zwift-hotkeys is made primarily with the following objectives:

  • Add hotkeys for actions which would otherwise require use of a mouse.
  • Add hotkeys for navigating between riders when in fan view and for giving Ride On’s.
    Add hotkeys for rearranging the Zwift main window using keyboard only.
  • Besides this the zwift-hotkeys.ahk script contains a framework for detecting and displaying info about current view, course and dirdection based on evalation of pixel colour patterns (toggle this with Ctrl+W hotkey)

You can find more details about the various hotkeys in this List of hotkeys in zwift-hotkeys

See the zwift-hotkeys FAQ, Tips, and Tricks page for troubleshooting tips and tricks.

Note: zwift-hotkeys.ahk may not work when Zwift in fullscreen mode. I have not tested that at all.

zwift-hotkeys is automatically closed when Zwift is closed. All windowsWindows The Windows operating system from Microsoft. with a title starting with ‘ZwiftOverlay’ are closed, too.


Windows PC w/


Download “zwift-hotkeys installer” setup-zwift-hotkeys.exe – Downloaded 574 times – 1 MB

Read more about the installer package.


Bug Fix for zwift-hotkeys – Keyboard shortcut for Exit

v21 is a bug fix for the Exit button shortcut – update if you already installed v20 …
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zwift-hotkeys v20 – Keyboard shortcut for Exit

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zwift-hotkeys v16 – A Fix for the Back button

zwift-hotkeys v16 fixes the Backspace key. Now it will also click the blue Back button (in the Paused screen) when in ultrawide mode. …
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Update: zwift-hotkeys

zwift-hotkeys has been updated to handle some changes in how Zwift layout changes on wide screens or when you resize the Zwift window (this changed with version 1.0.24168 of Zwift on 2018-02-27). This fixes the shortcut for …
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Update: zwift-hotkeys

zwift-hotkeys has been updated with several new keyboard shortcuts and fixes. Some of the changes are: Keyboard shortcuts (R or Left Alt+R) for toggling between Running and Riding in pairing screen Keyboard shortcuts (1-5 or Left …
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Bug fixes in zwift-hotkeys 2016-02-14

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  1. Great work on this script! I got N, B and R working for giving RideOns, but Backspace for Back button does not work.

    Could it be because I’m running Ultrawide 3440×1440 ?

    1. You should try to download the new version 16 – it makes backspace click the Back button in ultrawide windowsWindows The Windows operating system from Microsoft., too.

  2. Hey,

    I am having trouble to get the hotkeys to work. I have installed accordingly with your guide, (so I get the hotkeys menu when in zwift) but the keys are just not working for me. Any thoughts of what I am doing wrong?


    1. My first guess would be that Zwift is running elevated (as Administrator) because of the recent update. That can cause the problem. How did that happen? When Zwift updates it elevates Zwift Launcher which in turn – when it starts Zwift – makes Zwift run elevated. It is a simple thing to fix: Find the Zwift icon in the system tray in the WindowsWindows The Windows operating system from Microsoft. taskbar, right click it, and choose Exit. Next time you launch Zwift it will run in normal mode again.

      Let me know if that doesn’t help.

      Remember to run Zwift in window mode, otherwise some of the hotkeys will fail.

  3. Is there shortcuts for mac users? Example there are not an function keys on a mac so unable to give a ride on.

    Thank you gang.

    1. Zwift has the same built-in hotkeys in the WindowsWindows The Windows operating system from Microsoft. and macOSmacOS The operating system on the Mac computers from Apple versions.
      The zwift-hotkeys utility is only for Windows and I’m not aware of anything similar for macOS.

  4. Can’t seem to make it work. Zwift-Login and Zwift-Preferences work great, but Zwift-Hotkeys is resisting all attempts. WindowsWindows The Windows operating system from Microsoft. 10 x64 Pro, running AHK. Thanks for the cool tools, anyway.

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