Restricted Storage Interaction

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Restricted Storage Interaction

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Ability to insert items into restricted (red) spaces inside of chests.

What ?
Let's take your typical Yellow Belt and place them inside of a box. Let's say that you've told the inserter placing them in the box, that half of the box is not to be filled, by using the X limiter and turning half the spaces red.

Now, the box has been filled with what it's permitted to hold of Yellow Belts, but you have a few hundred you'd like to get rid of in your inventory. Normally you could Control-Click and deposit your items into the box, but currently you cannot, because the rest of the spaces are red from the X limiter. So to remove your belts and place them in the box, you have to un-limit the box, which allows the inserter to immediately start placing items back into the box, while you then Control-Click to dump your belts. Then you have to re-limit the box.

How about instead, you can Control-Click once, and as normal, it fills up to the limiter, but Control-Clicking a second time in a short period of time (1 second?), would then fill the box inside the restricted area as well, EXCEPT FOR spaces which have been restricted for specific items different than what you're attempting to deposit.
Why ?
Most of the junk I accumulate gets put back into the boxes where that item is stored, so I can use it later. It is several steps shorter to deal with your inventory in this manner, than it is by default, while still allowing default behavior (just don't double-click). This seems like a simple QOL change to make managing extra items in your inventory when you return to a storage area much faster and less of a hassle.

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Re: Restricted Storage Interaction

Post by DaleStan »

It's not as easy as ctrl-clicking would be, but you can grab a stack of belts and drop that anywhere in the chest you want, including in the red zone. Repeat for each stack you want moved.

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Re: Restricted Storage Interaction

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Moving each stack by hand is literally the problem I'm trying to see a QOL fix for.

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Re: Restricted Storage Interaction

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JCav wrote:Moving each stack by hand is literally the problem I'm trying to see a QOL fix for.
And other players may see a QoL in the ability to set a limit for the chest that will be honored when you're trying to fill them from inventory, while violation of said limit will be a QoL problem for them.

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Re: Restricted Storage Interaction

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Lav wrote:
JCav wrote:Moving each stack by hand is literally the problem I'm trying to see a QOL fix for.
And other players may see a QoL in the ability to set a limit for the chest that will be honored when you're trying to fill them from inventory, while violation of said limit will be a QoL problem for them.
And if you read my suggestion, you'll see that the implementation would require a double-click.

If you can use windows appropriately without double-clicking all the time, my suggestion would work for you.

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