Configure Hotkeys

There are several keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Parsec. You can view and change them in the settings, in the "Hotkeys" section. Below is a list of the default hotkeys we have. If you want a quick way to revert your changes back to the default, there's a "Reset to Default" button in the bottom of the hotkey settings.


Default hotkeys

Action Windows and Linux macOS
Disconnect Ctrl+Shift+' Command+Q or Command+W
Menu Ctrl+Shift+M Command+Shift+M
Chat Ctrl+Shift+C Command+Shift+C
Switch Display Ctrl+Shift+D Command+Shift+D
Add Screen¹ Ctrl+Shift+S Command+Shift+S
Enhanced Pen¹ Ctrl+Shift+P Command+Shift+P
Send CTRL+ALT+DEL Ctrl+Alt+End Ctrl+Option+Backspace
Window Mode Ctrl+Shift+W Command+Shift+W
Immersive Mode Ctrl+Shift+I Command+Shift+I
Accept All² Ctrl+F1 Ctrl+F1
Kick All² Ctrl+F3 Ctrl+F3

¹ Only available for Warp and Teams customers
² These are for hosting, and can be used anywhere on the computer. Not available on Linux


Change hotkey combinations

  1. Click the Settings icon in the left
  2. Click the Hotkeys tab
  3. Find the hotkey you want to change
  4. Click the text box to change the value ('Press key combination or Enter to clear' will appear)
  5. Press the desired key combination



macOS function keys

Mac function keys may not interact with the gaming PC as expected. You'll need to change the default behavior of your Apple keyboard to pass these hotkeys.


macOS command hotkeys

If you want to be able to use combinations like Command+Tab during a Parsec session, you must give Parsec accessibility permissions in the settings.

  • Go into System Preferences > Security and Privacy > Accessibility
  • Unlock the preferences at the bottom left
  • Click the plus icon to add Parsec in to the list
  • Restart Parsec from the dock for the change to take effect

Once that is done, enable immersive mode in Parsec's settings to ensure your hotkeys are passed onto the host.