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Onion OS Shortcut Keys and Usage Guidelines

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In the previous article, we guided you on successfully installing Onion OS on the Miyoo Mini Plus gaming console. In this article, we will guide you on how to use Onion OS as well as useful shortcut keys while playing games.

* Note: According to the manufacturer’s recommendation, you should only use a 5W power charger for retro gaming handhelds. Avoid using fast chargers of iPhone or Samsung to prevent damage to your devices. If you don’t have any 5W charge, you can use the USB-A port on a laptop or PC to charge your device or buy a Ugreen 5W charger here *

Guide to Basic Functions

Press the Power button on the top of the Miyoo Mini Plus to start the device with Onion OS installed.

To adjust the volume, press the Vol + or Vol – buttons on the left side of the device.

To increase screen brightness, simultaneously press the MENU + Vol + buttons.

To decrease screen brightness, simultaneously press the MENU + Vol – buttons.

To put the device to sleep, press the Power button.

To turn off the device, either press and hold the Power button or go to Settings => Shutdown => OK.

To exit the current game you are playing, press MENU button once. Pressing MENU to exit the game may not work in some Consoles/systems, such as Arcade games, you need to simultaneously press MENU and SELECT to activate the RetroArch menu, then press the B button and choose Quit RetroArch.

To search for a game, press the X button.

To add a game to favorites, on the game list screen, press SELECT, choose Add to favorites.

To refresh the game list (useful when you copy new games to your device), on the main screen or game system list screen, press SELECT, choose Refresh all roms.

To start a game from the beginning (not continue from the previous saved stage), on the game list menu, press Y to open the Options Menu, choose Reset game.

Home Screen Menu Functions

This is the main screen of Onion OS on the Miyoo Mini Plus after the device has been started.

Onion OS Main Screen

Here, there are four main sections:

Favorites: List of games you’ve saved to quickly access.

Games: List of gaming systems that Miyoo Mini Plus supports. Click there to choose a game system and play games.

Apps: List of apps that come with Onion OS, such as search, theme change, tweaks, RetroArch, …

Settings: Device settings like brightness, volume, Wi-Fi, language…

Shortcut keys for use in the Main Screen Menu

A = Open

B = Back

X = Search for a game

MENU = View a list of recently played games

MENU twice = Continue the last played game

SELECT (press once or hold) = Refresh the game list (useful when you’ve just copied new games, if you can’t see them, use this feature)

Shortcut Keys to Use in The Game List Menu

While in the game selection list, use the following shortcut keys:

A = Enter the game. By default, when entering a game, the device will automatically reload the last time you played this game (previously saved by the device).

B = Back

X = Search for a game

MENU = View a list of recently played games

R2 / L2 = Fast forward through the game list in alphabetical order.

SELECT = Display the game selection menu, add to favorites, or delete a game

Y = Open the Options Menu. To start the game from the beginning, choose Reset game. There are also other options such as changing Game Core, Refresh List, etc

Shortcut Keys to Use while Playing a Game

When playing a game, use the following shortcut keys:

MENU (press once or hold) = Exit the game, go back to the game list or main menu. Note that when playing arcade games, pressing MENU will not exit the game. You need to simultaneously press MENU and SELECT to activate the RetroArch menu, then press the B button and choose Quit RetroArch.

MENU + Power button = Take a screenshot. The images are saved in the /screenshots folder.

Vol + and Vol – = Mute the sound

MENU + L1 = Fast forward the game

MENU + R1 = Slow motion toggle

MENU + START = Pause the game

MENU + SELECT = Quick menu RetroArch

MENU + X = Display FPS

To save or reload a previously played game:

MENU + L2 = Load state

MENU + R2 = Save state

MENU + LEFT/RIGHT = Change game save slot

Conclusion

We have provided you with the most detailed guide on how to use Onion OS on the Miyoo Mini Plus. If you haven’t installed Onion OS yet, you can refer to our installation guide here. Don’t forget to share this post if you find it useful!

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