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Controls

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This table shows the default controls settings of the game, found in the Options menu. Each of the keys is rebindable.

Don't Starve Controls
Key Function
W Move forward
A Move left
S Move backward
D Move right
Q Turn camera 45° counterclockwise
E Turn camera 45° clockwise
Mouse Wheel Zoom in/out
Space Auto-action (except attack)
F Auto-attack
0-9, - = Hotkeys for 12 leftmost slots in the Inventory
Pause/Break Zoomable aerial view of Map - useful when needing large screenshots of an area
Tab Map
Esc Pause menu
Ctrl Ctrl-Click on a stack in inventory to split it in half
While holding a stack of items Ctrl-Click to place one item from the stack

Hold Ctrl to modify mouse buttons actions when interacting with world objects

Ctrl-F to auto-attack neutral creatures (Pigs, Beefalos)

Alt Alt-Click to Examine/Inspect objects and items
Shift Shift-Click move stack of things to another container
Ctrl-P Freeze the camera in place
Ctrl-H Hide HUD
Ctrl-L Show log
Backspace Toggle Debug screen
~ Console


Don't Starve Console Edition Controls

Button Function
Left Analog Walk
Right Analog Inventory Selection
Right Directional Use selected item on self/unequip
Left Directional Use on world/store/repair
Up Directional Inspect item
Down Directional Drop item
Cross Action/Accept
Square Attack
Triangle Inspect world item/sew
Circle Alt Action/Cancel
R1/L1 Rotate Camera
L2 Open Crafting Tabs
R2  Open Inventory/Pause Game
Options Pause
Press Touch Pad Map