In Dead Maze, you can control the character you play as. Note that for the controls to work, the chat must not be highlighted (the cursor in it). You can also do special actions by entering chat commands into the chat box.
|← or D||Move left||Control your character's movement.|
|→ or A||Move right|
|↑ or W||Move Up|
|↓ or S||Move Down|
|1-8||Skill Quick Select||Will select the corresponding active skill on your skill bar (5-8 will activate your weapon's / survivor equipment skill, if it has one).|
|⇧ Shift + 1-6||Item Quick Select||Will wield the item in the corresponding slot on your item bar (not the items hidden in your backpack).|
|F||Emoticons||Open up a UI for selecting emotes/emoticons.|
|Spacebar||Run / Sprint / Dodge||If you are not near an infected, you will start running; this will deplete your stamina bar as your run. Hitting spacebar again will go back to walking. If you are close to / fighting an infected, spacebar will have you sprint in the direction you are moving (this requires some stamina, and has a cooldown between uses). If not moving while being attacked, pressing space will have you dodge back in the opposite direction you last moved.|
|Left Click||Interact / Combo Attack||
|Right Click||Defend / Parry||Must be holding a weapon; if an infected hits you while in this stance, the damage will be extremely reduced, but will wear down your weapon.|
|Scroll Wheel||Weapon Cycling||Scrolls through your equipped weapons.|
|↵ Enter||Bring chat to focus||Brings the chat text box into focus (instead of having to click it). Pressing ↵ Enter while in the chat-box will send the message / chat command, and then change the focus back to the game (or if empty will simply change focus back to game).|
|Y||Room chat||Will switch to room chat and bring chat box into focus; if already in room chat (vs some chat tab), it will have the same effect as pressing enter (bringing focus to the chat bar).|
|⇧ Shift+↵ Enter||Expand chat||Toggles the chat box from its default position to an extended version that goes up to the top bar. Note that the chat box must not be in focus when you do this.|
|Tab ↹||Switch to chat tab||Switches to a chat tab where you have unread messages.
If you have no chat tabs with unread messages, it switches to the #Room chat tab.
|T||Tribe Chat||Switches your keyboard focus to the chatbox and types in "/t " which is the tribe chat command. Hit T, type your message, and then hit ↵ Enter to send.|
|R||Whisper reply||Changes your chatbox to respond to the last person who whispered to you.|
|← Backspace||Chat tab cycling||Pressing the backspace key while the chat is not highlighted cycles through the open chat tabs.|
|⇧ Shift+P||Toggle Interface||Hide / show the interface - desirable for clean screenshots.|
|Alt+F||Toggle Fullscreen||Changes the game to fullscreen mode (or back if already fullscreen).|
Chat commands can be entered into the chatbox in-game. Any time a backslash /starts off a message, that message will not be visible to other mice. Pressing ⇧ Shift+↵ Enter while not in chat will expand the chat window.