I’m returning to the game after a long hiatus, and I’m having some UI trouble. These things matter to me because keyboarding bothers my hands less than mousing. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read my questions.
First, why does the W (orbit) hotkey work against “dead” targets like wrecks, but not against live ones? When I have a rat targeted, W gives me the message: “click on the target.” So I end up clicking on the little orbit icon instead of using the hotkey. But if I have a can or wreck (or data shard or relic) targeted, W works fine.
Also, is there a single-key way to “select-and-target-next rat”? Right now I have to click a rat on the overview, then hit my hotkey to target it. Once the overview has focus, I can use up/down keys to select new targets, but I still have to hit my hotkey to target it.
Why do some windows always ask me whether I want to “close all tabs”? And others don’t? Is there a way just to make all tabs close by default?
My impression is that hotkeys without a CTL or ALT prefix require you to first click on space to give the main window focus. whereas CTL/ALT hotkeys don’t. This drives me batty. But I suppose I see why – if I’m typing in chat, I don’t want cargo to open every time I type a C. Is there at least a hotkey to tell the game “the next hotkey is really a hotkey”?
Thanks in advance for any help!