For Virtual Cottage players, this guides list all the helpful shortcuts that I have found so far since the application does not outright tell you what they are.
That being said there are some hidden shortcuts/secrets that the game doesn’t outright tell you, some of those can be pretty helpful so in this guide I’ll show all the secrets I have discovered so far.
Pressing space or enter on your keyboard does the last action done by the mouse. For instance if you paused the song by clicking the pause/play button with your mouse and then pressed space/enter it would click the pause/play button again and play the song.
It is to be noted that if you just opened the app and have not interacted with any buttons yet pressing space or enter will do nothing.
Pressing tab moves to the next action. It is not visible by just clicking tab but lets suppose that your last action was pausing the song, if you press tab and then space it would shuffle the song instead of pausing it. If your last action was clicking the To-Do button pressing tab and space would toggle the pet instead of interacting with the To-Do button again.
F11 switches the app from Windowed mode to Fullscreen mode. You can use this shortcut instead of clicking the on-screen button. F11 is a pretty common shortcut for fullscreen so you might already know it. Interestingly enough Alt+Enter does not work for this app.
The left and right arrow keys decrease and increase the volume of the music. This will not work if the app is paused or if the last thing you interacted with is the newly added lamp(don’t ask me why lol).
Secrets and Other Interesting Stuff
Pressing P at any time when in game will toggle display for playtime. This also shows the playtime in offline mode, which steam does not counts.
Pressing any button other than P after pressing P toggles playtime again and hides it.
Putting Non-Numerical values in the box that asks for the number of minutes at start up will result in the timer being set for 1 minute by default.
For example, if you typed “hello” in the focus time box the focus time would be set for 1 minute.
Those of you who like messing around with stuff would have already discovered it though.
For some reason pressing and holding the right arrow key when the app is paused toggles the fireplace on. Nothing will happen is the fireplace is already toggled on and you press right arrow when app is paused.