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Basic Keycodes

The basic set of keycodes are based on the HID Keyboard/Keypad Usage Page (0x07) with the exception of KC_NO, KC_TRNS and keycodes in the 0xA5-DF range. See below for more details.

Letters and Numbers

Key Description
KC_A a and A
KC_B b and B
KC_C c and C
KC_D d and D
KC_E e and E
KC_F f and F
KC_G g and G
KC_H h and H
KC_I i and I
KC_J j and J
KC_K k and K
KC_L l and L
KC_M m and M
KC_N n and N
KC_O o and O
KC_P p and P
KC_Q q and Q
KC_R r and R
KC_S s and S
KC_T t and T
KC_U u and U
KC_V v and V
KC_W w and W
KC_X x and X
KC_Y y and Y
KC_Z z and Z
KC_1 1 and !
KC_2 2 and @
KC_3 3 and #
KC_4 4 and $
KC_5 5 and %
KC_6 6 and ^
KC_7 7 and &
KC_8 8 and *
KC_9 9 and (
KC_0 0 and )

F Keys

Key Description
KC_F1 F1
KC_F2 F2
KC_F3 F3
KC_F4 F4
KC_F5 F5
KC_F6 F6
KC_F7 F7
KC_F8 F8
KC_F9 F9
KC_F10 F10
KC_F11 F11
KC_F12 F12
KC_F13 F13
KC_F14 F14
KC_F15 F15
KC_F16 F16
KC_F17 F17
KC_F18 F18
KC_F19 F19
KC_F20 F20
KC_F21 F21
KC_F22 F22
KC_F23 F23
KC_F24 F24

Punctuation

Key Aliases Description
KC_ENTER KC_ENT Return (Enter)
KC_ESCAPE KC_ESC Escape
KC_BSPACE KC_BSPC Delete (Backspace)
KC_TAB Tab
KC_SPACE KC_SPC Spacebar
KC_MINUS KC_MINS - and _
KC_EQUAL KC_EQL = and +
KC_LBRACKET KC_LBRC [ and {
KC_RBRACKET KC_RBRC ] and }
KC_BSLASH KC_BSLS \ and |
KC_NONUS_HASH KC_NUHS Non-US # and ~
KC_SCOLON KC_SCLN ; and :
KC_QUOTE KC_QUOT ' and "
KC_GRAVE KC_GRV, KC_ZKHK ` and ~, JIS Zenkaku/Hankaku
KC_COMMA KC_COMM , and <
KC_DOT . and >
KC_SLASH KC_SLSH / and ?
KC_NONUS_BSLASH KC_NUBS Non-US \ and |

Lock Keys

Key Aliases Description
KC_CAPSLOCK KC_CLCK, KC_CAPS Caps Lock
KC_SCROLLLOCK KC_SLCK, KC_BRMD Scroll Lock, Brightness Down (macOS)
KC_NUMLOCK KC_NLCK Keypad Num Lock and Clear
KC_LOCKING_CAPS KC_LCAP Locking Caps Lock
KC_LOCKING_NUM KC_LNUM Locking Num Lock
KC_LOCKING_SCROLL KC_LSCR Locking Scroll Lock

Modifiers

Key Aliases Description
KC_LCTRL KC_LCTL Left Control
KC_LSHIFT KC_LSFT Left Shift
KC_LALT Left Alt
KC_LGUI KC_LCMD, KC_LWIN Left GUI (Windows/Command/Meta key)
KC_RCTRL KC_RCTL Right Control
KC_RSHIFT KC_RSFT Right Shift
KC_RALT KC_ALGR Right Alt (AltGr)
KC_RGUI KC_RCMD, KC_RWIN Right GUI (Windows/Command/Meta key)

International

Key Aliases Description
KC_INT1 KC_RO JIS \ and _
KC_INT2 KC_KANA JIS Katakana/Hiragana
KC_INT3 KC_JYEN JIS ¥ and |
KC_INT4 KC_HENK JIS Henkan
KC_INT5 KC_MHEN JIS Muhenkan
KC_INT6 JIS Numpad ,
KC_INT7 International 7
KC_INT8 International 8
KC_INT9 International 9
KC_LANG1 KC_HAEN Hangul/English
KC_LANG2 KC_HANJ Hanja
KC_LANG3 JIS Katakana
KC_LANG4 JIS Hiragana
KC_LANG5 JIS Zenkaku/Hankaku
KC_LANG6 Language 6
KC_LANG7 Language 7
KC_LANG8 Language 8
KC_LANG9 Language 9

