Highlight selected timer block function

Dak Commstar shared this feedback 3 years ago
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When using timer blocks it can get confusing to know which function you've set a block to. The icons are too similar and there's not enough text when mousing over the box to say what it does (If your block has a big name).

But, when right clicking to change the function of a block in the hotbar, the current function could be highlighted. That way if you don't know what it does, all you need to do is right click and scroll through the list to find the highlighted function.

For people like me who don't know programming but love timer blocks, this would be a huge help.

Thanks :)

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I have enjoyed timers since small rotor head was implemented into big rotor base, sometimes it's required to use over 100 TBs to make things work properly without programming. Even with programming i use lot of them for control module action holders released by keystroke, but I've never found it difficult to find them in terminal o G menu. Even most sufusticated function can be name in a short way so all block name with prefix, couple sufixes, placement and function can be seen both in terminal and G menu. However I'm always backing up GUI Improvements. Personally I think whole G menu requires attention, instead of icons I would rather to see list with full name and perhaps couple for first lines from custom data when holding cursor over each block. More information is welcome when going wildly into complexity.

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Plus programming block with different arguments.

Plus rotors/pistons if you have at least 2 with different function.

Plus front/back/downwards camera.

Plus ... anything on more complicated construct.


I created this idea 3 months ago: https://support.keenswh.com/spaceengineers/general/topic/control-bar-editing == assign different icons (and colors) to control bar buttons.

It didn't get much love ... I suppose people don't use more complicated setups than simple one grid fighter.

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I misunderstood author intention. Highlightning would be totally useful, same as icons.

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