Monday, July 4, 2022

Here Is Everything About OBS Hotkeys

OBS hotkeys are essential to make your work time-efficient and streamlined.

With the help of these keys, you get quick access to desired settings inside your OBS studio.

Hotkeys reduce the number of steps and extra mouse clicks to customize your streams.

With the help of this detailed guide, you will be introduced to several OBS shortcuts to perform specific functions.

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OBS Shortcuts

The OBS hotkeys or shortcuts range from simple start-stop streaming options to layout ad transitions.

OBS also provides you with custom hotkeys, allowing users to create an efficient streaming set up for their convenience.

1) How To Get OBS Keyboard Shortcuts?

Open Broadcaster Software provides you with hotkeys to make quick transitions. To get access to the hotkeys, follow the steps given below:

  • Launch OBS and click on File.


  • Select Settings and click on Hotkeys as shown in the picture below.


Here you will notice that each scene in OBS has been assigned multiple hotkeys.


You can create hotkeys for each scene inside OBS to switch to the scene and hide or show an output.

This will help you to overlay multiple images inside an OBS scene.

Thus, you can reveal many images inside a single scene using OBS shortcuts.

Here you must note that OBS hotkeys are by default disabled.

To use the hotkeys, you will have to select a key first to use the provided functions.

2) Check The List Of Hotkey You Can Assign In OBS

  1. Start Streaming
  2. Stop Streaming
  3. Stop Streaming (discard delay)
  4. Start Recording Stop recording
  5. Pause recording
  6. Unpause recording
  7. Start Replay buffer
  8. Stop Replay buffer
  9. Start Virtual Camera
  10. Stop Virtual Camera
  11. Enable preview
  12. Disable preview
  13. Show source Toolbar
  14. Hide Source Toolbar
  15. Studio Mode
  16. Transition
  17. Reset Stats
  18. Screenshot Output
  19. Screenshot Selected Source
  20. Quick Transition: Cut
  21. Quick Transition: Fade (300ms)
  22. Quick Transition: Fade to Black (300ms)
  23. Scene
  • Switch to scene
  • Show ‘Video Capture Device’
  • Hide ‘Video Capture Device’
  1. Desktop audio
  • Mute
  • Unmute
  • Push-to-Mute
  • Push-to-talk
  1. Video Capture Device
  • Mute
  • Unmute
  • Push-to-Mute
  • Push-to-talk

3) Use Hotkeys To Switch To Scenes

Now I will show you how you can use OBS hotkeys to navigate between scenes. Follow the steps given below:

  • From Settings click on Hotkeys and scroll down to find Scenes. Click on scenes and then on Switch To Scenes option.


  • Click in the attached box and select a key you want to use as a hotkey. Like here I have used the Num 5 key.


Henceforth this key will be programmed to switch to the specific scene.

Closing Up

So, use the OBS hotkeys and enhance your Stream. For any details related to this topic or any other topic, ask us in the comments section below.

Sanchita Das
Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.

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  1. When using Studio mode, after I have clicked a scene in the Scenes dock, pressing a key that corresponds to the first letter of any other scene name causes OBS to then preview that scene. I don’t want it to do that. Is there any way to disable this behavior? I have not set up any hotkeys for this; it seems to be built into OBS.


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