VRC Documentation

Command Reference

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[ Function Key Commands | Miscellaneous Key Commands | Dot Commands | Mouse Shortcuts ]
Function Key Commands:
F1 <asel>     Toggle full/partial data tag
F1 sectorID <asel>     Pointout aircraft to controller
F1 sectorID <enter>     Tag up all aircraft owned by specified controller
Shift+F1 POINT <asel>     Draws anchor line from aircraft to point. Shows distance, bearing and time to point in data tag.
Shift+F1 <asel>     Removes all anchors for selected aircraft
F2 <ICAO station code> <enter>     Toggle station in Weather Panel
F2 <asel>     Adds selected aircraft's destination airport to weather panel
F3 <asel>     Start track on aircraft
F4 <asel>     Drop track on aircraft
F4 sectorID <asel>     Initiate handoff of aircraft to controller
F4 /OK <asel>     Force drop track of aircraft
F5 alt <asel>     Set cruise altitude in aircraft's flight plan
F6 <asel>     Load aircraft's flight plan into flight plan window (Shortcut: CTRL+Click aircraft)
F6 sectorID <asel>     Send flight strip for selected aircraft to specified controller
SHIFT+F6 <asel>     Draw aircraft's filed route on scope (Shortcut: CTRL+ALT+Click aircraft)
CTRL+F6 <asel>     Draw aircraft's filed route on scope and show all waypoints on the route
F7 <ICAO station code> <enter>     Request METAR from server and display in Weather Panel
F7 <asel>     Request METAR for aircraft's destination airport
SHIFT+F7 <asel>     Request METAR for aircraft's departure airport
F8 alt <asel>     Assign temporary altitude to aircraft
F8 <asel>     Clear temporary altitude assignment
F9 <asel>     Assign computer-selected transponder code to aircraft
F9 nnnn <asel>     Assign specific transponder code to aircraft
F9 v|r|t <asel>     Set voice type tag for aircraft
F11     Zoom in (Shortcut: Rotate mouse wheel forward)
F12     Zoom out (Shortcut: Rotate mouse wheel backward)

Miscellaneous Key Commands:
INSERT text <asel>     Set scratchpad text for aircraft.
INSERT <asel>     Clear scratchpad text for aircraft.
HOME <asel>     Send contact request to pilot.
TAB     Toggle keyboard focus between Primary Display and last-used chat window.
CTRL+TAB     Toggle radio text log size between normal and full-screen.
PAGE UP     Scroll back one page in the radio text log.
PAGE DN     Scroll forward one page in the radio text log.
CTRL+END     Return to end of radio text log.
Up Arrow     Scrolls back through command history.
Down Arrow     Scrolls forward through command history.
CTRL+Up Arrow     Increase size of radio text log by one line.
CTRL+Down Arrow     Decrease size of radio text log by one line.
CTRL+ALT+Numpad Key 1-9     Saves current display center point and zoom level as bookmark.
CTRL+Numpad Key 1-9     Recalls saved zoom/center bookmark.
CTRL+Numpad 0     Recalls previous zoom/center.
Partial Callsign <asel>     Radio selects matching callsign.
<asel>     Adds/removes radioselected aircraft to/from request list.
CTRL+D     Untags all untracked aircraft (Declutter).
CTRL+F     Toggles altitude filter on/off.
CTRL+R     Toggles drawing of separation rings around all tracked aircraft.
CTRL+S     Silences conflict alert sound.
CTRL+T     Toggles display of radio history text box.
CTRL+G     Toggles display of diagrams window for current scope.
CTRL+O     Toggles display of oceanic tracks window for current scope.
CTRL+Q     Toggles quicklook for current scope.
CTRL+Space     Stops radio history message waiting indication.
ESC (in scope)     Clears command line if not empty, else clears radioselected aircraft.
ESC (in chat)     Clears command line if not empty, else hides chat window.
ALT+1     Show/hide flight strip bay.
ALT+2     Show/hide controller list.
ALT+3     Show/hide arrival/departure list.
ALT+4     Show/hide communications panel.
ALT+5     Show/hide weather panel.
ALT+6     Show/hide SELCAL panel.
ALT+7     Show/hide incoming chat log.

