How to Assign a Hotkey in "World of Warcraft"

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In "World of Warcraft," many actions are mapped to buttons on your keyboard, also known as hotkeys. Opening various menus and information panels, casting your character's spells, and abilities and movement are all bound to these buttons. When you want to add new hotkeys to your layout, or change existing hotkeys so they perform different tasks, you need to access "WoW's" in-game keybind menu.

Keybinds Menu

  • To bind hotkeys, open the game menu with the "Esc" key and click "Key Bindings." The pane on the left indicates the types of keys you can bind: movement keys, chat, action bar and so forth. Select the key type you want to bind, and then select the specific action from the large pane. Click the button under the "Key 1" heading for the action you want to bind, then press the key on your keyboard. Click "Okay" when you're finished to save your new binding(s).

Common Keybinds

  • Most keybinds take advantage of the many unused keys for useful abilities on your extra action bars, which otherwise require a click. Mostly, which keys are bound is based on preference, but the "G" key and "F1" through "F12" are often employed. Some keybinds are intended to make certain playstyles easier, like having a healer use "Tab" to cycle through friendly targets instead of hostile ones, or changing which key activates autorun.

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