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Sometimes you use the directional keys {{k|↑}} {{k|↓}} {{k|←}} {{k|→}} and {{k|Enter}} to make menu selections, but sometimes you will need to use the alternate selection keys ({{K|-}} and {{K|+}}) instead. Generally speaking, if the directional keys don't work in a menu, try {{K|-}}/{{K|+}}. {{K|Esc}} will almost always take you back to the previous screen, until you get to the top level of the UI, at which point it will display the options menu.
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Sometimes you use the directional keys {{k|↑}} {{k|↓}} {{k|←}} {{k|→}} and {{k|Enter}} to make menu selections, but sometimes you will need to use the alternate selection keys ({{K|-}} and {{K|+}}) instead. Generally speaking, if the directional keys don't work in a menu, try {{K|-}}/{{K|+}}.
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{{K|Esc}} will almost always take you back to the previous screen until you get to the top level of the UI, at which point it will display the options menu.

Latest revision as of 17:40, 18 March 2022

About key symbols

Most documents on the wiki use key symbols that look like t to indicate what keys are used for an operation. Note that these are case sensitive. In order to save space, Shift+t will be written as T. So t means "press the 't' key without the shift key" and T means "hold down shift and press the 't' key". Lowercase and uppercase keys will almost never perform the same function, so it is important to use the correct key. Sequences of keys will be written with dashes between them, so a-b-C means "press 'a', then press 'b', then hold shift and press 'c'".

Cursor movement, menu selection, and navigation

Esc Go back to the previous screen/menu
Change active menu option or move cursor
- + Alternate menu selection keys
Enter Select menu option

Sometimes you use the directional keys and Enter to make menu selections, but sometimes you will need to use the alternate selection keys (- and +) instead. Generally speaking, if the directional keys don't work in a menu, try -/+.

Esc will almost always take you back to the previous screen until you get to the top level of the UI, at which point it will display the options menu.