Commands

Key Aliases Description
KC_PSCREEN KC_PSCR Print Screen
KC_PAUSE KC_PAUS, KC_BRK, KC_BRMU Pause, Brightness Up (macOS)
KC_INSERT KC_INS Insert
KC_HOME Home
KC_PGUP Page Up
KC_DELETE KC_DEL Forward Delete
KC_END End
KC_PGDOWN KC_PGDN Page Down
KC_RIGHT KC_RGHT Right Arrow
KC_LEFT Left Arrow
KC_DOWN Down Arrow
KC_UP Up Arrow
KC_APPLICATION KC_APP Application (Windows Menu Key)
KC_POWER System Power (macOS/Linux)
KC_EXECUTE KC_EXEC Execute
KC_HELP Help
KC_MENU Menu
KC_SELECT KC_SLCT Select
KC_STOP Stop
KC_AGAIN KC_AGIN Again
KC_UNDO Undo
KC_CUT Cut
KC_COPY Copy
KC_PASTE KC_PSTE Paste
KC_FIND Find
KC__MUTE Mute (macOS)
KC__VOLUP Volume Up (macOS)
KC__VOLDOWN Volume Down (macOS)
KC_ALT_ERASE KC_ERAS Alternate Erase
KC_SYSREQ SysReq/Attention
KC_CANCEL Cancel
KC_CLEAR KC_CLR Clear
KC_PRIOR Prior
KC_RETURN Return
KC_SEPARATOR Separator
KC_OUT Out
KC_OPER Oper
KC_CLEAR_AGAIN Clear/Again
KC_CRSEL CrSel/Props
KC_EXSEL ExSel

Media Keys

These keycodes are not part of the Keyboard/Keypad usage page. The SYSTEM_ keycodes are found in the Generic Desktop page, and the rest are located in the Consumer page.

Windows and macOS use different keycodes for “next track” and “previous track”. Make sure you choose the keycode that corresponds to your OS.

Key Aliases Description
KC_SYSTEM_POWER KC_PWR System Power Down
KC_SYSTEM_SLEEP KC_SLEP System Sleep
KC_SYSTEM_WAKE KC_WAKE System Wake
KC_AUDIO_MUTE KC_MUTE Mute
KC_AUDIO_VOL_UP KC_VOLU Volume Up
KC_AUDIO_VOL_DOWN KC_VOLD Volume Down
KC_MEDIA_NEXT_TRACK KC_MNXT Next Track (Windows)
KC_MEDIA_PREV_TRACK KC_MPRV Previous Track (Windows)
KC_MEDIA_STOP KC_MSTP Stop Track (Windows)
KC_MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE KC_MPLY Play/Pause Track
KC_MEDIA_SELECT KC_MSEL Launch Media Player (Windows)
KC_MEDIA_EJECT KC_EJCT Eject (macOS)
KC_MAIL Launch Mail (Windows)
KC_CALCULATOR KC_CALC Launch Calculator (Windows)
KC_MY_COMPUTER KC_MYCM Launch My Computer (Windows)
KC_WWW_SEARCH KC_WSCH Browser Search (Windows)
KC_WWW_HOME KC_WHOM Browser Home (Windows)
KC_WWW_BACK KC_WBAK Browser Back (Windows)
KC_WWW_FORWARD KC_WFWD Browser Forward (Windows)
KC_WWW_STOP KC_WSTP Browser Stop (Windows)
KC_WWW_REFRESH KC_WREF Browser Refresh (Windows)
KC_WWW_FAVORITES KC_WFAV Browser Favorites (Windows)
KC_MEDIA_FAST_FORWARD KC_MFFD Next Track (macOS)
KC_MEDIA_REWIND KC_MRWD Previous Track (macOS)
KC_BRIGHTNESS_UP KC_BRIU Brightness Up
KC_BRIGHTNESS_DOWN KC_BRID Brightness Down

Number Pad

Key Aliases Description
KC_KP_SLASH KC_PSLS Keypad /
KC_KP_ASTERISK KC_PAST Keypad *
KC_KP_MINUS KC_PMNS Keypad -
KC_KP_PLUS KC_PPLS Keypad +
KC_KP_ENTER KC_PENT Keypad Enter
KC_KP_1 KC_P1 Keypad 1 and End
KC_KP_2 KC_P2 Keypad 2 and Down Arrow
KC_KP_3 KC_P3 Keypad 3 and Page Down
KC_KP_4 KC_P4 Keypad 4 and Left Arrow
KC_KP_5 KC_P5 Keypad 5
KC_KP_6 KC_P6 Keypad 6 and Right Arrow
KC_KP_7 KC_P7 Keypad 7 and Home
KC_KP_8 KC_P8 Keypad 8 and Up Arrow
KC_KP_9 KC_P9 Keypad 9 and Page Up
KC_KP_0 KC_P0 Keypad 0 and Insert
KC_KP_DOT KC_PDOT Keypad . and Delete
KC_KP_EQUAL KC_PEQL Keypad =
KC_KP_COMMA KC_PCMM Keypad ,
KC_KP_EQUAL_AS400 Keypad = on AS/400 keyboards

Special Keys

In addition to these, keycodes in the range of 0xA5-DF are reserved for internal use by TMK.

Key Aliases Description
KC_NO XXXXXXX Ignore this key (NOOP)
KC_TRANSPARENT KC_TRNS, _______ Use the next lowest non-transparent key