Quality of life suggestion in PI

I sent this to support who couldn’t do anything about it, I’m copy pasting it here:

In the recent patch, in PI, you’ve made cha
nges to the icons in the “Program duration” bar inside the extraction program. This caused the bar size to change, and the duration intervals you can choose by sliding the bar with the mouse (and NOT by using the “+” and “-” signs in the UI) to change too, due to the different size of the sliding bar.
The interval used to be whole hours (after some point), not it fluctuates (sometimes it’s 45 minutes, sometimes 60 minutes, sometimes 75 minutes, etc, but it’s not consistent anymore as it used to be. See attached pictures).

Currently, when you install a new extractor, the “default” duration for the program is 1 hour (the minimum allowed).
But - I always use a different time for all my extractors (I used to use the slider bar to set all my durations to 12 hours exactly, always). This has always been an extra step I had to do, every time I relocated my extractor. This is also kind of annoying, because I always select 12 hours, and the it’s very hard to do by using the sliding bar, since the resolution of the steps of the bar, are very small and hard to set correctly (try to use the bar to select 12 hours, it’s hard).
Plus - see “Request [X-X-X]” - it used to be possible to set the program duration to exactly 12:00 hours by using the bar, but now it’s not possible anymore (it’s only possible to set the time to 11:15 or 12:15 or 13:15 by sliding the bar, and you have to use the “+” and “-” icons to actually get whole 12:00 hours).

If there was an option to select the default program duration to something different than 1 hour (say for example, set the default to 12 hours in my case), that would had saved me a lot of clicks in the long run.

Suggestion - next to the “Program Duration” bar - add a “checkbox” which would say something like “set the current program duration time as the default” - so the next time I build an extractor - the “program duration” would already be set to 12 hours and save me the sliding of the bar.
The “default-default” would still be set to 1 hour, so, it wouldn’t change anything for anyone else, if they wouldn’t want to use this feature.

I see this as a “quality of life” improvement to PI.
Please consider :slight_smile:

Thank you.

(I can’t upload pictures)

@Brisc_Rubal @Mike_Azariah

Defaults options that pick what you have picked last time are good.

I think PI has a few like that already, and selects factory programs based on what you have selected for such a planet in the past.

It would be nice if the default duration also changed based on what you selected last time.