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User configurable modifier keys #15879

dragunoff opened this Issue Dec 2, 2018 · 0 comments


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dragunoff commented Dec 2, 2018

Currently in the engine there are quite a few modifier keys that act on various things like the production queue, zooming, unit selection and orders. Some of them are exposed to the user in tooltips but others are obscure (only described on the github wiki) and only the zoom modifier is configurable by the user. I think modifier keys should be made user configurable where feasible.

Here is a list of current modifiers:

  • Zoom - Ctrl (+ Mouse Scroll)
  • ForceAttack - Ctrl
  • ForceMove - Alt
  • ForceQueue - Shift
  • AssaultMove - Ctrl
  • Cancel Production - Ctrl (+ Right Click)
  • Priority Production - Ctrl (+ Left Click)
  • Queue 5 production items - Shift
  • Add to control group - Ctrl (+ number key)
  • Center viewpor on control group - Alt (+ number key)
  • Disable line building - Shift (see #10512)
  • Add to selection (Shift)
  • Select All Mode - Ctrl (proposed in #15839)
  • Select Low Priority Mode - Alt (proposed in #15839)

Some of them should probably not be re-bindable (e.g. Shift when adding to selection and ordering production), but others are good candidates (e.g. force attack, force move, assault move, priority production, selection modes).

In terms of UI: The current "Input" settings tab is quite crowded, so modifiers could be added to the "Hotkeys" scroll widget. Or the "Hotkeys" section could be pulled into it's own tab and the modifiers added in its place.

@abcdefg30 abcdefg30 added the Feature label Dec 9, 2018

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