Dot Commands:
.group name sectorId ...     Create a chat group with the specified name containing the specified list of controllers.
.chat CALLSIGN     Open a private chat window with the specified callsign.
.rings POINT     Center range rings on POINT (intersection, VOR, etc.) (Shortcut: CTRL+Double right click)
.norings     Turns off range rings.
.center/.centre POINT     Center display on POINT. (Shortcut: Double right click)
.center2/.centre2 POINT     Center display and range rings on POINT.
.vis POINT     Set visibility center at POINT. (Shortcut: CTRL+ALT+Double right click)
.vis POINT POINT2 POINT3 POINT4     Set visibility centers at specified POINTs.
.vis1 POINT     Same as .vis.
.vis2 POINT     Set second visibility center at POINT.
.vis3 POINT     Set third visibility center at POINT.
.vis4 POINT     Set fourth visibility center at POINT.
.novis     Clears all visibility centers.
.showvis     Shows visibility centers.
.visrange NM     Sets visibility range to the specified radius.
.ff INT INT ...     Toggle display of intersection(s).
.fv VOR VOR ...     Toggle display of VOR(s).
.fn NDB NDB ...     Toggle display of NDB(s).
.fa ICAO ICAO ...     Toggle display of airport(s).
.fc Runway Runway ...     Toggle display of runway centerline(s).
.fw Airway Airway ...     Toggle display of airways(s).
.fd Diagram Name|Diagram Name|Diagram Name ...     Toggle display of diagrams(s).
.nofixes     Turn off all intersections.
.novors     Turn off all VORs.
.nondbs     Turn off all NDBs.
.noairports     Turn off all airports.
.nocenterlines     Turn off all centerlines.
.noairways     Turn off all airways.
.nodiagrams     Turn off all diagrams.
.atis/.showatis [CALLSIGN]     Request ATIS for controller, or show your own ATIS if no callsign given.
.msg CALLSIGN message     Send private message.
.wallop message     Send message to all supervisors.
.wall message     Send broadcast message to all (Supervisors only).
.findac <asel>     Recenters scope at aircraft location (Supervisors only).
.transfer sectorID     Initiate mass handoff of all tracked targets to controller.
.ov sectorID     Initiate override with controller.
.ic sectorID     Initiate intercom call with controller.
.acc     Accept incoming intercom call.
.hold     Toggle intercom call hold.
.mon sectorID     Initiate voice monitoring of controller.
.rls     Release intercom call, monitor, or override.
.copy     Copies radio text log to clipboard.
.break     Request break.
.nobreak     Cancel break request.
.busy message     Sets your busy message for pilots only.
.busyall message     Sets your busy message for pilots and controllers.
.nobusy     Cancels busy status.
.find POINT     Draws a yellow circle around the specified point (intersection, VOR, etc.)
.silence     Silences the conflict alert sound. (Shortcut: CTRL+S)
.am RTE POINT1.POINT2 ...     Sets new route for radio selected aircraft.
.contactme CALLSIGN     Send contact request to pilot. (Shortcut: HOME)
.debug FLAG     Toggles specified debug flag. (Use &quot;.debug 1&quot; to toggle a small info window.)
.declutter     Untags all untracked aircraft. (Shortcut: CTRL+D)
.filters     Toggles altitude filter on/off. (Shortcut: CTRL+F)
.seprings     Draws separation rings around all tracked aircraft. (Shortcut: CTRL+R)
.openurl URL     Opens the specified URL in your default web browser.
.nomsgs     Stops radio history message waiting indication. (Shortcut: CTRL+Space)
.reloadaliases     Reloads alias file.
.reloadpof     Reloads POF file.
.reloadsector     Reloads sector file.
.cascade     Cascades all floating windows on the primary display.
.rsb POINT <asel>     Shows heading, distance and time from selected aircraft to specified point.
.rsb POINT POINT     Shows heading and distance between specified points.
.showname CALLSIGN     Shows the pilot or controller's real name, if known.
.help [MESSAGE]     Broadcasts a help request to in-range ATC with the optional message.
.nohelp     Cancels previous help request.
.logofftime TIME     Sets your expected logoff time (This is not sent to old pilot clients like SB2)
.nologofftime     Clears your expected logoff time.
.an POINT <asel>     Draws anchor line from aircraft to point. Shows distance, bearing and time to point in data tag.
.an <asel>     Removes all anchors for selected aircraft.
.noanchors     Turns off all anchors.
.strip <asel>     Add flight strip for selected aircraft to the flight strip bay.
.sep LABEL     Add a separator to the flight strip bay with the specified label.
.sep LABEL1|LABEL2|LABEL3 ...     Add multiple separators to the flight strip bay. (Useful for aliases.)
.delstrip <asel>     Removes the first found flight strip for the selected aircraft from the flight strip bay.
.nostrips     Removes all flight strips from the flight strip bay. Does not remove separators.
.log FILENAME     Saves a log of the current chat window or radio text history to the specified filename in the startup directory.
.showstats     Shows operational statistics for your current session.
.resetstats     Sets all statistics counters to zero.
.set3dcenter POINT     Sets 3D mode camera location to specified point.
.set3dalt alt     Sets camera altitude in 3D mode.
.setterrainalt alt     Sets ground altitude in 3D mode.
.lockview <asel>     Locks the camera onto the specified target in 3D mode.
.showloc CALLSIGN     Shows center point and visibility range for specified controller.
.sticky TEXT     Adds a new sticky note at the center of the scope.
.sticky LINE1|LINE2|LINE3     Adds a new multi-line sticky note at the center of the scope.
.nostickies     Removes all sticky notes from scope.
.nostickys     Removes all sticky notes from scope.
.acinfo <asel>     Shows information about the selected aircraft. (Engine count/type, weight class, wake category, etc.)
.typeinfo TYPE     Shows aircraft information for the specified ICAO type.
.seplink CALLSIGN <asel>     Creates a separation link between the specified aircraft and the currently-selected aircraft. (Shortcut: SHIFT+ALT+Click aircraft)
.noseplinks     Removes all separation links.
.splist ITEM1 ITEM2 ITEM3 ...     Sets your current scratchpad presets list.

