for example,


will bind opening Firefox to SUPER + SHIFT + Q


For binding keys without a modkey, leave it empty:


For a complete mod list, see Variables.

The dispatcher list can be found in Dispatchers.

Uncommon syms / binding with a keycode

See the xkbcommon-keysyms.h header for all the keysyms. The name you should use is the segment after XKB_KEY_.

If you are unsure of what your key’s name is, you can use xev or wev to find that information.

If you want to bind by a keycode, you can put it in the KEY position with a code: prefix, e.g.:


Will bind SUPER + T. (T is keycode 28.) - You can also use xev or wev to find keycodes.



You can also unbind with unbind, e.g.:


May be useful for dynamic keybindings with hyprctl.

hyprctl keyword unbind SUPER,O

Mouse buttons

You can also bind mouse buttons, by prefacing the mouse keycode with mouse:, for example:


will bind it to SUPER + LMB.

Only modkeys

For binding only modkeys, you need to use the TARGET modmask (with the activating mod) and the r flag, e.g.:


Mouse wheel

You can also bind the mouse wheel with mouse_up and mouse_down (or mouse_left and mouse_right if your wheel supports horizontal scrolling):


(control the reset time with binds:scroll_event_delay)


Useful for binding e.g. the lid close/open event:

# trigger when the switch is toggled
bindl=,switch:[switch name],exec,swaylock
# trigger when the switch is turning on
bindl=,switch:on:[switch name],exec,hyprctl keyword monitor "eDP-1, disable"
# trigger when the switch is turning off
bindl=,switch:off:[switch name],exec,hyprctl keyword monitor "eDP-1, 2560x1600, 0x0, 1"

You can view your switches in hyprctl devices.

Multiple binds to one key

You can trigger multiple actions with one keybind by assigning multiple binds to one combination, e.g.:

# to switch between windows in a floating workspace
bind = SUPER,Tab,cyclenext,          # change focus to another window
bind = SUPER,Tab,bringactivetotop,   # bring it to the top

The keybinds will be executed in the order they were created. (top to bottom)

Bind flags

bind supports flags in this format:





l -> locked, will also work when an input inhibitor (e.g. a lockscreen) is active.
r -> release, will trigger on release of a key.
e -> repeat, will repeat when held.
n -> non-consuming, key/mouse events will be passed to the active window in addition to triggering the dispatcher.
m -> mouse, see below
t -> transparent, cannot be shadowed by other binds.
i -> ignore mods, will ignore modifiers.

Example Usage:

# Example volume button that allows press and hold, volume limited to 150%
binde=, XF86AudioRaiseVolume, exec, wpctl set-volume -l 1.5 @DEFAULT_AUDIO_SINK@ 5%+

# Example volume button that will activate even while an input inhibitor is active
bindl=, XF86AudioLowerVolume, exec, wpctl set-volume @DEFAULT_AUDIO_SINK@ 5%-

# Start wofi opens wofi on first press, closes it on second
bindr=SUPER, SUPER_L, exec, pkill wofi || wofi

# See Mouse Binds section for bindm usage

Mouse Binds

Mouse binds are binds that rely on mouse movement. They will have one less arg, and may look like this:


This will create a bind with ALT + LMB to move the window with your mouse.

Available mouse binds:

movewindowmoves the active windownone
resizewindowresizes the active window1 - resize and keep window aspect ratio, 2 - resize and ignore keepaspectratio window rule/prop, none or anything else for normal resize

Common mouse buttons’ codes:

LMB -> 272
RMB -> 273

for more, you can of course use wev to check.

Mouse binds, despite their name, behave like normal binds. You are free to use whatever keys / mods you please. When held, the mouse function will be activated.


As clicking and moving the mouse on a touchpad is unergonomic, you can also use keyboard keys instead of mouse clicks too.

bindm=SUPER, mouse:272, movewindow
bindm=SUPER, Control_L, movewindow
bindm=SUPER, mouse:273, resizewindow
bindm=SUPER, ALT_L, resizewindow

Binding mods

You can bind a mod alone like this:


Global Keybinds


Yes, you heard this right, Hyprland does support global keybinds for ALL apps, including OBS, Discord, Firefox, etc.

See the pass dispatcher for keybinds.

Let’s take OBS as an example: the “Start/Stop Recording” keybind is set to SUPER + F10, and you want to make it work globally.

Simply add

bind = SUPER,F10,pass,^(com\.obsproject\.Studio)$

to your config and you’re done.

pass will pass the PRESS and RELEASE events by itself, no need for a bindr. This also means that push-to-talk will work flawlessly with one pass, e.g.:

bind=,mouse:276,pass,^(TeamSpeak 3)$

Will pass MOUSE5 to TeamSpeak3.

This works flawlessly with all native Wayland applications. However, XWayland is a bit wonky. Make sure that what you’re passing is a “global Xorg keybind”, otherwise passing from a different XWayland app may not work.

DBus Global Shortcuts

Some applications may already support the GlobalShortcuts portal in xdg-desktop-portal.

If that’s the case, then it’s recommended to use this method instead of pass.

Open your desired app and issue hyprctl globalshortcuts. This will give you a list of currently registered shortcuts with their description(s).

Choose whichever you like, for example coolApp:myToggle

Bind it to whatever you want with the global dispatcher:

bind = SUPERSHIFT, A, global, coolApp:myToggle
Please note that this function will only work with XDPH.


Keybind submaps, also known as modes or groups, allow you to activate a seperate set of keybinds. For example, if you want to enter a “resize” mode which allows you to resize windows with the arrow keys, you can do it like this:

# will switch to a submap called resize

# will start a submap called "resize"

# sets repeatable binds for resizing the active window
binde=,right,resizeactive,10 0
binde=,left,resizeactive,-10 0
binde=,up,resizeactive,0 -10
binde=,down,resizeactive,0 10

# use reset to go back to the global submap

# will reset the submap, which will return to the global submap

# keybinds further down will be global again...
Do not forget a keybind to reset the keymap while inside it! (In this case, escape)

If you get stuck inside a keymap, you can use hyprctl dispatch submap reset to go back. If you do not have a terminal open, tough luck buddy. You have been warned.

You can also set the same keybind to perform multiple actions, such as resize and close the submap, like so:



bind=,right,resizeactive,10 0
# ...


This works because the binds are executed in the order they appear, and assigning multiple actions per bind is possible.


You can also define a keybind via the special catchall keyword, which activates no matter which key is pressed. This can be used to prevent any keys from passing to your active application while in a submap or to exit it immediately when any unknown key is pressed:


Example Binds


These binds set the expected behavior for regular keyboard media volume keys, including when the screen is locked:

bindel=, XF86AudioRaiseVolume, exec, wpctl set-volume @DEFAULT_AUDIO_SINK@ 5%+
bindel=, XF86AudioLowerVolume, exec, wpctl set-volume @DEFAULT_AUDIO_SINK@ 5%-
bindl=, XF86AudioMute, exec, wpctl set-mute @DEFAULT_AUDIO_SINK@ toggle