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Lyman Alpha
Federal Navy Academy
Posted - 2011.01.27 10:31:00 - [301]

Edited by: Lyman Alpha on 27/01/2011 10:48:39
Originally by: Illwill Bill
This is nice, but seriouly, why no "Launch drones" command?

Yes. Launch Drones needs to be in the list to which one can assign a shortcut key.


We saw this request MANY times since this topic was started back in October. I can think of no other request that has be asked for more often. So, how long does it take CCP to hear what is said?

Posted - 2011.01.27 12:26:00 - [302]

Originally by: Matthew
Originally by: Tippia
…and as mentioned, I suspect that this, coupled with an inability or unwillingness to provide dual functions for keys is what has led to the unfortunate "space to chat" decision. Neutral

I wouldn't class the reason as inability or unwillingness. I'd class it as a very good UI design decision.

Yes, players of many other MMO's may be used to "<enter> to chat", but the playerbase for Eve will be used to "<enter> for accept". It would be a horrible accident-prone time trying to train that out of the existing playerbase, and new players should expect to have to learn control variations when starting a new game (once they've got over wsad not being forward, backward, left and right, for example).

In theory your <esc><enter>omgz, wartargets!!<enter> sequence would work. However, in theory putting "Make Active" and "Trash it" next to each other on the right-click menu would also work. But both are design decisions that yield the potential for the consequence of an error to be disproportionate to the error in input that was made. Otherwise known as bad design.

Oh man, that had me on the floor. Eloquently said, sir!

Niko Lorenzio
United Eve Directorate
Posted - 2011.01.31 08:46:00 - [303]

Does anyone know if there is a way to save/backup/export your shortcuts keys? (Besides taking 15 screenshots of them)

Can we please have:
Arrow Ability to save or export our shortcuts
Arrow Ability to bind the EVE Voice PTT to any key (Not the "ANY" Key... but... argh you know what I mean)
Arrow Might be pushing it here, but ability to bind more than one key to same feature (like the PTT)

I was a bit skeptical about these changes, but they turned out to be a really wonderful addition to EVE.

Thank you!

Sothryn Omidira
Posted - 2011.01.31 16:47:00 - [304]

I haven't read all the posts on here, but I did not find the list of shortcuts listed in the blog, so I did a search and found this page:

It's great to know that CCP has done 'something', but I like details.

Crow Sword
Seven Crafts
LEM Alliance
Posted - 2011.02.03 11:00:00 - [305]

Why in the hell were my existing shortcuts removed? I disapprove Sad

Dr BattleSmith
PAX Interstellar Services
Posted - 2011.03.08 00:50:00 - [306]

New key system being reported as broken.

* Doesn't monitor Windows API hooks for keys pressed outside the client, thus failing to properly read ctrl/alt/shift keys.
* Doesn't remember the state of held keys so they have to be re-pressed for each combination.

Caldari 5
The Element Syndicate
Blazing Angels Alliance
Posted - 2011.03.11 15:26:00 - [307]

Well this definitely explains the weird things that have been happening in my client lately. Hadn't really noticed the change in the shortcuts, as I normally use the mouse for everything. Till I was doing some probing today tried to open the Scanner window today using the old shortcut Ctrl-F11 and it wasn't working.

So I started searching back through the change logs to see when they changed the shortcut system. Found that they changed it only 2 months ago here with only a 1 line mention. With no link to any devblogs or threads on it.
The keyboard shortcut system in EVE has been completely revamped. There is a new layout including organized tabs, additional combat commands and new modifiers. CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + Mouse 4/5/6 are all new modifiers.

I highly suggest adding a link to the devblog and/or this thread. Which I only happened upon by doing a google search for.

I have read through the thread. I agree that there is a need for a Launch all Drones key, or a key that you can hold and click on a group to launch them.

Also seems to be a bug with windowed mode, if the eve window isn't active and you hold down the ctrl key prior to clicking on something, it doesn't target until you release ctrl key and then ctrl+click again.

Also definitely a need for import/export keyboard shortcuts.

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