Side Inserters

by GotLag

Adds hotkeys to adjust inserter pickup and drop locations.

2 months ago
0.13 - 1.1
The Unlicense (Public Domain)
4 years ago
Latest Version:
2.4.0 (2 months ago)
Factorio version:
0.13 - 1.1
85822 times

Adds four hotkeys to control inserters:

  • CONTROL + R: rotate the pickup direction clockwise, skipping over the drop direction
  • CONTROL + SHIFT + R: rotate pickup direction anti-clockwise
  • CONTROL + F: toggle inserting items on near/far side of a transport belt
  • CONTROL + SHIFT + F: cycle inserting items on left/middle/right of destination - allows choice of lane on belt corners, or belts moving directly away from inserter

To use, simply place the cursor over the inserter you wish to change, and press the appropriate hotkey. Also works on ghosts/blueprints (note that ghost inserters won't respond visually to any changes, but they are visible with the Alt overlay turned on). Copying and pasting settings does not work to/from ghosted inserters.

Demonstration of rotation
Demonstration of rotation, fine adjustment, and near insertion

This will work on any inserter, modded or vanilla. Fully compatible with Long Inserters.


  • Wrap inserter pickup rotation (player setting) - If enabled, pickup rotation skips over drop position and keeps going. If disabled, pickup rotation stops. Enabled by default.
  • Rotate inserter pickup in 45° increments (map/server setting) - If enabled, inserter pickup rotates in 45° increments instead of 90°. Disabled by default.