How to use slash commands?

Hello,

the eve online client has some slash commands. You can find them here:
https://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Slash_Commands#Unlisted_in_Shortcuts_menu

Some work for me like
/cmd_set_ship_full_speed
/cmd_stop_ship

in the chat window.

But if i try a slash command like
/cmd_dock_or_jump_or_activate_gate

then i only see for 0,5 seconds “Dock/jump …” letters but nothing
happens. What i have to do to use this command?

Regards.

have something dock-able or jump-able selected in overview.

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/cmd_open_basement_step_outside

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I selected one, but if i go to the chat window to write the line
/cmd_dock_or_jump_or_activate_gate

the focus of the overview will be lost.

Did you try it anyway? It’s probably similar in concept to using hotkeys. If you select something in the overview, and then click out of the overview, your hotkey will still act based on what was clicked in the overview (it has lost its focus, but not its selected value)

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Yes. Did not work. But maybe i do something wrong. Can you try it in your eve client? The test should only take some seconds.

Regards

I can, certainly, though I’m at work at the moment so that’ll be a while yet :frowning:

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Are you typing the whole line: /cmd_dock_or_jump_or_activate_gate
Try just using /cmd_dock to dock or /cmd_jump to jump

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I write the /cmd_dock_or_jump_or_activate_gate

From the eve client i get then this result.:
q1

If i write /cmd_dock nothing happens.

Try it in your own eve client. Then you see my problem.

Regards

Is this academic, or an attempt to bot autopilot via text input, hmm?

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Its faster then mouse clicks Haulie. If you do pvp in the future, you will understand this.

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Reminder: Automating the Eve client is a bannable offense.

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If they didn’t want someone to use slash commands, they wouldn’t have put them in the game to begin with…

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You’re allowed to use the slash command, but there is no reason one would actually want to unless they were attempting to kludge together client automation.

What the slash command actually does is briefly queue the exact same function that is activated by the keybind for dock/jump/activate. You can make it last for a usable period of time by holding the enter key (I’m assuming this is subject to your held-key repeat delay).

For that function to work, the target must be actively selected. There are two main ways to accomplish this:

  1. Hold the hotkey and click on the target in (almost) any context.
  2. Select the target in the overview and press the hotkey while the overview still has focus.

Baby’s First Bot Author Elite PvP Pro here is trying to click the target on the overview (which the client does for you automatically when you jump a gate and have a destination set, as it happens) and then use the slash command to execute the function, but entering the chat window steals focus from the overview, so the function does nothing, just the same as when the hotkey is used without an active selection.

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Yes, you are right. It seems to be, that not all implemented commands do not work.

It works exactly the way it’s supposed to work, which is precisely the same way it works when bound to a hotkey.

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OP, why not use hotkeys?

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but because you cant “hold the button” like when you use the hotkey - there is no time to click. Anyway using hotkey is faster anyway.

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It’s no bad now the botters are asking for advice in the forums

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I thank you all for your help and answers. I really thought,
that the implemented commands could be used.

Fly safe guys and girls and have a nice weekend.

Regards