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RetroDECK - Steam Deck: Radial Menu System

Is there a quick way to go back to the top of the radial menu system?

Yes, just press on the HKB trigger buttons: L4 or R4 or Select

Radial Menus

What follows is a breakdown of the Radial System that you access on the Steam Decks Left Touchpad.

Radial Button Shows what the hotkey does.
Keyboard Command Shows what is being sent to the emulator.
Emulator Support Shows what emulators support the command.
Comment Just extra comments.

The Main Menu is the top menu and gives you access to all the menus below.

Quick Menu

The Quick Menu or Quick Access Menu Menu is the most populated menu. It features "best of" options from other menus.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Quit Emulator Ctrl + Q RetroArch Citra (Legacy) Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2 Yuzu (Legacy) PPSSPP
Open Menu Ctrl + M RetroArch Duckstation PCSX2 Yuzu (Legacy) PPSSPP
Swap Screens Ctrl + Tab Citra (Legacy) MelonDS Cemu
Take Screenshot Ctrl + X RetroArch Citra (Legacy) Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2 PPSSPP Yuzu (Legacy)
Save State Ctrl + S RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2 PPSSPP
Load State Ctrl + A RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2 PPSSPP
Pause / Resume Ctrl + P RetroArch Citra (Legacy) Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu (Legacy)
Fullscreen Toggle Ctrl + Enter Citra (Legacy) Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu (Legacy)
Restart / Reset CTRL + R RetroArch Citra (Legacy) Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu (Legacy)
Escape ESC

State Menu

The State Menu is the menu where you handle anything to do with saving and loading states.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Previous State Ctrl + J RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2 PPSSPP
Next State Ctrl + K RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2 PPSSPP
Save State Ctrl + S RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2 PPSSPP
Load State Ctrl + A RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2 PPSSPP
Undo Load State Ctrl + 8 Dolphin/Primehack
Undo Save State Ctrl + 9 Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation

Speed / Frames Menu

The Speed / Frames Menu is where you find anything related to: emulation speed, frame limits, fast forwarding and rewinding.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Fastforward Ctrl + + RetroArch Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2
Rewind CTRL + - RetroArch Duckstation
Increase Emulation Speed CTRL + 1 Citra (Legacy) Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2
Decrease Emulation Speed CTRL + 2 Citra (Legacy) Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2
Reset Emulation Speed CTRL + 3 Duckstation
Disable Emulation Speed Limit CTRL + 0 Dolphin/Primehack
Frame limit On/Off CTRL + Z PCSX2 Yuzu (Legacy)

Display / Graphics Menu

The Display / Graphics Menu is where you find anything related to: up-scaling/resolution scaling, widescreen or change aspect ratio, fullscreen, swap or change dual screen layout.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Fullscreen Toggle Ctrl + Enter Citra (Legacy) Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 PPSSPP Yuzu (Legacy)
Increase Resolution / Upscale Ctrl + U Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2
Decrease Resolution / Upscale Ctrl + Y Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2
Change Widescreen / Aspect Ratio Ctrl + W Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2
Swap Screens Ctrl + Tab Citra (Legacy) MelonDS Cemu
Change Dual Screens Layout Ctrl + L Citra (Legacy)

General Menu

The General Menu or General Emulation Menu is where you find various global generic emulation hotkeys: Quit/Exit, Restart, Take Screenshot, Change CD, Pause, Turbo Input, Cheats and Video Recording.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Quit Emulator Ctrl + Q RetroArch Citra (Legacy) Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2 Yuzu (Legacy)
Open Menu Ctrl + M RetroArch Duckstation PCSX2 Yuzu (Legacy)
Take Screenshot Ctrl + X RetroArch Citra (Legacy) Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PPSSPP MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu (Legacy)
Restart / Reset CTRL + R RetroArch Citra (Legacy) Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu (Legacy)
Change Disc / Next Disc CTRL + D RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation
Cheats On/Off CTRL + C RetroArch Duckstation
Pause / Resume Ctrl + P RetroArch Citra (Legacy) Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu (Legacy)
Turbo On/Off Ctrl + T Duckstation
Video Recording On/Off Ctrl + V RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack PCSX2 PPSSPP

