With greater reliance on auxiliary power level settings for science skills, the lack of a “science mode” power preset is more noticeable. For mouse-averse captains, this bind statement provides functionality similar to the existing presets:
/bind F12 “Genbuttonclick Powerlevel_preset_3$$GenSliderSetNotch Powerlevel_Auxiliary_Slider 1”
Pressing F12 will invoke the “Balanced” power preset, then increase auxiliary power to 100%; other subsystems will each have about 33% power. The power management control must be fully expanded for this to work.
Hopefully Cryptic will add a fifth power preset now that auxiliary power levels are so important to science captains. Until then, I hope this helps other keyboard jockeys manage their power levels better.
Why does this statement invoke the Balanced preset?
It should be possible to explicitly set power levels in a single bind statement, but GetSliderSetNotch doesn’t work as expected; it moves the slider incrementally and appears to interfere with multiple invocations in a single statement, locked sliders or not. This might be an anti-exploit added by Cryptic because, as an article on sto-advanced.com [Power Settings, other than the defaults] shows, it’s possible to do a great many things in a single statement.
This article has been cross-posted to the STO forums; please add to the discussion there.