It would be useful if the clipboard formats that EVE uses in various places (Ctrl-C in inventory, Copy To Clipboard in a fitting, Industry window, etc) could be used for selecting inventory. This functionality would be particularly useful when trying to cherry pick known quantities of items out of a large stockpile.
You would like to transport a packaged ship and fittings.
- Currently: You have to search and shift drag each module into your hauler. Alternatively, play games with fitting/unfitting and containers to isolate the modules (assuming you have the ship and don’t accidentally destroy modules).
- Better: You click the Copy To Clipboard button on the ship fitting window, right click in inventory and choose, “Select from Clipboard”. It de-stacks modules as necessary and leaves them selected. Now it’s a single drag for the ship fitting into the hauler. Repeat for multiple fittings if necessary.
Your spreadsheets or external tools are generating a report that says you should sell certain items in certain quantities.
- Currently: Since you can only sell from the station hangar, you either have to hunt through a stockpile and sell the items you want or you shift drag them from a container to the station hangar for selling.
- Better: You keep your stockpile in a container, copy the “shopping list” to the clipboard and use “Select from Clipboard”. It de-stacks and selects the items in the container and you drag them, in bulk, to your blissfully empty station hangar.
The Industry window copy to clipboard has a slightly different format but, it should be able to do the same thing for the same reasons. If not all items in the clipboard can be selected, a standard information popup can inform you but would otherwise leave all available items selected.