Idol Manager: Keyboard Shortcuts & How to Cheat

While I’m sure I will miss a few things, I want to remind you that, from what I gather, Idol Manager is meant to be a challenge so to get the most fun out of the game don’t bother using cheats… or at the very least use them sparingly.


Normal commands

Time speed: 1,2,3
Spacebar: pause/resume
Right mouse button: close/open side tab
Middle mouse button: open next side tab
M: Mute music
Z: Performance
X: Promotion
C: Spa

B: Random Relationship Buffs and Debuff for random idols (Could be a positive or a negative)
F2: Reset Special event cooldowns
F3: Rest Idol’s stamina points
F5: Quick Save/Load
F9: Not really a cheat but assets in-game will reset
Note: Thanks to KG for adding more.

Idol Manager Cheats

This cheat menu was probably meant to be removed from the debug as it will cause complications with certain hotkeys.

Before you can use the cheats press F7 five times (I’m not kidding). After pressing it five times you should hear a sound similar to coins being added to a jar of coins, (the best analogy I can think of,) this means the debug menu is active.

  • ~ (the tilde key) will trigger a dialog *Note you may need a certain number of idols or staffers*
  • Z to trigger a local audition
  • X to trigger a regional
  • C to you guessed it worldwide audition
  • Y will give you 1 Million Yen
  • F will add 100 fans
  • P will add 1000 research points of each type
  • U will unlock all generes for producing singles however becareful with this one as one person in the comments claimed that the U key made singles impossible to produce.

I do want to repeat that cheats do make the game less exciting so use it only if stuck between a rock and a hard place… or… not I can’t tell you what to do.

Thanks to WhatUpAmerica for his great guide, all credit to his effort. you can also read the original guide from Steam Community. enjoy the game.

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