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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 Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2 Yuzu
Open Menu Ctrl + M RetroArch Duckstation PCSX2 Yuzu
Swap Screens Ctrl + Tab Citra MelonDS Cemu
Take Screenshot Ctrl + X RetroArch Citra Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2 Yuzu
Save State Ctrl + S RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2
Load State Ctrl + A RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2
Pause / Resume Ctrl + P RetroArch Citra Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu
Fullscreen Toggle Ctrl + Enter Citra Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu
Restart / Reset CTRL + R RetroArch Citra Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu
Escape ESC PPSSPP

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
Next State Ctrl + K RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2
Save State Ctrl + S RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2
Load State Ctrl + A RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2
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 Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2
Decrease Emulation Speed CTRL + 2 Citra 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

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 Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu
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 MelonDS Cemu
Change Dual Screens Layout Ctrl + L Citra

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 Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation PCSX2 Yuzu
Open Menu Ctrl + M RetroArch Duckstation PCSX2 Yuzu
Take Screenshot Ctrl + X RetroArch Citra Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu
Restart / Reset CTRL + R RetroArch Citra Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu
Change Disc / Next Disc CTRL + D RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation
Cheats On/Off CTRL + C RetroArch Duckstation
Pause / Resume Ctrl + P RetroArch Citra Dolphin/Primehack Duckstation MelonDS PCSX2 Yuzu
Turbo On/Off Ctrl + T Duckstation
Video Recording On/Off Ctrl + V RetroArch Dolphin/Primehack PCSX2

Steam Deck Menu

The Steam Deck Menu is where you find Steam Deck specific functions and general computer hotkeys: Steam Screenshot, Show Steam Deck Keyboard, Escape, Alt + F4, Tab, Enter and F1. Some of these could also be useful inside the various PC emulation emulators.

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Escape ESC PPSSPP
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
Load / Remove Amiibo Alt + M Yuzu
Docked / Undocked Mode Alt + D Yuzu

MAME Menu

The MAME Menu here find hotkeys related to the MAME standalone emulator: Servicemode and buttons 1-4, Insert None Bills (not credits that is Select) and tilt.

MAME SUPPORT IS NOT IN YET WILL BE IN A LATER UPDATE

Radial Button Keyboard Command Emulator Support Comment
Service Mode Alt + 0 MAME
Service Button 1 Alt + 1 MAME
Service Button 2 Alt + 2 MAME
Service Button 3 Alt + 3 MAME
Service Button 4 Alt + 4 MAME
Insert Bill / Note Alt + 5 MAME
Tilt Alt + 6 MAME

RetroArch Menu

The RetroArch Menu here you find hotkeys related to the RetroArch emulator: RetroArch Cheat Mangement, AI Service and Netplay Host.

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 here you find hotkeys related to the Dolphin standalone emulator: Golf Mode, Freelook Mode On/Off/Reset, Wii Sync Button and Wii Mote Sideways / Upright.

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

NDS Menu

The NDS Menu 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 here you find hotkeys related to the Citra standalone emulator: Load and Remove Amiibo

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