Using Virtual Buttons and Hotkeys
Overview and Getting Started
Hotkeys let you put virtual buttons on your phone or tablet that you can tap to send commands to your controller. These commands can be the same as spoken commands, or a custom command you wouldn’t speak. You can add hotkeys to specific profiles, then use them from your controller’s page to trigger macros or single button/key presses. Another way to think about Hotkeys is a collection of virtual buttons or switches you might use.
Adding Virtual Buttons and Hotkeys to Profiles
Using Hotkeys From Your Controller Page
Once you’ve set a profile for your controller that has one or more hotkeys added to it, you can go to the Hotkeys card on your controllers page and tap “Start Hotkeys”
Then you can tap any of the buttons added to the screen to fire the commands!
Tips and Best Practices
Hotkeys are a great tool for making quick buttons to automate common tasks in both apps and games. Therefore, they play best with triggering macros and used alongside spoken commands. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks for using hotkeys! The hotkeys page will try to fill the entire page with buttons based on how many you add to a profile. This means that you can have a page of many buttons or one big mega button for a single purpose and everything in between. Many users find success in using hotkeys alongside a keyboard or controller to offset having to do many different combos at once with a single hotkey button. Hotkeys are great for both gaming and for productivity!