How to Crouch in VRChat VR – Step-by-Step Guide with FAQs

People might wonder how to make your avatar crouch in VRchat.

Let’s find out.

How to Crouch in VRChat VR?

You can change the height setting in the Settings menu to switch between the crouching and upright modes.

What Is VRChat Controls Keyboard?

Keyboard shortcuts refer to the key combinations on the computer keyboard used to control certain motions of an avatar in VRChat. These keys allow you to operate your avatar smoothly and quickly.

What Are the Shortcuts for Playing VRChat?

You don’t need any special equipment to play VRChat. All you need is a computer, a keyboard, and a mouse. With the controls for controlling your character’s movement, you can enjoy your experience.

The keyboard shortcuts for controlling the VRChat avatar are based on the standard WASD keyboard layout, and the use of the left and right arrow keys to adjust the view position of the avatar. Also, the head (or eyes) of the avatar points to the general location where it is looking.

Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts for controlling various actions within the game. However, it is not possible to move the arm of a player in the current version of the game.

Standard PFS “WASD” Setup

  • The “W’s” push the player forward.
  • B – The “B” key moves the player right.
  • Backspace (or Delete) – The “Backspace” key moves the character back one space.
  • The “D’ key takes the character right.

These four keys correspond to the four arrow keys on the numeric keypad (left side) of most keyboards. For a non-gaming computer, there are no arrows on these four keys.

On keyboards that are designed specifically for gaming, there are W, A, S, and D keys together with arrow keys on the four keys.

Keyboard Controls for VRChat

  • Shift+Backtick+1 – This shortcut hides or shows the trigger debugging menu.
  • Shift+Backtick+2 – This shortcut opens the information debug menu.
  • Shift+Backtick+3 – This keyboard shortcut opens the console debug menu.
  • Shift+Backtick+4 – This hotkey opens the networking debug menu.
  • Shift+Backtick+5 – This hotkey opens the networking graphs debug menu.
  • Shift+Backtick+7 – This hotkey hides or displays the networking debugging overlay.
  • Shift+Backtick+8 – This hot key hides or shows the event debugging overlay.
  • Shift+Backtick+9 – This hot key hides or shows the user network debugging overlay.
  • RSitme mean the Shift key on the left side of the keyboard.
  • You can change the shortcut for “RShift + Backtick” by holding down the Shift key when launching VRChat. However, this setting needs to be changed every time you start up VRChat because of an issue with the launcher.

You won’t be able to use any of the debugging tools if you don’t start VRChat with the “–enable-debug-gui” command line argument.

VRChat Gestures Controls Keyboard

  • *Shift+F1* – This keyboard combination sets hand gestures as idle.
  • *Shift+F2* – This shortcut makes a fist.
  • *Shift+F3 – This keyboard combination opens up the Hand Gestures window.
  • *Shift+F4* – This shortcut lets you set a custom gesture for any point.
  • *Shift+F5* – This shortcut lets you set the victory/peace symbol as a Y shape.
  • *Shift+F6 – This keyboard combination sets hand gestures as rock and roll.
  • *Shift+F7* – This shortcut makes the mouse pointer into a handgun.
  • *Shift+F8* – This keyboard combination sets the hand gesture as “thumbs up”.

To move the character using the mouse, hold down the left shift button (or press L) and drag the cursor to the desired location.

VRChat Controls Keyboard

  • Space (Blank) Key Triggers Jump Action Of The Game.
  • Z – This key makes the player walk or crouch.
  • C – The ‘C’ key allows the player to crouching.
  • ESC – The escape key on the top left side of the keyboard brings up the quick menu in VRchat.
  • The shift button makes the player run.
  • If you’re using a headset, press and release the button to open the mic.
  • If you’re playing in VRChat, use the “V” key to turn on/off the mic.
  • CTRL+N – This shortcut shows or hide the username of the player
  • CTRL+H – This hotkey shows or hides the HUD (head- up-displays) of microphone and notification icon.
  • ctrl+\ – This keyboard combination works as the local switch to your robot avatar when you’re unable to access the menu. It’s useful if you want to change your avatar without having to open the menu.
  • F12 – This keyboard shortcut takes a screenshot of the current window and saves it to the folder where VRChat is installed.
  • Ctrl+F12 – This shortcut captures a screenshot at 4K resolution and saves it to the user’s pictures folder.
  • Shift+Esc – This hot key enables safe mode, which switches safety to custom mode with all settings disabled.

VRChat Mouse and Keyboard Controls Tricks

  • You can use the mouse wheel to scroll through menus, but if you left-clicked during VRChat gameplay, it meant you interacted or picked up in the game.
  • Click the right mouse button – Click the right mouse button to pick up items.
  • Hold down the right button and click – This operation will display the interaction menu.
  • Hold down Ctrl+Shift+C (or Cmd+Opt+C) and right-click to enable you to throw held items.

VRChat Controls Keyboard to Rotate Objects

Pick up an object and

  • Press I/K to rotate the held objects along the X-axis.
  • Press J/L to rotate the held object along its Y-Axes.
  • Press U/O to adjust the rotation of the held object (along the Z-axis).
  • Clicking and dragging moves an object along the X and Y axes. To translate along the Z axis, use the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen.

Is It Possible to Change Keyboard Controls in VRChat?

For now, we recommend holding down the Shift (or Ctrl) key when starting up VRChat. However, some people say they’ve been able to get into the game without holding down the Shift (Ctrl) key. If you’re having trouble, please let us know!

From the content above, we know that this method is only for redefining the “RShift + Backtick” shortcut keys. Anyway, you can try to check if it works for you or not.


With the controller, you can rotate objects. However, with the controller, there are more ways to interact with objects than just rotating them.

If you’re still having trouble using the VRChat controls for the mouse, feel free to leave a comment below.


  • Victor Marquez

    Victor is the Editor in Chief at Techtyche. He tests the performance and quality of new VR boxes, headsets, pedals, etc. He got promoted to the Senior Game Tester position in 2021. His past experience makes him very qualified to review gadgets, speakers, VR, games, Xbox, laptops, and more. Feel free to check out his posts.

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