Steam Deck Menu

The Steam Deck Menu is where you find Steam Deck specific functions and general PC hotkeys.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Escape ESC
Tab Tab
Alt + F4 Alt + F4
F1 F1
Enter Enter
Take Steam Screenshot none
Show Steam Deck Keyboard none

Emulator Specific Menu

The Specific Menu or Emulator Specific Menu opens up several system/emulator specific sub-menus. Here you will find hotkeys not so commonly used but could be good to have easy access to:

Switch Menu

The Switch Menu here you find hotkeys related to Switch emulation: Change GPU Accuracy, Change Docked/Undocked Mode, Add/Remove Amiibo

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Change GPU Accuracy Alt + G Yuzu (Legacy) Ryujinx is working on better hotkeys
Load / Remove Amiibo Alt + M Yuzu (Legacy) Ryujinx is working on better hotkeys
Docked / Undocked Mode Alt + D Yuzu (Legacy) Ryujinx is working on better hotkeys

MAME Menu

The MAME Menu here find hotkeys related to the MAME (Standalone) emulator.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Service Mode Alt + S + 0 MAME
Service Button 1 Alt + S + 1 MAME
Service Button 2 Alt + S + 2 MAME
Service Button 3 Alt + S + 3 MAME
Service Button 4 Alt + S + 4 MAME
Insert Bill / Note Alt + B + 1 MAME
Tilt Alt + T + 0 MAME
Tilt - Player 1 Alt + T + 1 MAME
Tilt - Player 1 Alt + T + 2 MAME
Tilt - Player 1 Alt + T + 3 MAME
Tilt - Player 1 Alt + T + 4 MAME

RetroArch Menu

The RetroArch Menu in here you find hotkeys related to the RetroArch emulator.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Next Cheat Ctrl + G RetroArch
Previous Cheat Ctrl + F RetroArch
Cheats On/Off Ctrl + C RetroArch
AI Service On/Off Ctrl + I RetroArch
Netplay Host On/Off Ctrl + H RetroArch

Gamecube / Wii Menu

The Gamecube / Wii Menu in here you find hotkeys related to the Dolphin standalone emulator.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Golf Mode On/Off Alt + H Dolphin/Primehack
Freelook Mode On/Off Alt + F Dolphin/Primehack
Freelook Mode Reset Alt + R Dolphin/Primehack
Wii Sync Button Alt + W Dolphin/Primehack
Wiimote Upright Alt + Z Dolphin/Primehack
Wiimote Sideways Alt + X Dolphin/Primehack
Wiimote Sync - Player 1 Alt + W + 1 Dolphin/Primehack
Wiimote Sync - Player 2 Alt + W + 2 Dolphin/Primehack
Wiimote Sync - Player 3 Alt + W + 3 Dolphin/Primehack
Wiimote Sync - Player 4 Alt + W + 4 Dolphin/Primehack

NDS Menu

The NDS Menu in here you find hotkeys related to the MelonDS standalone emulator: Send Close/Open Lid, Send Play Microphone and Sunlight + / -.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Sunlight + Alt + + MelonDS
Sunlight - Alt + - MelonDS
Play Microphone Alt + P MelonDS
Close/Open Lid Alt + L MelonDS

3DS Menu

The 3DS Menu in here you find hotkeys related to the Citra (Legacy Standalone) and Citra-core.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Load Amiibo Alt + M Citra (Legacy)
Remove Amiibo Alt + N Citra (Legacy)

GZDoom Menu

The GZDoom Menu in here you find cheat hotkeys for DOOM.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Engine Support Comment
Give all Items IDFA GZDOOM
Give all Items + Keys IDQFA GZDOOM