Restore Item Group and Subgroup options

by quyxkh
0.16 removed UI access to the toggles for item grouping and subgrouping in selection displays. This adds the options back as per-player mod settings with hotkeys to toggle them.
5 months ago
0.16 - 0.17
Owner: quyxkh
Source: N/A
Homepage: N/A
License: The Unlicense (Public Domain)
Created: 1 year, 8 months ago
Latest Version: 0.1.3 (5 months ago)
Factorio version: 0.16 - 0.17
Downloaded: 457 times

0.16 removed UI access to the "Use item groups" and "Use item subgroups" interface options. This re-implements those options via per-player mod settings and API calls. Note that they are also still in config.ini, so for plain-vanilla use if you never change settings during play you can just edit that without the mod.

This is for people who use ^F to shrink the available selection, e.g. ^Frret when setting up an assembler will always put turrets in a predictable place, for pure-muscle-memory selection when item groups are toggled off. Some things don't really have convenient left-hand-only searches or tend to work exclusively within a single group, so toggling the groups back on when e.g. setting up combinator computing on a lot of derived signals works well there.