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IDProjectCategoryLast Update
0021906AI War 2[All Projects] SuggestionFeb 12, 2020 3:29 pm
ReporteryupyipAssigned To 
Severityminor 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.001 Official Game Launch! 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0021906: Shift to deselect fleets
DescriptionHolding shift can be used to add fleets to a selection on the galaxy map, but clicking again on a fleet doesn't de-select it. Seems like it should.
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wm46

Oct 24, 2019 4:37 pm

reporter   ~0053927

I might be mistaken, but I think alt + click performs this function on the galaxy map.

It works for sure in planet view.

wm46

Oct 24, 2019 4:40 pm

reporter   ~0053929

If there's not already a gameplay tip on command modifiers...

(shift to queue movement and attacks, shift and alt to modify selections, ctrl and alt to modify placements)

... then this is a good candidate for it. Maybe even a short tutorial is needed.

yupyip

Oct 25, 2019 4:42 am

reporter   ~0053943

Interesting.
For me at least shift currently works for adding ships to a fleet. If you follow the general computing paradigm it makes sense to use the same button for deselecting.

wm46

Oct 25, 2019 9:58 pm

reporter   ~0053993

To describe the current selection methods:

Click / Box (no modifier) = New selection, will replace any current selection
Click / Box + Shift = Add to selection, will add ships or fleets to your current selection
Click / Box + Alt = Remove from selection, will remove ships or fleets from your current selection

There is no "toggle" modifier, where clicking ships already selected will deselect and vice-versa.

And a note: all of these modifiers work with control groups as well: Hold shift and press 1, 2, 3 to select all 3 fleets, hold alt and press 2 to remove fleet 2 from the selection (leaving you with just 1 and 3 selected).

yupyip

Feb 12, 2020 3:29 pm

reporter   ~0055984

Thanks.

> Click / Box + Alt = Remove from selection, will remove ships or fleets from your current selection
This runs counter to how shift usually works. Players will be used to using shift for select/deselect because that's how it works in most operating systems.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
Oct 24, 2019 4:36 pm yupyip New Issue
Oct 24, 2019 4:37 pm wm46 Note Added: 0053927
Oct 24, 2019 4:40 pm wm46 Note Added: 0053929
Oct 25, 2019 4:42 am yupyip Note Added: 0053943
Oct 25, 2019 9:58 pm wm46 Note Added: 0053993
Feb 12, 2020 3:29 pm yupyip Note Added: 0055984