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Distant Worlds 2 – Interface Tips: PC Keyboard Controls & Shortcuts

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Interface Tips & Useful Hotkeys

Some useful interface tips & hotkeys you should know;

 

You can also check out our other Distant Worlds 2 guides if you’re having trouble with a specific topic.

 

▶ With a ship or fleet selected, you can hold down the right mouse button over any object in the game to get a context-sensitive list of manual missions available for that ship or fleet.

 

▶ Assign any selected item to the Hotkeys 0-9. Use Control- (Number) to assign the currently selected item to the hotkey. Press the hotkey once to select the item, press again to move the view to the item.

 

▶ You can change how mouse click-drag works in the Game Settings screen (/ key). Choose from either moving the view (default) or selecting ships.

 

▶ You can change how mouse camera rotation works in the Game Settings screen (/ key). Choose from either the middle mouse button (default) or the right mouse button.

 

▶ You can enable or disable screen edge panning in the Game Settings screen (/ key).

 

▶ To multi-select ships hold down the Ctrl key while clicking them or drag-selecting them. You can also multi-select ships from any state ships list using Ctrl- and Shift-select (e.g. Military Ships list).

 

▶ Quickly zoom to any explored star system from the galaxy view by double-clicking on the star.

 

▶ To quickly zoom to the selected item, double-click on the header area of the Selection Panel, or press the Backspace key.

 

▶ You can cycle the automation settings for the selected ship using the = key.

 

▶ Navigate backward and forward in the Selection Panel history using the left and right arrow keys.

 

▶ To multi-select ships hold down the Ctrl key while clicking them or drag-selecting them. You can also multi-select ships from any list using Ctrl- and Shift-select (e.g. Military Ships list).

 

▶ Cycle through all of your Colonies in the Selection Panel using the C key. Cycle backwards using Shift-C.

 

▶ Cycle through all of your Fleets in the Selection Panel using the F key. Cycle backwards using Shift-F.

 

▶ Cycle through all of your Construction Yards in the Selection Panel using the Y key. Cycle backwards using Shift-Y.

 

▶ Cycle through all of your Construction ships in the Selection Panel using the U key. Cycle backwards using Shift-U.

 

▶ Cycle through all of your Exploration ships in the Selection Panel using the X key. Cycle backwards using Shift-X.

 

▶ Cycle through all of your Military ships in the Selection Panel using the M key. Cycle backwards using Shift-M.

 

▶ You can change how mouse click-drag works in the Game Settings screen (/ key). Choose from either moving the view (default) or selecting ships.

 

▶ Also, keep in mind that most keyboard shortcuts can be reconfigured to suit your preference within the Game Settings.

 

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