Get Ghost Building From Crafting Tab Using Q

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Get Ghost Building From Crafting Tab Using Q

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Push E to get crafting screen, hover over building you want as a ghost in "Crafting" tab, push Q to get ghost.

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I often want to grab a ghost of a building I don't have any of in my inventory, and my hotbars are full (thanks Space Exploration). Right now this requires me to run around until I find one already placed so I can push Q on it, or go grab one out of a chest somewhere halfway across the map, or set up and delete a single unit logistics delivery to my inventory.

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+1
something like that.
If you played Brave new world, you get a ghost by selecting it from crafting menu. That something, which was pretty neat and what I missed afterwards.

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jodokus31 wrote:
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:30 pm
+1
something like that.
If you played Brave new world, you get a ghost by selecting it from crafting menu. That something, which was pretty neat and what I missed afterwards.
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+1

This would be great.

Also, a checkbox in the crafting menu to enable displaying all items, even those not yet unlocked by research, so that those items can be selected as well.
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Xorimuth wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 12:52 am
jodokus31 wrote:
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:30 pm
+1
something like that.
If you played Brave new world, you get a ghost by selecting it from crafting menu. That something, which was pretty neat and what I missed afterwards.
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/slightly_smarter_pipette
Thanks for the hint, need to check it out

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theqmann wrote:
Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:23 pm
TL;DR
Push E to get crafting screen, hover over building you want as a ghost in "Crafting" tab, push Q to get ghost.

Why ?
I often want to grab a ghost of a building I don't have any of in my inventory, and my hotbars are full (thanks Space Exploration). Right now this requires me to run around until I find one already placed so I can push Q on it, or go grab one out of a chest somewhere halfway across the map, or set up and delete a single unit logistics delivery to my inventory.
Hello thanks for the suggestion.
I actually had exactly the same idea, so it is already implemented for the next major update. And not only the crafting menu, but basically every button which is related to ID's, so logistic requets, quickbar etc. also works with that.
Including tiles in the world. (landfill, concrete etc)

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kovarex wrote:
Thu May 05, 2022 1:06 am
theqmann wrote:
Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:23 pm
TL;DR
Push E to get crafting screen, hover over building you want as a ghost in "Crafting" tab, push Q to get ghost.

Why ?
I often want to grab a ghost of a building I don't have any of in my inventory, and my hotbars are full (thanks Space Exploration). Right now this requires me to run around until I find one already placed so I can push Q on it, or go grab one out of a chest somewhere halfway across the map, or set up and delete a single unit logistics delivery to my inventory.
Hello thanks for the suggestion.
I actually had exactly the same idea, so it is already implemented for the next major update. And not only the crafting menu, but basically every button which is related to ID's, so logistic requets, quickbar etc. also works with that.
Including tiles in the world. (landfill, concrete etc)
Great news, Thanks for this 8-)

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Woohoo! Thank you kovarex and anyone else who had a hand in it!
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I assume 1.1.59 was not the next major update.

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jodokus31 wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 8:39 pm
I assume 1.1.59 was not the next major update.
1.1.59
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Koub wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 5:26 am
jodokus31 wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 8:39 pm
I assume 1.1.59 was not the next major update.
1.1.59
Major update
Minor update
Good point. I honestly thought, it just means, next update. But then its probably in 1.2.0

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Kovarex stole my thing! https://mods.factorio.com/mod/slightly_smarter_pipette I've had it since January!

/s not really upset but... dang

Edit: I didn't see Xorimuth linked it already, sorry lol. I was just informed about this thread today.
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That the dilemma of the good modder/of a good mod: if your mod becomes so successful, that it is implemented into vanilla.
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Make Q on Toolbelt work like left click

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I usually use Q to select my items and only go to the toolbelt when there's no matching entity in sight. Which means half the time I press Q on the toolbelt...which does nothing.

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Henry Loenwind wrote:
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Which means half the time I press Q on the toolbelt...which does nothing.
Consider changing your habits.
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This should be implemented soon:

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indeed, totally forgot this, merged
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