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Interface Commands - SotS

Interface Commands

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A list of the mouse/keyboard functions in Sword of the Stars.

These settings are the defaults. They can be modified by altering your profile.ini.


Tactical

Mouse

Action(s) Function Version
Left Button Click
  1. Object under pointer owned by you — Select Object for issuing commands to
  2. Object under pointer owned by another player — Select Object as Target for selected units
Right Button Click Move selected object(s) to location under pointer at group best speed while maintaining formation in flight
Middle Button Click Focus on object under pointer if object is within visual range
Double Left Button Click
  1. Object under pointer owned by you — Select and focus on object
  2. Object under pointer owned by another player — Select pixel clicked on object as the specific target for owned units weapons fire eg Turret
  3. Object on Reserves List — Object moves to top of Reserves List
Double Right Button Click Move selected object(s) to location under pointer at individual best speed Version 1.2.1 SotSIcon.png
Left Button Click/Drag Bandbox to select objects

Keyboard

Action(s) Function Version
[ Roll selected ships counter–clockwise Version 1.4.1 BoBIcon.png
] Roll selected ships clockwise Version 1.4.1 BoBIcon.png
0~9 Recall selection group (pressing twice focuses on lead ship in the group)
CTRL+0~9 Assign selection group
A Toggle Auto–Fire of Area Effect weapons for selected ships Version 1.4.1 BoBIcon.png
C Toggle cloaking or intangibility for selected ships
CTRL+C Toggle follow/free camera control
DELETE Clear targets for selected ships
CTRL+DELETE Toggles fleet hold fire Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
E/SHIFT+E Cycle forward/backward through enemy ships Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
ESCAPE Clear ship selection
F Focus on object under mouse (same as middle click)
CTRL+F Toggle Framerate display
F1 Sets Combat Stance for selected ships to Retreat Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
F2 Sets Combat Stance for selected ships to Break Off Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
F3 Sets Combat Stance for selected ships to Normal Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
F4 Sets Combat Stance for selected ships to Standoff Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
F5 Sets Combat Stance for selected ships to Close To Attack Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
F6 Sets Combat Stance for selected ships to Pursuit Version 1.4.1 BoBIcon.png
F9 Sets Combat Facing for selected ships to Target Version 1.6.4 AMoC-Icon.png
F10 Sets Combat Facing for selected ships to Broadside Version 1.6.4 AMoC-Icon.png
F11 Sets Combat Facing for selected ships to Match Waypoint Version 1.6.4 AMoC-Icon.png
CTRL+F1 Sets Combat Stance for fleet to Retreat Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+F3 Sets Combat Stance for fleet to Normal Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+F4 Sets Combat Stance for fleet to Standoff Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+F5 Sets Combat Stance for fleet to Close To Attack Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+F6 Sets Combat Stance for fleet to Pursuit Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+F9 Sets Combat Facing for fleet to Target Version 1.6.4 AMoC-Icon.png
CTRL+F10 Sets Combat Facing for fleet to Broadside Version 1.6.4 AMoC-Icon.png
CTRL+F11 Sets Combat Facing for fleet to Match Waypoint Version 1.6.4 AMoC-Icon.png
H Toggle HUD visibility
HOME Focuses on and selects new reinforcements in combat Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
O Toggles a tactical overlay that reveals the positions of your distant ships Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+PAGEUP/PAGEDOWN Increase/Decrease time compression Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
PAUSE Pause/un–pause game in singleplayer
R Toggle reserves list
S Issue all stop order to selected ships
SPACE Open and close Sensors screen
SHIFT+SPACE Step ahead one frame when paused
TAB/SHIFT+TAB Cycle forward/backward through your individual ships
W Toggle weapon panel and selection list

Combined

Action(s) Function Version
ALT + Left Button Click Force Fire weapons of selected objects at location under pointer
ALT + Double Left Button Click On object in the Reserves List — Moves all ships of the same design to the top of the Reserves List Version 1.6.6 AMoC-Icon.png
ALT + Right Button Click
CTRL + Left Button Click Object (owned) under pointer is added to/removed from selected objects
CTRL + Right Button Click
SHIFT + Left Button Click
SHIFT + Right Button Click/Drag Move selected objects to location under pointer on click and drag to rotate formation


Strategic

Mouse

Action(s) Function Version
Left Button Click Object under pointer is Star System or owned fleet — Select and View Object
Right Button Click Object under pointer is another positions fleet — View Object
Middle Button Click Focus on object under pointer
Double Left Button Click
  1. Object under pointer is Star System or owned fleet — Focus on object while selecting and viewing object
  2. Object under pointer is another positions fleet — Focus on object

