ride with a keyboard?

Shane Ruggieri
1 year ago

what’s the Keyboard shortcut to “menu”?

Douglas R Mauro
Douglas R Mauro
1 year ago

What about iPad pro with detachable keyboard? None of the above seem to work 🙁

Sondre Dahlskaas
Sondre Dahlskaas
1 year ago

How do I select a new route/world without exiting the game? Shouldn’t there be a shortcut for this?

Sondre Dahlskaas
Sondre Dahlskaas
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

It really sounds like the game is still in alpha. A function like this might be missing in alpha, but it’s definately there in a beta version. Hope they get to it soon!

Christiaan
Christiaan
1 year ago

My P shortcut does not work on my andriod phone with a connected keybord. Do i need to use a laptop.

Adelle
Adelle
1 year ago

Can’t unpause ride in either my iPad or android device. Please assist.

Johnny
1 year ago

I discovered today by mistake that :

  • when in workout mode : press “up” to display action bar
  • go to “ERG MODE ON” button
  • press enter : now it is “ERG MODE OFF”
  • then pressing “P” or “M” now displays a small vertical orange bar, with orange part getting bigger or smaller depending on the pressed key. It looks like this is a manual control for applied ERG power…. do you have more info ?
Johnny
1 year ago
Reply to  Johnny

Sorry, in fact my “P” and “M” are in fact “+” and “-” when “num lock” is engaged… And this is described here : https://support.zwift.com/en_us/workout-mode-S1WDxDuNB : “Increase/Decrease Resistance”

Tye Male
Tye Male
1 year ago

I use an Apple TV device. How do you access the keyboard, please? thanks!

Glen
Glen
1 year ago
Reply to  Tye Male

I believe these are for a computer or laptop.

Glen
Glen
1 year ago

Thanks so much for this little tip. Phone went comatose a few days ago and had to be sent off for repairs so I don’t have the companion app that is on it. Haven’t been able to take any pics to go with my workouts on Zwift. I will now though.

Daniel Iannini
Daniel Iannini
1 year ago

Hello Eric. I was wondering. Im going to broadcast a Zwift race, Ill be controlling the cameras. I can select freeley the runner I want to show on screen?

T.J.
T.J.
10 months ago

any way to block “ride on” messages and thumbs up? I’m tired of getting them when i’m in a cool down or recovery session. I’ve changed privacy settings in the app, but i still see them on my windows laptop, which is how i view the screen when riding.

Gilberto
Gilberto
6 months ago

I want to send ride in’s to the apartarse near me at the same time

PETER LOMBARD
PETER LOMBARD
6 months ago
Reply to  Gilberto

I don’t know what the keyboard shortcut is but on the companion app if you tap the little orange arrow (yourself) you will give all the riders around you a thumbs up.

PETER LOMBARD
PETER LOMBARD
6 months ago
Reply to  PETER LOMBARD

But yeah I’d love to also know how it’s done on a keyboard which would be easier….

Simon
Simon
5 months ago

Is there any way to re-assign these so they aren’t on the FN keys? as a Mac user getting a ‘custom’ screenshot mid ride is impossible as clicking F10 on its own mutes the laptop! 🙁

James Metcalfe
James Metcalfe
4 months ago

No short cut to give ride ons? as Opposed to just saying “ride on”
I feel like I should give more ride ons while riding, but I can’t work out how to do it without selecting another rider in the list, hitting the ride on icon, then returning to me, by which time I’ve probably lost 10m on the people I was riding with.

Ole
Ole
2 months ago

@Eric Schlange The new “Hide” shortcut “H” is missing 🙂

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