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Feature Request: Highlight game-screen selected unit in unit tray?

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2 months ago
I often have several workers doing their job at once, but when I click control-Z to find them all, I don't know which one, in the tray, that I have selected on screen. All units have the same icon and the same box/health status. I'd like to be able to see which one(s) I've got selected.

When I select units in the tray, and click on one, they seem to swap spaces in the tray, and so 1 and 2 swap, and I don't know which is the selected/unselected one, visually. I often have to hunt for the one that I want, and that makes me manage the UI rather than play the game.

Is it possible to make it so that a unit, selected in the game screen, can be reflected in the tray with perhaps a thicker border, or different colour, or have a dot in the border, or something that shows "This is what you've got selected on screen?"

Thank you.

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2 months ago
Try useing the hotkey Ctrl+X. Ctrl+X works similarly to Ctrl+z, but only selects the units of the type in your current selection that are curently on screen. So if you select any constructor, then zoom in to a group of cons you want to select, then hit Ctrl+Z, all the off-screen constructors get droped and only the on screen cons are selected. Then you don't have to individualy select/deselect with your mouse from the box of all selected units.
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2 months ago
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.... then zoom in to a group of cons you want to select, then hit Ctrl+Z ....

Ctrl+X.
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2 months ago
I'm not opposed to someone adding this as an option.
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There is also a widget by NZrankesainane: press a hotkey while box-selecting, then it only selects the unit-type bound to that key.
(Constructors would be q.)
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2 months ago
What widget it that?
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https://curio.antihype.space/graphic_unit_selector.lua

sry, we both forgot where it was :D
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2 months ago
Thanks, I'll have to try that out. Great concept IMO.
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