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Summary list of user interface shortcuts - 11/26/2011 8:58:39 AM   
Sithuk

 

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The galactopedia and manual lists the keyboard shortcuts.
1) Is it possible to re-assign keys? (I think the key assignments are fine as they are, I'm just curious)

Where can I find a summary of the mouse actions in game. For example, in RoTS right mouse clicking on an empty area of the main screen brought up an idle ship list. I'm concerned I'm missing more useful UI features like the right mouse click idle ship list because they aren't summarised anywhere.
2)Where is the right mouse click idle ship list feature noted?

There are a lot of new / infrequent players returning for Legends. I'd recommend an easily accessible user interface summary screen to get up to speed on the game UI.

I even saw someone ask about adding a feature to turn off shield bars (already exists in game by pressing the d key multiple times). The galactopedia has the d key action but it doesn't explicitly state that it'll turn off shield bars for example. The manual (and galactopoedia) says the d key "toggles the display". I use this as an example of why the UI may not be as clearly described as it could be.

I happily await one of the more experienced players to point out that this screen has been staring me in the face these many months and I never saw it!

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RE: Summary list of user interface shortcuts - 11/26/2011 1:22:23 PM   
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I even saw someone ask about adding a feature to turn off shield bars (already exists in game by pressing the d key multiple times). The galactopedia has the d key action but it doesn't explicitly state that it'll turn off shield bars for example. The manual (and galactopoedia) says the d key "toggles the display". I use this as an example of why the UI may not be as clearly described as it could be.

I have been seeing this myself. I did not know about the D key, but then, there is a lot I do not know about the game, and I play it alot.

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RE: Summary list of user interface shortcuts - 11/26/2011 3:07:25 PM   
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Hi Sithuk,

We may have missed mentioning the right click for idle ships. I can also recommend control-right click to see all possible actions when you have something selected. Hopefully other experienced players will be able to add their tips.

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RE: Summary list of user interface shortcuts - 11/26/2011 3:12:04 PM   
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An option (some kind of checkbox?) to turn the default right-click menu into the ctrl+rightclick menu would be simply amazing. I don't have a desk, and I use a wireless Keyboard (which is usually set aside somewhere). As a result, I almost never ctrl+rightclick

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RE: Summary list of user interface shortcuts - 11/26/2011 5:09:29 PM   
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One thing that is awesome, in combination with control-rightclick, is that after you assign orders if you then hit "a" for automate then the ship will first complete your orders and then go back to doing it's automated thing.

Also, "z" selects the closest military ship. Very useful during small pirate/monster attacks. If you follow with "a" you get awesomeness. Example:

Ship under attack notice, click notice, now viewing pirate ship. press "z", right-click pirate, press "a". Go on with business as usual...

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RE: Summary list of user interface shortcuts - 11/26/2011 5:13:21 PM   
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Thanks ! Very helpful.

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