Stronghold Hotkeys - Keyboard Shortcuts

In Game Shortcuts

Command Shortcut What it does
Adjust game speed + or - on the numeric keypad Increases or decreases the game speed
Scroll Arrow keys Allows you to scroll up and down or across the map
Interface panel showing Tab Pressing tab removes or replaces the interface panel from the screen
Flatten landscape/buildings Spacebar This flattens the landscape and buildings allowing you to see past obstructions. It is also very useful for checking that the walls of a castle are complete.
Barracks B Centres the screen on the barracks
Granary G Centres the screen on the granary
Keep H Centres the screen on the keep
Market M Centres the screen on the market
Pause P Pauses the game, pressing P again unpauses it
Signposts S Cycles through all the signposts on the map
Pull down landscape V Holding down the V key pulls down landscape features allowing you to see past rocks etc
Rotate map X or C Rotates the map
Zoom Z Zooms the screen in and out
Take Screenshot Alt & Q Takes an in game screen shot
Bookmarking locations Ctrl & Alt & 0 to 9 You can bookmark up to 9 spots on the map to allow yourself to return to them quickly. Press Ctrl & Alt & the desired number to bookmark your current position.
Go to Bookmark Alt & 0 to 9 Press Alt and the appropriate number to return to that position on the map.
Grouping troops Ctrl & 0 to 9 You can create a group of troops by dragging a section box over the required troops and then pressing Ctrl and the desired number from 0 to 9.
Selecting grouped troops 0 to 9 Press the appropriate number key to select a group of troops that you have created. Pressing the key again will centre the screen on that group of troops
Setting up waypoints Hold down shift and left click With troops selected hold down the shift key then left click on the map to create waypoints, you may set up to 9 of them.
Selecting particular unit types Left mouse button double click Double click on a troop to select all units of the same type that are visible on the screen.


Map Editor Shortcuts

Command Shortcut What it does
Set initial levels Alt & ` Brings up the panel to set initial gold, tax and ration levels in the editor
Show Connections Alt & D Shows connection and linkage layers
Kill all animals Alt & E on the map editor menu screen Kills off all animals in the map editor
Pause Alt & H Pauses the game in the map editor, stopping trees from growing and units from moving
Re-spawn Lord Alt & V This regenerates any missing Lord in the game
Change Map type Alt & , Used in the main screen of the editor allows you to change the map type


Multi-player shortcuts

Command Shortcut What it does
Chat Enter Pressing the Enter key in multi-player games brings up the chat window
Taunt F1 to F12 Each function key sends a different taunt in multi-player games