Couple of quick tips for Stellaris.

If you don’t like hotkeys (especially research hotkey missing since some old version), it is easy to get it back. Go to Steam\steamapps\common\Stellaris\common\defines\ or just Stellaris\common\defines\ if you are no on steam. Here you will find 00_defines.txt. Open it with notepad and go to around line 400 (or search for “TOPBAR_BUTTONS_SHORTCUTS”). You will see this text:

TOPBAR_BUTTONS_SHORTCUTS = {
“contacts” “F1”
“situation” “F2”
“market” “F3”
“empire” “F4”
“policies” “F5”
“technology” “F6”
“edicts” “F7”
“traditions” “F8”
“ship_designer” “F9”
“fleet_manager” “F10” } # Shortcuts for topbar buttons, there aren’t enough F-keys!

You can also adjsut the order of topbar buttons, by changing the following section

TOPBAR_BUTTONS_PRIORITY = {
“contacts”
“situation”
“market”
“empire”
“expansion_planner”
“policies”
“edicts”
“traditions”
“ship_designer”
“fleet_manager”
“technology”
“factions”
“claims”
“species”
“leaders” } # The order of topbar buttons

Make changes as you prefer and save. Mine looks like this now:

TOPBAR_BUTTONS_SHORTCUTS = {
“contacts” “F1”
“situation” “F2”
“market” “F3”
“empire” “F4”
“policies” “F5”
“technology” “F6”
“edicts” “F7”
“traditions” “F8”
“ship_designer” “F9”
“fleet_manager” “F10” } # Shortcuts for topbar buttons, there aren’t enough F-keys!
TOPBAR_BUTTONS_PRIORITY = {
“contacts”
“situation”
“market”
“empire”
“technology”
“policies”
“edicts”
“traditions”
“species”
“leaders”
“ship_designer”
“fleet_manager”
“factions”
“expansion_planner”
“claims” } # The order of topbar buttons

If you want to save your custom made species, they can be found at this location: c:\Users\*username*\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Stellaris\user_empire_designs.txt. Copy this file to your other PC or save them somewhere before wiping current one.