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wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:33 am
by vanatteveldt
I use trains a lot to get around my base. I often have a special 'passenger' train. I have a number of goto stations in the schedule so I can easily tell it to go (or come) to a specific station, but I also often ride it manually, e.g. to inspect a section of wall or to go to a new outpost.

It would be very helpful if there were a shortcut key to toggle a train between manual and automatic mode, or alternatively to switch a train to manual mode if you press forward/backward (instead of ignoring the keypress because the train is in automatic mode).

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:16 pm
by Slayn25
+1

Recommend Tab or Q by default.

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:20 pm
by steinio
Tab is for switching weapons, Q has already 25 functions in this game.

Honk (viewtopic.php?f=92&t=21623) uses key J for that.

Greetings, steinio.

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:55 pm
by Slayn25
steinio wrote:Tab is for switching weapons, Q has already 25 functions in this game.

Honk (viewtopic.php?f=92&t=21623) uses key J for that.

Greetings, steinio.
Tab would work for both because you aren't using weapons while in a train.

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:57 pm
by steinio
Slayn25 wrote:
steinio wrote:Tab is for switching weapons, Q has already 25 functions in this game.

Honk (viewtopic.php?f=92&t=21623) uses key J for that.

Greetings, steinio.
Tab would work for both because you aren't using weapons while in a train.
I must admit that you're right.

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:13 am
by BenSeidel
It would be useful if the functionality was available when you weren't in a train as well. turning trains (or some trains) on and off en masse is a long and tedious job. If you could press a button while hovering over them in either the world map, train menu, train stop menu or in the player view it would be awesome.

Keyboard hotkey to toggle Auto/manual engine control

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 9:54 pm
by basementjack
Can you please add a hotkey we can hit from the keyboard to switch the train from Auto to Manual mode?

While most trains are 'hands off' I frequently take a "work train" somewhere.

On the "work train" I frequently toggle from Manual to auto or auto to manual.

Since we already use the keyboard to walk to the train and hit enter on they keyboard to enter the engine, it would be nice to be able to hit control/command-t to toggle it into manual mode and drive off with it.

Thanks!

- Jack

Re: Keyboard hotkey to toggle Auto/manual engine control

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:12 pm
by boksiora
Is it any ?

Hotkey for toggling auto/manual movement on trains

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:56 pm
by Am0rphus
Hello,

I feel that the above would be a great feature because you can quickly click on a train with the hotkey held and disable or enable it's movements. It get's tiresome having to click on the train and then having to tick the small slider up top. If we had a hotkey to toggle that then we wouldn't have to do that.

Re: Keyboard hotkey to toggle Auto/manual engine control

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:57 pm
by Koub
[Koub] Merged with older suggestion.

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:51 am
by sowieso
Is this integrated by now? I can't find it inside the settings.
This would be damn useful and should definitely be put on the to-polish-list for 1.0 ;)

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:50 am
by ssilk
See viewtopic.php?f=6&t=81442
There are also some mod-suggestions in that thread to do that.

Toggling Train-Mode without Train-Menu

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:08 pm
by SackCFix
TL;DR
Add a possibility to allow the Player to set a Hotkey to toggle Train Mode.
What ?
Add an Indicator next to Train-Icon when the Player is inside a Train and let the Player set that custom Hotkey to toggle between these Modes.
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Why ?
Standing next to Rails in your Factory, hopping on a Train passing by with maximum Speed and then immediately gain Controll over that Train (no need to Open the GUI!) to do some high-class-engineer-driving! ...then hop-off and forget that the Train is still in manual ;)

Yes, this has been suggested before:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=46308
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=81442

Yes, there are Mods (see linked Topics) for this but i think this should (in Honor for the Trains) be in the Basegame.

So is there a chance that this will be implemented "Someday"? Any Ideas on that?


Thank you for your precious Factorio-Time and sorry for these poor pics :D

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:02 pm
by Koub
[Koub] Merged into older topic with same suggestion.

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:23 am
by Skev
Slayn25 wrote: ā†‘
Thu May 04, 2017 8:55 pm
steinio wrote:Tab is for switching weapons, Q has already 25 functions in this game.

Honk (viewtopic.php?f=92&t=21623) uses key J for that.

Greetings, steinio.
Tab would work for both because you aren't using weapons while in a train.
It's common to switch this setting while not IN the train.

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:35 pm
by azesmbog
I very, very often use switching the train from auto to manual mode, so I would also use a hot key. I join the proposal.

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:15 pm
by tamanous
+1

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:22 am
by ssilk
I copy from the linked article.

A mod that I can really recommend, because it feels quite natural in usage:
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/auto_manual_mode
Jump on train in automatic mode, move cursor: train auto mode stops.
Could be implemented 1:1 into Factorio. My opinion.

Also quite useful
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/TrainModeToggle
My opinion for vanilla: when in train or on a train window press ā€jā€ to switch mode.

The implementation is relatively simple, we just need to take care to mods, that already use the j-key for something else. Gameplay values is high.

I repeat that link above, which is a very similar topic:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=81442

Re: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:07 pm
by evg-zhabotinsky
I think that F or C can be used for that hotkey. Both of them are close to V and G that are also used for trains. You normally don't shoot when inside a train, so C should be fine. F is now used to flip blueprints, but so is G, I don't think it is a problem.

How about a shortcut for switching the train driving mode from manual to automatic.

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2021 10:15 pm
by BrainlessTeddy
It's not a big issue but also not that difficult to implement. Just don't have a vanilla assignment to not fuck up someones costum controls I guess.

The reason why I'd like that. Because it would make placing and turning large numbers of trains on (switching to automatic) much easier. Also you wouldn't need to open the train menu when riding one.