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List of Controller Types

Index Controllers (click to show) 
Index controller.png

Vive Controllers (click to show) 
Vive controller.png

Windows Mixed Reality Controllers (click to show) 

Oculus Controllers (click to show) 
  • Oculus CV1
OculusCV1 controller.png
  • Oculus Rift S / Quest / Quest 2 (Q2 has minor differences, but the controls are the same)
RiftS controller.png

Cosmos Controllers (click to show) 
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Desktop/Screen Mode Controls (click to show) 

New desktop mode controls

This is a partial list of controls for the new desktop mode, gleaned from recent release notes. Some of the legacy key bindings below may still work as well.

  • User Interface
    • Escape - Open Dash, unfocus text field
    • Left Mouse Button - Primary action - Interact with UI/use equipped tool
    • Right Mouse Button - Grab - Move objects
    • T key or Middle Mouse Button - Context Menu
    • R key or Mouse Button 4 - Secondary action
  • Movement
    • Mouse Movement - Aim cursor / look around
    • WASD - Move (forward/left/backward/right)
    • C - Crouch (tap to toggle or hold for momentary) in walk mode, move down for fly & noclip modes
    • Space - Jump in walk move, move up in fly & noclip modes
    • Shift - Hold to sprint
    • Z - Toggle slow movement
    • Page Up - Switch to next locomotion
    • Page Down - Switch to previous locomotion
  • Item Interaction
    • Right Mouse Button - Grab
    • E + mouse movement - Rotate grabbed item around X and Y axes
    • Shift + E + mouse movement - Rotate grabbed item around vertical axis
    • Shift + mouse wheel - Scale grabbed item
    • Ctrl + S - Save grabbed item
    • Ctrl + Shift + D or Delete - Destroy grabbed item
    • Ctrl + D - Duplicate grabbed item
  • Tool Shortcuts
    • 1 - Dequip
    • 2 - Developer Tip
    • 3 - LogiX Tip
    • 4 - Material Tip
    • 5 - Shape Tip
    • 6 - Light Tip
    • 7 - Grabbable Setter Tip
    • 8 - Character Collider Setter Tip
    • 9 - Microphone
    • 0 - Glue Tip
  • Camera controls
    • F5 - Toggle 3rd person camera
    • F6 - Toggle freeform camera (steals UI edit mode bind from legacy screen)
    • Ctrl + Left click UI - Activate UI aligned camera and focus on clicked UI
    • Ctrl + Left click empty space (or press F5) - Deactivate UI aligned camera
    • Ctrl + Right mouse button - Pan camera
    • Ctrl + Scroll wheel - Zoom camera
    • Ctrl + WASD - Move freeform camera
    • Ctrl + Space - Move freeform camera up
    • Ctrl + C - Move freeform camera down
    • Hover over object in freeform camera mode + Ctrl + F (just press F while using DevTip) - Focus object
    • Hold Alt + Hold Right mouse button - Orbit freeform camera view around focused object
    • Scroll wheel while orbiting focused object with freeform camera - Zoom on orbited object
    • Alt + F - Unfocus freeform camera
  • Miscellaneous
    • Shift + P or Shift + Print Screen - Capture instant photo
    • Ctrl + P or Ctrl + Print Screen - Start photo timer
    • Ctrl + C - Copy
    • Ctrl + V - Paste
    • Ctrl + Z - Undo
    • Ctrl + Y - Redo
    • F2 - Toggle Edit Mode
    • M - Toggles Mute and current voice state
    • V - Push to Talk (when muted)

Legacy Screen Mode Controls (click to show) 
These controls are for the Legacy Screen Mode that still exists within the Neos Launcher. It is NOT recommended to use this mode.
  • Mouse Movement - Aim cursor/look around
  • Left Mouse Button - Primary action - Interact with UI/use equipped tool
  • Right Mouse Button - Grab - Move objects/equip tool (double click)
  • Middle Mouse Button - Secondary action/pack Logix (with Logix tool equipped)
  • Scroll wheel - Scale grabbed object
  • Ctrl + Scroll wheel - Scale self
  • Shift + Scroll wheel - Translate grabbed object on z-axis (towards/away)
  • Alt + Scroll wheel - Rotate grabbed object on x-axis
  • Ctrl + Scroll wheel - Rotate grabbed object on y-axis
  • Shift + Right Mouse Button - Touch grab/Grab reference from inspector/drag and drop values.
  • WASDQE - Move (forward/left/backward/right/up/down)
  • ZX - Rotate (left/right)
  • Delete - Delete grabbed object (preserves assets)
  • F - Duplicate grabbed object
  • I - Open scene inspector to object under cursor
  • Ctrl + Tab - Switch between open sessions
  • Ctrl + Z - Undo
  • Ctrl + Y - Redo
  • Ctrl + S - Save world/Save grabbed item into inventory (while inventory is open)
  • Ctrl + I - Open legacy inventory
  • Ctrl + Space - Open/Close Dash
  • Shift + Double Press Esc - Leave current session/close Neos (all sessions closed)
  • U - Open user space inspector
  • C - Open tool menu - "Create New" panel (DevTool)/Node selector (LogixTip)/Material inspector (MaterialTip)
  • R - Open context menu (when a tooltip is equipped)
  • L + Left Mouse Button - Extract Logix interface of a slot/component
  • P + Left Mouse Button - Set packing root (with Logix tool equipped)
  • K + Left Mouse Button - Unpack Logix from the selected slot
  • B + Left Mouse Button - Bake skinned meshes (when pointing at a slot in the inspector)
  • O - Deselect all
  • F2 - Toggle edit mode
  • - Toggle UI editing mode
  • F8 - Toggle Desktop Mode

Quick/Emergency Shortcuts

There are quick or emergency shorts you can use to speed up your workflow or protect yourself.

  • Open/Close Dash - Put left controller near your head and press the App/Menu button
  • Open/Close World Switcher - Put the right controller near your head and press the App/Menu button
  • Open/Close Inventory - Put the left controller near your head, hold grip and press the App/Menu button
  • Open/Close Session Control - Put the right controller near your head, hold grip and press the App/Menu button
  • Emergency Disconnect - Put both controllers near your head and hold App/Menu buttons on both for a few seconds
  • Emergency Respawn - Put both controllers near your head, hold grip on either of them and hold App/Menu buttons on both for a few seconds

Build Edit Mode

Build Edit Mode is typically used in worlds where you are a building and need elevated permissions to interact with it

  • Hold both controllers near your head, hold the Context Menu button on one controller and double-tap the Context Menu on the other controller.

UI Edit Mode

UI Edit mode is used when you wanted to Remove/Change Facets, or manually adjust a Tooltips position.

  • On Index/Oculus hold one of the dedicated userspace buttons (that opens/closes the dash) and double tap the other.
  • On Vive/WMR, hold down both menu buttons at the same time until both rings fill.

UI Edit mode is also useful to adjust the grip position of an object you expect to hold in your hand.

  1. Enable UI edit mode.
  2. Grab or equip the object in one hand. You should see a ghost robot hand interposed on the hand you're gripping with.
  3. With the other hand, grab the object and adjust its position and rotation until it looks good.
  4. You can repeat the process with the other hand.
  5. Once you've adjusted the grip positions, you can exit UI Edit mode and save the object to your inventory. The grip positions are valid for your avatar. Using the object with another avatar or for another user will require altering the grip pose again.

Switch Between Desktop/VR

  • Currently Neos supports the functionality of switching between Desktop Mode and VR, to do this press F8 on your keyboard.

Other Menus

There are also other types of Menus that have their own control types or quirks