I wanted to know if there any way I can define keys for changing pages of ROM/game list in any emulator for RetroPie.

Currently A and S are used for shuffling pages, but I have no idea how they have been assigned.

I want to replace them with right and left arrow key. Any help is deeply appreciated.

  • There must be something in a settings menu to change how keys are assigned. Have you looked through all of the settings?
    – Darth Vader
    Jun 13, 2016 at 10:22
  • I have searched all the setting and config files but i am unable to find this particular key assignment. Which is use to shuffle game list page in any emulator.
    – Dranzer35
    Jun 14, 2016 at 4:34

2 Answers 2


I have successfully resolved the above task by editing the es_input.cfg. I just had to replace the PageUp and PageDown key id with the one which i wanted to assign.


Two solutions:

  • Hold a button on screen and configure your keyboard
  • Edit ~/.emulationstation/es_input.cfg file.

You can read more about it on: http://emulationstation.org/ and https://github.com/Aloshi/EmulationStation#configuring

  • But es_input.cfg file does not list 'A' and 'S' keys any where, but they are responsible for shuffling/turning game list pages in any emulator.
    – Dranzer35
    Jun 14, 2016 at 4:37
  • Thank you Huczu for your help editing es_input.cfg has done the trick.
    – Dranzer35
    Jun 14, 2016 at 4:46

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