Minimal terminal + fast terminal access tool
This is one suggestion that has 2 parts:
#1. A minimal terminal mode for the current terminal window that basically hides everything except the middle area that the block controls are in, and moves it on the right side of the screen.
This minimal mode should be freely toggleable between normal and minimized regardless of #2.
Additionally: a key to hold for taking control of the character/ship while the minimized window is active (similar to dev menu debug windows).
It could also have a toggleable window part at the bottom to show detailed info, useful for monitoring blocks.
#2. Some sort of tool or hotkey that allows you to open the terminal of a block you aim at.
With this it would open directly into the minimal side-terminal window.
Example use cases:
- Quickly configure a nearby block without needing to find it in the terminal first (since a lot of blocks don't have terminal panels on them)
- Tweak blocks/groups while flying/driving (tweak wheels, adjust thrust override for escape velocity, etc)
- Better view points for tweaking lights since you could move with that window open.
A mockup image of the side-terminal is attached.