Mouse Shortcuts:
Right-Click Aircraft     Displays popup menu with various commands.
Right-Click Arr/Dep List Entry     Displays popup menu with various commands.
CTRL+Click Aircraft     Load aircraft's flight plan into flight plan window.
CTRL+ALT+Click Aircraft     Draw aircraft's filed route on scope.
SHIFT+Click Aircraft     Show proximity lines between clicked aircraft and radio selected aircraft.
CTRL+SHIFT+Click Aircraft     Point out clicked aircraft to radio selected aircraft via text. On the ground, causes a &quote;give way to ...&quote; command to be sent.
Right-Click Controller List Entry     Displays popup menu with various commands.
Right-Click Chat Group Member     Displays popup menu with various commands.
Double-Right-Click     Center scope on location.
CTRL+Double-Right-Click     Center range rings on location.
CTRL+ALT+Double-Right-Click     Set visibility center at location.
Double-Click and Drag     Draw bearing & distance line from location.
Mouse Wheel     Zooms scope windows in/out or scrolls the Flight Strip Bay up/down.
CTRL+Mouse Wheel     Fast zoom in/out (scope windows).
Double-Click Chat Window History     Request controller's ATIS.
Right-Click Flight Strip     Displays popup menu with various commands.
Double-Click Flight Strip     Equivalent to clicking the aircraft's target (Aircraft select).
ALT-Click Flight Strip     Deletes flight strip or separator.
ALT+Click Aircraft     Adds flight strip to the strip bay for clicked aircraft.
Click+Drag Flight Strip     Repositions flight strip in the strip bay.
SHIFT+Click+Drag Flight Strip     Copies flight strip in the strip bay.
SHIFT+Right-Click     Sets an anchor for the selected aircraft on the clicked point.
SHIFT+ALT+Click Aircraft     Creates a separation link between the clicked aircraft and the currently-selected aircraft.
ALT-Click Sticky Note     Deletes sticky note.

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