Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

On Windows I think the hotkey was Insert or something close to that to make my toon starting running forward, so that I did not have to hold a button down while my toon ran. So that I could switch apps and type this message while my toon is running for example.

So what is this hotkey on OS X? Or how can I get this done on OS X at least?

share|improve this question
You should be able to set it to whatever you want in the keybinding settings. – Adam Lear Sep 4 '11 at 15:36
As I recall, it's Num Lock in Windows. – user2974 Sep 4 '11 at 18:54
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The default key for autorunning on OS X is FN + F6

You can also change this to whatever you like by going in to the key binding menu (Press the Esc button, then press "Key bindings"), and changing the "Toggle autorun" key to what you wish.

share|improve this answer
fn + 6 did not work – erikvold Sep 4 '11 at 19:04
thanks "toggle autorun" was what I was looking for – erikvold Sep 4 '11 at 19:14
Pretty sure the default key is still Num Lock/Clear in OS X. However, many mac key pads either have this key on F6 doubled with a brightness control (hence, FN+F6), or, in some cases, lack it entirely. – LessPop_MoreFizz Sep 4 '11 at 20:16

I don't know what the default is on a Mac, but I rebound my DELETE key to perform this function, since I don't use it for anything else and it's fairly easy to hit.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.