Keyboard shortcuts

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Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts available in the game.[1]

Main screens[edit | edit source]

Key Screen
F1 Player character (Guide)
F2 Realm
F3 Military (Warfare, Army, Hired Forces)
F4 Council
F5 Court (Prisoners)
F6 Intrigue (Schemes, Hooks, Secrets)
F7 Factions
F8 Decisions

Other screens[edit | edit source]

Key Screen
C Character finder
V Find title
⇆Tab Issues (suggestions based on your situation)
` (backtick) Console
⎋Esc Close most screens; open in-game menu
B "Back" on many screens
^Ctrl + F9 Toggle whether UI is shown

Map modes[edit | edit source]

Map modes differ not only in what they display but also in what left-clicks do. However, right-clicking always goes to the county owner.

Key Icon Map mode Notes
E Realms

The primary map mode, its behavior adapts depending on zoom level.

  • Far (paper map): Shows independent realms. ^Ctrl+click to see vassals.
  • Mid (political map): Shows independent realms and your direct liege's vassals. Click or ^Ctrl+click to see vassals.
  • Near (details map): Shows terrain and holdings. Click a holding to view the county holdings screen, with that holding selected.
^Ctrl + A Counties Shows counties. Click to view the county title screen.
U, or ⇧Shift + Q Duchy titles Shows de jure duchies. Click to view the duchy title screen.
I, or ⇧Shift + W Kingdom titles Shows de jure kingdoms. Click to view the kingdom title screen.
O, or ⇧Shift + E Empire titles Shows de jure empires. Click to view the empire title screen.
R Faiths Shows faiths. Click to view the faith and its doctrines.
T Cultures Shows cultures. Click to view the culture and its innovations.
Y Houses Shows houses of independent rulers. Click to view the house and its dynasty's legacies.
^Ctrl + S Players Shows multiplayer participants.
^Ctrl + Q Governments Shows the government type of each county holder and top liege.
^Ctrl + E Terrain Shows the terrain of each barony. Hover for terrain name and supply limit.
^Ctrl + W Development Shows the development level of each county.

Camera[edit | edit source]

Key Map action

W, A, S, D
, , ,

Pan map
🏠 Home Pan map to player capital and zoom in
RMB+Drag Adjust camera angle
Wheel Zoom map
Page Down & Page Up Zoom Out & Zoom In

Armies[edit | edit source]

Key Icon Function Notes
F Split in half
G Merge
H Split off new Army Bugged in 1.0.3, overridden by Government map shortcut
J Disband Bugged in 1.0.3, overridden by Development map shortcut

Game speed[edit | edit source]

Key Icon Function Notes Game duration
867 start 1066 start
1 Slowest 1 simulated day ≈ 2 seconds[2] 119 hours 79 hours
2 Slow 1 simulated day ≈ 1 second 59 hours 39 hours
3 Normal 1 simulated day ≈ 0.5 seconds 30 hours 20 hours
4 Fast 1 simulated day ≈ 0.2 seconds 12 hours 8 hours
5 Fastest Speed limited only by computer's processing power
NumPad -, -, or Z Decrease game speed
NumPad + or X Increase game speed
␣ Space Pause/Unpause

Take screenshot[edit | edit source]

Key Function Location
F11 Screenshot Windows: ~/Documents/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings III/Screenshots

Linux: ~/.local/share/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings III/screenshots

Shift + F11 Map Screenshot Windows: ~/Documents/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings III/Screenshots

Linux: ~/.local/share/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings III/screenshots

F12 Steam overlay screenshot Steam > Library > Crusader Kings III > Screenshots (shown on the right)

Your operating system may also have shortcuts for capturing a portion of your screen. See Screenshots on Windows or Screenshots on Mac.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. gui/shortcuts.shortcuts
  2. common/defines/00_defines.txt (GAME_SPEED_TICKS)