PC controls and keyboard shortcuts in Anno 1800

Learn the PC controls and keyboard shortcuts of Anno 1800 to make navigating, building, and production easier.

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Mastering the PC controls and keyboard shortcuts for Anno 1800 will make your life much easier. If you can take the time to learn the various shortcuts and inputs, you’ll be able to breeze around your village – and eventually your cities – with minimal fuss.

For those looking to get a head start on the production lines, or those who need to know the buttons without digging through menus, we’ve got you covered. Below are the default button inputs and keyboard shortcuts for Anno 1800. Though you might not use them all, remembering a few will make building, navigating, and organizing a whole lot simpler.


PC controls and keyboard shortcuts

Anno 1800 PC controls keyboard shortcuts

The PC controls and shortcuts for Anno 1800 are all rather straight forward. A lot of the controls are dedicated to the camera movement, various buildings, types of construction, as well as mass selections.

Action

Keyboard Shortcut

Save Game

Ctrl + S

Screenshot

PrintScreen

Decrease Game Speed

Keypad -

Increase Game Speed

Keypad +

Pan Camera Forward

Up

Pan Camera Backward

Down

Pan Camera Left

Left

Pan Camera Right

Right

Rotate Camera Left

Z

Rotate Camera Right

X

Zoom Camera In

PageUp

Zoom Camera Out

PageDown

Toggle Build Menu

B

Toggle Ship List

N

Toggle Blueprint Mode

V

Toggle Move Mode

M

Toggle Copy Mode

C

Toggle Demolish Mode

D

Toggle Pause

P

Toggle Infolayer

L

Toggle HUD

Ctrl + G

Destroy Selected Object

Delete

Build Road

S

Build Street

Shift + S

Build Residence

H

Build Warehouse

W

Rotating Building Left

,

Rotating Building Right

.

Change Appearance

Shift + V

Open Storage

K

Upgrade Selection/Upgrade Mode

U

Upgrade All

Shift + U

Pause Production of Selected Building

F

Pause Production of Selected Type

Shift + F

Jump to Next Ship

Tab

Select Next Ship

Tab + Shift

Show/Hide World Map

Space

Jump to Selection

Shift + Space

Toggle Postcard View

F1

Close Postcard View

Escape

Auto Rotate Camera

F2

Reset Camera Position

Home

Jump to Camera Position #1

F5

Store Camera Position #1

Ctrl + F5

Jump to Camera Position #2

F6

Store Camera Position #2

Ctrl + F6

Jump to Camera Position #3

F7

Store Camera Position #3

Ctrl + F7

Jump to Camera Position #4

F8

Store Camera Position #4

Ctrl + F8

Jump to Camera Position #5 & Rotate

F9

Store Camera Position #5

Ctrl + F9

Jump to Camera Position #6 & Rotate

F10

Store Camera Position #6

Ctrl + F10

Select Group 

1

Create Group From Selection

Ctrl + 1

Select Group

2

Create Group From Selection

Ctrl + 2

Select Group

3

Create Group From Selection

Ctrl + 3

Select Group

4

Create Group From Selection

Ctrl + 4

Select Group

5

Create Group From Selection

Ctrl + 5

Select Group

6

Create Group From Selection

Ctrl + 6

Select Group

7

Create Group From Selection

Ctrl + 7

Select Group

8

Create Group From Selection

Ctrl + 8

Select Group

9

Create Group From Selection

Ctrl + 9

Select Group

0

Create Group From Selection

Ctrl + 0

Confirm

Enter

Close Window

Escape

Cancel/Open Game Menu

Escape

Toggle Uplay Overlay

Shift + F2

Quit Game

Alt + F4

There aren’t a whole lot of keyboard shortcuts in Anno 1800, but those that are present make it easier to navigate the world. Out of all the inputs listed, arguably some of the most important are those relating to building, speed, and camera movement. Be sure to keep it locked to Shacknews for more Anno 1800 coverage.

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