Is there a docking request shortcut yet, or is it still 1-e-e-s-spacebar-s-spacebar-q-q-1

You mean it's not muscle memory yet? Doesn't even take me 2 seconds at this point.

I usually have docking permission before I realized I requested it.
 
Pinky trigger, left on hat1, right on hat 2, down on hat1, execute, down on hat1, execute, release pinky trigger.

That's a X52 user, just for the record. I thought about macroing it (and lots of other things), I'll get around to it one day.

I still OFTEN forget to request docking (and to put down landing gear), but that's typical of me. :D
 
Pinky trigger, left on hat1, right on hat 2, down on hat1, execute, down on hat1, execute, release pinky trigger.

That's a X52 user, just for the record. I thought about macroing it (and lots of other things), I'll get around to it one day.

I still OFTEN forget to request docking (and to put down landing gear), but that's typical of me. :D
landing gear is my forgetful moment too
 
I'm a filthy mouse/kb plebian. I had it macroed on my old mouse. Nowadays it's second nature. Ofcourse it's a different thing if your using a HOTAS.
 
After the 1-e-e-s-spacebar-s-spacebar , can't you just do 1 again to flip to main view? At least cuts down a few presses.
I *could*, but if I did that, the next time I press "1-Spacebar", the wrong thing will pop up.
So that would be skimping in the wrong place...
 
these menus are hard to macro, the only easy solution, i know so far, is Voice Attack

unfortunately i cant get it to run on my win7 (still trying hard)
 
You mean it's not muscle memory yet? Doesn't even take me 2 seconds at this point.
For one thing, it forces the camera away from where I want to look during approach of a massive and very hard space station.

For another, anything my father would qualify as an absurdly stupid waste of time, like a so-so computer space game, for example, should occupy no muscle memory instruction space for its most basic and simple functions.

Like FDev stuck us with a miserable 1000 item limit for engineering materials, I'm gonna say my finger muscle memory also has a limit of 1000. And that's all reserved for playing guitar, with 2 or 3 slots left for stuffing my mouth with food.
 
On my side, it's so much muscle memory that, sometimes, more often than I would like, I find myself cancelling a previous request...
Shenanigans ensues when I enter the station with no clearance with a Cutter...
 
I'm a filthy mouse/kb plebian. I had it macroed on my old mouse. Nowadays it's second nature. Ofcourse it's a different thing if your using a HOTAS.
That would be just the thing!

Stupidly, stations are mixed in with other potential targets and not always at the top of that list. So a macro might occasionally activate the sub-menu on a ship and the subsequent s-spacebar will target that ship - and un-target the station you wanted to dock at.
 
Stations are always top of the list, that’s how voice attack macro works.

its also how I have developed muscle memory to request Docking using the X52 method above.
 
these menus are hard to macro, the only easy solution, i know so far, is Voice Attack

unfortunately i cant get it to run on my win7 (still trying hard)
Now THAT is a good suggestion!
Not sure what my family would think if I constantly say "dock!" to my computer... But I could use something else for the voice command, like "I love you honey" - then she'd come running to see who I was chatting with...


But if Voice attack can find a hook to activate the docking permission request, this must be possible to activate programatically in some way...
Some research is in order...
 
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Pinky trigger, left on hat1, right on hat 2, down on hat1, execute, down on hat1, execute, release pinky trigger.

That's a X52 user, just for the record. I thought about macroing it (and lots of other things), I'll get around to it one day.

I still OFTEN forget to request docking (and to put down landing gear), but that's typical of me. :D
Great. After 4000 hrs, I had it perfectly on the X52, Then I changed sticks to Virpil. Now I want to scream at the station every time I want docking permission. Musscle memory can be a very bad thing.
 
Right hand - Logitech stick
Left hand - G13 game pad

Under the thumb there's hat.
Hat left (nav panel)/ then left to contacts, down to station, confirm, hat left and done. I could probably macro it to just one press but I'm too lazy for that...
 
I play on console, and I would have thought the number of 'clicks' to be the same, but you show ten for what is four for me (RB-RB-A-A...menu pops up when I look, and station is always at top of contacts list)

Maybe there is some room for efficiency gains with your bindings?
 
Pinky trigger, left on hat1, right on hat 2, down on hat1, execute, down on hat1, execute, release pinky trigger.

That's a X52 user, just for the record. I thought about macroing it (and lots of other things), I'll get around to it one day.
Same here. Almost don't think about it.
 
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