Keyboard

Action(s) Function Version
1–5 Select squad assignment buttons on the Fleet Manager screen Version 1.2.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+A Toggle Auto–Refuel
CTRL+SHIFT+A Toggle Auto–Repair
B Open Build screen
CTRL+C Open Colonize window
D Open Design screen
CTRL+D Open Dump Ore window
DELETE Removes selected ship design (in ship design screen) Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
E Open Empire overview
CTRL+E Toggle Refining
ESCAPE Back out of screen/mode
F Open Fleet Manager screen
ALT+F4 Exit Sword of the Stars Version 1.5.3 BoBIcon.png CE Icon.png
F6 Open Save Game window Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+G Open Deploy Gate window
CTRL+SHIFT+G Toggles Guard designation for selected Fleet Version 1.2.1 SotSIcon.png
HOME Focus on your Home system
I/SHIFT+I Cycle forward/backward through your Idle Fleets Version 1.2.1 SotSIcon.png
K Toggles Rankings window Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
M Toggle Fleet Move
CTRL+M Open Mining window
N Brings up notepad if a system is selected Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
O Toggles Objectives Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
P Toggle Player list Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+P Set AI Policy Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+Q Quit Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
R Open Research screen
CTRL+R Open Refueling window
CTRL+SHIFT+R Open Repair window
CTRL+S Open Cancel Operations window
CTRL+SHIFT+S Open Ship Scuttle window
T Toggles Trade window Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+T Ends turn Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
TAB/SHIFT+TAB Cycle forward/backward through your colonies Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB Cycle forward/backward through your Secure Trade Sectors Version 1.4.1 BoBIcon.png
U Toggles the Event window Version 1.2.1 SotSIcon.png
Y Toggles Alliance window Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
Toggle Fleet Line Visibility Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
= Toggle Star Visibility Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE Toggle Sensor Net view Version 1.4.0 BoBIcon.png

Combined

Action(s) Function Version
ALT + Left Button Click In the Build Queue — When clicking on the trashcan icon, removes all queued ship build orders in a ship stack. Version 1.6.6 AMoC-Icon.png
ALT + Left Button Click/Drag In the Build Queue — Moves all queued ship build orders in a ship stack. Version 1.6.6 AMoC-Icon.png
ALT + Right Button Click In the Design Screen — Apply weapon type across all similar hardpoints.
CTRL + Left Button Click
  1. On the Strategic Map — Creates waypoints by queuing up multiple moves
  2. In the Design Screen — Select Armour types across all Sections
  1. Version 1.3.6 BoBIcon.png
  2. Version 1.6.6 AMoC-Icon.png
CTRL + Double Left Button Click In the Build Queue — queue up one turns worth of build orders Version 1.6.6 AMoC-Icon.png
CTRL + Right Button Click
SHIFT + Left Button Click Override waypoint pathing and force selected Human/Hiver fleet to travel directly to object under pointer without using Nodes/Gates
SHIFT + Double Left Button Click In the Build Queue — queue up five ships worth of build orders


General

Keyboard

Action(s) Function Version
ENTER Opens chat window and immediately allows players to type their message. Does not close Chat Window again
BACKSLASH Toggle chat window open and closed
CTRL+O Open the Options Menu
PRINT SCREEN Take a screenshot, in both the Strategy screens and combat, which will be saved to the Screenshot directory in the game folder
SHIFT-PRINT SCREEN Take a screenshot, with HUD, when in Tactical combat
BACKQUOTE (the ~ key) Summon Tooltip Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
V Cycle through preset camera zoom distances in both Strategic and Tactical Version 1.2.1 SotSIcon.png


Combined

Action(s) Function Version
ALT + Left Button Click
ALT + Right Button Click
CTRL + Left Button Click Object under pointer is added to/removed from selected objects
CTRL + SHIFT + Left Button Click Works like SHIFT + Click in most Windows programs Version 1.4.0 BoBIcon.png
CTRL + Right Button Click
SHIFT + Left Button Click
SHIFT + Right Button Click


Unmapped Functions

These Functions are listed in the *.ini file for your profile, but are not currently set to any key. These functions may not be implemented as of yet, so use them cautiously.

Name Set To Function Version
UIC_FOCUS NULL Focus on object under mouse on the Strategic Screen
UIC_SET_TIMERS NULL Sets Timers on the Strategic Screen Version 1.2.1 SotSIcon.png


Removed Functions

There is one function that is still listed in the *.ini that has been removed from the game. While leaving the function in the *.ini file will not cause any problems with the game, if you want to, you can just delete the defunct line from your profile.

Name Set To Function Version
UIC_TAC_FLEET_BREAK_OFF CTRL+F2 Sets Break Off stance for fleet — introduced in , removed later Introduced Version 1.1.1 SotSIcon.png
Removed Version 1.3.6 BoBIcon.png


Re-Mapping Keys

As mentioned above, you can remap your keys by editing the *.ini file for your profile (found in the "Profiles" directory). There will be a "[KeyBindings]" category with a list of commands ("UIC_*"). If you wish to disable a function, set the function to equal NULL.

Here is a list of the names for keys. You can add +CTRL or +SHIFT as a modifier for each one as well.

0–9 (just the number) A–Z AMPERSAND ASTERISK
AT BACKSLASH BACKQUOTE BACKSPACE
CARET CLEAR COLON COMMA
DELETE DOLLAR DOWN END
EQUALS ESCAPE EXCLAIM F1–F15
GREATER HASH HOME INSERT
KP0–KP9 (on the keypad) KP_DIVIDE KP_ENTER KP_EQUALS
KP_MINUS KP_MULTIPLY KP_PERIOD KP_PLUS
LEFT LEFTBRACKET LEFTPAREN LESS
MINUS PAGEDOWN PAGEUP PAUSE
PERIOD PLUS QUESTION QUOTE
QUOTEDBL RETURN RIGHT RIGHTBRACKET
RIGHTPAREN SEMICOLON SLASH SPACE
TAB UNDERSCORE UP
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