The shortcut bar is a group of icons for accessing regularly used features with a simple mouse click. It is always visible at the bottom of the screen, appearing to the right of the quickbar. Icons can be hidden and their order can be changed. A maximum of 12 icons are visible by default. The amount of visible icons can be changed with the shortcut bar row option in the interface settings.
The shortcut bar provides icons for:
- Toggling 'ALT mode' (the displaying of additional information about built entities such as recipes in assembler machines.)
- Initiating Undo, Cut, Copy and Paste blueprint operations.
- Getting a blank blueprint, blueprint book, deconstruction planner or upgrade planner.
- Importing a blueprint string.
- Toggling personal roboports and exoskeletons.
Extra icons can be added to the shortcut bar by mods. The amount of icons that can be visible at once can be changed with the shortcut bar row option in the interface settings.
Configuring the icons
Clicking the button in the top right of the shortcut bar pops out the configuration pane. Here it is possible to choose which icons appear and in which order:
Individual icons can be turned on or off by clicking their tick-box. The order of the icons can be changed by dragging the ridged area on the right-hand side of the bar for that icon.
Initial availability of icons
The 'ALT mode' icon is always available. The other icons are unavailable until the player has researched Construction robotics in any game. When this research has been completed the other icons will appear in that and all future games.
Alternatively the player can enable the full set of icons at any time by using the following console command:
Using this command will not disable achievements.