FlyInside Settings and Bindings

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FlyInside has an extensive number of customizable settings and bindings, allowing you to tailor FlyInside to your needs. Under the Bindings panel you can bind joystick buttons, axis, and keyboard keys to a variety of commands. Under the Settings panel you can configure graphics settings, audio, virtual windows, and the look & feel of your simulator.

You can access them from the Settings and Bindings tabs of the FlyInside Menu view. For information on accessing FlyInside's Menu read Running FlyInside.


FlyInside's bindings allow you to customize your control layout. You can choose joystick buttons, axis, and keyboard keys to activate various FlyInside functions. To get started, visit the FlyInside Bindings tab.

Action Bindings

Action bindings are straightforward. A single button triggers a single action. For example, you might bind a button for "Recenter Head Position". Pressing that button would recenter your head position.

  1. To bind an action, look at the "Bind" button to the right of it.
  2. Press interact.
  3. FlyInside will tell you "Press a button or key."
  4. Press a button or key of your choice.
  5. Done, you've bound the binding.

To clear an already bound binding, simply look at the "Clear" button to the right of it and press interact.

Adjustment Bindings

Adjustment bindings are more complicated than action bindings. Adjustment bindings are used for values you want to increase and decrease, rather than just a simple action. For example, you might adjust zoom level (zoom in more or less).

To bind an adjustable setting, do the following:

  • Press "Bind" next to the binding of your choice
  • FlyInside will prompt you to bind either Buttons or an Axis.
    • If you choose "Bind Buttons", you will need to pick both an Increase and a Decrease button.
      • FlyInside will prompt you to pick a decrease button. Press a button on your joystick/keyboard.
      • FlyInside will prompt you to pick an increase button. Press another button to increase the binding.
      • You're done! Press one button to increase, the other to decrase
    • If you choose "Bind Axis" you'll have two options:
      • Bind Relative - Holding this axis away from center will increase or decrease the value. The further from center you hold it, the faster your setting changes. This is similar to an aircraft's ailerons. The further you turn your yoke, the faster the aircraft rolls.
      • Bind Absolute - The axis directly controls the setting involved. This is similar to an aircraft's throttle. If you leave the throttle in one place, the throttle input is constant.
      • Choose an axis by moving your joystick

Description of Bindings

  • VR
    • Interact - Shows the FlyInside Tag, and clicks using the interaction dot
    • Recenter Head Position - Resets the VR world around your current head position
  • Virtual Desktop
    • Show/Hide Full Desktop View - Shows a large view of the desktop
    • Look Left/Right - Pans your view of the large desktop view
    • Move Up/Down - Scrolls up and down through the large desktop view
  • Zoom - See Zoom Functionality
    • Toggle Binocular Zoom - Turns zoom mode on and off
    • Adjust Binocular Zoom Strength - Makes zoom mode more or less zoomed out
    • Show/Hide Magnifying Glass - Shows a magnifying glass. Only useful at high resolution settings
  • UI
    • Show/Hide FlyInside Window - Toggles the FlyInside Tag
    • Turn Night Mode On and Off - Gives the FlyInside UI a dark theme, great for night-time flying
    • Switch Night Mode Theme - Changes color of FlyInside UI
    • Recenter Mouse Position - Move the mouse cursor to the center of the cockpit and displays it. Great for when you can't find your mouse
    • Show/Hide Mouse Cursor - Shows and hides the mouse cursor
  • Hand Tracking
    • Enable/Disable Hand Tracking - Allows you to turn the Leap Motion on and off
    • Show/Hide Leap Motion Camera - Shows a camera overlay so that you can see the world around you
  • World Scale
    • Adjust World Scale - Changes the scale of the aircraft around you, making everything appear smaller or larger. Useful to make incorrectly modeled aircraft feel "right"
    • Reset World Scale - Sets world scale back to 100%
  • Mirror Window
    • Show/Hide Mirror Window - Shows a window on your desktop, displaying the in-headset view. Useful for friends watching you fly or recording video